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The Best Damn…Moisturizer For Dry Skin

The best damn moisturizer for dry skin by The Skinny Confidential x Curel Lotion.

The Skinny Confidential x Curel Lotion.

During this time of year my skin’s soooo dry.

Like so, so dry. Especiallyyyyy during the wintertime.

Recently I tried Curél’s Rough Skin Rescue (BTW, a total drugstore $8 dollar find).

& lemme tell ya, this product really nips dry, flaky elbows/skin in the bud. Let’s put it this way: my elbows don’t look like a wrinkled elephant trunk anymore. I honestly thing it’s the best moisturizer for dry skin on the market.

Basically my lifestyle’s go, go, go— so honestly there’s nothing better than a hot, hot shower & smothering my post-shower bod with hydration. Especially since this one has all natural ingredients that relieve rough, itchy – and even sensitive skin.

Point: my skin feels super yummy & 14 year old-ish after using this moisturizer.

The Skinny Confidential x Curel Lotion.

Did I mention I’m a HUGE FAN of moisturizing…because 1.) Everything looks better hydrated; 2.) It’s so good for you; & 3.) I’m absolutely obsessed with preventative measures.

Ok so that’s my lotion spiel— what’s your favorite way to get rid of flaky skin? Tell, tell.

– Lauryn

Pics: Teresa Fae

Moisturizer for dry skin: The Skinny Confidential x Curel Lotion.

Moisturizer for dry skin: The Skinny Confidential x Curel Lotion.

  1. Hey Lauren!! I absolutely love your blog! My skin is super dry (I have eczema) so I’m super excited to try this out. Just wanted to let you know that taking super hot showers actually strips the skin of moisture, so be careful 🙂 love you!

  2. I usually use one of the body shop’s body butters but if I find this one I’ll give it a try 🙂


  3. I’ve been loving thick, creamy moisturizers lately and recently wrote about the Juara Candlenut Body Creme on my blog but my favorite way to moisturize my skin is by adding a little bit of vitamin e oil to any moisturizer. Check out my blog for a post with a few tips for adding a surge of moisture with vitamin e!

  4. You can’t go wrong with a cheap but hard working moisturizer. I’m usually an Aveeno girl, but I’m going to have to give this a try.

    Thanks! | Carly

  5. Ack! I just discovered this stuff too! I love it. I am in super dry weather and get gross white flakes from my legs when I take off my leggings. Super yuck. And this stuff totally helps!
    xoxo, Laura

  6. Normally I’m all about that coconut oil but something it’s a little too greasy and grosses me out! I will definitely have to try this. Nothing better than hydrating your skin after a shower/bath!

  7. If you have a paraben allergy, or other serious allergies like I do, Vanicream does the trick! Its Fragrance-free, lanolin-free, paraben-free, formaldehyde-free, Gluten-free, Sulfate-free, and Phosphate-free. You do have to ask the pharmacist at some drug stores because they keep it behind the counter. It’s SERIOUSLY moisturizing and keeps my eczema at bay during these harsh winters!

  8. Gotta love a good drugstore find, no need to break the bank looking for a good moisturizer! I also made my own lotion bars too which I love! xo, D

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  10. Hi Lauryn! I live in Canada so I spend the better part of the year battling dry skin, hair, and nails.

    I use an inside out approach to moisturizing. I take Evening Primrose Oil every day. I have tried many brands and I love the Trader Joe’s one the best. One of those babies a day makes a HUGE difference in how my skin feels.

    I also use a topical moisturizer as well. I always look for one that is paraben free. The Kiss My Face brand is awesome and inexpensive (I think Trader Joe’s sells this also).

    One last tip-a few times a week I exfoliate in the shower with a homemade scrub of olive oil, sugar, and lemongrass and lavender essential oils.

    Happy moisturizing this winter!


  11. HI – Thanks for the tips! I suffer from Eczema, especially in the winter. I’ll have to try this out! But is this really all natural? I get sensitive to a lot of these over the counter brands that are full of chemicals. If so, it sounds too good to be true.

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