(Closed) Any suggestions for ridiculously dry winter skin?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I use HEMP from The Body Shop. I’m a nurse and wash my hands 24/7 and that’s always been my go to 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I use an olive oil/sugar scrub in the shower. Super cheap to make and the best moisturizer I’ve ever used. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’ve heard of people putting lotion on their hands, and then sleeping in latex gloves to lock in all that moisture.

After showering, put on baby oil to lock in the moisture. That’s more of an all over body sort of deal.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My hands get SO dry and cracked in the winter too! I absolutely can not do without Aveeno Intense Relief Hand cream, it’s fantastic and even lasts through hand-washing 🙂

You also might want to buy a humidifier for your bedroom and turn it on while you’re sleeping!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Coconut oil.  I use it and it is the only thing that keeps my skin from being dry, flaky and gross in the winter.

Post # 9
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Wannabee

I use an olive oil/sugar scrub in the shower, too. And i feel pretty good.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@StuporDuck:  1 cup of sugar. 6 tbs extra virgin olive oil. 4 tbs honey. Keep it in a glass jar and use it after you use soap. It lasts forever and makes your skin sooo soft. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Almond oil.  It’s amazing, no scent, and not greasy.  I put it on my entire body when it’s still damp after the shower.  Order it from Amazon or you can go to a health food store.

Also the Body Shop shea butter scrub/body butter is amazing.  I live in CO and it is soooo dry here in the winter.  Using both of these keep my skin super moisterized.

For your hands in particular udder butter is great.  Farmers use it as a balm for cow’s teats.  LOL.  Teats.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I use olive oil and/or vaseline. Douse my hands and feet in it and cover them with socks and go to sleep. Silky smooth in the AM =)

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Fantastagirl:  Woohoo! Thanks! I’ll be sure to try that out! I have all of that stuff chillin’ in my cabinet.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Castor oil works too!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I typically lurk, however I want to make a small suggestion/warning to StuporDuck’s recommendation of using lotion at night and sleeping in gloves. This is a great idea, but please be cautious with regards to latex. I used latex years ago while trying to keep moisture in my skin (I was using olive oil, but I totally second coconut oil, and amazingly enough I hear that if you can find emu oil it’s the best thing ever) and woke up 4 hours after going to bed with the worst headache and body ache – not to mention I thought I was going to vomit until I died. Turns out that I am SUPER ALLERGIC to latex. I would use cotton gloves 😉

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Glysomed cream – it comes in a bright green tube.

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