Stilettos and Diapers: Lake Living and Loving It.

5.12.2014

Lake Living and Loving It.


When we found out we were moving to Charlotte last year, we were thrilled. It was somewhere we'd always talked about living, even though we didn't know too much about the area. When we came to house hunt, we were drawn to the lake. So peaceful and beautiful, we could just envision relaxing family time there.

5 months later, we're settled in our new home and we couldn't be happier with our location. We've spent so much time already, making wakes or quietly rowing. The hubs laughs at the things I need for a day on the lake. It always includes a cute hat and sunnies, my new drink of choice, grapefruit Perrier, and my dry skin soother, Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion

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I love being on top of the water, but not in it so much. I have super dry skin and it's a challenge all year. When I add the mix of being in pools and water in the summer, I get flare-ups of eczema. I've had to commit myself to moisturizing very frequently, especially as we spend time at the lake, our neighborhood pool and vacation at the beach later this year. The Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion is fragrance-free and has helped me tremendously with the itchiness I typically have. If you know eczema, you know that if you can stop scratching, you're halfway there. 
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These sweet boys of mine love the water and jump in at any chance they get. The only problem is that Cooper has the same skin as I do. Luckily, Curél® Itch Defense® formula is safe for children and infants over 6 months old, so I lather him up right alongside me. 
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Family time is just so precious. Now that Cooper is in school, I realize how much we have to cherish those afternoons and weekends that we're all together. Those smiles I get and the joy of watching are the best thing in life. 
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When I have time just to be with my family, the last thing I want to be worried about is itchiness, covering up red splotchiness, or dry skin. I'm thankful for finding Curél® Itch Defense® Lotion and the comfort it's brought me. Having moisturized, flare-up free skin is exactly what I want when I'm in shorts and bathing suits in the summer. Relaxing on the lake should be just that! 
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179 comments:

  1. your boys are getting so grown up! I'm a Jergens girl for everyday lotion, but I used Curel when I was pregnant for all of that awful pregnancy itching :) SO jealous you live on the lake! I'd DIE to live on our lakes but the real estate prices are astronomical around there since the lots are few and the demand is high.

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  2. I beat summer skin irritation by using SPF lotions and bug spray. If we get bit or burned we use Aloe or Anti-itch lotions to soothe our skin.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  3. tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellysaver/status/465968611870273536

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  4. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/465982752345817088

    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  5. Lots of moisturizer and sunscreen.

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  6. I beat summer skin irritation by regularly applying lotion to my and my family's skin and using plenty of sunscreen and aloe vera.

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  7. I tweeted under @yarbr012 https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/466007915132751873

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  8. I like using products with aloe in the summertime.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I will have to try that Curel lotion. I don't really do anything for skin irritation but after reading this post I think I will get some sunscreen that I used one summer!

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  10. I slather the lotion on my skin in the summer. That really helps.

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  11. I try to beat that summer sun irritation by showering off after the lake and the pool and staying as moisturized as possible. I also chug as much H2O as possible! :)

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  12. well i have extremely sensitive skin so I make sure I put on lots of sunscreen and drink lots of water to help my skin stay healthy

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  13. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/466305980636995584

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  14. I use lots of sunscreen and aloe vera all summer long.

    amypugmire@live.com

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  15. https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/466353936702922753

    amypugmire@live.com

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  16. I use a ton of sunscreen, and for dry skin, I use coconut oil.

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  17. I beat skin irritations with aloe vera!
    Eastman520@gmail.com

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  18. i use lotion after i shower

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  19. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/466560355670716417

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  20. Using lotion like Curel is a must!

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  21. I slather on sunscreen and keep it lubricated; my skin is so dry, it can be unbearably itchy if I don't and too much sun exposure makes it worse.

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  22. tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/466985332852813825

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  23. I use sunscreen every day, and I apply aloe to my skin if it gets irritated

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  24. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/467003122766716929

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  25. I use aloe vera gel on my skin irritation in the summer. It my go to must have.

    lil_lady_dz@yahoo.com

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  26. tweet- https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/467045448914448385

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  27. We use sunscreen generously and try to stay in the shade as much as possible.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  28. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/467050090947813377

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  29. I put on tons of body butter, lotions, and oils

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  30. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/467121168198017024

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  31. I use lotion, but should try Curel!

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  32. We beat irritation by using lots of sunscreen, wearing cotton clothes, avoiding the sun during particular hours and using lotion in the evenings.
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  33. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/468130293291823105
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  34. I bring UV protection sun umbrella for all outdoor activities in case we can't find any shades to hide. And of course, the must have sunscreen.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  35. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/468591831442128899

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  36. I always use sunscreen.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  37. We beat irritation by using lots of sunscreen and lotion on though out the day.

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  38. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/470342982743248896

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  39. I use a lot of moisturizer in the summer.

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  40. We keep calamine lotion around incase of unavoidable itchies. We also have aloe for sunburns, and slather up in high SPF sunblock. I try to keep sunblock in the car, and a moisturizer for dry skin after a beach trip neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. https://twitter.com/tiggerfan79

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  42. i beat the irritable summer skin by changing out of my wet suits right away. i found out that bothers crue's skin just like it bothers mine :(

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  43. We always have aloe on hand for the sunburn and bug bite cream.

    https://twitter.com/classysassymrs/status/473943406922575875

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  44. I lotion every morning and again after swimming.

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  45. https://twitter.com/benz1171/status/475379707244859394

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  46. I like using aloe to help hydrate and soothe my skin.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  47. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/476493258671939584

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  48. baby lotion and lots of sunscreen

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  49. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/476551116084084737

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  50. I scrub with a loofah/body wash to keep my skin fresh and use a lot of lotion and aloe. I also make sure to apply sunscreen when going outdoors.

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  51. https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/480830724027588608

    prettyinhotpink6@gmail dot com

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  52. We lotion up after a day of swimming.
    vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  53. https://twitter.com/618mom23boys/status/483098646246735872

    vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  54. To me it's all about getting my skin nice and clean at the end of the day, then a moisturizing. With summer allergens an anti-ich moisturizer is a must.
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    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  55. Plus a tweet! : https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/486235905208745984
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    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  56. I'm always looking for good products for my son's skin. He's AA and his skin dries out really easily.

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  57. Lotion and sunscreen and then washing off of the sand and the salt water immediately when either at the pool or the beach.

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  58. After taking a shower, my family and I use moisturizer daily. I have to try this Curel Lotion. It really sounds great.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  59. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/493424701931139073
    Thanks again.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  60. I beat summer skin irritation by moisturizing my skin twice a day.
    austma7@aol.com

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  61. I'm thick skinned...don't worry about it!

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  62. I beat skin irritations with various lotions and creams.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  63. i just be sure to rinse off the chlorine after going in the pool

    itsrob11@hotmail.com

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  64. I usually use a natural oatmeal soap.

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  65. https://twitter.com/robbyrob15/status/493590801319202816

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  66. We use sunscreen and aloe and moisturizing lotion for our family.

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  67. I stay out of the sun! :) When that's impossible, I use sunscreen and, if that doesn't stop irritation or sunburn, a nice, cooling lotion and / or aloe :)
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  68. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/493695451078475776
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  69. I beat skin irritation in the summer by using sunscreen and lotions.

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  70. https://twitter.com/ardy22/status/493712634118545409

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  71. I heard that coconut oil was great as a skin moisturizer so I started using that.

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  72. I avoid irritation by not overdoing sun exposure and keeping my skin moisturized.

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  73. Tweet https://twitter.com/clc408/status/493768914686341120

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  74. I drink lots of water, moisturize after showers and use aloe when I've had too much sun.

    Thanks!
    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  75. TWEET!
    https://twitter.com/samdaleo/status/493816108260929537

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  76. i've never used anything for summer skin irritation, we do use sunscreen to protect against the sun, though.
    stigay@comcast.net

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  77. We use Nivea at our house but will try Curel.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  78. I add a few drops of organic jojoba oil to our moisturizers!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  79. oh my goodness you make Charlotte look AMAZING! I have an Aloe plant that I cut and apply to my skin after a long day of skin exposure, I also make sure to moisturize!

    periwinkleamy (at) gmail [dot] c o m

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  80. I shared on Twitter https://twitter.com/AMYetcetera/status/493895445446270976

    periwinkleamy [at] gmail (dot) com

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  81. I use lotion. EVERY day. At least once.

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  82. I try to beat summer skin irritation by taking a shower and applying whatever lotion I have on hand. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. i use a moisturizing lotion every day - sometimes twice a day!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/PuffyBiggers/status/493981997925019652

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  85. i posted a tweet

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/493982014077296640

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  86. I try to drink lots of water and use lotion daily.

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  87. I use lots of suncreen on myself and my girls when we are going to be outside. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  88. I just try to make sure we are plenty hydrated during the summer months.

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  89. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/494327171591061506

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  90. my hands get so dry at work and Curel is the only cure

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  91. I exfoliate with body scrubs. I also use lotion or coconut oil to keep my skin well hydrated.

    SeasideMermaid@twc.com

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  92. A good deal of sunscreen during the days while always drinking cool liquids

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  93. Bath and Body Works lotions work fine for me to keep my skin happy in the summer, but for my daughter we use the Curel Itch Defense because she gets outbreaks of Eczema, the stuff is amazing!!

    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  94. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MRSMEIER5627/status/495021259042734080

    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  95. I drink lots of water and use sunblock.

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  96. I've always had sensitive skin and have to use sunscreen daily.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  97. I make sure to use fragrance-free lotions and soaps.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  98. I try to ward off dry, itchy skin by staying well hydrated and drinking plenty of water.

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  99. I make sure to apply lotion after every shower to keep my skin hydrated.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  100. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/495632048540098561

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  101. Sunscreen and moisturizing lotion are a must in Summer! I also use a moisturizing shave gel to help keep shaving irritation down.

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  102. We use waterproof spray on sun screen and moisturizer in the morning

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  103. I have used aloe vera on my skin which helps, but I will give Curel a try!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  104. I always put body lotion on every day to keep my skin from drying out.

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  105. I wear sunscreen every day and then reapply if I'm out in the sun for more than an hour. If I do get burned, I use straight aloe.

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  106. I'm fortunate that I don't have many skin problems. But my husband suffers from very dry, itchy skin and nothing seems to help. So we are definitely going to give Curel a try.

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  107. We wash off chlorine and sunscreen promptly and wear cotton and take cool showers.

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  108. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/SavingForLater/status/496601182878441473

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  109. I use soap with Shea Butter. If we get a little sun burn or dryness with use something with aloe.

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  110. I wear sunscreen and moisturize after showering.

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  111. We use aloe and we rinse off after swimmimg.

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  112. https://mobile.twitter.com/Shiebs24/status/496860236766904320

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  113. I beat summer skin irritation by using sunscreen when I am outside and using a moisturizing lotion after showering every morning

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  114. I wear sunscreen whenever I go out!

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  115. I use sunscreen everyday, even when I'm just going out for a few minutes. Always need to stay hydrated, too!

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  116. I moisturize a lot during the summer months!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  117. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/497195864855543809
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  118. I drink lots of water,use sunscreen and moisturize my skin after showering.

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  119. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/497365267609944064

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  120. I beat it the same way my mom did, with baby oil! Though she used to take baths in it and I don't have a tub to do that in so I just smooth it on.

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  121. we beat it with calamine lotion

    JOE GERSCH

    JOEBISSY@Mail.com

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  122. We use lots of sunscreen and lotion.

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

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  123. we usually use jojoba oil for dry summer skin pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  124. i tweeted https://twitter.com/thepryfamily5/status/497507124914556928 pryfamily5@gmail.com - See more at: http://www.pullingcurls.com/2014/05/a-well-packed-pool-bag-includes-curel.html#comment-11828

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  125. a lot of sunscreen
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  126. I use sunscreen and stay out of the sun.

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  127. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/497544057179340800

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  128. I make sure to always use sunscreen. If I get a sunburn I use aloe.

    Peachesncream887(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  129. We beat summer skin irritation with baby oil :)

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  130. We use moisturizer to keep our skin from drying out.

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  131. We use a lot of Aloe Vera gel for skin irritations.

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  132. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/497706539017191424

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  133. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. And drink plenty of water.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  134. Lots of moisturizer and sunscreen to try to prevent dry skin.

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  135. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/497720276202041344

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  136. lotion, sunblock and water. The three musts of summer. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  137. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/497721212551036928

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  138. by using vaseline - lots of it

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  139. I always pack bug spray and lotion whenever the family goes out.

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  140. Use lots of Jergen's lotion! I am so jealous, we live in CO and aren't near any water.

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  141. We usually use sunscreen while we are out in the sun. When we get inside, we usually apply aloe or cocoa butter but we will have to try out Curel's product since my grandson is showing signs of eczema and he does have sensitive skin.

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  142. I use a lot of sunscreen, lotion, and drink lots of water

    foofie135 at gmail.com

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  143. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MistySunrise/status/497794420033339392

    foofie135 at gmail.com

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  144. i always use sunscreen outdoors and i use moisturizing lotion after i get out the water.

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  145. I use sunscreen and moisturizer
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  146. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/497829747276013568

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  147. I beat the summer skin irritation by rinsing off salt water/pool water asap and moisturize my skin!
    seyma_bennett AT hotmail.com

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  148. I beat skin irritation by wearing sunscreen, showering after swimming, and using lots of lotion!

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  150. https://twitter.com/dellee10/status/497862183955726336

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  151. i beat summer skin irritation by drinking a lot of water and moisturizing my skin.

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  152. I beat summer skin irritation by wearing a lot of sunblock.

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  153. Our skin isn’t irritated in the summer. We love the sun!

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  154. We all are careful not get a sunburn.
    And we regularly use sunscreen.
    thank you

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  155. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/497886394925084672

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  156. I beat summer skin irritation by staying out of the direct sun as much as possible but when I am in the sun, I use a great sunscreen and then lather my skin at night with lotion.

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  157. I tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/497947176027574272

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  158. I exfoliate and moisturize regularly!

    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  159. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/498450356305924096
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  160. I always wear sunscreen, drink lots of water, and use moisturizer twice a day.

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  161. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/498480545785843712

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  162. I use lotion and moisturizer to maintain healthy skin, and drink water often throughout the day.
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

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  163. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/498490770224340992

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  164. I use lotion to beat summer skin irritation.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  165. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/498541441652514818

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  166. stay out the summer and cool showers

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  167. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/498498788143923200

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  168. I use moisturizing lotion with aloe

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  169. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/498579377630613507

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  170. We use aloe vera and calamine lotion.
    Erika W.
    kendall608(at) aol (dot) com

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