So Summer 08, I went with a friend to Beach Bum Tanning. It was my first time and I purchased a package... I got a package of 10 sessions for the Platinum level (3rd from the the most expensive) because the SA said that I won't burn as easily in the more expensive machines.... I did not burn until towards the end of my package and I did use a indoor tanning lotion (generously too).... That is when all my skin problems started.... My skin became so sensitive that for a while, I could not use wash clothes, body wash puff things, or anything that can possible irritate my skin further because I was in so much pain.... For the 1st week that I burned I went through 2 bottles of body lotion... and 3 bottles of facial lotion (I did not have creams then because I never needed it...). My skin eventually got a bit better... It stopped hurting me... But my skin did not go back to the way it used to be.... Throughout the winter I still had to reapply creams at least 3-4x's a day....I went through so many brands but nothing helped.... It was extremely annoying....
The cream that I found to finally help is Aveeno Active Naturals Intense Relief Repair Cream. I got it at Walmart for $12.99.
On the back of the tub:
This rich body cream provides intense moisturization to soothe irritated, dry skin on contact and provide significant relief in just one day. The breakthrough formula contains pure oat essence and ceramides, essential lipids found deep within the surface of the skin that play a key role in helping to restore the skin's protective function. Used daily, this cream can actually help repair dry, irritated skin in as little as one week for skin that looks and feels healthier. Trusted for use on sensitive skin.
The smell is oaty (is that a word?? LOL)... It reminds me of bland oatmeal... So it only has a slight smell to me. Using this cream, I really did feel relief within just one day! Within a few days, I could just apply it just once a day and I was fine. I cannot go back to using lotions anymore, even though it is Summer now..... I love this cream!!! So I would give this 5/5!