I have horrible skin. Not only is my skin very dry (well, except for my face, which is very oily), it is also very sensitive. I have used lotions in the past that literally burned my skin when I applied them. Others can cause me to itch.
Now that spring is here and we are experiencing summer weather already in Florida, I need to start getting my skin “summer ready”. I have to get out of my jeans and into shorts and skirts, and no one wants to see dry, scaly legs.
No one wants to see pale, white legs, either, and since I am allergic to the sun (yes, there is a medical term for it), I usually either spray tan, or use self tanners. The only problem with self tanners is that if you have areas of your body that are dry, they will end up darker than the rest. There have been several times when my knees and ankles were darker than the rest of my legs, and it looked horrible.
I was recently asked to purchase Dial NutriSkin and try it out for a week in order to get my skin ready for the summer. When I went to Walmart to purchase this lotion, I almost missed it hidden on the shelf in between the several other lotion brands available. If you didn’t know exactly which brand you were going to purchase, it could take you an hour to look through them all and figure out which one you wanted. There are so many!
Since I was there to purchase the Dial NutriSkin lotion, I went right to that small section. I liked that the NutriSkin brand also came in a formula for men, since some men can shy away from products that may be made for women.
I decided to get the large bottle of the Sensitive Skin variety, along with a small-ish tube of the Extra Dry Skin to keep in my purse to use throughout the day.
To see the slide show of my entire shopping trip, and to see what had us cracking up while we were shopping, check out my Google+ album.
I’m going to talk about the Extra Dry Skin Dial NutriSkin lotion first, because there isn’t much to say. For some reason, shea butter does not agree with my skin, and I can’t believe I didn’t think about this before I purchased that, since it contains shea butter. My plan was to use that on my super dry hands, especially overnight, to hopefully soften them up. Unfortunately, shea butter seems to do the opposite to my hands, and the lotion actually made my hands feel drier than they were before I used it, so after one evening, I stopped using it. Any lotion with shea butter has this effect on my hands, so it wasn't this brand in particular.
The best thing about the Extra Dry Dial NutriSkin was the scent. I loved how it smelled on my skin! I also liked that it was thicker than most moisturizers, but it wasn’t greasy at all once you rubbed it in. If you like shea butter, you will probably love this stuff.
On to the Sensitive Skin Dial NutriSkin. I had planned to use this just on my legs, but after I decided not to use the Extra Dry, I used this on my hands also.
My hands are probably the driest part of my entire body. I wash them several times a day, and at work we use that cheap soap that makes it even worse. My knuckles tend to get real red, and my hands usually look horrible.
I applied the Dial NutriSkin in the morning, during the day when I was home and in the evening before I went to bed, and after just a couple of days, I could tell that it was helping my skin. The NutriSkin was not greasy at all, and my hands felt softer immediately after applying it. It definitely took some of the redness out of my knuckles and moisturized my hands well.
In the "after" picture below, you can see how my knuckles aren't near as red in the "before" picture above, especially on my right hand. You'll have to excuse my wound, though. I always seem to have some type of scrape on my hands!
Up until last week I had been using a scented lotion on my legs. I had been using different variations of this brand of lotion for several years. I really liked the different scents, and it did seem to moisturize my legs just fine, but when I first applied it, I would get little red dots on my legs and it would actually itch a little bit, especially if I had just shaved. That should have told me that it was too harsh for my sensitive skin and that I should switch, but I loved the scents so I just put up with it.
I started using the Dial NutriSkin Sensitive Skin last weekend, and the red bumps and itchiness no longer happen! I do miss the scented moisturizer somewhat, but the Dial NutriSkin seems much better for my sensitive skin.
One other great thing I like about the Dial NutriSkin products is that they are affordable. They are priced much lower than my previous moisturizer, and I get so much more.
So now my skin is on it’s way to being summer ready…
OK, OK, so I still need some color on those pasty white legs, but at least they aren’t dry!
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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own.
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