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Old 11-26-2002, 01:25 PM
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hi, I usually have very dry skin but this year not so bad - I am wondering if it is because I am drinking a lot more water?????
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Old 11-26-2002, 03:07 PM
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Dry skin

After shower before dry apply neutrogena body oil, fragrance free, is light sesame formula and it doesn't feel heavy or greasy. Can even get my hubby to rub it on and he hates all kinds of lotions and creams. I have to beg him to rub ben gay on my back or any other kind of lotion.
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Old 11-26-2002, 04:05 PM
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I agree, I love Neutrogena body oil, and put it on before I dry off - then I just pat my legs dry. Works really well for me too. I also put on lotion before I go to bed, that way it doesn't bug me or get on any of my clothes.

I also find in mid-winter when I run the heater that I get good results by using a humidifier in my bedroom at night. Good luck.
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Old 11-26-2002, 09:47 PM
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Itchy Legs

I used to have the problem too.. but I use straight Glycerin on them about once to twice a year and they never itch now..If you can stand it just rub it on and go to bed... but for me I have to put socks on over for the night... since I don't have to do it very often I can stand to sleep in them... If you are interested, you can buy Glycerin at your local drugstore... I buy mine at Rite-Aid.
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Old 11-26-2002, 10:52 PM
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I have been adding flax seed oil to my diet every day.
I am just starting this myself. So I am still waiting to see if it helps. I did some research online. I would suggest that for you as well before you start this. It seems to be working for me.

what I have read so far, the claim is that flax seed oil or rather the omega 3 fatty acids in the flax seed oil added to the diet not only helps lower tryglycerides and raise good cholesterol but it also helps with dry skin.. its the omega three fatty acids...

Of the people I read personal stories of.. they claimed it helped them with their dry skin.. cracked heels.. dry itchy scalps etc.. anyway.. I have started it.. and feel pretty good so far.. I have always had trouble with both dry skin and cracked heals.

I have to do a bit of oil of olay for sensetive skin...
its non greasy so I can stand it. I have the same trouble as you do.. I cant stand grease on my skin.

The trick is not to cook with the flax seed oil.. if you cook with it.. or heat it.. it breaks down the oil and its not as beneficial. Or so it is said.

You can find it at a vitamin store or health food store usually.. add some to your salad dressing.. unless you are on a no fat diet you might want to give it a try.

You can also find omega 3 fatty acids in fish oils but with all the ruckous about mercury in fish.. I have decided to stay away from the fish oil. anyway.. good luck. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-27-2002, 02:07 AM
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itchy legs

I, too, have itchy legs, ankles and back to the point that I can't even be still once I get into bed. This year I seem to be better and thought it was because I am using Avon Skin So Soft bar soap in the shower, but I also notice the reply about flax seed oil. I have been cooking with flaxseed all year. Maybe that has helped also. I use the ground kind in my breads, casseroles and basically anything wet. Most grocery stores are starting to sell it now. It is really good for cholesterol also.
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Old 11-27-2002, 04:52 AM
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I have very dry skin, especially in the winter. Besides that, the job I have has me handling a lot of metal since I engrave. Therefore, I wash my hands alot.
I found that using Corn Huskers Lotion, easily found at Walgreens in the face and body lotions section. I use it at night on my legs, face and hands. It is light and non-greasy. I have found the lotions from Bath and Body Works are rich and great to use every day. I use them in the morning and have decreased the dry skin on my legs and arms with daily use. And for the really dry hands, there is nothing in the world like good old Vaseline or generic product. I get bad hang-nails and I slather it on my hands at least a couple of times at night. You'll be surprised at how fast it takes care of them. I also use it on those lovely paper cuts you get at work also, within a day or two, all gone!
Hope this helps all of you dry skin sufferers a bit. Again, tru not to take hot showers and limit the number of hot baths. I stopped taking baths during the winter and that helped tremendously.
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Old 11-29-2002, 03:52 PM
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My middle dd loves the Burts Bees products available on-line. i admit they are wonderful! Personally I love bath products from Yves Rocher. Theya re inexpensive and work great! Their African Shea Butter bath and shower lotion is wonderful! I follow with Jergins Ultra Healing Lotion and love the way it is absorbed. It doesn't stay on top of my skin which is a feeling I hate. My elbows have never been as smooth as they are since using Jergins!

Good luck with the itchy skin. I suffered horribly all over my back and legs from October to warm weather in our last location. We moved over the summer and I'm dry skin free so I figure it had a lot to do with the water.

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Old 01-19-2014, 04:36 AM
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Lotions and potions will just mask the dry itchy skin but drinking more water, the dry winter air is robbing us of moisture so it takes extra water drinking in the winter, and healthy oils in our foods will help.

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Old 01-23-2014, 06:01 AM
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I have the same problem, I use coconut oil, You will find it in the cooking oil section, It is so healthy for the skin and has no chemicals. goes on smooth.
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