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Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #19

Multi-Purpose Dry Skincare Solution

3.5 oz. jar of Aquaphor advanced therapy healing ointmentI don’t know how true it is but I heard a rumor that spring is just around the corner. Call me a skeptic but when it’s looking like a winter wonderland outdoors, well, methinks we’re being duped.

For over a year I debated on trying a product I believe was touted as being a miracle cure to dry and cracked skin. One of the things I’ve noted as I’ve gotten older is my skin tends to be on the drier side and cold weather has a tendency to make it worse.

I can endure many things but dry skin isn’t one of them and dry feet drives me up the wall. It was time to give in and try Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment. To my delight, after three days of applying a generous amount on my feet at night and then putting on a pair of socks, my tootsies felt soft and smooth.

When I first heard Aquaphor was good on extremely dry skin and it could also be used on the face, lips, elbows, knees, hands, and feet I thought it might be worth a try. The ultimate factor that convinced me was learning it creates a breathable barrier on the skin that retains moisture. On a scale of 1-5, I give it a 5 with the following pros and cons.

Pros:

  • fragrance-free
  • soothing on chapped lips
  • makes feet feel soft & smooth
  • can be used on minor skin irritations, cuts & scrapes
  • no preservatives

Cons:

  • while wonderful on lips, feet, and elbows it feels greasy on my hands but I give it 5 rating because my feet were so dry and it works very well

 

 

9 thoughts on “Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #19

  1. I have the same challenges with dry skin, Steph, and often just slather myself with coconut oil. Nice but I look like a coconut oil-slick. Ha ha. This sounds wonderful. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading. One of my other friends, Katelon, also mentioned coconut oil. I’ve been wanting to try it but there’s so many options.

      1. I like it, but it takes a while to absorb and the oiliness is a bit much until it does 🙂

  2. I’m glad you’ve found it helpful. It does have petroleum and Mineral oil in it though, which are not healthy ingredients. Have you tried coconut oil yet? It is great for dry skin and healthy in all ways.

    1. No I haven’t tried coconut oil. One of my friends just did a blog on it. A couple of weeks ago when I was out shopping with my son I thought about it but the selection was overwhelming. I’ve heard coconut oil is good for skin, hair, cooking and I don’t know what else but I’m sure there are some that are better than others.

      1. I use a little on my hair everyday and it keeps down the friz. On FB and pininterest there are lengthy lists of its uses topically, internally and even for furniture polish 🙂 I buy Virgin organic.

      2. Wow, furniture polish?? I hadn’t heard that one but I really like multi-purpose products.

  3. I call this the miracle ointment! It’s also fantastic for kids with minor cuts and rashes. We love Aquaphor!

    1. Yes, and even for diaper rash. I wish I would have known about it when my kids were small.

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