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Old 11-21-2005, 11:02 AM   #11
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Another thought - Cetaphil is doctor recommended, and Nivia has been around for years. Try using a different soap - many soaps will dry the skin - Dove is a good one, but read the labels and decide what is best for you. Do not scrub your skin and get into exfoliators. Pat your face and body dry after washing or a shower.

Don't sit out in the sun too long, and use a sunblock/sunscreen & an umbrella at the beach. Do not expose your skin to the sun for any lengthy amount of time. Wear long sleeves, if necessary.

I spent many years sunbathing and in tanning salons. I am lucky that my skin is as smooth as a baby's butt... but I have dry skin. Don't expect the problem to be solved at a cosmetic counter or concern yourself with a 'manly" tube. Skin care is important. Diet and vitamins may help. Another solution - try baby oil.

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Old 11-21-2005, 11:32 AM   #12
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Recommends Oil of Olay products and Aveeno. Same as the others have said they like. I also like something called Eucerne cream. Put on like some kind of glue but it sure does protect against elements. Many doctors prefer it. Isn't used on the face. Is that what you were asking about. Then the first two are preferred for face.

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Old 11-21-2005, 12:06 PM   #13
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I recommend the Clinique men's line also, and Weleda and Aveda products are very good! And hey, you can purchase them online if you do not want to deal with those wry women!
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Old 11-21-2005, 01:40 PM   #14
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I'm big on the giant bottle of Avon's Care Deeply for my hands. We also use Glysomed for REALLY bad dry skin. Pretty much anything you get will work if you don't have sensitive skin. Just buy something unscented and use it on both hands and face.
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Curel for dry skin Cortizone for eczema and posorias. You can find Curel it at Wal-Mart and Sam's.

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Old 11-21-2005, 07:06 PM   #16
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for my hands i swear by nothing else than petroleum jelly. that's it !
i put it on my hands at night and wear white socks on hands so as not to get the stuff on my sheets. i do like bath and body works lotions but i find regular old vaseline works much better for me.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:04 PM   #17
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Revlon makes a nice (and fairly cheap) moisture lotion for the face. Avon's Silikcon Glove works wonders for my DH's hands and it does not leave an oily feel he loves it!
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:32 PM   #18
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I get moderate eczema. All of my moisutrizers are non-comedogenic. I use Aveeno, Cetaphil, and Eucerine. I also use bag balm for really dry patches. If you have a costco around, you can find a big double package of aveeno and cetaphil. I don't know if they have Eucerine, but they might.
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:51 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Piccolina
I have really sensative skin, and it tends to be dry year round, especially in the winter. I've found that Aveno (w/oatmeal) is an awesome moisturizer. I use this on my face and body, especailly after I get out of the shower. On my face (right before I put on my make-up for the day) I use Oil of Olay for sensative skin.
For my hands, feet, arms, etc. I also use Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. I live in a really dry climate (on the edge of the Great Basin Desert). This lotion really helps keep my skin soft. For my face I use St. Ives Oil-Free Moisturizer. It is oil and fragrance free. I like it because it light and doesn't feel greasy on my face.
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:42 AM   #20
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Also, for dry skin, make sure you are drinking LOTS of water.

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