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We are still very much in the “want to be like Mama” stage with Blake and I really hope it never ends. I’ve told y’all time and time again, but every morning Blake gets ready with me and it’s seriously the sweetest thing. She gets out her little make up bag, asks for lipstick after me and then puts her lotion on. I love it and I’m trying to soak it all in while it lasts because as much as I want it to last forever, I’m not sure it’s going to..
Unfortunately I passed down my terrible skin to Blake as far as eczema goes. I’ve been asked a lot about what I use for eczema because well — I know a lot of y’all have the same problem, as do your babes. Well, something that works well for me, as I have said before, is Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer. For the next three months I am really excited because I am going to share a few tips and tricks on how I use it in our house hold and what works best for our skin. Today I wanted to just start off as a little background and introduction to the product itself, then next month I’m going to share my first tip for making it even more successful when using on dry skin!
A background on me, I’ve had eczema since I was a kid, honestly probably even a baby — it just hit me hard and it’s always stuck around. It’s worse during the winter months for sure and tends to hit hard around October, so here we come. My main problem areas are my knees, my arms and my hands. I can remember as a kid just being super embarrassed. I never wanted to wear shorts, it was always really hard not to itch and honestly even into my adulthood I battled it. I’ve tried more products than I can count and only a couple have actually worked. I’m already starting to see it on Blake every once in awhile and it breaks my heart because honestly — it’s a pretty sucky thing to go through. Plus, when you’re young sometimes kids are just mean and don’t really understand things. So I have been trying to nip it in the butt early and figure out a routine that works for her now before it gets worse.
So far the Curél has been good for her, it’s what has worked for me over the years and is inexpensive in comparison which is the best part. Plus, it actually received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™! I have noticed with Blake that it’s best when I put it on early on — so any spot I see, I apply as soon as I can. What’s great about Curél Hydra Therapy is you can put it on wet skin, which is what works the best for me and my skin personally. It’s actually activated by water and penetrates even deeper into the skin, which kicks the eczema to the curb before it even hits. So you better believe that I just use this as routine every time I shower. It’s honestly kept my dry skin away and I feel like just doing it year around has made a different for when the fall hits and my skin tends to be worse.
So why wet skin? Because I know that seems funny! Well, when your skin is wet your pores are more open which means it’s easier for the lotion to absorb and get in there, which prevents the dry skin in the first place. Curél also contain ceramides, which are vital building blocks to keeping up your skin’s moisture barrier. So overall, we give it a big thumbs up in our house!
Now, stay tuned for next month because I am going to share a couple tips and tricks for how I make it a little more convenient and overall more beneficial for my skin!
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