Skin and Winter

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  1. DutchHomme

    DutchHomme New Member

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    Eat/drink lots of healthy fat things
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    Each skin is different and reacts different on creams etc
    Some creams make it worse

    Just visit your doctor or call the doctors assistent for advice

    They give you the best personal advice for your skin

    If it's really bad problem for you u can ask your doctor to visit the skin dermatologist
     
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  2. Legolas

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    HONEY! literally :lol: ... Just raw honey from the bees you can find in any market.

    You should always drink enough water like DutchHomme said, but I have also read that extreme dryness sometimes comes from aggressive / chemical cleansing methods, if you change your cleansing ritual to a gentle/natural one, I bet your problem will improve a lot.

    Pure honey it's the best cleanser / antibiotic / antibacterial / moisturizer I have tried in my life... and it's also super cheap! I've been washing my face with honey for about 5 years and never turned back to soap or fancy foams and cleansers, I never get pimples, and it's never dry after using it.

    Before you get in the shower, open your pores with warm water or steam from the shower, gently dry it with a towel and apply honey to your face, enough to cover all of it and your neck, and leave it at least 15 min. or 1/2 an hour before removing it with water. I swear you'll never feel it sticky, honey perfectly dissolves with water leaving your skin so soft and nourished. Then apply your regular moisturizer, exercise, avoid extreme weather conditions, drink the water that your body asks, and eat as healthy as you can! :flower:
     
  3. The Moon

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    Wow haha! I never knew honey was such a skin miracle!! I will definitely try that thanks!. And yes, I probably eat more fish than all of the eastern coast combined!! Probably don't drink enough water though...

    I use a fairly gentle organic cleansing milk once a day... I just want a cream that seals my skin shut haha

    If anyone knows something! Or I'll just buy the sunscreen again :P
     
  4. DutchHomme

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    - Vinegar also works on dry skin (put it on your skin before you go to bed or else you and other people smell it)

    - Cocosnut oil on your skin or put it in warm drinks like tea
     
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  5. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    I like Origins Plantscription overnight mask ... suggest a hydrating leave-on mask.
     
  6. Jinadaze

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    The Moon, maybe you should try using hyaluronic acid after cleaning your skin with a gentle/oil cleanser, then continue with a good moisturizer and lock it with oil (and SPF should be on top). You can choose between jojoba and rosehip oil or avocado, coconut and argan oil if your skin is not acne-prone.
    Basically dry skin always lacks moisture, not just oils and layering skincare combined with healty eating and drinking enough water really pays off. :flower:
     
  7. URBAN

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    I have psoriasis (not on my face) but a little on my scalp and in the winter my forehead and eyelids get extremely extremely dry to the point that I even forgo hot showers. I only take 4 min lukewarm showers. Still that didn't work. The only thing that has truly helped me is organic coconut oil. I mainly use that in my cooking but I read online that you can literally use coconut oil for anything so I decided to start. And let me just say... It's a f*cking godsend (please excuse my French). It keeps my face moisturized all day and I even wake up with super supple skin. I only put it on my face at night before bed. There have been times that I've done it at other times but I generally get extremely good results just doing the night routine. During the day, I just continue with my normal face lotion routine. It's light and not greasy. Please try.
     
  8. MulletProof

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    I've always used coconut oil but in the winter (and I don't even know much about harsh winters) it's not enough for me, everything's manageable except my legs, they get sooo dry, red, with cracks, peeling off, itchy... the whole kit, I can't stop scratching and have accidentally made my legs bleed in the past. I've tried most lotions for ultra dry skin but they don't work once it gets cold, I have to mix them with something else, usually glycerine. I've only found two things that calm it all down for good and for a full day: almond oil and Naturalia's karite milk (something like that). They're both so light, super fast to absorb and hydrating.

    I think I tried Johnson's shea & cocoa butter baby oil some time ago and it was good too, not sure, but I'm often planning to get it again (and forget..).
     
  9. maybelaterblue

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    Fellow eczema sufferer and scaly skin dragon here! I'm forever searching for the HG moisturizer (because despite my persistence I find oils e.g. coconut, almond etc. just sit on my skin rather than soak in) but in the meantime here is some of my routine:

    My face is particularly sensitive and gets incredibly dry, flaky and bothered. I exfoliate with honey that has crystallised (i.e. has grainy lumps of sugar in it) with lukewarm water to wash off.
    I've tried multiple cleansing oils/waters/milks etc. but seriously Bioderma Créaline Sensibio micellar water is the only thing that works without stripping my face. Followed by Avene Eau Thermale.

    Fluctuating temperatures and weather conditions means the only creams on my face at the moment are Vaseline/Waxelene/Aquaphor/Homeoplasmine. However I'm soon to purchase La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche, because after multiple testings and plane journeys later, it doesn't irritate and actually keeps my skin moisturized. The Toleraine range is also vv good.

    For the body, take a lukewarm bath with Bicarbonate of Soda (2-3 tablespoons is enough, but more won't kill you!), soak for 5-10 minutes, then pat dry with a bath sheet (preferably cotton, not a fluffy towel). DO NOT MOISTURIZE AFTER THE BATH. Skin will be silky smooth - and it should kill the itch for eczema sufferers.

    For the scalp (majorly scabby flaky scalp, wow, what a sexy desirable creature I am) I use diluted apple cider vinegar, and make sure to keep my hair and scalp clean, especially washing after exercise - the sweaty build-up just increases the itch-factor.

    ps. how much do you want to punch people in the face when they're like "oh, have you tried using a lotion?" like :doh::hardhead: no, never in all my years did I think of trying a lotion for my dry skin *eyes-rolling-into-the-back-of-my-head*
     
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  10. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    my skin has become drier over the years...
    i used to think that la mer was too heavy/thick...
    but i've started using again this winter and it's a whole different story now...

    i like the honey suggestion...
    definitely gonna try that...

    i also really like alba organics...
    their night cream is not that far off from la mer, imo...

    this aveeno cream is also something i like to have around...
    http://www.aveeno.com/product/aveeno-+eczema+therapy+moisturizing+cream+.do
    i put it on any little patches that are extra dry...
     
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  11. fashionista-ta

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    Fresh has a honey masque that has some crystals in it that's really nice ...
     
  12. The Moon

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    Guys I found a crazy moisturizing cream called Bee Friendly Skin Care Face and Eye Cream. Its all natural and MOISTURIZES like nothing I've ever tried before. It's a touch greasy but you can control how much you use and it protects all day. This is THE cream for winter dryness. My skin is supple all day I can't rave enough about it.

    The only downside is that is doesn't absorb that well, but you can just use less if you are going out. I don't mind it sitting on my skin a bit, I need the protection.

    Anyway try it out! It works for me. Not recommended for anyone with allergies to bee products!
     
  13. sheenaclifford

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    Winters can be the worst season for those having extremely dry skin. During winter taking care of your dry skin become so vital and the first thing that will recommend using is pure rose water a natural skin toner. Skin toners help to hydrate your skin and for better results, you can add glycerin or honey to it. This will leave your skin soft and smooth by hydrating them as well.
     
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  14. Dana Rode

    Dana Rode New Member

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    The last couple of years I have spent my winters in South East Asia, always in sun, not wearing any make-up, but obviously, now I had to return back home and winter is just killing my skin. I feel like I have gone back to my teen years as I now have pimples once again and at the same time my skin is super dry. I have been using a lot of moisturizing creams, toners (mostly brands that I used before and that were recommended by my dermatologist), but nothing seems to be helping. I cannot use any foundation either, because it just seems to dry my skin further, then again, I look terrible if I don't. I know it isn't a solution, however, do you guys have any suggestions on a good foundation that won't make me look patchy, but at the same won't do a lot of damage to my already damaged skin?
     

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