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Old 05-31-2017, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Lincolnshire, UK.
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As I age (now 75) my skin has become dry. Is there any product you would recommend that has no fragrance or at least a manly fragrance?

I am thinking after shower type products or maybe even a soap versus a bath oil.

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Johngolf I know what you mean being in the same age bracket ourselves. I have found that on top of my normal Monsia day/night moisturizers I have been applying vit E oil that I purchase on amazon, uk. My husband simply applies the vit E oil to face & neck after shaving and before bed. Take a read Benefits of Vitamin E Oil for Skin | LIVESTRONG.COM
Apply a little at a time, it is absorbed into the skin quite rapidly if the skin is dry, no need to overdo it. We only use this during the winter because the central heating in the house really dries the air, hope it helps you.
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I am on record as using CeraVe products which do have any fragrance, and which help my old, dry skin. For all over body moisture, I use Cetaphil. Both of these brands are found easily in drugstores. Cetaphil is also found At Costco. Cetaphil works best used immediately after showering, applied to damp skin. There is no odor with either product line.
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Old 06-01-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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2 things, both cheap.

Great Lakes gelatin from amazon (the green label) & stir a couple spoonfuls in your coffee or whatever your morning drink is. It will vastly improve the condition of your skin, hair, & nails in very short order.

Any organic food quality unscented coconut oil from amazon or your grocery. You can stir it in your coffee too if you want, but it is great to slather on dry skin & is great shaving lotion. (The scented kind smells like suntan lotion.)
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Cetaphil works best used immediately after showering, applied to damp skin. There is no odor with either product line.
No matter what you use, OP, use it IMMEDIATELY after showering. Don't let your skin dry out. This is key. If you think about it, you are locking in the moisture from your shower by slathering something over it - Cetaphil, Aveeno, any moisturizer, butter, you name it. Don't even stop to get into the other room; use it while the towel is still wrapped around you. You will see a difference.
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:46 PM
 
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My grandmother swore by glycerin, and my mother and I both use this. Just mix it in with some water, or you can mix it with other things like aloe vera and water. I would start with 1:1 ratio or 2:1 ratio of water to glycerin and then go from there. With a cotton ball smooth it on. Try it out and adjust from there. My grandmother's skin is amazing- she is 95 yrs old. My mother looks about 15 -20 yrs below her age with beautiful skin. We all have dry skin and it is wondrous You can get a bottle of vegetable glycerin from any walmart, walgreens, etc

You can also add things like essential oils and such- but just plain works fine and there is no scent.

I also put some in a spray bottle, and mist my face with some added rosewater in it- so divine and my face is dewy soft all day.

What is nice is that it is not just soft and such when you touch it, it really gives that relief to the dry skin. Like for example, some remedies claim to sooth dryness, and they do on the surface, like when I feel it with my fingers, but my skin still has that "tightness," that it is still longing for relief. For example, when I smile, it is not as fluid.But with glycerin, oh what an amazing difference.

Let me know if you try it

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Old 06-02-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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No matter what you use, OP, use it IMMEDIATELY after showering. Don't let your skin dry out. This is key. If you think about it, you are locking in the moisture from your shower by slathering something over it - Cetaphil, Aveeno, any moisturizer, butter, you name it. Don't even stop to get into the other room; use it while the towel is still wrapped around you. You will see a difference.
This. A dermatologist instructed me to do this very thing.

https://nationaleczema.org/wp-conten...20-%20Copy.pdf

I just found this. I am no scientist, but I think the CeraVe had the best hydrophillc index score. The rankings are at the end of the scientific article.
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Nivea for Men, Hydrating body wash
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:41 PM
 
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"Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for ageing and dehydrated skin."

https://www.bio-oil.com/assets/bio-o...cd336e4d18.jpg
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Old 06-03-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Nivea for Men, Hydrating body wash
This sounds like the winner.
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Old 06-08-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I like Sodium PCA sprays, you can find them at health food stores. This is a natural component of skin, young people and redheads tend to have more of it. It does help reduce skin wrinkling if you use it religiously.

You can use something like Cetaphil or similar as a wash and apply the Na-PCA spray after you towel off.
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