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The day a body wash changed my skin...for the better! - Clumps of Mascara
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The day a body wash changed my skin…for the better!

Lately my skin has been making me cry. And sorry y’all – I don’t feel all that petty about crying over skin. It doesn’t mean I’m vain. It just means that if my skin isn’t in perfect condition at any given moment – I’m liable to drop tears over it. Which seems fair, right?

No? Oh. Welllssss, along with my Eurcerin Healthy Skin Challenge, I’ve been using products that have been specifically recommended to me by  a Eucerin dermatologist. We had a Skype meeting and she was so sweet just listening to me complain about the eternal wreck that is my skin. I told her about my acne, eczema/dermatitis, hyperpigmentation, perpetual dry skin and the hormonal imbalances due to pregnancy. She listened intently and recommended that I try these two products.

Also known as the Skincare Dream Team. Beautiful, aren’t they?

Say hello to Eucerin Skin Calming Dry Skin Body Wash ($7.99).

First of all, this is my first time trying a body wash like this. Yes, I know I’m Ms. Naturalista Who Likes To Make Her Own Soap but my homemade bar soaps have been getting less and less attention since I’ve tried this. Simply put: this body wash is freaking awesome. First of all, it actually MOISTURIZES the skin. And it’s fragrance-free.

Although I grew up using body washes, I’ve had to stop using most of them because no matter how much they claim to moisturize the skin, they really don’t. At least not for my skin. Most body washes makes my eczema worse and so I’m left battling cleansed skin but insanely itchy and dry skin. The inclusion of oils in this body wash has me doing cartwheels because at initial glance and touch, I can see and feel said oil…

On the skin, it lathers nicely and so I feel like I’m getting a good cleanse but after rinsing, my skin doesn’t feel streaky clean. Instead, the oil seems to sink in. Wow! And yes, it IS fragrance-free but I can get a whiff of a faint “natural oil” smell. It doesn’t bother me but if you aren’t used to oils, it may throw you off a bit. Then again I’d rather smell like oils than like a field of artificial flowers. I’m just sayin’…

I can’t sing enough praises about this body wash. I just…can’t. I hope Eucerin never stops making it. And I’m not the only one lovin’ this stuff. Just check out the reviews.

And then there’s the Skin Calming Itch Relief Treatment body lotion ($7.99).

Eucerin is following suit with many other brands to help target those of us who have not only dry skin but super itchy skin as well. I’ve tried several commercial brands and have a favorite so I was curious to see how Eucerin Skin Calming Itch Relief Treatment could sway me. The claims seem impressive enough.

…and I like the inclusion of menthol; which I know can provide a nice and cooling feeling. Consistency-wise, I would have liked the lotion to have been on the thicker side.

But it isn’t watery like most drugstore lotions are, so I’m not complaining. The menthol effect does kick in after slathering it on the skin and it feels really nice. My skin always feels completely moisturized when I use it. I tend to only use the lotion on my problem areas (neck and back) and moisturize everywhere else with coconut oil. It works surprisingly well!

I’ve been using these 2 products for a week now and while I am head over heels in love with the body wash, I will continue using both for optimal results. My eczema is still around and I’m not sure it will ever completely disappear, as it is a chronic skin disease, but I love that I’m not so itchy and flaky.

Any other eczema suffers in the house? And have you ever heard of an oil-based body oil?

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  • http://positivelynice.blogspot.com Jyoan

    Wow, sounds lovely. I should probably go get it after I finish my stash of Lush body wash!

  • http://www.auniesauce.com Annelise @ Aunie Sauce

    Need it! I use the calming cream and i LOOOOOVE it! Thanks for the rec :)

  • Megan

    I don’t have eczema, but I do have skin complaints. My new #1 product is Argan Oil and I recommend that you try it. It is supposed to help with “acne, eczema/dermatitis, hyperpigmentation, perpetual dry skin,” among other skin issues. Pure Argan Oil is not cheap, but it’s worth it for sure.

  • http://eyeshadoweyeliner.blogspot.com Aaliyah

    It’s great that you found some products that work well for you! I have never tried Eucerin products before, but I may need to try that body wash in the winter when my skin gets more dry

  • http://goodcakesandbakes.com April M.

    I have been using the body wash oil for 2 years now and it’s the best thing in the world for my back!! Especially in the winter Michigan months… Also, Congrats on your pregnancy.. After the baby is born you’ll have great reason (excuses) to go to Disney World whenever you like!! :-))))

  • http://www.becomegorgeous.com/?utm_source=becomegorgeous&utm_medium=guests&utm_campaign=guest becomegorgeous

    I have been using these products since last year….your review has so many details that allow people to understand the magical effect of these two skin care formulas….Thanks

  • http://www.xtasix.net/ Elizabeth Miller

    It is not easy to have an immediate trusted product nowadays because of many product available in the market. I never regret in using a certain product like this.

  • http://ivyexperiments.blogspot.com Ivy Experiments

    I know how you feel, it does sound a bit pathetic but eczema makes me cry too! Well I guess I should say ‘made’ because seriously. I’ve had it since I was a kid, and in recent years it got really bad and spread all over my body :((. But my new skincare routine kicked my eczema’s ass. I changed my habits which helped heaps but when I started using Cetaphil it was just….I dunno. AMAZING. I now have NO patches anywhere and my scars are fading and I am so happy ^_^ reckon I should do a post about it :D?

  • http://livingwhileloving.blogspot.com Janelle Monique

    That’s awesome that it’s helping with your eczema! Eczema can actually go away if you treat it with the right products for you. I only had eczema as a child, but both my sisters had eczema well into their teenage years and they used Eucerin products and haven’t had an outbreak in years.