Hence this new series, Beautifying the Broken Ankle. I decided to (literally) take life into my own hands and start applying as many moisturizing products as I could to my dry, leathery skin, hoping against hope that they would do the trick. First up? First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lotion.
Anyone who knows me is well aware of my longstanding love and affection for all things First Aid Beauty. I've never met a product I didn't fall head over heels for. And, thankfully, this lotion is no exception. It brought my skin back to life.
Prior to using this lotion, my foot looked and felt like crocodile skin. Really beautiful, let me tell you! But within one week of using it twice a day (morning and night), not only is my skin back to normal, IT FEELS EVEN BETTER THAN BEFORE THE SURGERY. Seriously, my skin is baby soft. It's like I was a snake shedding its old skin and now I have new life breathed into what was previously dead.
This is due to a mix of colloidal oatmeal (to relieve itching and soothe dehydrated skin), glycerin (moisture and protection), shea butter (nourishment) and the FAB Antioxidant Booster (to combat free radicals). The formula is light and airy, and while it's not quite as whipped a texture as some other shea butter-infused lotions, it still sinks into skin without making it feel greasy. It does, however, help me slip on my compression socks much more easily, so I'm grateful for that!
I really can't say enough good things about this lotion. Before I started using it, I was seriously worried that my skin would never recover -- but, thankfully, I can now put those fears to rest. One small step forward (yes, pun intended) during this entire broken ankle process!
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lotion retails for $7.50-$39 (depending on size) at firstaidbeauty.com.