What Do You Use To Moisturize Your Skin?

does your skin look like this? - what moisturizer, lotion or cream would help relieve dry skin? any additional tips or suggestions?
Philippines
February 3, 2007 9:41am CST
During the cold months, my skin gets extremely dry. I have tried different kinds of lotions, creams and moisturizers but I still haven't found one that really works for me. Do you experience the same condition during wintertime or when it's really cold? What do you use or do to relieve dry skin? What tips can you suggest to people so they can prevent this condition?
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14 responses
• United States
3 Feb 07
Ever since I've found LUSH (see luch.com if you are not familiar with it), I have been using the massage bars in the shower to moisturize. This might sound weird, but if you rub them on in the shower and just lightly rinse them off, you don't need to use lotion afterwards, and you smell absolutely delicious. They also sell something called "buttercreams" that have only 15% soap and the rest something moisturizing to use as an alternative to drying soap.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
Sorry, I made a typo, I meant to write "lush.com". I wish there were edit buttons on mylot!
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
LUSH is fairly new in the Philippines and I've heard a lot of stars use it. I wanna try the bars (they're really big!) and the body moisturizer. Thanks for suggesting it to me. =)
• India
3 Feb 07
First of all, I do not use soap on my skin, instead I use a non de-hydrating cleaning agent. And I always use lukewarn water..not too hot, because hot water dries the skin faster. Then after every wash, I use a moistering lotion, then after about five minutes, I cover up with a cold cream. That would last for about 3 hours. Repeats application as many times as is required.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
thanks for the tip kangleicha!
@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
I use sensitive skin body lotions and body wash plus sensitive skin face eash and face lotion, all Neutrogena. It works better than Aveeno, but that's just me I guess. My skin is dry in general so it's getting worse in winter but Neutrogena has all kinds of products very useful for me. I also take a warm bath more often and dress warm in winter, if my body temperature drops, it will affect my skin too.
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@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
Clinqiue  - Maintains moisture. It hydrates skin and is good for dry to very dry skins. It delivers moisture right where the skin needs it. Available for dry, normal and dry skins.
www.clinque.com/templates/products/3step_prod.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY5340&PRODUCT_ID=PROD3302
If the weather is cold don't wash your face too often. Just wash in the evening with a mild face wash (not soap). Since you will be sleeping with a clean face you can skip the face washing on morning, just splash your face with water then put moisturizer while skin is damp. This will trap the moisture in your face. Try using a soap with honey. Honey is a natural humectant that means it attracts and trap moisture in your skin.I came across these recipes that you might be able to help you: www.pattilynncreations.com/honey3.html It's inexpensive and it works. Learn more about honey and its beautifying properties: www.goldenblossomhoney.com.beauty.html Just always remember to follow up with a moisturizer made for specifically dry skin. Clinique have a range of moisturizer that may help you.I swear by Dramatically Different Moisturizer it is my holy grail in keeping my skin soft and supple. You may also want to try serums as these are more potent than regular moisturizers.
@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
3 Feb 07
i had to ask my wife about this one, cause, well, girl, skin, etc etc. She does use a moisturizer, but her skin is actually not that dry to begin with. Apparently if you've got dry skin you might try oil of olay for day and they have a night time moisturizer too. And i've heard that Vasoline can be used as a moisturizer. Okay, well, that's what she says. :)
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@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
If the weather is cold don't wash your face too often. Just wash in the evening with a mild face wash (not soap). Since you will be sleeping with a clean face you can skip the face washing on morning, just splash your face with water then put moisturizer while skin is damp. This will trap the moisture in your face. Try using a soap with honey. Honey is a natural humectant that means it attracts and trap moisture in your skin.I came across these recipes that you might be able to help you: www.pattilynncreations.com/honey3.html It's inexpensive and it works. Learn more about honey and its beautifying properties: www.goldenblossomhoney.com.beauty.html Just always remember to follow up with a moisturizer made for specifically dry skin. Clinique have a range of moisturizer that may help you.I swear by Dramatically Different Moisturizer it is my holy grail in keeping my skin soft and supple. You may also want to try serums as these are more potent than regular moisturizers.
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• Philippines
7 Feb 07
thanks for your very informative post! and yeah, i also end up posting my comments twice or thrice and i don't get to edit my posts. myLot needs to find a way to solve this problem. =)
@123bart (303)
11 Feb 07
My suggestion might not go down too well, but I know for sure that vaseline would work very well!
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@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
Clinqiue  - Maintains moisture. It hydrates skin and is good for dry to very dry skins. It delivers moisture right where the skin needs it. Available for dry, normal and dry skins.
www.clinque.com/templates/products/3step_prod.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY5340&PRODUCT_ID=PROD3302
If the weather is cold don't wash your face too often. Just wash in the evening with a mild face wash (not soap). Since you will be sleeping with a clean face you can skip the face washing on morning, just splash your face with water then put moisturizer while skin is damp. This will trap the moisture in your face. Try using a soap with honey. Honey is a natural humectant that means it attracts and trap moisture in your skin.I came across these recipes that you might be able to help you: www.pattilynncreations.com/honey3.html It's inexpensive and it works. Learn more about honey and its beautifying properties: www.goldenblossomhoney.com.beauty.html Just always remember to follow up with a moisturizer made for specifically dry skin. Clinique have a range of moisturizer that may help you.I swear by Dramatically Different Moisturizer it is my holy grail in keeping my skin soft and supple. You may also want to try serums as these are more potent than regular moisturizers.
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• India
3 Feb 07
lately I've been using Oriflame body milk to moisturize my skin. it shows excellent results and i'm really happy that i have one as my skin is basically dry.i have tried lot of other products before but they don't leave my skin moisturised for the whole day.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
We don't have winter season in my country. But I know how winter can cause your skin to dry up when I work in another country for 3 years. I've been using the Burt's Bees brand for about 2 months now. I only put on a pea size because the cream is very pure and looks creamy. Why not try their brand. I love it. It did wonder for my over all skin texture.
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
23 Feb 07
While you are caring diligently for your face, do not forget body skin, which experiences the same problems with dryness as the face. Low temperatures and humidity; indoor heating; dry, recycled air; and outdoor exposure all can create tough, scaly areas, particularly on the extremities. Moisturize twice a day below the neck as well as above.
10 Feb 07
I use Clean & Clear if I want a fresh moisturiser, if I feel I need a richer formula I use Caticura which is a really hydrating cream that can be used on the face or body. On my body I use Dove firming lotion as it makes my skin feel much tighter and sometimes use Johnsons holiday skin if I want a light tan. If the skin on my bodys dry or when i've shaved my legs I used Caticura.
• United States
8 Feb 07
I have found that Gold Bond lotion is the best I have ever tried. It is thick and dry, thirsty skin soaks it up quickly. My hands and legs are especially dry and this helps immensely.
@XxAngelxX (2831)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
Thankfully my skin doesn't dry out quite as bad as the picture you have posted, however I do find it dries out more in the winter time. I have tried a lot of different moisturizers as well, but don't really find there is a difference in the majority of them. I just try to keep doing it every few hours and hopefully get some to stay locked in.