(Closed) Dry Red Skin 2 weeks before wedding!!!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1833 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have eczema on my eyelids and sometimes on the underside of my elbows and behind my knees. It gets worse this time of year. I’ve found UV exposre to be the only real cure. I’m very fair and worry about skin damage, melanoma, etc. But it’s the only thing that gives me relief. There’s a scientific explanation that actually explains why UV exposure helps certain skin conditions if you care to google more in depth. Today I lathered up my unaffected areas in sunscreen and went into a tanning booth fully clothed with nothing exposed but my affected skin. 6 hours later I’m already noticing a difference.

Post # 4
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

megs102:  I have had that too, and I take fish oil supplements in the winter (this seriously CURED my eczema), I have this vit E cream made by Jameson vitamin company that its UBBER moisturising that I put on before bed. You’ll just have to keep slathering on moisturiser several times daily, and put on super moisturising cream after a shower without completely drying off first is a good one. I’ve heard about the UV exposure too, and obviously you’re going to want to limmit that, the sun is a pale girls enemy. 

Post # 5
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

megs102:  I’m not sure where you’re located, but I had super dry skin for a while (my elbow had a horrible eczema-like rash for several months). I bought a humidifier and leave it on throughout the night. Now I wake up to super soft skin every morning 😀

Also, you can try heated mitts? I went to a spa where they put some lotion on my hands and left them in heated mitts. My skin was as soft as a baby’s bottom for the whole weekend LOL

Post # 6
129 posts
Blushing bee

Another eczema sufferer here and I have it all over my body. I use coconut oil+sugar to exfoliate every other day, dove body wash elsewise, a light light light coat of coconut oil all over my skin once a week at night under my cotton pjs, 100% lanolin in the morning right after a shower for dry patches (and it’s gentle enough to even go on eyelids and lips), and then body works body butters for the yummy smell in the non flare areas.

I work in a lab where I’m constantly using really harsh soaps to wash my hands and I have a small tube of lanolin I put on them after work or on lunch if it’s getting really bad. It doesn’t run “hot”, if you know what I mean, where your skin feels like it can’t “breathe” through the moisturizer. At least mine does, especially with most creams and ointments. It also drys in pretty quickly and a little goes a super long way. 

Quick note: There are animal cruelty free lanolin creams that are made completely from sheep from cruelty free farms and also 100% veggie lanolin alternatives. 

Post # 7
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

I’m Mexican and I use this Mexican product called “Pomada De La Campana”.  I don’t know if you have access to a shop that sells Mexican products.   If you do put it on at night with either gloves or socks on. 

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