Friday, April 15, 2016

Beautifying the Broken Ankle: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lotion

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I'm going to tell you something no one told me when I broke my ankle. THE EXPERIENCE DRIES YOUR SKIN OUT LIKE NOBODY'S BUSINESS. Picture this -- you can't put the broken area in water or slather lotion on it. It's trapped in a cast, or a splint, or a boot ... regardless, it's not exposed to the air. This continues for weeks on end. And then, finally, you're allowed to see the skin. You can touch it. You can (thank the lord) shower and moisturize. And by that point, it's too late ... BECAUSE YOUR SKIN HAS TAKEN ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN. It's morphed into something you don't even recognize anymore. And on top of worrying that you may never wear heels again, or you might not be able to do yoga or get on the elliptical, or standing at a concert might be too difficult, now you have to worry that your skin looks and feels like the leathery roommate from There's Something About Mary.

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.

17 comments:

  1. It sounds like a great product! I hope your ancle is healing well and that you are up and running soon again.

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  2. That's rough =(. I'm glad you were able to figure out a routine to get things back on track. Best wishes & happy healing!

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  3. This sounds like a really effective moisturizer! I hope that you are healing quickly!!!!!!

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  4. Colloidal oatmeal is so soothing for sensitive skin.

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  5. I'm glad your skin is better now. I have a sample tube of this somewhere but need to dig it out to treat my dry areas.

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  6. I love first aid beauty products. I'm hoping you get well and make it back home soon.

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  7. I have several samples from this brand through the beauty boxes I get. Sounds like this is a good one. I'll see if I have it. Thanks!

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  8. I wish I knew about this after I broke my ankle my skin was so dry and sore after they removed the cast. Great review x

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  9. I have a few samples of First Aid Beauty products and I have always enjoyed them.

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  10. I will never forget how my ankle area looked after my cast was removed! It was HORRIBLE!

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  11. I've never broken a bone before, but having such dry skin seems like a nightmare and totally unfair! This lotion sounds really nice-- glad it helped your ankle and skin to get back to normal after the cast was off!

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  12. Looks like a great moisturizer. Thanks for sharing

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  13. I have some samples but I haven't tried them yet. Will do now...

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  14. I just picked up the First Aid Beauty 500 point perk at Sephora and you've got me so excited to try this one out! Glad to hear the ankle is on the mend :)

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  15. Old wife tales I once heard that colloidal oatmeal has soothing property for rashes. Sounds like a great product. Hope your ankle feels better soon.

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  16. I hope you feel better soon and I am always interested in testing a good lotion/cream/butter for dry skin! :)

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  17. I love First Aid Beauty products and I'm glad this lotion is working well for you. I've tried a lot of FAB products but I haven't tried this lotion yet. I'll definitely try it out after I use up my tubs of Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream :)

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