- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Cerave cream works extremely well on dry skin. Heck, it is even recommended for eczema — dry skin like you wouldn’t believe.
@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.
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!
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.
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.
I really like glysomed in the bright green tube! You can get those gloves for bedtime use as well and lather on some vaseline.
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.
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!
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.
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!
I also vote for coconut oil
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