Here on attract HQ, it's not uncommon to start working on a story that ends up being spied into another. This, my friends, is one of these stories. You understand, a few months ago I wrote an article about the best fotexoliators, under which I was introduced to a new-to-me ingredient. Several skin experts suggested ureak cream, as I had never heard of before, even though there was someone who has to exfoliate every day because of a rare skin condition. That's why I'm always paying attention to new methods of removing dead skin, so I thought it could not hurt to give ureak cream a try. And so we are here.
TMI warning, but the skin on my feet has been in rare shape in the fall with intense flaking, aggressive dryness, plants. So cute, I know, but with the latest weather changes and walking around New York City so much, my feet go through its fair share of wear and tear. This, in combination with the above-mentioned skin conditions, has left my feet and feels worse than they have for a while, which just made me more desperate trying to find a product that could help improve my situation.
Before I ordered a can of Amazon (I bought PurSources 40 percent urine foot cream just because it had a avalanche of rave reviews), I knocked on a trusted dermatologist for further insight into ureak cream and how it works.
"Urea is an essential part of skin maintenance, which serves as a natural moisturizing agent (aka a moisturizer) that binds water and penetrates the skin, it belongs to, killing dead skin cells at the edges," said Washington, DC, based dermatologist Adam Friedman, who wrote a whole medical journal on the subject. He explains that because of this, external formulations containing urea can ultimately be super effective in combating dry cracking. You can also think of it as a naturally occurring chemical exfoliant, as it acts as serum and treatments that raise dead skin cells locally.
One and a half days later, my ureak cream came in the mail (thanks God for Amazon Prime). After scouring the testimonials that used her dermatologic ability, I could not wait to finally put the cream on the test. The night after my shower I threw the cold creamy moisturizer on both feet and immediately put on thick, fuzzy socks to lock it in. From the bat, I noticed that it felt chilling and something tricky, even if the latter feeling was released after a few minutes. It lay to bed to make it work, it was supposed to be magic overnight.
As soon as I woke up, I removed my socks to see if something had happened, and was surprised to see in just eight hours a solid part of the stained sandpaper had disappeared. In the next few days, my results continued to improve. The main problem issues on both sides of my ankles had become softer and much less red and called. To see as I had not seen this kind of progress in monthsI was on cloud nine.
I now use the Ureak cream – which for the record also contains skin-loving ingredients like glycerin and chamomile flower extract – about twice a week to make sure my feet do not return to their original bad condition. And it has been wonderful, even if it's maintenance. I have been honestly speaking zero Complaints given it feels like your average, unshielded body lotion, but cleans up angry, cracked skin as there is no activity.