(Closed) Any suggestions for ridiculously dry winter skin?

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Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Aquaphor.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Cerave cream works extremely well on dry skin. Heck, it is even recommended for eczema — dry skin like you wouldn’t believe.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Iloveyourlovethemost:  haha I literally JUST put some of this on. Total life saver. 

You can also try white petrolium jelly. It’s more like a lotion, but it does take some time to work in. It locks in moisture like nothing else. I’d try it at night, when it has plenty of time to absorb. 

Also, be sure to use a great body wash to start off. I like Dove’s Ultimate Moisture wash. 

 

ETA: Organic Coconut Oil. It’s a solid at room temp, but turns liquid when it touches skin (low melting point.) Again, I suggest using at night. Plus, you smell kinda awesome after, too. 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

I have mild eczema, and my hands get SO dry and chapped in the winter. It’s gross. They get so red and irritated; I imagine people think I have some kind of skin disease. Oh well.

Anyway, I generally just use L’Occitaine’s regular Dry Skin Hand Cream (NOT any kind of scent; it makes my hands break out in hives). I have found it to be the best in terms of moisture and non-greasiness. Also, it doesn’t aggravate any kind of hives or whatever. I have weird, sensitive skin, what can I say! I keep a travel size in my purse, and a regular-sized bottle at my desk at work and at home, so that I am always keeping my hands moisturized. 

I will definitely be checking out some of the other recommendations in this thread, though! 

Post # 21
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@StuporDuck:  I’m going to try this.  I have castor oil at home because I was using it to help grow my eyebrows back in.  They say it speeds up the growing process and I think it did work.

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I use Aveeno too and I love it. Normally I hate most lotions because they feel greasy and slimy to me but not this one. 

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have super dry skin and use cocoa butter lotion. The key is to put on lotion/moisturizer while your skin is still damp. Definitely up your fluid intake, get a humidifier (we run ours while we sleep), wear gloves outside, etc.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I really like glysomed in the bright green tube! You can get those gloves for bedtime use as well and lather on some vaseline.

Post # 25
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Helper bee

I second (fourth?) the Coconut Oil. I buy it at trader joes- 6 or 7 dollars for a big jar. It soaks into my skin unlike any any other lotions or oils. I get these hard dry bumps on my arms and 2 days of coconut oil they were gone. I’ve used medicated oils and not had them work that well. Also I find that if I eat more avocados and use more coconut oil in cooking (instead of other oils) that helps as well. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have dry skin as well, and I am also prone to eczema, my cure for this is Jamesones vitamin E cream. It is SUPER GREASY, so I use it at night on my shins, ( which are ALWAYS dry for some reason) and the next day they are soft as butter!

Post # 27
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Glaxal Base. You buy it at the drugstore or the pharmacy section of WalMart etc. It is the base cream that pharmacists use to compund other creams. A big tub is a very reasonable price.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee

The Exotic Butter Moisturizer from Carley’s Clear & Smooth is seriously amazing. I am a big fan of a number of their products (non-petroleum-derived, no-preservatives, dye-free, fragrance-free, no animal testing, etc.) But the EB moisturizer is just incredible, and a lifesaver in winter.

Another bonus is that you get a free bar of soap plus a ton of free samples every time you order from them!

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Rubbs:  How do you use it for eyebrows?

Post # 30
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@StuporDuck:  I take a mascara brush, dip it in, and glide it across the spotty areas.  A lady that threaded them said to use it for eyelashes too so they can grow in thicker and longer, but I fiind that to not work at all.

Post # 31
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I also vote for coconut oil

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