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    Default Tips on improving drier skin?

    I hadn't really thought of myself as having dry skin, but I recently tried some drier fragrances, and was lucky to get a couple of hours out of most of them it seems. So, in an attempt to get more mileage out of drier fragrances (I really liked a lot of the ones that I tried) I have been looking at what I might do to improve my skin. I have started using lotion everyday after showering, I also mixed some jojoba oil in with it as jojoba has never disappointed me. I have also started looking for a more gentle body wash option. Is there anything that I could be doing along with what I already am doing that might improve my results? Thanks for any help.

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    Do you drink lots of water through the day? It will help if you don't.

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    Not sure I can help with skin products, but fragrance lasts about twice as long on me if I don't apply it immediately after I shower. Waiting until skin cools and dries off makes a huge difference.

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    Diet too. Increasing more healthy fats - EFAs and Omega-3s - if you hadn't already.

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    Do you drink lots of water through the day? It will help if you don't.
    I actually quite drinking caffeinated beverages in high school, and water is what I drink most often as a result of that decision.

    fragrance lasts about twice as long on me if I don't apply it immediately after I shower. Waiting until skin cools and dries off makes a huge difference.
    I will have to start dong this. I take cool showers as warmer showers tend to make my skin itchy, but usually when I apply fragrance, I would say my skin is damp-ish. Hopefully this will help me out.


    Increasing more healthy fats - EFAs and Omega-3s
    I did start taking an Omega 3 supplement a little over a year ago. I will have to look in to other EFA's and how much might be in my regular diet, and what's available as a supplement.

    Thanks for all the help, it's appreciated.

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    Default Re: Tips on improving drier skin?

    I have found plain coconut oil to be a great skin moisturizer.

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    I may try some coconut oil, I just don't want to go over board and end up being oily all day. I have also been reading on causes of dry skin, and found that hard water can apparently play a role. Needless to say, I have extremely hard water, so I'm thinking about a shower head with a built in filter to see if that would make much of a difference.

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    There are lots of products around for you to try.
    The men's Dove soap bar has a lot of moisturiser in it.
    Then there are facial washes that moisturise skin (last one I tried was Johnson&Johnson Clean and Clear liquid soap), which you can apply with a sponge or mesh shower gel applicator. Obviously, for maximum effect, make sure you apply a coating just at the end of the shower, then quickly rinse the foam off just before getting out.
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    Default Re: Tips on improving drier skin?

    This is a great thread. I too, have the same problem of dry skin. These are fantastic tips. Thanks so much for posting them.

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    Default Re: Tips on improving drier skin?

    I, too, have dry skin. The following shower gels all work really well (I like them all...haven't picked one to use regularly yet): Aveeno Daily Moisturizing...Aveeno Active Naturals with Oatmeal...Irish Spring with Aloe...Nivea Touch of Harmony Cream Oil...Nivea Touch of Happiness...Dove Visiblecare Renewing Creme...Olay Body Ultra Moisture. The best thing about these is that they're cheap AND are still awesome.
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    Default Re: Tips on improving drier skin?

    drink plenty of water
    diet right
    i recomend dove body wash has a mosturizer and the unscented one so it doesnt get in way of fragrances
    use your lotion everyday before bed as youve been doing as well results will come

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    Just thought I would post an update. I have been using my lotion with added jojoba oil in it for a little two weeks, and I picked up some Aveeno body wash about half a week ago added some jojoba oil, and have been using it ever since. I have also stopped applying fragrance after a shower. I wore Zino today, and got a solid 5 and a half hours out if it, and even after that it wasn't gone, just had changed and was sitting very close. I am excited as it lasted just about two hours on me previously before vanishing completely. My skin hasn't felt oily at all which is a big plus. Hope those of you who have been trying some of the tips mentioned are getting good results as well.

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    Default Re: Tips on improving drier skin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    The men's Dove soap bar has a lot of moisturizer in it.
    I get good results from this.

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    Thanks for sharing these tips ..

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    Use a very good moisturiser something like osmium for men both day and night. Use a good face wash and you are done

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    look into www.lushusa.com LUSH has some really excellent skin products, and they are a really earth friendly company that thinks out of the box.

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    Default Re: Tips on improving drier skin?

    Increasing my intake of water on daily basis, as suggested on this thread, has led to better moisturized skin for me. Thanks so much.

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    I find it so hard to drink the recommended daily amount of water for me. I know it's just something you've got to do but I forget. Anyone else experience this?

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    Just a quick note, I wanted to let others know who may be attempting to remedy dry skin, I stopped using my bath poof. It was marked for sensitive skin, but it was one of the last things I had left to try giving up. I have to say giving up my bath poof made an immediate noticeable difference. I now just use my hands, and am comfortable that I am just as clean as with a poof or sponge, I'm pretty sure my SO would say otherwise if she thought I wasn't clean enough. Hope those of you who are struggling with dry skin are getting similar results as I am.

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    Gillette Hydrator Body Wash is all I use now. My skin would get pretty dry using regular soaps but the Gillette wash has put an end to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark. View Post
    I find it so hard to drink the recommended daily amount of water for me. I know it's just something you've got to do but I forget. Anyone else experience this?
    What's so hard about drinking 4 glasses of water a day (one litre) - as recommended by kidney specialists?

    http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp

    Drinking the ridiculous amounts of water some people drink, only makes any sense if one is trying to pass a kidney stone.

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