What do you use on your really sensitive skin?

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
June 23, 2007 7:00pm CST
I found out when I was diagnosed with eczema that I have very sensitive skin also. My doctor suggested that I use only a certain type of products for bathing, etc. Even with all the extra care and expense, I still have some problems that require me to visit my dermatologist on a regular basis. I just wanted to know if anyone had this problem and what types of skincare items they use. Oatmeal-based products are also good for this problem.
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• United States
24 Jun 07
I have psoriasis plus very sensitive skin. I got tired of buying cosmetics, lotions and other skin care products that did nothing but make me break out in rashes and make my psoriasis burn. So I started making all my own products for skin care. I make all my own makeup (except mascara and lipstick) and all my own shampoos, body lotions, foot care creams, etc. Since I started making my own I have had almost no problems with my skin. It costs me a lot less money too.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
26 Jun 07
That sounds great, craftcatcher. Maybe you should consider placing them on the market. I can assure that there are many of us who would welcome skincare products that are natural and wouldn't require us to take out a loan to purchase them, lol.
@Riptide (2761)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I don't have eczema, but I do have very sensitive skin, so I use bodywash instead of soap and I try to get my stuff from Yves Rocher. Their stuff is all natural, made from herbs and plants and never irritates my skin. You might want to try that.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I have tried Yves Rocher products, Riptide. As you say, they are wonderful. I guess they must have taken me off their mailing list because I have not received anything in awhile now. I especially liked their baby care products. They worked very well on my skin.
24 Jun 07
I suffer with psoriasis. I have always tried to avoid using creams and stuff if I can help it. I firmly believe the more you use the more your skin depends on it. I use aqueos cream on a daily basis (a mild moisturiser), diprobase (a slightly stronger prescribed moisturiser), then a mild hydroquartazone to prevent flare ups. I also found through trial and error that over washing makes my skin have flare ups. Although I like to have two baths a day I often find that too excessive for my skin and have to make do with one a day. The doctor says it's strippimng my skin of it's natural oils. With any skin disorder it is purely a case of trial and error. What works for one oerson might not work for another. Good luck.
• Australia
24 Jun 07
Apparently using rolled oats is really good for your skin. When you sure you need to rub them on your skin and it apprantley hepls the skin heal and moisturise.