Winter has finally arrived in my part of the world, and with it I turned into an itchy, scaly, red mess from head to toe. So when I went out to get some emergency exfoliant, I also decided to upgrade my body lotion and see if I could get the scratching under control. Since I use Aveeno lotion to help control eczema on my hands, I decided to go for the Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($10.50 at Amazon).
The bottle claims that this stuff "moisturizes for 24 hours," to which I said "Ha!" but took a bottle home with me anyway. When I first tried it I thought it would end up crammed under the bathroom sink with my other product rejects, because it smells like Aveeno. You know, not a bad smell, but not really a good smell either, and not a smell I really wanted all over my body. But the smell goes away, and the lotion honestly does last as long as it claims to. As I am writing this, I last applied lotion 24 hours ago after my shower, and my skin feels like I put lotion on 20 minutes ago. Best of all, I've been able to stop scratching in public. Now, this will not be my summer body lotion, but I'm not going to even consider a change until the tulips are out.
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