Last week I was sent some Dove Pure and Sensitive Beauty Cream Bars for review, which ties in nicely with the fact that it’s also National Eczema Week. As you may or may not know, I suffer from a few different skin conditions, which are largely due to my underactive thyroid. I have psoriasis on my feet and legs, dermatitis on my hands and also get eczema on my face and scalp.
I appreciate that a skin condition may not seem like a serious issue to most people, but living with them can really be very tricky at times. My issues are usually worst during winter, when my hands and feet will crack and bleed, and although having an itch might not seem like the end of the world, when that itch is so bad that you remove layers of skin without even realising what you’re doing, it can be pretty debilitating.
Because of all of this, even something as simple as washing my hands or doing the dishes can become a daunting task as most soaps irritate my hands, washing up liquid is a menace to skin conditions and even the rubber in rubber gloves can exacerbate things. So, when NetMums asked me if I wanted to try out the Pure and Sensitive Beauty Bar from Dove, in conjunction with the National Eczema Society, I have to admit to having felt a little trepidation.
When the bars arrived, the first thing I noticed when I unwrapped them was that they didn’t smell of anything – one tell-tale sign that something will affect my skin is if it is highly perfumed, so Dove was off to a good start. I jumped straight into the shower and used the soap, which gives great lather. I didn’t notice any immediate irritation, and with some soaps the effects are immediate; i feel my skin almost tightening on contact with irritants.
I’ve now been using the Dove Pure and Sensitive Beauty Cream Bar for 4 days, in the bath and shower and just for washing my hands, and I’ve not had a single bit of dryness or irritation. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that my hands are looking better than before I started using it and the hard, dry patches on my fingers are looking and feeling softer. I was so confident about how sensitive the Beauty Cream Bar was, I even risked using it on my face, where I usually suffer with a very dry t-zone and it didn’t dry my skin out at all.
I’m so pleased that I don’t have to dread washing my hands with soap anymore and I’ll definitely continue to use the Dove Pure and Sensitive Beauty Cream Bar for the foreseeable future as it’s proved to be a mini-blessing over the last few days.
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