My poor family has a rough time with their skin during the winter months! I get super dry, itchy legs. Ken's hands get dry, red, rough, and sometimes crack and bleed. The girls' hands are a lot like Ken's and even Katrina's face can get pink and rough from playing out in the cold. Fortunately, it's still early so nobody's skin is TOO bad yet. However, it has already started snowing quite a bit here, so I know the Eczema is all about to hit!
Below is a photo of our backyard as I type this, and of Katrina's poor cheeks last year during Winter:
We have tried several different products and almost none of them have helped, so we were happy to try out one of Polysporin®'s Eczema Essentials products! When Talia & I were on a trip to Walmart, we stopped in their Pharmacy area to look for them. First we tried near the Polysporin ointment (it wasn't there), then we tried near the other creams and skin products and we found it there. We bought the POLYSPORIN® ECZEMA ESSENTIALS Daily Moisturizing cream.
Ken's hands had already started to get a bit rough when we went out to buy the cream, as you can see in this photo (I've circled his problem areas). This is where his skin can get very red and crack and bleed if he isn't really careful.
He's been using the moisturizing cream on his hands, I've been using it on my legs, and the girls use it on their hands (and Katrina's cheeks). We've been using it for a week and I haven't seen anyone's symptoms get worse, so I'm feeling good about the product so far! I'm excited because it seems to be keeping my legs good too (whenever they start to itch, I just use the lotion, and it seems to be keeping it at bay)! Normally, during the dry winter months, my legs get so itchy I can't resist scratching (and then they hurt because I scratch too much and it's a vicious cycle!) I'm glad we were able to start trying this product early and I'm hoping it will prevent everyone's skin from getting worse this year!
If you're interested in trying Polysporin's Eczema Essentials products, check out this coupon available for their products! You can also follow Polysporin on twitter @PolysporinCA We had the #EczemaAndMe twitter party on Friday (thanks to everyone who joined in!) and they were happy to answer questions about their products!