The drier air wreaks havoc on my skin. It's itchy, flaky and very uncomfortable. Thank goodness I discovered the power of humidifiers. But this year, I want to take it a step further. I'm including a new product in my regimen that seems like the perfect solution to combat dry winter skin.
This wonder product is a body lotion. But not your typical, run of the mill stuff, that only coats the skin. No, I need a lotion that works hard for me. Especially with the harsher conditions that lay ahead.
I can't wait to get my hands on Amlactin lotion. It's formula is enhanced with lactic acid, a chemical exfoliator that promises to give you smooth, glowing skin. But lactic acid (LA) doesn't only exfoliate, according to the creators of Amlactin, LA is also a humectant which draws moisture into the skin, helping it to stay softer, longer. In essence, it exfoliates and moisturizes at once. Nothing is better than this.
Some of the reviewers online boasted of experiencing a difference in skin texture and increased softness. Others rely on Amlactin to help eliminate keratosis (chicken skin) per their dermatologist's recommendation. One happy camper said that Amlactic was a "turning point for her skin." I'm really optimistic about the possibility of avoiding scaly skin this winter. And, of course, I'll be mindful of protecting my skin against sun exposure by applying sunscreen to the areas where I use Amlactin.
Last year, I brought up the topic of exfoliating lotions that feature glycolic acid as the active ingredient but I never took the plunge. In the back of my mind, I was worried that the acids might irritate my already dry skin. But, according to Amlactin, lactic acid will help my skin to hold water which is exactly what I'm looking for. We shed dead skin at a slower rate during the winter so using an exfoliating lotion makes perfect sense. But we don't want just any exfoliating lotion, we want one that also nourishes and hydrates as well. Amlactin might just be the answer.