dry skin

one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
My skin gets really dry in the winter, nothing I use seems to help it. I try drinking a lot of water, and there's no way I'm going to shower with cold water! Does anyone have any body butter recs?
mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.

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  • esmeraldaesmeralda Posts: 187Registered Users
    Body Shop Body Butters..they are amazing!!
    Be sure to use it as quick as you can after your shower, to lock in moisture.
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  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    esmeralda wrote:
    Body Shop Body Butters..they are amazing!!
    Be sure to use it as quick as you can after your shower, to lock in moisture.

    I actually got a sample of one of the butters! They were really nice. The little pack lasted about 2 weeks!
    mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
    Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
    password: springlet

    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,506Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    angie, here is the link to my column about dry skin:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlcolumns/articles.php?id=397
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

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  • HalfWavyHalfCurlyHalfWavyHalfCurly Posts: 907Registered Users
    Topical products can only do so much, you need help from the inside out too, such as essential fatty acids (EFAs). In a health forum I used to participate in, ladies who took 1 Tbsp. daily of flaxseed oil (must be the refrigerated kind at a health food store to make sure it's not rancid) or 2-3 1200 mg. caps/day of Evening Primrose Oil reported after a few weeks that their skin and hair produced oils they lacked before; some even said their nails improved.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I swear by Aveeno Daily moisturizing lotion with oatmeal. I have dry itchy skin the fall/winter, so itchy that I can overscratch and get reddened/irritated areas. This kills the itch and keeps me moist all day. Don't have to use in the summer.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,506Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Topical products can only do so much, you need help from the inside out too, such as essential fatty acids (EFAs).

    which just happens to be the topic of my column for THIS month!!!!

    :D
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    Don't put a butter on your face, though. A lot of the typical ingredients are comedogenic. Have you tried using cold cream to wash your face? The "light" version has a comedogenic ingredient, but the regular one does not.

    By the way, my favorite moisturizer is MOR Body Butter in Fig and Olive (olive LEAF, that is). It's hard to find, but if you can--buy it. It's a little pricey, but it's very moisturizing yet non-greasy, and has a beautiful non-food scent. I'm pretty sure they have a website, too.
  • heavengirl410heavengirl410 Posts: 821Registered Users
    I started searching ebay for candles, and many of the sellers made goat milk soap. So I searched the web for someone in my area who made it (So I would not have to pay shipping), And I got this lady locally to give me some samples of soap and lotion, WOW, I have never tried anything this great, I will never buy commerically made soap or lotion again, these are far superior. In fact I am getting everyone in my family a gift basket from this lady. It is defiantly worth a try!! I know that CVS and Walgreens online sell a brand called CANUS. HTH
  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote:
    angie, here is the link to my column about dry skin:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlcolumns/articles.php?id=397


    Wow! Thanks! I didn't know that was you! :oops:
    mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
    Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
    password: springlet

    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    Topical products can only do so much, you need help from the inside out too, such as essential fatty acids (EFAs). In a health forum I used to participate in, ladies who took 1 Tbsp. daily of flaxseed oil (must be the refrigerated kind at a health food store to make sure it's not rancid) or 2-3 1200 mg. caps/day of Evening Primrose Oil reported after a few weeks that their skin and hair produced oils they lacked before; some even said their nails improved.

    Unfortunately, I can't take the caps. My mom has Evening Primrose Oil, but on the bottle it says that people under 18 (like me) shouldn't take it. What about eating more EFAs, like tuna?
    mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
    Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
    password: springlet

    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote:
    Topical products can only do so much, you need help from the inside out too, such as essential fatty acids (EFAs).

    which just happens to be the topic of my column for THIS month!!!!

    :D

    I just read that! Very nice article!
    mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
    Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
    password: springlet

    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,506Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    thank you very much!

    as others have pointed out - oatmeal-based products are wonderfully soothing for dry skin.

    and i looooooove goat's milk soap too!
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

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  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    I'm going to try goats milk soap, and I try out a few body butters, as well as improving my diet.
    mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
    Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
    password: springlet

    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • beeniegalbeeniegal Posts: 39Registered Users
    If you've got an Ulta nearby - they're body lotions are AMAZING. I was seriously surprised at how good they are. They not only moisturize, but also soften and improve the tone of your skin. Trust me when I say they are my staple from now on (some of the scents are kind of plastic-y, though, so be careful).
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  • PendesdPendesd Posts: 17Registered Users
    Hey!
    The season is wreaking havoc on my skin now, too. And I have a gift certificate for Ulta. Which ones do you recommend from there? Any that are unscented? (or nearly unscented?)

    THANKS!
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,506Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    ^^^ definitely go for unscented lotions if you have dry skin.

    most fragrances will cause dryness.

    i use a shea butter/olive oil cream from a Canadian drugstore line that only has the natural scent of the shea butter.
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

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