I’ve struggled with dry skin my whole life. I’ve tried more lotions and creams than I care to count, and I’ve tried to be consistent with drinking enough water and taking fish oil supplements (that’s a losing battle!) I don’t shower every day during the colder months, and I try not to take super hot showers, but sometimes I can’t resist. No matter what I do, my skin is dry and flaky and often itchy.
This is one of the main reasons I dread winter so much. Even in the warmer months, my skin starts looking dry and flaky only hours after applying body lotion, but in the wintertime, I get itchiness along with the flakes, and that drives me nuts. I’ve been known to scratch my lower back and my legs until they bleed. (Gross, I know!)
I’m always willing to try something new, especially when it’s affordable and readily available at my neighborhood drugstore. That’s why I’m excited to partner with Curél® and give their new product a try and share my experience with you. Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about the product, and then after I use it for a few weeks, I’ll share how it worked for me.
I’ve heard the advice that you should apply lotion immediately after showering while your skin is still damp for maximum absorption, and I try to do that, but now Curél® has come out with a lotion specifically designed for applying to wet skin. It’s called Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer.
The magic behind Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is their Advanced Ceramide Complex that is activated by water on freshly-showered skin to penetrate deep into the skin’s surface and heal dryness at the source.
Why Wet Skin? After showering, your pores are open, providing an easy pathway for moisture to absorb into just-showered skin. Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer penetrates deeply into the skin’s surface and absorbs immediately! With continued use, your itchy, dry skin will find comfort and relief.
Why Ceramides? Ceramides, naturally present in healthy skin, are vital building blocks to maintaining skin’s moisture barrier. When ceramides are lost, skin becomes dry and damaged. The Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer helps replenish skin’s ceramide levels and repair the moisture barrier.
To use Curél® Hydra Therapy, you simply apply it to your wet skin immediately after showering or bathing. After showering, your skin cells expand like a sponge expands when wet, providing an easy pathway for the product to soak in and penetrate into the skin. It glides on smoothly and absorbs immediately.
After applying, you towel dry as normal, and you can get dressed right away. It’s super easy to incorporate into your everyday routine. FYI, they recommend daily use for best results.
While I’m trying out Curél® Hydra Therapy, I’m discontinuing my use of all other lotions or oils so I can be sure to give you an accurate report.
I already like the consistency and how easily it applies. It’s not greasy or sticky, and I can get dressed immediately. (That is one of my pet peeves about some other lotions – I hate it when they leave a sticky residue, and it’s uncomfortable to pull on clothes afterwards.)
Curél® Hydra Therapy is also fragrance free, which I love. I don’t care for scented lotions that interfere with my perfume.
I’m excited to start using it and see how it works for me. I usually don’t shower daily — especially during the wintertime — because of my dry skin, so I will be interested to see how it goes showering more often and using Curél® Hydra Therapy every day. I’ll report back in a few weeks and let you know how it goes!