A Soothing Spot Treatment For Super-Dry Skin

No one is without flaws, and when faced with a glaring imperfection, most people possess a natural instinct to cover it up. For me, its horribly dry ankles-the kind that flare up in early fall and follow me throughout the winter, even in a warmer climate.

My surefire fix had been to camouflage this with pants, but hiding my flaking, cracking skin wasn't a solution, so I turned to an assortment of moisturizers and lotions. While they certainly softened my ankles, their effects occurred mostly on the surface, and let me assure you: smooth dry patches aren't any more attractive than the scaly ones.

When I stumbled across Recover by a brand called Trees, my expectations weren't very high; but once I opened the jar, its light, fresh scent and salve-like texture instantly enticed me.

And it didn't disappoint.

Recover contains something called "Super Sterol Liquid," which prepares skin for advanced healing. Lauded for their skin-repairing capabilities, shea butter is combined with olive, coconut, sweet almond and sunflower seed oils to provide intense hydration that goes beyond the surface.

One week later, my ankles are returning to their summertime form, slowly shedding the severe splotches and giving way to healthy, glowing skin. In another week, I may even venture to wear a dress!