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Default  Posted: 4:16 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

It's been really dry here. I've noticed my skin is too. I take shower in morning and warm bubble bath at night before bed (therapy ).

I use L'Occtane Almond oil at night (note to self clean tub so don't kill self getting in) but still have some itchies.

I like righteous body butter but it has a very distinct perfume smell. Smells good but don't always want to smell it.

Any suggestions of what any of y'all have tried that works?

As a side note, bumble & bumble straight blow dry serum works amazing on long hair even if you have straight or slightly wavy hair. Stuff is awesome.

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Default  Posted: 4:25 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

I take shower in morning and warm bubble bath at night before bed

This is the issue. I posted about this for my dd a few weeks ago and many people mentioned how drying the hot water is. We thought we'd try a few different things, but as it turned out, all that was needed was cutting the length of the shower in half and using warm water instead of hot.
Her skin is great again and my water bill is too

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Default  Posted: 5:30 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

Can you get an unscented body butter? Or try Body Shoppe's Vitamin E body butter, the scent is pretty mild.

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Default  Posted: 5:40 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

I also love Aveeno's oatmeal lotion. It keeps my skin feeling "Freshly lotioned" for like ten hours.

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Default  Posted: 6:17 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

I've had great success with a cream by DHC for my super dry skin.

EDIT: and I'm a daily hot bubble bath taker too

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Default  Posted: 6:18 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

I use organic coconut oil straight from the jar. It works well, has no additives, and has very little smell.

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Default  Posted: 6:18 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

Well its greasy and not always great smelling, but nothing works better than Vaseline for dry skin. The main ingredient in a lot of super-duper moisturizing lotions is petroleum jelly.

And I second what meta said about the hot water.

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Default  Posted: 7:17 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

Dermalogica Super Rich Repair...

And this is the best moisturizer I've ever used:

Peptiderm Moisturizing Cream by Sanitas

both just for face though...

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Default  Posted: 7:25 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

Try to bathe only once a day. Make a sachet out of oatmeal and cheesecloth. Put it in the tub as it's filling. Oatmeal soothes the itchies.

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Default  Posted: 8:29 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

Cetaphil cream ROCKS. It has to be the cream, in the tub, not the lotion. My dd has severe eczema, and OCD, so she washes her hands constantly. It is the only thing that I have found that repairs the damage. It was recommended to me years ago by her dermatologist when she was a baby.

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Default  Posted: 9:33 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)

I swear by Cerave... it is lightweight but oh so effective.. I have extremely dry heels & none of the foot creams did anything.. with cera ve within 2 days me heels were soft & smooth..

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Default  Posted: 12:25 AM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Wow!!! Awesome ideas. I have my shopping list and am cutting the water temp. Thank you all so much.

I have some aveeno. I'm trying tonight. I'm going in.

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Default  Posted: 7:44 AM, April 10th (Wednesday)

This is pretty low budget, and it may not work for you.

Many years ago, I started spraying myself with baby oil after my shower whilst still wet. You then pat off the moisture with a towel. I just put on a toweling robe. You don't finish up greasing up your clothes if you can leave getting dressed for a few minutes.

A few years ago, when I went skinny dipping (Thermal baths in Budapest) with a few other women, my skin was better than everyone's - both older and younger.

Now if that would only work on my face!!!

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Default  Posted: 8:27 AM, April 10th (Wednesday)

On the lotion front, I just love the new Jergens Crema Body Cream. OMG--I put it on at night (because I don't always want to smell like the tropics...) and my skin stays soft all the next day! My hands in particular. I even use it on my face before bed.

Believe me, after living in AZ for 22 years, I know dry, and this stuff is fabulous. Not expensive either.

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Default  Posted: 10:14 AM, April 10th (Wednesday)

I make my own Colloidal Oatmeal for next to nothing. IMO, nothing works as well, and since you are soaking up to your neck, (at least I do), you don't need anyone else to do your back!

Just buy regular long cooking oatmeal, dump some in the blender, and grind to a powder. I usually do the whole box and store it in a plastic container.

Then add a handful or two to the bath, and enjoy. Do not use extremely hot water, and don't soak longer than 15 minutes.

WARNING! Be extremely careful getting out of the tub because this stuff is extremely slippery!

Gently pat dry so as to not rub it all off.

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Default  Posted: 11:46 PM, April 15th (Monday)

I have a fabulous chamomile cream that is made from essential oils and is completely grease free! I clean houses so my hands get very dry from frequent exposure to water and I keep a small tube of the stuff in the car, one in the bathroom and a large one in the living room. Lovelovelove the stuff! It's made by Swiss Just.

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Default  Posted: 4:21 PM, April 16th (Tuesday)

Bubble baths are super bad for your skin. We do not have scales so ... there you go.

I always tell patients to use warm rather than hot water. Pat dry rather than rubbing with a towel. And before you are fully dry but your lotion of choice on. Also a humidifier in the room is helpful too.

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Default  Posted: 6:17 PM, April 16th (Tuesday)

Also - making sure you have enough water every day is a big thing, too. Caffeine, soda...can all dehydrate you.


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