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Old 11-02-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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dry skin help

I am 52 and have dry skin which feels very rough almost like fine sandpaper and my forehead goes red i have tried all different types moisturiser,face scrubs etc but they do not seem to do the job for very long.has anyone got any recommendations

 
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Re: dry skin help

paulinelogan1: Dry skin is one of the symptoms of Estrogen Dominance. Get your hormones checked. I imagine you're going through menopause and you're probably not making progesterone. You can buy progesterone at any healthfood store. Get some and use it and see if it helps.

 
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:03 AM   #3
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Re: dry skin help

i agree,could be harmones, but also you may be over exfoleating your skin?
i only do that once a week or every other week, i too have dry skin..
i also use a good night cream, and day cream..i found that clinique has some good ones for dry skin, or the drug stores have another fav of mine called lubraderm..
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Re: dry skin help

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i agree,could be harmones, but also you may be over exfoleating your skin?
i only do that once a week or every other week, i too have dry skin..
i also use a good night cream, and day cream..i found that clinique has some good ones for dry skin, or the drug stores have another fav of mine called lubraderm..
bren
I only exfoliate my skin every one/two weeks so dont think it is that, i used to have greasy skin so dry skin is not what i am used to.I have been using argan oil which everyone was raving about it was ok for the first week or so but its no longer working.I cant even blame the central heating we dont use it has the weather has been so mild.I dont want to keep buying different expensive products if they dont work but i realise its trial and error!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Re: dry skin help

as one poster said, maybe its menopause?
your just into your 50s,so its a big possiblity.
everything goes crazy during that time!
i know all to well myself.seems like everything starts changing!
you may need some hrt too, that does help..
good luck!
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Re: dry skin help

for your hands you could try either using baby oil or olive oil and wear a pair of thin white gloves to bed and see if that helps take care of it.

 
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:34 PM   #7
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Re: dry skin help

Buy a big bottle of Sorboline Cream and add a bottle of Avocado oil from the supermarket or Apricot Kernal oil and use it all over face and body as it is cheap and it works and natural. Can just mix a little at a time and in a small jar.
All the best
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Re: dry skin help

I have dry skin also. I use Cetaphil for a moisturizer and it really helps--plus it is non-comedogenic, and not greasy. Recently, when I saw a dermatologist for something else, he asked me what moisturizer I used and when I said Cetaphil he said excellent.


 
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Re: dry skin help

I think cetiphil and lubraderm are the best over the counter ones i know!
even doctors agree on that one, i have also seen good reports on cerve brand too..
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Re: dry skin help

Did you find any one of these suggestions that helped you? Let us know.

 
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Hi,

Find an Aveda store or a salon/spa that sells Aveda products and buy a product called "Balancing Infusion for Dry Skin". This is an oil. Put a bit of your normal face lotion on your hand, then drop one drop of this oil into the lotion. Mix the two together in your hand, then apply the lotion mixture to your face.

For your body, buy a product called "Beautifying Composition" from Aveda. You can massage this oil directly into your skin after a shower or bath. It helps heal dry skin and it doesn't leave a greasy feel. Or put a few drops of this oil into your normal body lotion, mix them up and apply the lotion mixture to your body.

Good luck!

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Old 01-04-2011, 01:12 AM   #12
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Hi there,

I too have very dry skin - it can get quite flaky if I am not careful.

I avoid having really hot showers - skin that was oily can easily get dehydrated - you may be lacking oil as you get older, but more likely it is lack of water.

The best peel is an enzyme peel rather than one that is actually gritty - they are less drying, but have a better effect.

I use an amazing Docteur Renaud cream, more of a balm and works wonders. The range is organic and paraben free and has been proven for over 60 years. They have great products for lots of problems, particularly eczema.

Good luck

Helen

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Old 01-04-2011, 09:04 AM   #13
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Re: dry skin help

Hi! I feel your pain. I suffer from dry skin also. The suggestions for different types of lotions are great. My only other suggestion, and it may seem obivous, is to increase your daily consumption of water. You should also look into a fish oil supplement. I find that when I take my fish oils regularly, combined with drinking water and using lotions of course, my dry skin is not as bad.

Fish oils are a great natural way to lubricate the body from the inside out. I prefer GNC brands.

Hope this helps!

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Re: dry skin help

I forgot about the water--it does work. I never really drank water before but I have been doing a diet recently and that has made me add 8 glasses of water daily and my skin has been looking better, and not as dry.

 
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