The blog is sponsored by AmLactin Skin Care. All opinions expressed are my own.
After my last competition, my competition tan stuck to all my dry spots, which really exposed all my dry damaged skin. I guess I knew I already had these dry spots on my skin, but I didn’t realize just how many I had until the competition tan grabbed on to them and pointed them all out to me very clearly (which was SUPER embarrassing! I looked like a leper!)
Since I had a job for a piece of ab equipment coming up, I had to get this fixed fast so I went to my dermatologist for help. My dermatologist recommended I start using AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care, an over the counter lotion. I went straight to the drug store and picked some up.
Honestly, within just a few days I immediately saw and felt an improvement in my skin’s texture. (I’ll tell you more in this blog!) Well, low and behold, I hadn’t been using it for long when I got an invitation to do a product review on one of the AmLactin products! Lucky Me!! YAY! AND, lucky YOU! I will be giving YOU a chance to try it FREE TOO!! (Give-a-way below!)
Here is what I have learned and my personal experience trying these products out myself.
The Solution To Dry Skin
When I was in aesthetician school, I quickly learned the solution to dry skin was more than just what you put IN it. The real solution was what needed to come OFF – and what needed to go IN. Oftentimes people are wasting fantastic products on skin that isn’t actually absorbing the moisture it needs. Instead, it’s being sopped up by skin that has already died.
Imagine if you put a piece of tissue over your skin. Now picture applying lotion on top of that tissue and imagine how much moisture would actually penetrate the tissue enough to also penetrate the skin. That is essentially what is happening when we apply lotion to dry damaged skin.
You can uncover smooth, radiant skin with AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care. Its unique exfoliating and hydrating alpha-hydroxy therapy gently removes dead skin cells to reveal soft, hydrated skin. It’s the difference between skin care and skin therapy – and it works!
How Does It Work?
Alpha-hydroxy acid (typically derived from different foods like apples, grapes and milk) works as a chemical exfoliant, dissolving “glue” like lipids that hold our dead skins together and keeps them from falling off. Once the glue is dissolved, these dead skin cells let go and expose our fresh vibrant skin that was once hidden underneath. When this skin is visible, it gives our skin a nice healthy glow. Where the old dry skin gives a dull rough appearance, fresh smooth skin cells reflect light – making our skin appear to have a “glow” to it.
Not only does this expose prettier skin, as you decrease the buildup of dead skin cells, you also decrease the appearance of cracks and crevices simply because you are essentially decreasing the depth of each line or crack as you whisk away the thick upper layer of dead cells.
Dissolving that “glue” also helps release dead skin that can clog pores or make your skin appear splotchy. Since damaged skin is often darker in pigment, your overall skin tone will be more even. All in all, there are just too many benefits to using a chemical exfoliant like AmLactin.
Softer Smoother Feet
Since I live in tennis shoes, I often unintentionally neglect my feet’s health. It is not uncommon for me to throw lotion on my legs before I go out the door, while my feet remain hidden in my tennis shoes.
Now that AmLactin has a foot cream to help you take better care of your feet too, I put it by my bed and have been applying it every night before I go to bed. With its rich, creamy texture, clinical-strength AmLactin Foot Cream is the ultimate recovery for my rough, callused feet. By applying this nightly, I can get hours of therapy under the covers while I sleep!
Utilizing their patented ULTRAPLEX® formula, this healing foot therapy gently exfoliates AND intensely hydrates to heal, repair, and soften. It helps prevent splits and cracks while smoothing calluses. It won’t take long before you notice a major difference in your skin’s texture and appearance. You may even notice you can go even longer between manis and pedis!
Trust me! I told my mom about AmLactin just a few weeks ago and she is already on her second bottle because she loved it so much! She said she can’t believe how much smoother her skin is.
AmLactin For Bikini Prep
Soft feet and smooth skin is super important to me right now because in seven days I’ll be walking across the stage in clear high heels – exposing my footsies (as well as my entire body) so I want my skin to look the best it can. For this reason, AmLactin has really become a big part of my bikini competition prep. Bikini competitors are actually judged on skin tone so it’s super important we prep my skin before the show – and exfoliating is a huge part of competition prep before we get our competition tan.
Since the competition tan sticks to dry skin, the softer and smoother your skin is, the smoother my tan will look. The same is true even if you go to a tanning salon to get a professional spray tan or even use self-tanners at home. Your tan will always look best (and last longer) if you apply it to exfoliated skin.
If you don’t believe me, believe my doctor!! Not only did my own dermatologist recommend AmLactin to me, the American Podiatric Medical Association gave AmLactin Foot Cream its seal of approval too. That’s why AmLactin is the #1 moisturizer brand recommended by podiatrists for rough, dry skin. This product is no joke. It really does work and you really will be amazed with the results. It’s truly somewhat of a miracle product.
SOFT FEET GIVE-A-WAY!
Would you like to try AmLactin Skin Care for FREE? Enter my Soft Feet Giveaway! In the comments section below, tell me your foot care secrets by November 10th to enter. On November 11th, I will randomly pick 1 commenter to receive $100 worth of AmLactin products! WOOT!
*Giveaway is open to United States residents only. Product and shipping provided by AmLactin Skin Care. Remember, although AmLactin Skin Care sponsored this post, all opinions and text are my own.
Uncover smooth, radiant skin with AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care. Its unique exfoliating and hydrating alpha-hydroxy therapy gently removes dead skin cells to reveal soft, hydrated skin. It’s the difference between skin care and skin therapy.
AmLactin moisturizers are available on Amazon.com and at your local Target, CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Walmart and Rite Aid.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AmLactin Skin Care. The opinions and text are all mine.