Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What I'm Loving Right Now

I have very dry and sensitive skin. I can scratch an itch and it looks like I have a hickey. I have tiny red bumps on my arms, particularly on my triceps and a little on my forearms. It's awfully annoying because it itches and looks terrible. This does not, however, stop me from wearing sleeveless shirts and such. I haven't yet gone to a dermatologist to see if there is a diagnosis. I know that this runs in my family and is exacerbated by heat and humidity.

Although, I have found a product that I am absolutely in love with. This stuff is amazing! It was a little pricey when I compared it to my cheap stuff I usually buy, but totally worth it and has lasted at least 3 months. Maybe more. It is Gold Bond Ultimate Sensitive Skin Oat Infused Body Wash. I know, a long name, but fantastic product.

I have noticed a big change in my skin. It's softer, less red, smoother (that's very important) and more hydrated. I learned early on that I had sensitivity issues to certain fragrances, but it didn't stop me from buying pretty smelling body wash. I even have sensitivity to some laundry detergents. It wasn't until right before I bought this product, that I realized that my soaps and lotions were making this worse. So, I headed to the store and just happened upon this product and I am in love! Have I mentioned that it smells awesome even though it is fragrance free? I even found on their website that they have a matching lotion.

My bottle is almost empty, so I think I will try some Ivory and see how that works. Maybe I just need to stay away from heavily fragranced formulas. I have even changed my body lotion from whatever Bath and Body Works lotion I would have at the time, to brands like Eucerin (not a fan, btw) and now Aveeno.

My skin issue isn't gone completely, but man, it does look and feel so much better! Gold Bond is no longer the "old person's product".


Lin said...

I'm definitely going to check this out because my skin has been super dry lately. Thanks for the recommendation!

Katie said...

Ooh-- thanks for the recommendation! I think my skin is starting to develop a sensitivity to scents as well. But it's really dry, so I need moisturizer every day. I'm definitely gonna check this one out!!

Mrs. S. said...

My mom has really dry skin and loves the Eucerin lotion.