To say I have dry skin is an understatement.
It occurred to me years ago that during winter, the skin on my arms and legs is chalky white, while my remaining epidermis is a tanned, olive hue. So what gives?
I scratch my skin until it resembles a flour bin. And, my husband has dubbed my dermal problem Alligator Skin Syndrome (ASS). Lovely, right?
I know, I know, I KNOW there’s an easy fix – it’s the “L” word. Lotion.
And I have found relief. My go-to remedy – when I force myself to use it – is Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion. It revives extra-dry skin with extra-soothing moisture, and contains a triple oat formula (renowned for itch) and shea butter to help soothe winter-wrecked skin. Best of all, it’s 100% fragrance free, so my sensitive skin gets the 24-hour relief it deserves.
Until the scratch – flake – lotion Lena!! – ahhh cycle begins all over again.
Do you suffer from Alligator Skin Syndrome? Shoppers Drug Mart has you covered. You’ll find a wide selection of new skin care products to keep you and your family’s skin healthy this winter – plus, you can earn Shoppers Optimum Points on participating products.
(That’s what I like to call a Skin-Win! See what I did there?)
Of course, finding the right lotion can be daunting, especially with so many brands to choose from. So how do you find the perfect match for your winter-wrecked skin? Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Experts offer in-store complimentary skin care consultations using the beautyRx tool. The Skin Analysis consists of:
1. Moisture Checker – measures you skins hydration levels
2. Video Microscope – magnifies your skin’s surface by 30 times to help diagnose your skin type
Based on your readings, the Beauty Expert will recommend skin care products accordingly. In addition to Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion, I’ve also dabbled in Jergens Vitamin E Replenishing Moisturizer, Nivea Extra Nourishing Body Milk, and Vaseline Total Moisture Dry Skin Lotion – all with great results.
This winter, rage against Alligator Skin Syndrome. Visit your local Shoppers Drug Mart to check out the assortment of skin care products, receive a complimentary beautyRx Skin Analysis and earn Shoppers Optimum Points on participating skin care products. Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.
I use Aveeno every night – it’s my go-to for skin moisturizers!
So great to hear that!
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion is our go to lotion for the winter! Love you hubby’s “Alligator Skin Syndrome”.
Nice! So happy you agree!
My skin is experiencing lots of itchiness and dryness to. My go to is always the Aveeno brand!
It’s SO good for itchiness, isn’t it?
Aveeno products are amazing. Will try this one. I never hesitate to talk to the Shoppers drug mart cosmetic staff, they are helpful and very knowledgeable.
That’s great to hear Emilia! Thanks for the feedback!
wow, winter is giving my skin a beating! we were on holidays in California for a couple weeks, and after we came home… my skin/lips were in shock from our harsh Canadian winter! lotion/chapstick is a must!
I am currently drowning in the stuff :)
We love Aveeno products! I’ve been using them for years on my very sensitive skin!
Thanks for chiming in, Anne!
I think I’m going to have to put a lotion on every floor of my house lol – my son majorly suffers from itchiness from the dry weather. We’re a huge fan of Aveeno in this house – but I’ve also been using Kiehls Creme de Corps (won during a Twitter party hosted by you!)
Ohhh that’s also a goody!
The winter dryness has definitely kicked in… argh
I know… every new year, same thing!
This season my skin has been so dry, even on my face. Not to sure what is happening. I’m heading over to Shoppers Drug Mart *beauty experts* to have a complimentary skin care analysis. Love earning optimum points on their skin care products. Thanks Lena for posting.
You’re welcome Ashley! Let me know what your results are!
I love using Aveeno lotions. I just bought a couple bottles. They are on sale at SDM.
Thanks for the tip Tricha!
This is a lotion I haven’t tried yet. My winter skin is terrible too.
Let me know what you think, Stephanie!
I use Dove body lotion but I will definitely try the Aveeno lotion.
Please do Margaret, it’s my fave!
i use the aveeno all the time it leaves my skin smooth
Definitely necessary for winter skin!
Oooh my winter skin is just horrid! It would be very interesting to see what the analysis said about it
Indeed! They’ll find the perfect lotion for you!
Tea & Nail Polish
I too suffer from Alligator Skin Syndrome, I mix up my lotions as I find my skin gets used to one then it doesn’t help as much so I have Aveeno, Olay and Udderly Smooth in the rotation at the moment as well as some Body Shop butter
Sounds like a great rotation!
I’ve been using Vaseline Intensive Care, I do love Aveeno and have a horrible time right now with persistent dry skin… I’ll have to give this a try, thanks chick.
You’re welcome Darlene, good luck!
love aveeno products, carry small tubes in my car and in my purse. i do use many brands of moisturizer but aveeno is one of my favs. also like their moisturizer and sunscreen for the face.
Aveeno has been part of my daily care since I was a child.
Thanks for posting, I’m still looking for that perfect moisturizer for my dry skin year round. I will be picking this up the next time I’m at Shopper’s Drug mart.
Aveeno Moisturizing Lotion is very good, although I have also found another lotion that is really good too. Gold Bond Lotion for extreemly dry skin….. and I thought I was the only one with Aligator skin!! lol well I tell you its such a constant challenge to keep moisturized. I will be sure to try the Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion next time I go to Shopper’s Drug store. Thanks for the great info.!!
Winter has made me so dry, spring will be scary.
Alligator Skin Syndrome is not my friend. :(
I have dry skin all year round! Aveeno is one of the best lotions for me. It gets rid of the flakes!
I am going to give this a try and see how it works for my dry skin.
Just dropping by to say Aveeno has really made a difference in my dry skin,thanks for this post.
Debbie White Beattie
I’ve only recently tried Aveeno and I couldn’t believe how moisturizing it is, I really felt the difference.