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Old 02-22-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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Aloe vera. A spray bottle with a cold spritz. I prefer dry. Humidity makes me feel dirty.
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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Can I get by without using moisturizers or lotion? I absolutely cant stand creamy/greasy substances on my skin.

Does everyone in Vegas use moisturizers on a daily basis? Do people get by without it as well?
Having a water softener installed is night and day. Use moisturizing soaps in the shower with really soft water and you'll never need lotions. I had to use moisturizer everyday because of the hard water out here until we could afford our water softener install (did it myself, cost about $650 after parts). Fixing the water is way more important than the air.

Also, we do have a humidifier and run it about 3-4 times (6 hours at a time) during the winter to get rid of the static-shock problem so that's a cheap $50 fix inside your home. (still get shocked by shopping carts in Smiths though, can't fix that!)

Edit: Forgot to mention, I'm from Philadelphia and have been here 2 years. I also hated the humidity on the east coast so I'm a little biased there, but I do have very sensitive/dry skin (water softener fixed everything). I also used to have allergies to grass/lawn mowing, which is gone out here! I've heard some people have worse allergies here, I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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It's so dry that if you try to pour a glass of water you must pour very fast or the water evaporates before it ever hits the glass.

...On the other hand, if you spill any liquids you won't have to clean them up...they evaporate before you can reach for a towel.

You won't need a hair dryer...just a spray bottle of water to keep it wet long enough to run a comb through it!

It's never rains...just little moist balls of dust hit the ground.

On the rare occasion when it does actually rain, a 1/2 inch of rain can flood the entire city...sans the strip of course! The tunnel people get washed away though.... oh, yeah, the tunnel people! Las Vegas has Morelocks!
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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It's so dry that if you try to pour a glass of water you must pour very fast or the water evaporates before it ever hits the glass.

...On the other hand, if you spill any liquids you won't have to clean them up...they evaporate before you can reach for a towel.

You won't need a hair dryer...just a spray bottle of water to keep it wet long enough to run a comb through it!

It's never rains...just little moist balls of dust hit the ground.

On the rare occasion when it does actually rain, a 1/2 inch of rain can flood the entire city...sans the strip of course! The tunnel people get washed away though.... oh, yeah, the tunnel people! Las Vegas has Morelocks!
Nah - the thunderstorms are good for a lot more than a 1/2 inch which would not even created much runoff. The problem is that you can get 4 or 5 inches in under an hour. In one storm the rate at the peak was over 6 inches an hour. You get torrents 3 feet deep running down some roads.

You are correct it virtually never rains...but when it does it can be a cataclysmic event locally. I have a $150,000 hole in my assets to testify to that.

And in some storms the strip gets it too. Check around. There are some old pictures of cars being tugboated around in the MGM garage.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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^^^^^^ Shhhhhhhh! Don't ruin it!
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