What do i do for an extremely dry face?

@calvin222 (1607)
India
November 25, 2006 11:28pm CST
What do i do for an extremely dry face?
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15 responses
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
26 Nov 06
Use a rich cream cleanser instead of soap and water. Avoid astringents, as they will further dry your skin. Instead, use a mild skin toner after cleansing your skin. Apply a good moisturizing lotion in the day, before sleeping, before applying make-up and after removing make-up. Once a week, wash your face with the juice of a melon. You can give yourself a weekly facial by mixing a yolk of an egg with two tablespoons of milk and half a tablespoon of honey. Apply this on your face and leave it on for about fifteen minutes. Then wash with lukewarm water. If you are out in the sun a lot, milk mixed with melted butter helps soften the dry skin. Lanolin, apple juice, peach juice, sour cream and crushed almonds are also helpful for dry skin.
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@calvin222 (1607)
• India
30 Nov 06
i'll try that. though its complicated.
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
30 Nov 06
I've heard that Shea Butter is very good for dry skin. I use it and you have to really slather it on. It smells good too. I highly recommend it and it's avaliable from all good chemists. I'd also avoid using soap as this can also dry the skin out even more. Try a moisturising type cleanser - they are also very good.
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@calvin222 (1607)
• India
22 Dec 06
thanks,i tried but couldnt get shea butter.
• India
30 Nov 06
use a good moisturiser, and always pat ur skin after wash don't pull at it.apply moisturiser immediately to lock the natural moisture in. drink plenty of water
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@deeds14 (815)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I have reallllly dry skin, too. When you wash your face or get out of the shower, pat your skin dry instead of rubbing it off. I use Aveeno lotion on my face, because it's super moisturizing and this brand doesn't clog your pores. Drinking lots of water is good for your skin, too.
@koushika (693)
• India
26 Nov 06
whoa! i wanted to say abt the moisturizer and stuff., Duh!!! i was late...anyway, i think the speaker above me has given very good advice...
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• India
30 Dec 06
take a milk cream and rub in ur face . only one week u will get the result
@calvin222 (1607)
• India
30 Dec 06
Well mylotians my face is now undry thanks to all the help i received by way of your responses. and my sincere thanks to all.
@Aali311 (6125)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Soap substitutes, moisturisers, barrier creams, anti-itch preparations and bath and shower substitutes can all help to alleviate problems associated with having dry skin. Ask your pharmacist about the most suitable treatments for your skin. Soap substitutes Normal soap is very alkaline and can damage the skin. If you have dry skin, you should always use a soap substitute. Similarly, soaps with perfumes and/or lanolin may trigger allergies. You can use aqueous cream or emulsifying ointment as a liquid soap substitute by putting a small knob into a jar, adding hot water and shaking the jar. Moisturisers or emollients Moisturisers should be applied frequently. They leave a fine film over the skin that retains moisture. Ointments tend to be more effective than creams. Humectants such as glycerin, propylene glycol and phospholipids may be useful as hydrating agents. Allantoin, on the other hand, is a keratolytic agent that loosens cells on the top layer of skin, exposing the new, soft skin underneath. Urea is a humectant that holds moisture in the skin and has mild keratolytic action. Barrier creams Barrier creams are useful for people who frequently have their hands in water or who have contact dermatitis. However, they can make your hands slippery. Anti-pruritic (anti-itch) preparations Oatmeal and pine tar products are useful in the bath to help relieve itchy, dry skin. Bath and shower products Regular use of bath oil may stop the skin producing its own oil, which can cause rebound dry skin. For this reason you should not use more than the recommended amount. Supplements The following supplements may also help with dry skin: flaxseed oil; evening primrose oil; pine bark extract with vitamins and minerals; zinc; and vitamin A.
• United States
27 Dec 06
I have excema.. really dry skin. I use Arbonne skin care and you can't even tell now. If you would be interested in a sample let me know. I have used the products for 16 yrs. www.passion4more.myarbonne.com
@lsen06 (5000)
• India
26 Dec 06
you use cold cream.
• India
22 Dec 06
rub a jelly fish over ur face lol
• United States
21 Dec 06
lots of moisterizers use a face wash to wash your face soap can dry it out
• United States
16 Dec 06
try using a hypo allergenic moisturiser. That's what I use. Try washing your face gently with a hypo allergenic soap as well, and instead of rubbing it dry, try patting.
@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
30 Nov 06
I've heard that Shea Butter is very good for dry skin. I use it and you have to really slather it on. It smells good too. I highly recommend it and it's avaliable from all good chemists. I'd also avoid using soap as this can also dry the skin out even more. Try a moisturising type cleanser - they are also very good.
• India
30 Nov 06
apply honey & glycerine
• United States
26 Nov 06
STOP WASHING IT SO MUCH