Unlike the skin of the face, my skin is dry and sometimes (during the heating season or at sea) it becomes very dry. Therefore, I know firsthand about the means to eliminate its dryness.
So that you understand, my skin is so dry that in the period of pantyhose and central heating it scratches so dry that at night I can even accidentally comb my shins to scratches.
Apparently, this is my individual feature, which was partially transferred to my daughter. Lack of vitamins and fluids, I do not feel.
I do not know for whom are products that eliminate dry skin for 48 hours. Yes, they eliminate it, but a maximum of 12. In addition, after the shower cream should be applied again.
Approximately the same effect of body creams from Nivea, Dove, Fa, Jonson Jonson, Garnier, etc. They all have almost the same light texture, easily absorbed, which can not be said only about milk Nivea for very dry skin – it is very thick, like cream in a blue jar of the same name brand, which makes it difficult to apply.
I remember, even during breastfeeding, I lubricated the chest with Bepantenom (active ingredient – Panthenol). The cream perfectly moisturizes and is easy to apply, however, the price of a small tube (50 ml around 250 rub.) Does not allow using it for the whole body.
Then I had Panthenol in the form of a foam – it can be used after burns (and solar, including), as well as for the healing of minor wounds. I used it several times for the skin of the face – a good option for combination skin, but it doesn’t moisturize the dry skin of the body enough.
When I saw Panthenol Body Milk (200ml – $ 100) for sale, I bought it right away. But, alas, I was disappointed that evening – the texture of the milk is disgusting, it is impossible to apply it, it rolls down and remains on the skin with a piece. It comes straight away with the effort to rub it into the skin so as not to stain anything around.
With the birth of our daughter, we began to fight dry skin together. I am not in a mood to smear my daughter with adult creams, so we switched to hypoallergenic pharmacy cosmetics.
The undisputed leader for several years, we had a Topicrem. Yes, the product is more expensive than the ones described above (500 ml costs about 850 rubles), but it really works, and it is quite economical. By the way, my mom sometimes uses it for very dry skin.
And recently, on the advice of a friend, I purchased the same effective Eucerin body cream – about 550r. for 400ml (by the way, it is produced by the concern Beiersdorf, the one that owns the Nivea brand). It contains urea (5%), which makes it extremely effective. There is a variant of the remedy with a 10% content of this substance, but it is intended for more severe cases when a serious restoration of the skin is required.
Its effectiveness is about the same as that of the previous tool, but the texture is lighter, the smell is just as fresh and neutral.
I don’t like this category of products due to the fact that they leave marks on clothes and bed linen. And their effectiveness of such victims is not justified.
I also tried the usual Jonson Jonson baby oil and a mixture of essential (apricot kernels and citrus) – I didn’t like the obsessive smell and the lack of the desired effect.
Personally, I found the tools that suit me the most – Topicrem, Eucerin. And what are you using?
I hope the information will be useful for you!