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12/25/12 12:42 A

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I try not to use more than one petroleum product at a time...lol Glad it works for you... emoticon

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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12/24/12 2:01 P

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I do like the idea of coconut oil. Also I belong to pinterest and I found this recipe to mix up on your own.
16 oz of Baby lotion
8 oz Vaseline
8 oz of Vitamin E cream
Put in a mixing bowel and mix till it looks like whipped frosting. Put into your containers. I put it on my feet and arms every night. Because of the Vaseline, it will be a little greasy, but when I go to bed I don't care.
Also a little goes a long way.

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I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 12,841
12/20/12 7:22 A

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There is something I forgot to mention... Omega 3s. They help your body maintain proper hydration... I have dry eye syndrome, and take a prescription Omega 3 product for another condition-- and it made a HUGE difference in my eyes AND my skin. Low fat is ok, but we NEED some fats just to stay healthy.

Some food sources:
canola or flax seed oils; spinach, broccoli and cauliflower; seafood; kidney, pinto, and mungo beans; nuts and seeds; winter squash

Have some fun experimenting, and let me know if it helps...
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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12/20/12 6:59 A

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I have the same problem year round. I only use extra moisturizing body wash, and I put lotion on daily. For my feet, I slather on lotion or vaseline and put on socks overnight. I have never heard of using coconut oil, I will have to give it a try. emoticon


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12/19/12 1:46 P

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I also find when I get dry itchy skin that I need to exfoliate...... I don't do it all the time because I have thin sensitive skin and would get abrasions if I did it too often, but once a week or 2, just a very gentle exfoliation does wonders to get rid of any flakey buildup, then use the coconut oil to moisturize.....

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12/19/12 12:46 P

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my favorite of the stuff you slather on is cera ve and gold bond lotion..gold bond lasts a long time and is so comfortable and non greasy and you can still get your pantyhose on if you wear them and your leggings (don't laugh some of that stuff stays right on top of your skin and makes it hard to get things on that lay right there)
and eat more fat in your diet...we are so good about gutting out most of the fat and we do need some for the body
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12/19/12 10:48 A

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Just want to add that it could be thyroid problems too. Just a thought.

Otherwise, I surely endorse coconut oil as well. And drinking enough water during the day. You should be getting @ least eight 8 oz. glasses/day with an ADDED 8 oz. for each 25 lbs. of weight you want to kick to the curb.

Good luck!

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12/19/12 9:54 A

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Diabetes can do some interesting and not so fun things, huh? You probably had it a long time before you were diagnosed... most of us do. The itching may be due to treatment protocols too...

I use the coconut oil as a makeup remover: you know, you apply it, and wipe it off, and then cleanse as you would normally. Even doing this just a couple times a week is great. I've never tried it on body parts... I'll have to consider it! LOL

Also, try re-hydrating from the inside out: drink more water. Not soda or coffee or tea or anything else, just add a glass or two of water each day.

And... Just be aware.

Also, dry itchy skin can be one of the less obvious symptoms of a kidney problem. The next time you see your doctor, ask him/her to have your kidney function tested. It's a simple blood test and occasionally a urine sample--and it's good to keep track of this anyway, since you can get into real trouble before any overt symptoms show up.

Kidney damage is a common complication of diabetes. I know... I deal with it myself every day, and believe me, it's better to know since it's easier to deal with if you catch it early.

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called


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12/19/12 12:39 A

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I would try virgin coconut oil in your diet as well as on your skin at night when it does not matter how it looks. Virgin coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is particularly suited for sensitive skin. Dry itchy skin can be a sign of grain intolerance so it might be a good idea to go without grain, especially wheat, for a month and see if it improves.
For use during the day I like to use Dessert Essence Organics creams and lotions.

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12/19/12 12:09 A

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Ever since I've had diabetes my skin is so dry and itchy when the weather is colder. Are there any good moisturizers that aren't oily feeling or have fragrance? What do you do for your dry itchy skin?

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