Dry skin ages. Worse, rough skin can look downright ugly and is difficult to eradicate. The extent of ugly surprised me when my fingertips began to crack and peel. Looking like a curse from the dermatology gods, I happened upon Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Cream amid the many choices for dry skin salvation.
Why would I buy Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Cream for my hands?
Besides tendencies towards rebellion, my concern is that most hand creams designed for dry hands do not combat dry skin. Additionally, dry feet are often in worse shape than hands, so foot lotion should be more intensive. What ultimately sold me is that, unlike most moisturizers, Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Cream contains alpha-hydroxy (AHA).
Alpha-hydroxy aids in the removal of dead skin, including that which cracks and peels, which is often a barrier to moisturizing treatments. Another benefit is that alpha hydroxy promotes healing and deeper skin hydration.
Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Cream In-store and Home Regimen
My peeling fingertips, cracks included, demanded attention in the store, as they hurt. Consequently, I didn’t make it to the cashier before opening the 3 oz. tube of Eucerin Plus Intensive Foot Cream. However, I wasn’t expecting the lotion to expel quite so easily. While in stride in a store isle, a mini skin treatment was implemented.
Some relief came instantly, not surprisingly. The question is would the moisturizer results be more than superficial?
A few hours later the leper-like skin remained smoother and I decided to give my hands another dose of Eucerin Plus as well as my feet. Why not multi-task skincare a bit and use the product as intended. I had ignored my dry heels lately, feeling they were a lost cause this winter, sans a sandblaster.
Evening arrived and I applied another application of Eucerin Plus Intensive Foot Cream and added another area, a dry bumpy skin patch I discovered on my leg. No, you will not see my winter skin on a Dove commercial. That is unless they use a “Before” picture to scare people into buying their concoctions.
The next morning…dermatology magic. I awoke to better skin.
Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Cream, Day One to Day Five.
My dermatological conditions did not disappear, but within 24 hours the bleeding skin crack healed over somewhat and no new ones developed. This alone was worth the $4.54 purchase price. (Think paper cut relief).
Dead skin layers became more pronounced and were exfoliated. The dry patch on my leg was largely improved as well.
On Day Two, four to five treatments of Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Cream were applied to propel progress. On Day Three, smooth skin seemed a real possibility.
Less motivated by pain, and no longer scaring people who take money out of my hands, on Day Four I forgot all but one application. The skin problems became more obvious again, though remained clearly improved. On Day Five I applied the lotion at least three times and healing is stable but slow going.
Final Notes on Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Cream
Eucerin Plus makes an excellent choice for people with dry skin that do not have an underlying process to blame. In this case, the peeling skin may be an environmental reaction as another household member is affected mildly. Most men reject anything that resembles a beauty product, unless they think of it, so I won’t bother offering my tube of relief.
Even as such, Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Cream preempted further complications and promoted significant healing. The cream spreads well and little more than a pea-sized amount is needed for each hand and foot, making it more economical at under $5. Lastly, dry feet were found not to be a lost cause after all – they, for once, look in better shape than my hands do. Too bad it’s winter, I’m nearly ready for sandals.