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What would be a good cream for dry skin?

Asked by Dutchess_III (42444points) October 23rd, 2019

I’m itching! God I itch! I have changed laundry detergent brands as well as rinsing my clothes twice. I’ve changed soap brands for showers. I’ve recleaned sheets and clothes over and over. I said something to my son and he said, “Dry skin, Ma.”
He takes after me. He’s always right.
I already drink plenty of water, so what would be an effective cream to combat this?.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

We use Aveeno for acute dry skin.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Is this strictly a cold weather condition and new for you?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes and no.
Yes it’s a cold weather condition, and no it’s not new to me, but it’s happening early this year. It usually has to be consistently cold for a while, but it’s been in the 70’s the last few days.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Thanks @Tropical_Willie. Interesting info there.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The wife will occasionally grab me like she means to hogtie me and rubs my hands and arms with a lotion called cetaphil moisturizing cream. It has a pump dispenser emerging from the cap. She has a jar of the stuff in each bathroom.

rebbel's avatar

What I do, since this bugs me for the last four, five years:
-Drink plenty water (although during the winter it’s harder to get the 2 liters that I want).
-Shower with as luke warm (as cold as possible) water as I can stand/is still comfortable.
-Don’t use soap every time I shower (on the whole body, especially not on the areas that itch me; legs/shins, sides, upper arms, wrists).
-Use a hydrating crème, twice per day (after shower, and before sleep).
-Wear socks that are not too tight (especially around the board).
-Try not to scratch when I itch; rather rub/‘pet’.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Aveeno is a good moisturizer for dry skin.
Also discovered that not only seasonal dryness but could come from the heat in your home. Was told to vacuum the heat vents as dust settles and when the heat comes on it distributes within the home causing allergies and dryness.
Another gadget to get is a Air Purifier to get rid of dust spores and make it easier.

Dutchess_III's avatar

See, we haven’t even turned on the heat yet because it’s just not that cold. That’s why I didn’t recognize it.

Thanks Rebbel. When you do use soap in the shower, is there a particular kind you use?

stanleybmanly's avatar

Have you tried Lever 2000?

rebbel's avatar

No, @Dutchess_III, just any shower gel I can get my hands on, really.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

It’s helping already guys.

@stanleybmanly… I’ve always thought Lever 2000 was a “guy” soap so it would have a strong masculine smell. Does it?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Lever 2000 makes my wife break-out.

stanleybmanly's avatar

My wife finds it very gentle and she’s one of those pea beneath the mattress types. We got the habit when the soap was available at Costco. There’s almost no scent to the soap at all that I can detect. We get it from Amazon by the bunch. Glad to ship you a bar if you wish

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Ah @stanleybmanly! I’d love to get soap from you! Heart heart hug!
I’ll ask Rick to get some tomorrow.
I’m feeling better already thanks to these suggestions.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Man, it was gone for 2 months….then it came back with a vengeance. When I told my husband that I put moisturizing cream all over after my shower, he suggested I take a bath instead…and put baby oil in the water! It worked like a charm. Covered me in places I couldn’t reach. Don’t know if it will help with the itching, tho. Time will tell. And then I’ll tell you.

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