Monday, May 12, 2014

My Go-To Lotion for Dry Skin

Before my kids could even walk, they were splashing around in a swimming pool.





We are ALL water babies in this family and LOOOOVE to be outside swimming.

 

 
 
 
If we lived close to a beach, we would be there every, single week! No doubt.





We were ecstatic to move into a new house with our very own swimming pool last year! I could not keep my kids out of it! 

 
 
 
 
And if you are familiar with our little fam, then you have probably noticed that our skin turns about 10 shades darker during the summer months (thanks to Mom's Cherokee heritage). This picture is from last year's birthday party in August. Our 4 kiddos are the dark brown babies in the back.

 

 
 
 
 
It doesn't matter that I drown these kids in SPF 50... it's just the way it is. Not to mention that days upon days in the pool water and sun can cause their delicate skin to become rough, dry and itchy.

 

 
 
 
Their skin would be so dry and ashy that the pediatrician would comment on it at every yearly appointment. So, I decided to find the best lotion possible for my babies.
 
 
 
I have tried various different products, and have been most pleased with the results from using Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion
 
Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion works wonders on our skin. Immediately after applying, my skin feels refreshed and rehydrated without being too oily (that is a HUGE turn off for me when using a lotion). My children get lathered up after every shower and their skin stays soft, smooth, and moist for at least 24 hours. 
 
NO MORE ALLIGATOR BABIES!

 

 
 
Reasons we use Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion:
1.  It instantly relieves dry, itchy skin, controlling flareups while rebalancing skin to prevent future irritation from occurring 
2.  The safe and effective formula soothes eczema-prone skin
3.  The formula is safe and gentle enough for babies and children six months and up
4.  The formula is available at drugstores nationwide
5.  It’s fragrance-free, dermatologist, allergist and pediatrician tested, and has received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance
 
 
In other words, this product is legit.
 
 

So, if you are looking for a way to feel better about your skin (and the skin of your little ones) try Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion. It will protect and relieve dry/itchy skin so that you can enjoy those fun summer activities.

 

 

 
 
Time for everybody's favorite part---the awesome giveaway!!!
 
 
Tell me how YOU beat summer skin irritation in the comments for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card!


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99 comments:

MK said...

LOVE Curel! I have aligator skin too, and this is the only lotion I will use now!!!

Kim said...

We love vaseline! We apply to kids after showers to help keep skin from being overly dry!

Sarah said...

We beat summer skin irritation with baby lotion. but I will have to try Curel now! I'm all about affordable lotions that work.

LStewart said...

We use a lot of Hempz lotion. It's expensive but so worth it. Two of the boys have very sensitive skin and it's the only lotion I've found that doesn't cause any irritation to their skin.

kellyr78 said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/kellysaver/status/465965911950639105

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Da young Neun said...

We all use Baby body lotion. It always works for us!

One Frugal Girl said...

https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/465982752345817088

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One Frugal Girl said...

Lots of moisturizer and sunscreen!

Lisa said...

We use curel cream when I can find it - I will look for this one though!

Natalie said...

I beat summer skin irritation by regularly applying lotion to my and my family's skin and using plenty of sunscreen and aloe vera.

Natalie said...

I tweeted under @yarbr012 https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/466007915132751873

Mindy said...

I'll have to try this! Gotta keep that baby skin nice & soft!

Mindy said...

I can't wait to try! Gotta keep that baby skin nice & soft!

chambanachik said...

I like using products with aloe in the summertime.

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Anonymous said...

I beat summer skin irritation by using lots of lotion and I LOVE Curel.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

sl said...

I have very dry skin. My legs look like a road map so cracked and dry. I have found baby oil gel applied to wet skin is the answer. I also use lotion as needed but the baby oil gel is wonderful!! I would to try the Curel.

tara pittman said...

I slather the lotion on my skin in the summer.

Anonymous said...

Going to have to try it.

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Krystal said...

Thanks for the tip on this lotion. I need something good for this summer while we are at the lake!!

Lindsey said...

I will have to try this out. I have horrible psoriasis and eczema. Tried everything under the moon and nothing works.

Lindsey said...

Can't wait to try this out. I have horrible psoriasis that nothing seems to touch.

Mary said...

We use aloe along with lotion!!! We keep aloe in the fridge, coat ourselves with that, let it cool, and then coat with lotion!
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Mary said...

We use aloe along with lotion. We keep aloe in the fridge, coat ourselves with that to cool down, let it dry, then put on lotion! Works awesome!

Jessica said...

We use Curel also! Not sure if I've tried that kind though.

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Courtney B said...

well i have extremely sensitive skin so I make sure I put on lots of sunscreen and drink lots of water to help my skin stay healthy

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Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/466303562767933440

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Kimberly said...

We use cocoa butter!! Smells like the ocean; even if we're at the local splash pad or the neighbor's pool!! :)

twinsx3 said...

Aveeno lotion is what we use.

Tj and Amy said...

by keeping my skin hydrated. I love to wear lots of lotion and sunscreen in the summer.
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Tj and Amy said...

https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/466356883843207168

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Amy said...

I use a ton of sunscreen, and for dry skin, I use coconut oil.

Cassandra Eastman said...

We use aloe vera to beat summer skin irritations!
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akronugurl said...

i love Curel products

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akronugurl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/466559129860182016

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Andrea said...

We use Eucerin but I am willing to try something new!
I also found that nightly baths to get off all the sunscreen we slather on is necessary for keeping my kids rash free.

Tabitha said...

So far we are just using up baby lotion that we have around. I'll admit that I rarely put lotion on my 1 year olds but will probably need to start as they get older.

Casey said...

I wear and make my kids wear SPF whenever we are outdoors. I love lotions too, but never get the kids to try them.

Casey said...

https://twitter.com/CEB612/status/466658451855511552

Tweeted this giveaway.

Kim D. said...

I've been using Curel for a very long time, but just started using the Itch Defense lotion since November to combat winter dry skin. Curel Foot Therapy is what I use in the summer when my heels get dry from wearing flip-flops or walking barefoot. Great stuff!

Jaclyn N Lil M said...

We love aquaphore but it's so greasy.. can't wait to try out curel :)

Katherine said...

I'll have to try this! When my son gets really dry or irritated skin, oatmeal baths help tremendously.

Lilly said...

Love curel

rachel said...

Lotion for sure!

Lisa Brown said...

I slather on sunscreen and keep it lubricated; my skin is so dry, it can be unbearably itchy if I don't and too much sun exposure makes it worse.

Lisa Brown said...

My tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/466983114015657984

Elena said...

we use aloe

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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/466998911169601536

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lil_lady_dz said...

I use aloe vera gel on my skin irritation in the summer. It my go to must have.

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lil_lady_dz said...

tweeted- https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/467048760934014976

Mami2jcn said...

We use sunscreen generously and try to stay in the shade as much as possible.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/467052175370121216

Anonymous said...

I love my Neutrogena :)
eunice

latanya t said...

I use tons of lotion and body butters

dlatany at gmail dot com

latanya t said...

https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/467118563216486401

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Jessica To said...

We use a lot of sunscreen and lotion during the summer!
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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

We beat irritation by using lots of sunscreen, wearing cotton clothes, avoiding the sun during particular hours and using lotion in the evenings.

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/468132090609815552

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Sarah said...

Vaseline immediately after shower. I've also used pure lanolin leftover from my breastfeeding days when it gets really bad -- it works wonders.

JC said...

I apply sunscreen and wear light-colored, loose fitting clothing to stay cool and beat skin irritation.
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JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/468593391144808448

wigget said...

lots of sunscreen

Sunni Len said...

Wish we could come swim with you 6 boys and 2 girls. How fun would that be?

The Cochran Crew said...

We still use Baby Lotion and they HATE it! Going to get some of this ASAP! Thanks Suz!

Miller Family said...

I am a lotion junky! I must have lotion on all the time! I'll have to try Curel!!!

Kristen said...

I make sure to wash off the chlorine when I get out of the pool, then apply lotion.

Kristen said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/469182687895617536

Ashley said...

I always use sunscreen.

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Linh C. said...

Use sunscreen and lotion.

susan1215 said...

I keep my skin hydrated by wearing lots of lotion and sunscreen in the summer.

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/470323307892736001

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mysweetiepiepie said...

I use a lot of sunscreen and moisturizer in the summer.

Casey's trio said...

We also try to apply lotion after every bath but I've never tried Curel. Thanks for the recommendation...we will give it a try!

Casey's trio said...

We try to lotion the kids up after every bath too but I've never tried Curel. Wil have to give it a try :)

Lauren Eggers said...

We keep calamine lotion around incase of unavoidable itchies. We also have aloe for sunburns, and slather up in high SPF sunblock. neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

dance247 said...

I lotion every morning and again after swimming.

Maggie Wallace said...

I use aloe and lotion 24/7!

benz1171 said...

We put on lotion after we wash our hands and after our shower.

sfennell said...

I love how it makes my skin feel, especially after a long day on the beach!

Abby said...

Will definitely have to try this lotion out as we are in the pool daily!

Melissa Long said...

Sounds like a great product!

~K~ said...

Showers after chlorine swimming & lots of lotion!!

Kathie said...

I put lotion on after every shower but will try Curel next go around.

Sarah P said...

We beat the heat with lots and lots of water!

Dee Dee said...

I will definitely try Curel. I like lotion that does not feel heavy but still moisturizes.
Dee Dee

The Mom said...

I like that adults and kids can all use!

lil' mama said...

Currently we use Jergens but I'll give this a try.

Madeline B said...

I like to use aloe to hydrate my skin.
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Madeline B said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/476186486446899202

teresa said...

I'm looking for a new lotion. Curel, my arms and legs will thank you.

Tina said...

baby lotion and lots of sunscreen

Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/476549664968167424

Pam said...

My MIL was a believer in Curel - so it has just come naturally....never have thought of using anything else. Don't get me wrong, I use other lotions, but not for the "dry itchy" spells, so we just always have it on hand!

Denise Grier said...

I love Curel, it's really helping me this season

Gloria H said...

Now that I have a little boy that's old enough to get in the pool, we do a lot of swimming! Gotta apply that lotion daily to keep his skin baby soft!

Elle said...

I exfoliate with body wash and a loofah daily to keep my skin fresh and use lots of lotions and aloe. I also apply sunscreen before going outdoors.

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618mom said...

Lots of lotion after a day of swimming. vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

AnnaZed said...

An anti-itch lotion (like the Curel!), oatmeal soap, and lots of spf!
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Christie said...

i've been using johnsons baby, but mees to try this!

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