Without a doubt, us Torontonians suffered a very long and cold winter. While I am normally a fanatic about skincare, it didn’t matter what my routine was I was experiencing dry skin all throughout the season. Couple already dry skin with heavy layers of wool and anything else that could keep me warm and my skin was really suffering. Insert sad face emoticon right here.
When the weather started to come around, I turned my attention and focus to correcting, healing, and nourishing my skin. My arms were dry and itchy. My legs were scaly looking (ew!), and overall, my skin was just blah. And then I received the opportunity to try Skinfix. *applause*
I have actually seen Skinfix around at my local Superstore, but never took the time to research it since there was always a body lotion or balm waiting to be reviewed and tested in the bp vault. So when I was contacted by the brand to try a few things, I happily accepted.
For the past four weeks, I have been using Skinfix’s Cleansing Oil Wash and Daily Lotion – both of which are formulated to treat dry, eczema prone skin using natural ingredients without hydrocortisone, steroids, parabens or phthalates.
My repair plan was to use the skin cleansing oil all over the body in the shower in place of my regular body washes and soaps, followed by a full dose of the daily lotion from head to toe. After the first day, my arms weren’t as itchy as they had been – my skin was still a little ashy white (dry) but I didn’t feel the need to scratch and apply more lotion throughout the day.
After three days, the white dry flaky appearance to my skin disappeared. The scaliness on my legs started to fade too, and my skin felt softer. After seven days, the appearance of my entire body looked healthier, smoother, and definitely softer. I needed less product to hydrate my skin with each following use, and I could see that my body was on its way to repair.
My skin feels great now (about one month of consistent use) and I’m a big fan!
Skinfix definitely assisted me with my dry winter skin, but what I couldn’t assess was how it would treat eczema-prone skin. Since I was really happy with the results, I decided to bring in bp’s littlest test monkey to figure our how well it would work on eczema type rashes and skin. Enter Harlowe “bp junior” Daga.
To be clear, my little girl has not been diagnosed with severe eczema, nor have I ever had a script for a steroid cream to treat any of her skin issues, however, bp junior had two scaly, bumpy, slightly red patches over the front of her thighs throughout the entire winter. The patches were long from the top of the thigh to just above the knee. It was rough, dry, and not smooth like the rest of her skin.
For the first use, I washed her with her regular baby wash and then applied the Skinfix Daily Lotion. Once absorbed, I applied a thin layer of the Eczema Balm directly to both patches. The funny thing is, I planned to check on it the following morning for any progress, but it was my son whom piped up later that same first day “hey ma … harlowe’s patches aren’t red anymore”. Thumbs up!
The next day, I reapplied another layer of balm and by the end of the day, the bumps while still visible, were smoother and less noticeable. By the end of seven days, all signs of redness and dry skin had disappeared and the bumps were next to non-existent. Three weeks out, bp junior shows off her gams in diapers and a onesie like nobody’s business.
I have since stopped applying the eczema balm on her since it’s no longer needed but I am still using the Daily Lotion for both myself and my children. I highly suggest incorporating the Cleansing Oil Wash if you can (bonus : I apply and rinse before and after shaving the legs for a smooth shave!) since I believe in tandem it works best.
Skinfix is available at your local pharmacy and Superstore. Get started on your Spring skin!