You don’t know how many times I’ve wished for one of these in my backyard. I have plenty of room back there and heaven knows how much I’ve spent on lotion since moving to the desert ten-plus years ago. This place isn’t for sissies.
Forget about ever having nice skin again when you live in a place this dry. You’ll have cracks in places you didn’t know could crack and it doesn’t take long to get them. I think this is doubly bad as you age because your skin loses moisture anyway. It’s no wonder you can walk into Walmart and see a large portion of shelving lined with lotion. There are brands there I’ve never hard of before moving here.
I’ve probably tried them all by now and I’m still searching for the best one out there. So far, Gold Bond is high on my list. Recently a girlfriend gave me another one she picked up to try at the dollar store. Everyone is desperate for some skin hydration here, as the humidity dips as low as 6 % at times, although it’s usually hovering between 10 and 15 %. This lotion is a creamy petroleum jelly that seems to be good. It’s not greasy after it soaks in and is pleasant smelling, but may be too perfumy for a guy. I’m still trying it out, but the cracks on my feet are getting better.
I recently ordered another from Amazon that has rave reviews. I think it will be similar to the one from the dollar store. The fact that the reviewers say it heals cracks is good enough for me to give it a whirl. I haven’t received it yet but once I do and try it out, I’ll post a review here on my blog.
You can now see why I’m looking forward to moving to a place with a bit more humidity. This extreme dryness is killing my skin. Of course, that’s not my only requirement for a new place to live, but that’s for another post.