Curél Hydra Therapy
Posted on March 3, 2017

My Battle with Dry Skin


Detergents, soaps, even some fabrics can sometimes be irritating to my already dry and sensitive skin. Some days it’s so rough and tight it feels and even looks like crocodile skin. It probably, definitely doesn’t help that I enjoy very long, very, very hot showers. As much as preach about skin care, I know better than to shower with water at the temperature I do – seriously it’s like hot tub hot – but for whatever reason, I can’t shower in warm water. My water intake leaves something to be desired; I am holding myself to getting better with that this year. I do take a lot of fish oil and other supplements, but it’s not enough, and my skin feels the effects of the weather and the water, and like the Sahara, my skin gets insanely dry, irritated and itchy. One tip to help with dry skin issues is to apply your moisturizing products as soon as you get out of the shower, and while your skin is still damp. I rarely do this; I should, but I don’t. I tried it for a little while, but so many lotions would be super slippery, not absorb completely and leave this yucky film on my skin when applied to it damp and I just couldn’t get on board with it. When I step out of the shower and lightly towel dry the first thing I do is wrap up in my robe. A little while later, after been distracted by something on the T.V. a text or Facebook notification on my phone, a noise outside, a thought of something I need to write down, and a myriad of other random things I realize I haven’t moisturized.

I can remember a day last year when I went to a seminar and the air in the room we were in went out. There had to have been almost 75 people packed tight into this space. The room quickly got so hot, and all I wanted was to take my sweater off. I was mortified to look at my arms and see how insanely dry and ashy they were. Whatever lotion I had used that day must have decided it didn’t need to put in a full day’s work. I didn’t have my typical huge handbag with me, and all I had in my bag was lip balm. The rest of that meeting was torture as I sat there with no air conditioning wearing a sweater because I was too embarrassed by my dry skin. It was so bad. My struggle with dry skin is now a problem of the past since discovering the Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer

Curél Hydra Therapy
Remember one of my main issues was the odd feeling I would get from applying traditional lotion on the damp skin, but with the Wet Skin Moisturizer that isn’t a problem now. This moisturizer is not greasy, not thick (but is hydrating) and absorbs completely, no weird film residue. The Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is water activated; I apply the lotion right after showering while my skin is still wet and then gently pat my skin dry. That’s it!  The formula melts into the skin and helps replenish skin’s natural moisture barriers. Curél Hydra Therapy

A surprising benefit I received since I have started using this is I have a little more time after my bath routine. My skin is already dry. Combine that with the hot shower which pretty much sucked every last bit of moisture I had away, and the fact that I would then wait until my skin was completely dry before applying lotion – getting it back moisturized took some time. Many days I would sit at my vanity applying a layer of a thick body butter and sealing with oil, only to have my skin parched again a few hours later. My new routine post shower is a quick rub down with Curél Hydra Therapy, wrap up in a robe and sit at my vanity with a cup of coffee or tea: time better spent.

As you can see in the infographic below, I’m not alone. I was one of the 40  bloggers surveyed who reported having a less than thrilling dry skin moment. I found it interesting that I share two of my problems areas with the majority of the other women surveys. The back of my arms and my lower legs are my two struggle areas.

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  • mami2jcn

    My hands and elbows get very dry.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • Yes, my hands and legs get very dry, especially in the winter months.

  • Natalie

    I suffer from dry skin, especially my hands. They get so dry that they crack and bleed. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

  • Elena

    I have dry skin.
    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  • Julie Wood

    My legs and face are the driest parts on my body. They sometimes are itchy real bad. I need to try the Curel wet moisturizer! It looks great for healing dry skin.

  • steve weber

    I get dry skin on my hands and elbows

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

  • Shelley

    My hands get dry, especially during the winter!

  • Dana Rodriguez

    My hands and legs get the dryest.

  • margaretporter

    My elbows and legs are the dryest parts of my body. I would love this!

  • Will Griesmer

    My hands are my problem area.

  • arress

    In the Winter my elbows and knees get dry.

  • Stephanie Phelps

    I do have a problem with dry skin and my biggest problem area would be my feet and legs! They are always so dry! my4boysand1 at gmail dot com

  • susitravl

    My feet are very dry and I slather them with lotion multiple times a day.

  • bellagirl07

    My legs and arms are super dry in the winter months I use a lot of moisturizer.

  • JessieC

    I have dry skin and problem areas are elbows and hands.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • Allison Swain

    Usually in the winter time it gets dry, but I use coconut oil to help my skin,

    Thank you for the chance to win this!


  • Mita

    I get dry skin on my Face and hands.

  • Rachel Griesmer

    I have very dry skin on my hands and elbows.

  • jmiranda181

    My legs can be dry and itchy 🙁 I would love to try this product!

  • latanya t

    My legs can get extremely dry.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  • Laura N.

    My problem area is that space just between my shoulder blades on my back. It gets so dry and I find myself rubbing up against a door frame just trying to scratch that itch. I guess I shouldn’t stand under the wonderful, warm shower water for such an extended amount of time. It’s just sooo relaxing!

  • nickie burke

    I get dry skin on my Face and hands.

  • Madeline

    My hands and upper arms get dry in the winter.
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

  • cynthiac

    My worst problem areas are my feet, legs and arms. They can get very rough and itchy if I don’t moisturize properly.

  • Susan Smith

    I have dry skin on my feet and elbows.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

  • Cindy

    My hands are dry and chapped.

  • Lisa Brown

    my legs are always so dry and itchy

  • Patricia Colletti

    I have dry feet

  • Janice Cooper

    I have extremely dry skin especially during the winter months. My hands,
    legs and feet get really dry. I use a thicker lotion a few
    times a day.

  • jalapenomama

    Yes dry skin is always a problem especially in the winter.
    The heels are the worst.
    thank you

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  • OFG

    My hands are extremely dry and cracked.

  • kjasus

    my hands and feet are the worst

  • Francine Anchondo

    Yes my legs get dry.

  • I have a problem with dry skin on my hands and its obviously worse in the winter months.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

  • lifeskit

    My problem areas are my legs and feet.

  • Nicole Martin

    My hands are the worst, but my whole body is dry.

  • Madeline

    My problem areas are my upper arms, elbows, and once in a while my face.
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

  • markathy

    My biggest problem are the heels of my feet

  • Sonya_Morris

    My face, legs, and feet are very dry!

  • LAMusing

    My legs get really dry and flaky!

  • Betty Curran

    My skin gets really dry during the winter months. My feet and hands get especially dry and cracked.

  • Ellie W

    My legs and especially my heels are my driest areas.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  • Jennifer W

    I have a problem with dry skin in the Winter. It’s usually with my hands because I’m washing them more often because of all of the sickness going around.

  • Kristen

    The only place my skin tends to be dry is on my hands (lots of hand washing!) and feet.

  • slehan

    I currently moisturize at night. My shins and feet have the driest skin. Will try this.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Thomas Murphy

    I don’t have dry skin


  • bellows22

    I have dry spots on my face as well as my elbows and feet – I use a moisturizer daily and sometimes a little argan oil
    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Birdiebee

    My problem are of dry skin is on my face and arms. My skin peels quite a bit.

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