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Dry Skin Solutions for People Over 40 (giveaway ends 6/5/16)

*This is a sponsored post.

Dry Skin

Can you believe the unofficial start to summer is upon us? I can’t believe it. It seems like just yesterday we were making New Year’s resolutions and planning for Valentine’s Day. Now it’s time to think about lazy days by the pool, hanging out at the beach and enjoy family vacations.

The warmer the weather, the less clothing people tend to wear. We swap out sweatpants for short, sweaters for tank tops and boots for sandals. Well… most of us. I prefer capris and tee shirts.

With so much skin exposed you want to make sure your skin is in tip top shape. The last thing you want people to see is rough, dry, “ashy” looking skin and dry, cracked heels.

Did you know that nearly two-thirds of U.S. women report that the older they get, the more difficult it is to keep their skin moisturized, based on a 2015 national online survey of over one thousand U.S. women over the age of 18. I tend to agree with this stat. The older I get the more dry my skin becomes. I don’t remember having these problems when I was younger.

As we age, our skin’s natural renewal cycle starts to slow down, causing dead skin cells to build up on our skin’s surface (gross!). The build up of dead skin cells gives our skin a more rough texture and dull appearance. In addition, as we get old our oil glands also become less active, which makes it much harder for our skin to maintain moisture.

Are you familiar with the brand AmLactin? AmLactin offers consumers a variety of products that contain powerful alpha-hydroxy therapy that gently exfoliates and intensely hydrates dry skin and feet.

AmLactin products are;

  • Trusted by dermatologists for over 20 years
  • Fragrance free
  • Non-greasy

The brand’s products have been clinically proven to gently exfoliate and relieve dry skin associated with the changes in the weather, harsh soaps and/or detergents and even conditions like Diabetes and Keratosis Pilaris.

My skin is always dry. I have Eczema too, which doesn’t help matters any.

My hands are the #1 dry spot on my body, followed by my feet. I am always slathering lotion on my hands and I keep my feet hidden so no one can see how dry they are.

AmLactin was kind enough to send me a variety of products to try out and review. I received the following product.

AmLactin Hydrating Body Cream

AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Ultra Hydrating Body Cream

AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream Say goodbye to those dry, pesky areas! Our patented ULTRAPLEX® formula gently exfoliates and is clinically proven to deeply hydrate. Helps smooth rough, dry, bumpy skin—including dry skin associated with Keratosis Pilaris (“KP”).

This cream is made for severely dry areas of your skin, including your elbows and feet. For me it’s my hands. My hands are always dry. It doesn’t help that I work with children and I am constantly washing my hands.

My hands would get so dry they would split open. Even the side of my fingernails would split. That can get very painful. I need my hands to work with as well as type on the computer.

The skin on the back of your hand is much thinner than other parts of your body and it tends to show signs of aging much sooner than other areas. I have noticed this on my own hands. I have old lady hands and I’m still in my 40’s.

AmLactin Ultra Hydrating Body Cream helps hands look more youthful by simply keeping them hydrated. Its formula is rich enough to restore moisture to hands abused by frequent washing and cold, dry weather.

I love this stuff! I keep it in my bag (it comes in a squeeze tube). That way I can apply it throughout the day when needed.

My hands look and feel good. The cracks are gone. Even my cuticles look so much better since using the product.

The cream also absorbs into your skin quickly. When I apply this at work I don’t have time to wait for it to absorb. I need to use my hands all the time between crafting with the kids, playing games, documenting things and so forth.

This is a great product for people who are always on the go-go-go.

AmLactin Cerapeutic

AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion

AmLactin® Cerapeutic® Restoring Body Lotion Instantly transform your skin with this unique moisturizer. It’s the only formula to combine clinically proven, patented ULTRAPLEX® and three essential ceramides to relieve extreme dryness for 24 hours. Uncover visibly soft, silky, youthful-looking skin.

I apply this lotion every time I step out of the shower. I apply it all over my body, from my neck down.

This product exfoliates dead skin cells and adds moisture to your skin. It made a noticeable difference the very first time I applied it on my legs.

My legs are dry and ashy looking. You can clearly see that when you look at the tattoo on my ankle.

I wear capris during the summer months and I need my legs to look good – not gross, dry and flaky. The very first time I applied this to my legs they looked and felt 100% better. I was very impressed.

The lotion absorbs quickly. Once it absorbs I don’t even realize I am wearing anything on my skin. Some lotion/creams I’ve used in the past left my skin feeling sticky or greasy or it felt like there was clearly something on my skin.

My skin looks like it has a healthy shine to it. I like that.

AmLactin Foot Cream

AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Foot Cream

AmLactin® Foot Cream Kick dry skin for good with daily use of healing foot therapy. Our patented ULTRAPLEX® formula gently exfoliates and is clinically proven to intensely hydrate. Helps prevent splits and cracks while smoothing calluses. Experience touchable, soft feet from heel to toe.

I mentioned earlier in my post that I have dry heels and feet. I hate the way they look and feel. I’m embarrassed by them. That is why I don’t like to wear sandals.

I’ve used other foot products that are suppose to moisturize your feet. The problem with them were that they were greasy and/or took forever to absorb into the skin. I don’t like that.

AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Foot Cream is a creamy lotion. It absorbs into your skin fairly quickly, which I appreciate. It also doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. Your skin is left feeling soft and smooth.

What I did before using this product was to remove the dead skin with a foot “file” (Amope Pedi Perfect). One I smoothed out the roughness I applied the AmLactin product. I make it a point to apply it every night before going to bed. So far, so good. My heels look good and they don’t feel like sandpaper (my husband said they felt like sandpaper – ugh!).

Now I feel more confident about wearing sandals. I don’t feel like people are looking at my dry feet and cracked heels.

AmLactin Body Lotion

AmLactin Moisturizing Lotion

AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion Go beyond everyday lotions with our powerful alpha-hydroxy therapy. Clinically proven 12% lactic acid, pH-balanced for the skin, boosts the skin’s natural renewal process through gentle exfoliation and deeply moisturizes. Reveals softer, smoother skin.

This is another really nice product.. You don’t need severly dry skin to appreciate it. This makes for a great daily moisturizing lotion. Since I have been using the AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion and AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Ultra Hydrating Body Cream, it’s hard to tell how much of a difference this product makes.

If you have normal skin with no issues, this would be a great choice to add to your daily beauty regime. Even men can use these products. My teenage son suffers from dry skin too and he uses these products. They don’t have much of a scent. They don’t smell “girly” at all. I don’t even notice a scent at all.

Unlike traditional daily moisturizers, AmLactin leaves your skin soft, silky and healthy looking at any age. The products are ideal for both women and men.

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunburn. Be sun smart: use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

It’s also important to note;

  • AmLactin moisturizers may cause stinging if used after shaving and if applied to cuts. Stinging should go away, but discontinue use if it does not.
  • AmLactin Skin Care is not intended for the face.
  • AmLactin Skin Care is not intended for young children. Please consult your child’s pediatrician before using.

Over all I am very pleased with these products and I will continue to purchase them after my samples are depleted.

If you would like to learn more about AmLactin products you can visit their official website. You can also go directly to the AmLactin product page.

Be sure to check out AmLactin on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Uncover smooth, radiant skin with AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care. Its unique exfoliating and hydrating alpha-hydroxy therapy gently removes dead skin cells to reveal soft, hydrated skin. It’s the difference between skin care and skin therapy. AmLactin moisturizers are available on Amazon.com and at your local Target, CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Walmart and Rite Aid. To find them on Amazon simply type in AmLactin in the search box.

AmLactin would like to give a lucky reader $100 worth of AmLactin products. Thank you AmLactin.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on June 5, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will need to reply within three days or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please visit the AmLactin website and then come back here and comment on which product you are most excited to try AND how your skin has changed over the years.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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Kimberly

*I have received free product samples to review in addition to compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. AmLactin is responsible for the shipping the prize package.

Uncover smooth, radiant skin with AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care. Its unique exfoliating and hydrating alpha-hydroxy therapy gently removes dead skin cells to reveal soft, hydrated skin. It’s the difference between skin care and skin therapy. AmLactin moisturizers are available on Amazon.com and at your local Target, CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Walmart and Rite Aid.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AmLactin Skin Care. The opinions and text are all mine.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.