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Old 08-17-2019, 11:12 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I don't have rosacea, thank goodness, but do occasionally have what look like some minor bumpy type rashes that pop up on my fingers around the joints, sometimes the knuckles. I always assumed this was a contact dermatitis from what I don't know, but keeping them dry and applying OTC cortisone cream helps them.
Another possibility, particularly if the bumps itch:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20352342

I use an over-the counter corticosteroid to get rid of mine when they flare up. I get them on my fingers, toes and soles of my feet. I thought the bumps on my toes and soles might be a fungal infection, but the fact that a steroid cream clears it up in under a week means it isn't.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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I’d probably have more things to recommend if I wasn’t allergic to topical soy. Soy is an amazing skin care ingredient that helps with cellular turnover and brightness.

Just not when you have an allergy to it.
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:15 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Another possibility, particularly if the bumps itch:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20352342

I use an over-the counter corticosteroid to get rid of mine when they flare up. I get them on my fingers, toes and soles of my feet. I thought the bumps on my toes and soles might be a fungal infection, but the fact that a steroid cream clears it up in under a week means it isn't.
That may very well be what these are, they do itch like crazy, especially when they first pop up, and the description in the article sounds pretty close to what happens to me with those bumps. Fortunately they've been limited to the thumb side of my index fingers, near the knuckles and sometimes near an index or middle finger joint. I usually just get one or two at a time. I've found using the cortisone cream (and keeping the areas dry) works within a day or two to clear them up.

I always assumed they must be a type of eczema, glad it isn't worse!
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:13 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Bag Balm is pretty greasy, but I like it a lot and use it to moisturize my nails and cuticles. CeraVe is the least greasy regular moisturizer I've ever used. It has a light, silky feel.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I love Neutrogena's Light Night Cream. I use it right after my morning shower, despite its "Night" name. I think if I had drier skin, I'd use it before bed, too. (It's not cheap, but you don't use lots. It's a little unclear whether they may have discontinued it. For now, it's still available on Amazon.)

https://www.amazon.com/Neutrogena-Li...ay&sr=8-1&th=1

All the positive reviews of CeraVe make me think I'd better look for that, too (especially at Costco!).
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Honestly, I wonder why people spend so much on expensive face and body creams when relatively, Ponds and Vaseline Intensive Care cost so little and are just as effective.
Agree 100%. I read a Consumer Report review years ago which analyzed ingredients of moisturizers and studied their effectiveness on dry skin. I recalled the review rated Vaseline Intensive Care as a best buy.

I did use Ponds and V.I.C. together for a while then switched to using V.I.C. only for both my face and body. Over the years V.I.C. came up with many types and also cost more. I had a hard time reading all the labels and searched for my favorite non-fragrance, hypoallergenic lotion.

I have been using Walmart Equate "Ultra Therapy Dry Skin Lotion" for the last several years and really like it. It is non greasy, hydrates and softens my skin very quickly in the very low humidity climate of Idaho.

Although I agree with some previous posts that what you take in your body (water, fruits, vegetables etc.) is important for your skin condition, I don't think that people with dry skin can do without moisturizers.

People looking for anti-aging wrinkle cream may want to check out review articles like these

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/bea...g-skin-awards/

https://www.reviews.com/wrinkle-cream/

For those looking for moisturizers to hydrate their dry skin, my personal experience with inexpensive lotions like Vaseline Intensive Care and Equate shows that they work just fine.

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Old 08-20-2019, 05:07 AM
 
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Have you tried a pure jojoba oil? Relatively inexpensive as only a small amount is used. I have been using it for several years.

https://draxe.com/health/beauty-and-...re/jojoba-oil/
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:46 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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My 78-year-old mother and I use vitamin E cream. I don't know which brand she's using these days but I use JASON's 5000 IU (lowest dosage) cream. I used to get it at Whole Foods but the last time I visited they didn't have it so I ended up ordering it online from Vitacost.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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Have you tried a pure jojoba oil? Relatively inexpensive as only a small amount is used. I have been using it for several years.

https://draxe.com/health/beauty-and-...re/jojoba-oil/
I haven’t tried jojoba oil. 99% pure aloe vera gel has been helpful, though.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Agree 100%. I read a Consumer Report review years ago which analyzed ingredients of moisturizers and studied their effectiveness on dry skin. I recalled the review rated Vaseline Intensive Care as a best buy.

I did use Ponds and V.I.C. together for a while then switched to using V.I.C. only for both my face and body. Over the years V.I.C. came up with many types and also cost more. I had a hard time reading all the labels and searched for my favorite non-fragrance, hypoallergenic lotion.

I have been using Walmart Equate "Ultra Therapy Dry Skin Lotion" for the last several years and really like it. It is non greasy, hydrates and softens my skin very quickly in the very low humidity climate of Idaho.

Although I agree with some previous posts that what you take in your body (water, fruits, vegetables etc.) is important for your skin condition, I don't think that people with dry skin can do without moisturizers.

People looking for anti-aging wrinkle cream may want to check out review articles like these

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/bea...g-skin-awards/

https://www.reviews.com/wrinkle-cream/

For those looking for moisturizers to hydrate their dry skin, my personal experience with inexpensive lotions like Vaseline Intensive Care and Equate shows that they work just fine.
That's been pretty much my experience as well. I just broke open a bottle of Nivea (lavender/vanilla scented) oil infused lotion and am finding it's doing a great job of keeping my skin moisturized, soft and non-flaky. And it's not greasy at all. I'll buy that again.
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