Central heating, biting cold winds and dehydration can all contribute to dry and uncomfortable skin in Winter. I suffer with this, as I know many other people do too. Currently it’s really cold in the UK, and as I work from home I tend to have the heating on full blast for several hours a day. Combine that with hot showers that dry out the skin, it’s easy to end up with itchy and flaky skin. If you suffer with eczema then you’ll be particularly prone to experiencing this, and will know just how much it can drive you to distraction.
I’ve been trying out Suu Balm, a relatively new product to the market which launched in October 2017. Suu Balm is an itch relief moisturiser, specially developed for people with dry, itchy or eczema prone skin. All the ingredients have been carefully chosen for people with sensitive skin.
Some of the key features which made me want to try it include:
- It claims to work in less than 5 minutes
- It contains menthol to relieve itchy skin
- Ceramides are included in the formulation to moisturise and repair dry damaged skin
- It soothes inflamed areas
- It’s safe for sensitive skin
- There are no steroids or parabens
- It’s non-greasy
- It’s also cruelty free and vegan friendly
I’ve never tried a menthol-based cream before for dry skin. However, when I had insanely dry and cracked lips during my Roaccutane treatment, the only lip balm which helped them (out of the 12 or so I tried) was Carmex, which is menthol-based. So I figured there must be something to this ingredient which makes such a difference.
I’ve found that this cream works really well at soothing itchy skin and relieving dryness. I enjoy the menthol scent which I find quite uplifting. I imagine this would be a nice cooling cream to use during hotter months because of this. You have to be a little careful using it near eyes, because the menthol can sting your eyes. However, it works well on the face nevertheless and is also a good impromptu lip balm.
It does sink in very quickly, and is non-greasy as claimed. Suu Balm works well for soothing itchy skin and also hydrates, reducing the severity of very dry skin.
It is currently available in over 600 Lloyds Pharmacy stores in the UK, and you can also find it on Amazon. It retails for £14.99 for a 75ml tube.
Suu Balm have kindly given me four tubes of Suu Balm to give away to one of my readers.
For the chance to win, all you have to do is enter via the Gleam app below. The giveaway is open to the UK only, and will close at midnight on 1 February 2018.
One winner will receive all four tubes, retailing at £59.96 in total.
Best of luck!
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