Oh, hello! Here to banish your dry skin!

curél hydra therapy wet skin moisturizer
This post was created in partnership with Curél®, a KAO Worldwide brand.

Here’s the thing: I love all seasons. Well… okay, so maybe I like summer juuuust a bit more than the rest (don’t we all?), but the truth is, there isn’t a time of year I particularly dread or don’t look forward to. When spring comes, everything around us starts to blossom; during summer, our days are longer and nights are warm. Fall brings the sweater weather and that crisp, fresh air we love.. and winter? I love winter for those cozy weekend nights in by the fireplace or long days spend snowboarding. There is one thing about winter though, that I really don’t like (no, it’s not having to wear 5 layers of clothing… although that isn’t always fun, either). It’s dry skin.

A few weeks ago I wrote a detailed post about my current acne treatment and I was blown away by such positive response from you guys. If you’ve read that particular post, then you know that one of the side effects of my treatment is extremely dry skin- not just on my face, but all over my body. Every single time I change or get out of the shower, my skin gets extremely itchy. Two months into my treatment, I also developed eczema on my hands, legs and arms and have to put up with extremely dry skin that comes with it. It’s a very uncomfortable thing to deal with, especially when cold weather and wind make things even worse. On the upside though, Mark insisted on taking over the dish-washing duties, since dish soap and hot water seem to cause major flare-ups on my hands. It’s one of the only household chores I don’t love doing, so I can’t say that I mind… :)

curél hydra therapy wet skin moisturizer

curél hydra therapy wet skin moisturizer

Over the next couple of weeks though, I’m planning to end my dry skin, by incorporating a new Curél® product into my daily beauty routine: Hydra Therapy Wet Skin MoisturizerCurél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is free of artificial fragrance and it’s formulated with an advanced ceramide complex that penetrates into your skin’s surface and delivers moisture. Ceramides play an important role in the barrier function of the skin. Those of us who suffer from conditions like eczema have fewer ceramides in the top layer of the epidermis; because ceramides are responsible for retaining water in the skin, as they are lost, the skin becomes dry and damaged.

Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer helps to repair that moisture barrier (apply daily!) and is water activated: you apply it on your wet skin, right after taking a shower and before you dry off (there’s no need to rinse!). Because you’re applying the product while your skin is still wet and warm from the steam and heat of the water, the expanded skin cells absorb or “trap” the moisture much easier. There are two things that I already love about this moisturizer, and if you’re a long-time reader, you can probably guess what they are. Gorgeous and convenient packaging (a bottle with a pump is perfect for in-shower use) and the fact that this wet skin moisturizer is fragrance-free.

curél hydra therapy wet skin moisturizer

I love practicing some quality self-care during weekends and that’s usually when I have a bit more time to spend on pampering myself. During the week, though, I’m always busy so I love the idea of a product that I can apply right after taking a shower and not having to wait for it absorb (trying to get dressed while your lotion still feels sticky is the worst! especially when you’re in a hurry). I’ll be putting the Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer to the test and will check back in a few weeks to share my results!

Do you guys struggle with dry skin during colder months?

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  • I’m a big fan of Curel! I got into their products when I worked at Kao for a summer. This moisturizer looks absolutely dreamy in these shots. I agree, it would be nice to just apply moisturizer directly out of the shower. I can be lazy so I need all the shortcuts I can get!

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

    • So happy to hear that, I’ve been a fan of their products for a while now too! Love how convenient this moisturizer is :)

  • Can’t wait to hear how it went – my bf struggles with dry skin and I still don’t know how to help him as my stuff is not moisturising enough for him :)

  • Biana Perez

    Oh my gosh my hands basically turn to dust this time of year and I was just saying I needed something GOOD!! xo, Biana

  • I’ve never tried this brand but I always suffer with dry skin when the seasons change – it’s such a pain!
    Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to check it out!!

    Starlight & Stitches

  • Dry skin is such a pain this time of year. My lips are so dry too! Your pictures and write up is fab. I’ve never heard of this brand but the products sound great.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

    • Yes it can! My skin is very dry because of the meds I take so it’s been a struggle for me. Thank you so much Jaz! x

  • Perfect timing, my skin has been dry as hell lateley! Thank you for sharing, this sounds like an awesome brand xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  • Sounds really great. xoxo!

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  • Natalie Redman

    This looks like a great product!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

  • Cat L

    I haven’t used Curel in ages but remember really liking their products. I also suffer from dry skin so for me, applying a moisturizer after a shower or hot bath is a must. The Curel one sounds wonderful, will definitely keep my eyes out for it.
    Thank you for such a detailed post! LOVE your photos, Paula!
    ~ Cat L.
    http://www.CatsDailyLiving.com

    • Thank you so much Cat, you’re so sweet! My skin always feel so dry after bath/shower, too so I love that I can apply this while my skin is still wet so it doesn’t feel tight and uncomfortable or itchy!

  • I got samples of this during my last visit to the gynecologist (don’t ask me why they were there). I looked at my nurse so quizzically when she handed them to me as samples lol. But, this lotion is THE lotion. I’m not even a huge proponent on lotions, I prefer oil, but it tells no lies when it says it’s hydratherapy. Your hands feel like silk without feeling greasy. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Haha! I usually like oils too, but love that this has no greasy residue. I keep one at my kitchen skin too, love using it on my hands. So happy you loved it too. x

  • Christine C.

    I love products like this, so I need to look into this one! My husband has the worst dry skin and has intense flare up’s so this is something I should have him add to his routine!

    • I don’t know about your husband but I have to force mine to use skincare haha this would be great for your hubby because it’s super quick and easy to use. :)