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Old 11-01-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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You'd think I'd have a better handle on this at age 57, but I need some help. I moisturize my face and hands every morning and night---but don't love putting lotion all over my body. I get away with not moisturizing during the summer, but now it's time to begin dealing with dry skin (the daily hot tubs and sauna at the gym don't help either). I guess I don't like the sticky feeling and then putting clothes on (even pajamas). And my hands are always cold, so that doesn't help, either.

Any suggestions? Lotions you like, especially that aren't too sticky---but which really moisturize? And how to get over the icky feeling of putting clothes back on after greasing up (I'm not a nudist and too cold-blooded, so clothes are definitely a necessity! )
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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I use natural oils that absorb in you skin like almond, olive or apricot oil. I use castor oil at night applied over moist skin. I mix in a pure essential oil for a nice scent. I only use lotion on my hands due to frequent washing of hands.

There are tons of pure natural oils - you should test them to see which one resonates best with you.

Best of luck!!
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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Eucerin is a good brand you can find it at walmart a bit pricey though.

I only use Dove soap. Taking showers in lukewarm or slightly warm water is best. Hot water is terrible for skin. Pat dry yourself do not rub your skin with the towel. Air dry if possible. Lotion yourself with a good quality lotion (Euercin and bath and body works lotions are good) right after you get out of the shower. Lotioning your whole body is not really necessary, at least for me, key areas such as face, arms, legs, hands, feet are the areas you should apply lotion onto daily. If your lips are dry apply lip gloss or chapstick if anything.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Cetaphil. Not expensive, not greasy, and my dermatologist recommended it for sensitive skin. It's all I use on my body and my 69 y/o skin is good. Ah, and I live in an area with almost no humidity.

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Old 11-01-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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My favorite is L'Occitane Body Cream in the jar. A little pricey but it feels heavenly on your body.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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Olay ulta moisture lotion with shea butter. It's cheap, it works and it doesn't make me sneeze.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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CeraVe lotion or cream. A little pricey but great for sensitive skin in need of serious hydration. My dermatologist recommended it when my eczema started flaring up. That and steroids had me back to normal in no time.

I don't think there's a huge difference from lotion to lotion as long as you aim for the simpler formulas. No fragrance, no exfoliants, no shimmery junk. Just about anything made for babies or sensitive skin is fine by me.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: South FL
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Every morning when I get out of the shower, I apply coconut oil all over my body. I apply a very small amount on the places that will be covered by clothes, so it absorbs quickly and doesn't stain my clothes and a generous amount on my legs, arms, hands, neck and face.
Virgin coconut oil is a heaven-sent natural product that is absolutely incredible for your skin. It is wonderful as a moisturizer. A lot of companies add coconut oil to their lotions, I go straight to the source. I have never had issues with a dry skin, it is soft and smooth and I think coconut oil was a great contributor.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Every morning when I get out of the shower, I apply coconut oil all over my body. I apply a very small amount on the places that will be covered by clothes, so it absorbs quickly and doesn't stain my clothes and a generous amount on my legs, arms, hands, neck and face.
Virgin coconut oil is a heaven-sent natural product that is absolutely incredible for your skin. It is wonderful as a moisturizer. A lot of companies add coconut oil to their lotions, I go straight to the source. I have never had issues with a dry skin, it is soft and smooth and I think coconut oil was a great contributor.

I came in to post basically the exact same thing, lol.

LOVE me some coconut oil.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Tyler, TX
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I use natural oils that absorb in you skin like almond, olive or apricot oil. I use castor oil at night applied over moist skin. I mix in a pure essential oil for a nice scent. I only use lotion on my hands due to frequent washing of hands.

There are tons of pure natural oils - you should test them to see which one resonates best with you.

Best of luck!!
I was about to type the same exact thing! Almond, grapeseed and jojoba are my personal blend. I mix two jars... one with a pump for after shower (before you dry off, but try to air dry some) and a jar mixed with sugar... great exfoliation to just chill in the bathtub (no water) for about 5 minutes. I have been told by more people that I have the softest glowing skin....

I even use Castor oil, grapeseed and jojoba to clean my face every night in the fall and winter. A few nights a week in the more humid months... noting has ever compared to it... smaller pores and discoloration.
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