In the midst of winter, rainy, cold, living in a leaky home with forced hot air, my skin gets dry. Add to that rosacea, and the fact that my lovely meds make me mildly dehydrated most of the time, and come this time of winter, I am a one-woman-itchathon. Raised red bumps? Check. Stinging, chapped sensation? Check. My normal array of oils and lotions no longer do the trick. Say hello to my little friend, Eucerin Dry Skin Therapy Cream.
It’s greasy. It’s heavy. And it soothes, when nothing else will. I have to put it on right when I get out of the shower, or it just sits on the skin all day, but doing that, and taking another 10 minutes before getting dressed in order to let it sink in, so I can avoid the scratch, scratch, rub, scratch that otherwise characterizes my fidgets.
(And get your mind out of the gutter. I know what you were thinking when you read the title of this post.)