To look after my skin my mantra has always been moisturise, moisturise, moisturise but there is nothing worse than when you are trying to get out of the door in the morning, using creams that do not sink in or leave your skin feeling greasy.

I do not suffer from particularly dry skin but for my sister who has dry and itchy skin due to constant eczema flare ups, the problem of finding the right moisturiser is a nightmare. For many years she has been using heavy moisturisers but often bemoans, “after you have used thick heavy moisturiser try putting on a pair of skinny jeans or a T-shirt without covering them in greasy marks.”

She often opts to use nothing at all, especially as she also works shifts and leaves the house at 5am some mornings but then itches like crazy at work, scratching to relieve the itch then causing further damage to her skin.

Having nearly torn her skin apart in the summer, she came across a new itch relief and dry skin product called Suu Balm so decided to try a new approach. Firstly, she showered using Dove’s Deeply Nourishing Shower Gel to replenish her body’s moisture, then put Suu Balm on the areas where she often had eczema flare ups.  The menthol in Suu Balm, cools the skin and provides almost instant itch relief.  The moisturiser in Suu Balm contains ceramides which are lipid molecules found in high concentrations within cell membranes in the upper layer of the skin. They hold skin cells together, forming a protective layer that plumps the skin and holds moisture. They also act as a barrier against bacteria and environmental pollutants.

So far, this combination seems to be working well, with no clothes having to be discarded due to greasy marks.

Suu Balm is just about to hit the shelves of Lloyds Pharmacies throughout the UK. It is £14.99 for a 75ml tube, but according to my sister well worth the money. For more information about how the product works look at www.suubalm.co.uk

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