(Closed) Winter Skin is driving me crazy =(. Anyone else? Products?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am sooo with you right now. I already have extremely dry skin, so with this winter’s ridiculous freezing (in FL), I am a mess. The older ladies I know all swear by GoldBond, so I have been using it for a few weeks. It seems to help some, but unfortunately I just think I’ll have to live with it until it warms up. My shins are the worst!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m the same way!  I keep getting these super red, itchy patches on my arms.  I went to the dermatologist, and she prescribed me a hydrocortisone steroid cream.  It’s the only thing that gets rid of them.  I would see a dermatologist… maybe they could prescribe you something similar!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Well my sister was just diagnosed with psoriasis and her dermatologist suggested Eucerin as a lotion to use or one of the body butters. She said to to get a lotion that doesn’t contain water because the water helps to keep the area dry and not moisturized.

I actually only use Aveeno brand lotion or Lubriderm with Cocoa butter.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hm. Weird, I actually think this winter out of all the winters my skin has been least dry & itchy.

Did you recently move? Maybe something new in the air is irritating your skin?

Have you tried something more intense like Gold Bond or Lubriderm?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also, I have used straight Vaseline in the past, and it does seems to work well, it’s just so sticky and my husband refuses to touch me for a few hours after I put it on. And sometimes even then he’ll still bitch about it. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Stop scratching, girl! It’ll never stop itching if you keep that up, haha. 😛

I use Burt’s Bees beeswax moistorizing cream when I’m feeling dry and itchy, and that usually (read: always) does the trick. And I drink lots of water, of course.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh, I forgot that the derm also told her she could use Cetaphil.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I use Eucerin because I can’t stand that greasy feeling that accompanies other products.  My skin too, is the worst it’s ever been this year.  Eucerin doesn’t make it go away, but it eliminates the itch, and some days, that’s good enough.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have terribly itchy skin in the winter and also have excema. I swear by Eucerin’s calming cream, it’s the only OTC product I’ve found that keep the itch at bay.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hmmm, could it be eczema? I’ve had it all my life, but for the past couple years I’ve had it on the top of my left hand. It’s finally going away, only to appear on my right arm in the crook of my elbow, sort of.

What works for me is a blend of Eucerin (the heavy kind the round tub) and OTC hydrocortisone. But my skin gets de-sensitized to lotions after awhile, and I have to switch it up. 🙁

I feel your pain! Or your itches, in this case.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I use Aquafore, I believe it’s made by Eucerine,  it looks like vaseline but to me it does not feel as greasy.  My Dr. suggested i use it and it works really well.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Have you ever looked at some of the chemicals in those lotions! They have alcohols and other drying agents. Find some good natural stuff with beeswax, oils, and shea butter, like Burt’s Bees. I wash with Dr Bronners soap, which also doens’t have all those chemicals. If you’re desparate get some cortisone cream or something for bug bites. You can also take antihistamine pills.

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