(Closed) How do you handle dry DRY skin?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

In the winter I use baby oil right after a shower. Just oil yourself right up! And I also really like Nivea cream. I use that on my face in the winter for dry skin. On my hands in the winter I use salve stuff… it’s basically like chap stick but for your hands. 

Post # 4
2742 posts
Sugar bee

Hmmm.., I think this calls for some serious vaseling jelly or baby oil. It doesn’t look like something regular lotion will work for. Why don’t you ask the pharmacist at your neighborhood Walgreens?

Post # 5
6 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

You might want to try going to a dermatologist. It sounds like you might have something a bit more serious going on. In the meantime, try some Aquaphor. It’s a healing ointment that you can use on troubled spots (I wouldn’t recommend slathering it all over your body since it’s more of an ointment than a lotion). I have Eczema and use this whenever it flares up, but I also use it on my dry cuticles and lips everyday. Hope this helps!

Post # 6
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

don’t make your showers too hot, and put on lotion immediately when you get out. Put on a LOT, like so that it is still visible on the skin and let it soak into you for a bit (I get out of the shower, put it on thick, and then go and do my makeup while its soaking in, before getting dressed). On my hands and feet when they get bad I put on vaseline before bed and sleep with socks on. 

Post # 7
798 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I found curel body lotion works really well for me.

I agree with @mrsjarrett that if you’re uncomfortable you might want to check with your family doctor.

Post # 8
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

See a dermatologist.  I thought I had dry skin and nothing I did worked.  I think it was eczema since i put some eczema creme on it and it cleared right up.  

Post # 9
184 posts
Blushing bee

I use this hand cream from burts bees.  I have really bad dry elbows and it helps. 

Post # 10
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

To heck with expensive lotions..I live in the NV desert and my skin is ALWAYS dry! The best thing to get I have found is just a bottle of pure glycerin..you can find it by the pharmacy section I think next to like other skin med stuff I think. You get it at Walmart for like 2.50 or something like that..really the only thing that is cheap, works better than lotion and can smooth those rough elbows and flakes! A little goes a long way with glycerin and it takes a few moments to penetrate so when you first put it on..it just feels like it’s on your skin. But wait a while..then see how much smoother and better your skin feels. It’s great on elbows and knees.

Post # 11
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Have you tried Shea Butter??  Bath & Body Works sells it.    I would give it a shot.  It works great!

Post # 14
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I use the Eucerin body wash/oil. It’s kind of a weird lathering oil, but it works well and doesn’t agravate my eczema. I also use Eucerin calming cream lotion when I get out of the shower. The in shower body lotion works really well on my legs. I think it’s made by Olay.

Post # 15
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I use hydrocortisone cream and exfoliate every day. It’s the only thing that helps, though it says you shouldn’t use the cream for extended periods of time. I try to use it a few times a week only and use extra strength sensitive skin lotion daily in between.

Post # 16
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Sounds like it could be eczema. My husband has atopic dermatitis and he gets super dry skin and scratches himself until he bleeds. The dermatologist gave him a steroid cream which helps soooo much! He also has to use lotion for skin with eczema (Curel, Neutrogena and Aveeno all have them).

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