Skin Care for Rough Spots


Conversation sponsored by AmLactin.

Having a history of horrible childhood eczema, I’ve tried practically every lotion on the market to soothe my uncomfortable skin. I used to get thick, bright red, itchy sore-like rashes on the insides of my elbows and knees. Although these have completely gone away since I cleared adolescence (thank goodness!!!), I still suffer from chronically dry skin. I hate getting wet because I have to fully lotion up afterwards or my “skin” will crawl, feel tight, and I will be visibly ashy. Of course my husband was blessed with the complete opposite skin, he never puts on lotion and the bottom of his foot seriously feels like my face LOL! If I don’t moisturize regularly, problem areas tend to pop up: dry, rough, flaky patches that need a little extra love & care. During our trip to Greece and Turkey last month we were on 8 planes within a week and a half and I came prepared for the dry plane-air with moisturizing paper masks for my face. What I didn’t think to pay extra attention to was my body and I was left with a few rough patches thirsty for moisture.

I came home to a package from AmLactin Skin Care with a variety of their products and I dove in right away. I change moisturizers often because it seems that as soon as I find something that works for me, it either gets reformulated or discontinued (so frustrating!); so I was more than ready to try something new! I’ve been lathering up with AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion & Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion for about three weeks now and my skin is so hydrated and more importantly.. Comfortable. The ashy, rough patches I mentioned earlier are no longer ashy, are supple and are starting to blend back in with the rest of my skin. If you take a look below, all that is left is a tiny bit of bumpiness which is smoothing out day by day. Summer is around the corner and the last thing anyone needs to feel self conscious about are tanktops!

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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 and at your local Target, CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Walmart and Rite Aid.

I use AmLactin Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion when I am fully moisturizing: out of the shower or before bed. This was created to relieve extreme dryness for 24 hours so needless to say it keeps me hydrated all day and at night while I rest. I use AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion more for maintenance like when I’m feeling a little dry or uncomfortable mid-day, I like to keep a little bottle in my purse and on my desk. AmLactin uses powerful alpha-hydroxy therapy which exfoliates and hydrates so skin will feel smooth and soft, it’s the best-kept secret for dry skin and I wish I had discovered it sooner! Keep in mind that the alpha-hydroxy acid in these products may increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunburn so don’t forget the sunblock which you should be doing anyways!

If you’d like to try AmLactin Skin Care for FREE, I’ve teamed up with them on a Soft Skin Giveaway! Entering is simple:

  1. Visit and browse their products
  2. In the comments section below:
    • Tell us about your dry skin problem areas
    • Provide a link to the product you’d most like to try by May 21st

On May 21st I will randomly pick 1 commenter to win $100 worth of AmLactin products!

*Giveaway is open to United States residents only. I’ll leave a reply on the winner’s comment below but product and shipping will be provided by AmLactin Skin Care.


Although AmLactin Skin Care sponsored this post and provided me with product and compensation, all opinions are my own.