(Closed) Have to ask – ashiness!!

posted 7 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I use Olay’s Quench lotion (when it’s on sale) and shea butter..both work great!

I’ve heard if you cut a lemon in half and rub it on your elbows, it helps exfoliate the dry skin. I haven’t tried it though.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Tally7: I love Aveeno lotion… Its keeps me where I want to be.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

A good, thick lotion. I like to use lotions without mineral oil because I feel that it actually penetrates the skin. Try Aveeno Naturals. Or if you want to go all natural, shea butter is good. Don’t use too much or you might be greasy.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

im all about the baby oil!! use it right after the shower and it soaks right in!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I LOVE Aveda Caribbean Therapy.  I have super dry skin and it mosturizes me without being greasy.  It also has a nice light scent to it.  Be warned…it’s not cheap!  ~$25

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Cocoa butter body gel (I think its by Vaseline) and Palmers cocoa butter body oil, right out of the shower/bath on damp skin is heavenly and leaves you smelling so good.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I love Neutrogena’s body oil. I use it after my showers, it lasts all day and is not greasy.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@Tally7:I use Oil of Olay lotion but I use organic jojoba oil my feet, knees and elbows. I have heard about the fresh lemon juice too for a natural skin bleacher. I tried it for about a week and saw no results. I have heard good reviews about it but I think it takes a few months of daily use to work.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have been using St. Ives for about 20 years.  I love their lotions and its not too expensive.  I mosturize from head to toe everytime I get out of the shower. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Since my skin soaks up anything and I look ashy, I will use almond oil and/or seasame oil straight(cosmetic version).  Coca butter just sits on top of my skin.  I will also take a bathe in oils because it helps my really dry skin.

Now I do know some people will mix oils w/ their lotion because the oil can sit on top of their skin.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I use Shea Butter-not whipped.  The semi-hard one. Sometimes, plain old Vaseline on damp skin works too.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

i exfoliate with body scrubs in the shower and i use lush dream cream ,karma cream or the massage bar they are fantastic the mange too smell delish my man loves it and it keeps the ash away

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

-Use a nonsoap cleanser for your skin in the shower.

-Put on any moisturizer/lotion/cream while your skin is still damp.

-Make sure you stay hydrated, I have extremely dry skin and during the summer if I didn’t drink enough water my skin was feel like sandpaper. Don’t underestimate the importance of drinking water in keeping your skin moisturized.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think the number one key is to exfoliate and use a moisture-bar instead of soap. I use Dove for sensitive skin and a loafah-material wash cloth from BodyShop. I also moisturize with Aveeno, but no lotion will repair the damage you do with a drying soap.

PS I’m a white girl, but we get ashy too… just harder for other people to notice.

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