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Old 12-26-14, 04:31 PM
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Dry skin...what do you use?

So with the winter hitting the east coast i've been getting this very dry skin around where my eyes meet my nose on my face. that's about the only area.

i used Cetaphil and Curel Ultra Healing and nothing. need something that lasts as these 2 don't and wind up cracking skin again an hour later...

so anything you use that you think works above all else that i can get with relative ease (going into Walmart or ordering from Amazon)?
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Old 12-26-14, 04:55 PM
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Jergens Ultra Healing.

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Old 12-26-14, 05:26 PM
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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

I bought some Aloe Vera gel to help sooth a burn, but it worked pretty well relieving the dry winter skin on my face. It can leave residue if applied too thickly, so just rubbing in a little at a time is best.

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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

Hey I have the same thing. Turned out I gave myself eczema in the area.

I've been using Glaxal base.
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Old 12-26-14, 06:08 PM
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I found some stuff called BOROLEUM. It says for nasal soreness on the front. On the back under uses:
helps prevent and temporarily protects and helps relieve chafed, chapped or cracked skin
helps prevent and protect from the drying effects of wind and cold weather

I have used it in and around my nose and I give it two thumbs up and bought two extra tubes.

I found it in the first aid section at a Bed, Bath, Beyond.
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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

I bit more pricey, but I like the Jack Black line of products (not the actor). They have a great body and face moisturizer.
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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

I get dry skin on my hands and use lotion with aloe vera to keep them from cracking and bleeding. However, I have had psoriasis for years on my face, arms, knees and other areas and that has been a pain to deal with. I wouldn't mind a few suggestions on dealing with that as my tube of Vectical is about to run out and the 700 dollar asking price for a new one is more than absurd.
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I prefer baby oil gel. Most lotions tend to irritate my skin.
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Old 12-26-14, 09:48 PM
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Try Absorbase. It comes in a generic looking jar but its one of the best lotions for dry skin. You can usually get a pharmacy like CVS to order it for you.
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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

Eucerin: Intensive Repair. It's expensive but oh so worth it.
I don't suggest the facial lotion...both my son and I tried it and hated it. However, if you take the intensive repair and dab it around your nose and rub it in you should be good!
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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

I use Aveeno. It works great. I get dry skin in the same place as you do.
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A+D ointment.
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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

I swim a lot and nothing dries your skin out faster than swimming in the Chicago winter. Here's what works:

1. Drink lots of water
2. Do this in the bathroom over the sink. Use a tiny (more of a smear) of Vaseline. Get your hands and your face wet with lukewarm water. Rub the smear of Vaseline into the dry skin. Keep getting your hands wet, keep rewetting the area, keep rubbing until the greasiness goes away. This should take a lot of water.

Vaseline is still by far the best moisturizer.
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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

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Eucerin: Intensive Repair. It's expensive but oh so worth it.
I don't suggest the facial lotion...both my son and I tried it and hated it. However, if you take the intensive repair and dab it around your nose and rub it in you should be good!
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I use Aveeno. It works great. I get dry skin in the same place as you do.
thanks for all the suggestions!!

i'm gonna try these 2 and see what happens...
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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

I second Aveeno. Wife bought it for me a long time ago and so far it's been the best.
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Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
thanks for all the suggestions!!

i'm gonna try these 2 and see what happens...
I'm telling you. A+D ointment. Super cheap. You can get it at Walmart, or Target.
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I prefer baby oil gel. Most lotions tend to irritate my skin.
More than half the reviews on Amazon say the Aloe version of this in the green bottle caused a rash.
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Aveeno! Buy a small bottle and try it. I used to have a prescription for a lotion that did a decent job at tackling my dry skin, I tried my wife's Aveeno one day when I ran out of my prescription and a year later I haven't looked back! It's unscented (or mildly scented) and doesn't leave my skin oily.

Costco sells a giant sized 2 bottle pack that goes on sale pretty regularly for your best bang per ounce.

I can't recommend Aveeno enough.

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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

so i have to make a dermatology appt. tomorrow. woke up with some swelling above the eye where my dry skin is. it's killing me...
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Another vote for Aveeno.
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Re: Dry skin...what do you use?

Pretty much every lotion I've ever tried makes my hands feel too oily, so I immediately have to wash it off, probably making things worse.

But I've never tried Aveeno, I'll trust those of you who say its not oily and give it a try.
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Originally Posted by zoomgirl View Post
Eucerin: Intensive Repair. It's expensive but oh so worth it.
I don't suggest the facial lotion...both my son and I tried it and hated it. However, if you take the intensive repair and dab it around your nose and rub it in you should be good!

I second this. Eucerin works great and is gentle for sensitive skin.

I've also found that Neosporin works great for small patches on my face or cracks around my nose. It's probably the same effect as Vaseline.
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The blood of my enemies.


Or Aveeno.
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Originally Posted by hal9000 View Post
Aveeno! Buy a small bottle and try it. I used to have a prescription for a lotion that did a decent job at tackling my dry skin, I tried my wife's Aveeno one day when I ran out of my prescription and a year later I haven't looked back! It's unscented (or mildly scented) and doesn't leave my skin oily.

Costco sells a giant sized 2 bottle pack that goes on sale pretty regularly for your best bang per ounce.

I can't recommend Aveeno enough.

Another vote for Aveeno and for buying in the economy 2-pack at Costco.

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