Best moisturizer for dry skin?

  • 2951 days ago

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    Aikawa Level 4
    Do any of you ladies have dry skin? I do, and it gets really dry during the winter, so I need a good moisturizer... what moisturizer do you use? I've heard good things about Philosophy Hope in a Jar...

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  • 2949 days ago

    I've been using sesame seed oil found at Walmart. It's natural and it stopped all the dryness and cracking in my skin. It's very lightweight. Goodluck!

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  • 2949 days ago

    The hemp lotion at wal mart is awesome too (THC free!) and smells pretty good. If you're up for something a bit more expensive the stuff from Victoria's Secret is thick and great for your body. I love their body butter!

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  • 2943 days ago

    krc
    I use an oil (Home Health or Heritage Products brands). It's a mixture of almond, peanut, olive, and lanolin oils, and vit. e. I need only a few drops and it works wonders! I find that oil works much better than lotion in general. good luck!

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  • 2937 days ago

    freespirit Fitness trainer
    I've been using Rose oil from Evan Healy along with her Rose line. It really helped me escape the chronic dryness, especially in the winter. The rose oil is supposed to help balance moisture as well (for those who might have combination skin). It is a bit pricey, but as others say, just a few drops goes a long way. Her trial kits says it is supposed to last only two weeks, but most items lasted about 6 weeks for me (I still have some mask and oil left after 6 weeks, so it is a good way to try her line out.

    If you have a tendency to break out, you may want to explore something lighter, like jojoba oil. You may be able to just add a few drops of oil to your current favorite moisturizer in the palm of your hand.

    Good luck!

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  • 2924 days ago

    I swear by CeraVe. It's pretty pricey, but a little bit of it goes a long way. Very thick, and veeeery effective!

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  • 2924 days ago

    Try putting your moisturizer on while your skin is still wet. Lotions with glycerin in the ingredient list need to have moisture to draw into your skin.

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  • 2924 days ago

    I second CeraVe! It's been extremely effective for me. I have severely dry patches of eczema on my face (and body) that have not been helped by a variety of other OTC treatments, lotions, and oils. Really, the only effective combination for me has been Dermalogica Barrier Repair after showering and then CeraVe as needed.

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  • 2923 days ago

    A few steps I tell my patients who have dry skin:
    --take lukewarm showers. Too hot will dry your skin.
    --when you get out, pat dry, don't rub.
    --apply a good moisturizer right after getting out, while your skin is still moist. It will help lock in that moisture. The thicker the better, but sometimes the greasier ones are harder to handle. If you can put up with it, Aquaphor or Eucerin are good.
    --avoid antibacterial soap. It's very drying. Use something with moisturizers in it (Dove makes a good one)

    Hope that helps!

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  • 2922 days ago

    I use coconut oil, specifically tropical traditions. Smells amazing and works very very well. I also crossfit and use it to keep my hands nice even after the lifting and pullups. Coconut oil has so many wonderful uses both internal and external =)

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  • 2922 days ago

    freespirit Fitness trainer
    I spread oil on my skin before even drying off from showering. The water on your body helps spread the oil and lock in the moisture. I hardly have to dry off as the moisture and water just sink into our skin by doing this. Just pat yourself dry. I've also added a little tea tree oil to my oil (if you like the smell) as it also helps the dryness factor.

    Finally, I use Dr. Bronners liquid soap and put a little oil in with the soap before lathering. It cleans extremely well without drying my skin with the extra oil in it.

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  • 2922 days ago

    Monica Nutritionist
    I am prone to insanely dry skin. I moisturize from the inside out as well as applying natural (from health shop) creams - sometimes plant based oil mixes - straingt after shower - I drink 2 litres water a day, and take fish oil supplements alongside the other fats in my diet. it works for me.

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  • 2918 days ago

    I just went through the Winter of Dry Skin. I started with a great lotion from Paintbox Soapworks on Etsy. Then I moved on to lotion + Haunt's skin glossing oil. Then I just started applying bath oil straight onto my skin.

    Finally, the routine I worked out that kept me from cracking and peeling all winter was: exfoliate every other day with Paintbox Soapworks sugar scrubs and apply skin glossing oil directly after shower. On the non-sugar scrub days, apply lotion (Paintbox Soapworks again, I really love her stuff) directly after shower and before bed. For special occasions and exceedingly dry days, a palmful of my favorite bath oil.

    I also changed the soap I was using to a more moisturizing soap (Savor's whipped soaps) and tried to make sure I was drinking a lot of water. My problem areas were specifically my shoulders, arms, and elbows.

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  • 2917 days ago

    I use CeraVe or Trader Joe's Midsummer Night's Cream - the extra dry formula.

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  • 2916 days ago

    Yes. Very dry skin. But it's from DH, and there's not much that I've found for it on the market. There are a few things that work though - water, efa's, balanced diet, and coconut oil (I make lotions with this for a base). Water filter on the shower helps. And I make my own body wash (have trouble with soaps).

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  • 2914 days ago

    It's all about cocoa butter. Specifically Palmer's Cocoa Butter. So creamy, and smells amazing. I usually put it on at night after I shower so it really sinks into my skin. Does wonders for my ashy elbows and knees!

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  • 2914 days ago

    Check out Paula's Choice products. She really pushes avoiding fragrances and irritants. My skin has never been better. The bonus about her stuff is that pretty much everything they sell comes in sample sizes so you never have to worry about buying a product and hating it - although even if you do buy a full size and it doesn't work for you, just call them back and they'll either replace it or refund your money. Really a great company.

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  • 2914 days ago

    Jason Aloe Vera 70% works for me. Non-greasy and it does the trick on my feet which tend to crack if I don't keep on them.

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  • 2912 days ago

    I have dry skin and it's much worse on my hands because I need to wash my hand many times a day with anti-bacterial soap at work. I use Aveeno (the green label) as an every day hand cream. I'm sensitive to odours so this one seems neutral enough for me and fast absorbing so I can use it at work. For more intense regular hydration, like after a shower or before bed, I use 1 or 2 local artisan products witch are basically oils with beeswax and rose water or witch hazel. Another has cocoa butter as a base. I also use oils directly on a less regular basis. Grape seed oil is my favourite.

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  • 2909 days ago

    coconut oil is fabulous. Also, anything from lush; I use their stuff almost exclusively, because they're also cruelty free and that's a thing I feel strongly about. I have sensitive skin, too- and none of their products cause issues for me. The cinnamon-bean massage bar is sooo wonderful on your muscles, and also, the cinnamon and other things in it help with muscle aches from working out or just plain work!

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  • 2909 days ago

    Not to go off topic, but how do you feel about the recommendation of a tablespoon of coconut oil per day? I use it for my dog ,and I did it myself for a while and found it energizing and that it helped my skin and hair, just taking it internally, but I fell off the practice when I ran out.

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