Nicole, 36 spent years looking for the right products to manage her dry skin issues. After trying everything from high street brands to various pharmaceutical products, she found a product that worked for her, thanks to La Roche-Posay.
She says “I have had severely dry skin for my whole life. I remember my mum always telling me not to itch but we never really realized it was a condition! Anyway, eventually a dermatologist appointment helped me understand that I had dry skin and that it could be managed.”
How did you manage your dry skin?
“To start off with I changed my routine – I cut down on baths, opting for showers instead. When I did bath, I reduced the time I spent soaking, because I realise that had an impact. I also stopped using very hot water, and now I shower with lukewarm water. But most of all, on stepping out of the shower I apply a good moisturiser. I was told that it sinks in better just after your shower. It really made a difference.”
Which moisturiser do you use?
“I tried everything! For years I convinced myself that it was ok to scratch a little if I came out smelling sweet like apricots or tropical coconuts! Of course, I know now that those lovely smelling moisturisers can make my condition worse so now I stick to hypoallergenic and fragrance-free products and it really has helped my skin. I’ve started using Lipikar Lait from La Roche-Posay because I find it really soothing.“
How did it change your skin?
“My skin feels smoother and more nourished and I only need to apply once a day. I also like the fact that it’s quite light and that it’s got shea butter in the ingredients, as well as La Roche-Posay thermal spring water which helps to sooth my dry skin.