I have very dry skin- especially as I go through menopause- I find suntan lotion works the best as a mosturizer. However, I had an experience recently that was amazing. I ended up in the hospital for emergency surgery and was on IV fluids for 9 days. My dry skin completely cleared up- I didn't use any mosturizer at all. SO, the lesson I learned is that there is nothing better for my skin than lots and lots and lots of water (way more than the recommended 8 glasses per day). Good luck finding a solution that works for you.
Thanks for all the tips. I can't decide which to try first.
Yes, I know a lot of the problem is that I've cut most fat out of my diet. The only way I've been able to not gain is to eat less than 1000 calories a day. If I want to actually lose, I have to go down to 600. Very frustrating, but at this point, I"m having to sacrifice eating right/healthy for getting back to a not too bad weight.
I wish I could eat healthy fats and not gain weight, but I can't.
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I highly suggest using Aveeno lotions and oils. I have very dry skin and many skin issues caused by the dryness of it. Nothing has helped me as much as Aveeno lotions and Aveen Bath & Shower Oil. You can rub the oil all over right after your shower while you're still wet - no need to bathe in it. You're skin will improve almost immediately! I use the very thick lotion that comes in jar instead of a bottle - I put it all over my body every morning. Then during the day I use the regular Aveeno lotions on my hands throughout the day. My hands are so dry during the winter they actually crack open and bleed. I can avoid all of that by using Aveeno regularly.
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Along with lotions which you have the best of suggestions for you need to remember to always eat enough of the good fats. After all this all starts internally.
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I have had problems with dry, cracked skin all my life. It's been even worse since moving to Las Vegas years ago. I only use c. Booth multi-action body lotion, it's sold at ULTA for $10 for a huge bottle that lasts me over a month. Put it on twice a day, after shower and before bed. It also comes in heavenly scents, my personal favorite is the lemon sugar.
I have a couple that I switch off with.. Johnson's Deep Hydrating Extra Dry skin it has oil in it but you DO NOT feel greasy, Vaseline Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning, and the old tried and true Nivea in the tins. It is rather heavy at first but it soaks tight in.
I've used Estee Lauder's moisturizer for years and swear by it. If I stop drinking lots of water, I feel it in my bones and my skin gets dry. Lots of lotions used during the day on my hands and arms...I'm not choosy about those.
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Another is a home mixture you can get at the dollar store. It takes 2 15oz bottles of baby lotion, 2 8oz jars of Vitamin E cream, and 1 7.5oz jar of petroleum jelly. Mix all together and rejar them. I save all the Vitamin E cream containers or you can get - I think it is ziplock or it may be rubbermade that makes the jar type disposable containers with the twist on lids. They make an excellent container for it. My husband is a welder, and winter cold coupled with hands in gloves make for dry, cracking skin. This mixture is the thing that they have found most helpful. It makes a large amount for little cost, works wonderfully and lasts long.
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