Thursday, June 14, 2012

My new miracle cream.

I thought I would share a discovery that I made. This is not a review sponsored by anyone, nor am I giving anything away. Sorry!

I have had several dry, scaly, itchy, bumpy patches on my hands for about a year. At first I thought they were hives from some allergen, but they stayed and stayed. Then they became scaly and really itchy and really UGLY. After much research, I thought it must be eczema, though I did not get it diagnosed by a doctor. And they itched! Somedays, I wanted to tear my skin off because it itched so bad.

I tried SO many creams, including expensive eczema creams, Benadryl cream, hydrocortisone cream and anything I could think of that might help. Nothing cleared it up. The best result I got from anything was that it itched a little less. I thought it must be something else, so was thinking about finally going to a dermatologist.

Then, I got a tube of Carmex Healing Cream and starting using it. Yes, it is nice and non-greasy. I can put it on at my desk at work and go right back to working on my computer. It smells okay. The scent is light and does not overpower. And it makes my skin feel nice. Though, I do not have really dry skin, so all lotion makes my skin feel nice.

After about a week of daily use, I noticed that the itchy patches on my hands weren't so itchy. And they weren't so red. I was beyond thrilled! This was the best they had looked in a year. I would have been happy if they stayed at that level as they were less itchy, less red, less scaly and less noticable.

But they didn't. After several weeks, the patches were totally GONE! I could not believe it. I had tried so many things to clear this stuff up and all it took was a half tube of this relatively inexpensive cream. I have found that if I go without using this cream for several days, I can feel a deep itch where the patches were and see them starting to come back, so I won't be going without it at all. I have also been using the healing lotion with the same results. So I will buy whichever it the best deal.

I don't know what is in it that cleared those patches up, but it did something many, many other creams and lotions would not do. I love it! So, if you have dry itchy skin, or even eczema, try this stuff out. It just might be your miracle cream, too.


Anonymous said...

I love Carmax!!! I use the hand cream and the lip cream. Because I am constantly washing my hands and those latex gloves my skin is always a mess.

Im so glad you like it to!!!!!

Sonya Ann said...

I think you may have helped DJ with this post. You are such a giver. He has the same thing that you are describing on the bend of his arms and a few other spots on his forearms. We have tried everything or so I had thought. Thank you!

Frances said...

Just really is great stuff.

SonyaAnn, try the Carmex for DJ. It might help. If not, I had a scaly patch on my elbow that the Carmex didn't clear up, but I got some Psoriasin gel and that seems to be clearing it up.

Sonya Ann said...

I just went and bought some, I hope it helps DJ. Thank you for the advise!

Frances said...

You are so welcome, SonyaAnn. I hope it works. Tell him to use it regularly and give it some time.

McVal said...

Awesome! Good for you to find something that works!

Sonya Ann said...

I just wanted to tell you that this stuff is the bomb. It is helping DJ and I love it too. Thank you.

Frances said...

SonyaAnn, I am so glad it is helping DJ. I am still thrilled with my results.