I have been experiencing quite a bit of dry skin recently, and not just dry, but full blown, sandpapery, chapped, peeling, skin. It's like the Sahara Dessert over here. So, in the past few months, I've been on the hunt for the perfect, skin-quenching product, and I have found a few products that have quickly become holy grails.
I'm not a fan of body lotion after the shower...that sticky feeling when not everything has absorbed makes me feel more like a sweaty pig than a glass of water. But, recently, I've found a few thicker creams that have really helped my dry skin, while still absorbing well. Kiehl's Creme de Corps (despite the price tag) has worked wonders for my hydration levels. Aveeno's Daily Moisturizing Lotion is another great, more affordable option. If you are looking for something a little bit lighter, Aveeno is one of the brands I would suggest - good for the skin, but not too thick.
If you are like me, and are not into moisturizing after the shower, an in-the-shower oil could be a great option. I just discovered oils, and I have not been able to put them down. I love the Loccitane Almond Shower Oil and Neutrogena Body Oil (which doesn't smell as fragrant as the Loccitane one, but works, just as well). If you want something heavier than an oil, but still don't want the hassle of lotions, LUSH Ro's Argan Body Conditioner is perfect when your skin needs a nice, warm hug.
Happy pampering! And remember, we're bent, not broken! :)