So I have been battling with dry skin for a few months now. Before I just thought it was the typical “dry winter skin” that comes and goes as the weather warms. But because I hadn’t been moisturizing my body properly I was noticing that my skin was lackluster and my feet were on the dry side (yuck!) I’ve always wanted to try Aquaphor as a body moisturizer but was always put off by the $15 price tag at the drugstore, so I went with the drugstore brand. This time, I was determined to get it and heal my skin.
I picked up a jar of moisturizer and completely ignoring the word “ointment” thinking I was about to indulge my skin into a heavy duty cream moisturizer. When I got home I realized I had an ointment that seemed like it would be better for tattoo care. Because I have some rare disease that prevents me from returning products to the store, I slathered it on my damp skin after the shower.
Although I felt a tad greasy after applying, after a week of use I noticed that my skin (feet especially) were softer and had appeared vibrant. I also use a bit on my cuticles to keep hangnails at bay. I am going to continue to use this after showering but I think I’ve found a more effective alternative to lotion! If you do try this, be sure to rub the ointment between your hands for a few seconds to warm the product before applying so that it spreads easier on skin.