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Super Dry Skin


I am having SUPER dry skin right now - dry and flaky. It kicked in about a week after coming home from a sunny destination. I didn't burn so I don't really know why it would be so bad. The same thing has happened to others I travelled with. It was so humid there and now we're back home in Alberta where it's very very dry. Maybe our skin is transitionting? Or maybe it's from over exposure to the sun, even if I didn't burn? Has this happened to anyone before?

The only lotion that's working to provide hydration is Johnson's baby lotion! I've also been drinking lots of water because I know that flaky skin can be due to dehydration but that doesn't seem to be making a difference.
May 28, 2012 @ 02:22 pm

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Coconut Oil

I think you're right about your skin transitioning from humid to drier, colder weather. I'm from Toronto and when I travelled to Saskatchewan in September it was already getting really dry and cold there (as opposed to the very humid, summer weather here) and my skin got really dry.

Definitely moisturize your skin as soon as you get out of the shower. Try coconut oil. I've been using that lately and it smells and feels great and it's pretty inexpensive too! I compare it to a Body Shop body butter, only you get twice the amount and it's less expensive.
May 28, 2012 @ 02:44 pm

Dry skin

Ya, definitely you are correct that its due to the sun rays your skin is affected. The sun rays are the best enemy to drag the moisture from your skin. I agree with Alex to apply coconut oil. Yoghurt also works well for dry skin.
May 29, 2012 @ 01:46 am


I agree coconut oil is the best for everything!Its perfect for dry skin and you can even put it on dry scalps.Almond oil is also very good.If your skin is really itchy you can try aloe vera on it as well.
May 29, 2012 @ 01:13 pm


Thanks guys! I was starting to think only oil would work. Even the baby lotion isn't cutting it anymore. And I hate looking like a lizard.
May 29, 2012 @ 03:36 pm

transition and hydration from within

I agree with what others have said. Start by mega hydrating your body. Have you been taking any meds or herbal supplements that are water shedders (many diet pills are, for example)? Lotion or oils on the skin surface can only treat the symptom, not effect a cure.
May 29, 2012 @ 05:22 pm

Inside out..

You should also threat this from the inside! Drink a lot of water, it's gonna help a lot!
May 30, 2012 @ 09:15 am


I've been drinking tons and tons of water and it doesn't seem to be making a difference. My skin is just peeling now I think. But I'm drinking lots of water anyway, can't be a bad thing!

Thanks for the advice :)
May 30, 2012 @ 03:01 pm

House Remedy

Dont use baby lotion because your skin is adult skin now. Try using yogurt at night with milk and olive oil. Rinse it out and put olive oil again. During the day use a sunscreen and for now try to avoid using makeup.
May 30, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

Coconut Oil!


I agree with the other ladies that coconut oil works wonders :) I use it every single night and have been for a very long time now and my skin no longer is dry nor itchy!
May 30, 2012 @ 11:22 pm


And please, don't go for gimicky Jose Maran argan oil. It has one ingredient in it "100% organic pure moroccan argan oil". Just go to your local drugstore and I'm sure they'll have the same thing for cheaper.

I had super dry flaky skin. Mine was dry and dehydrated. Argan oil is my little miracle in a bottle. It not only hydrates my skin, but it also minimizes look of pores, clears acne scars, makes my skin smooth and baby soft. Now as soon as I wake up I want my oil and soon as I go home I run to wash my face and get the oil on. It's extremely soothing. Only trouble is, when I have it on I can't stop touching my face cuz it feels so good.

Here are some benefits of Argan Oil for the skin:

Argan Oil Benefits for Skin:

* Argan Oil has so many benefits for skin and so
it is very popular skincare product among women. For centuries, Moroccan
women have used argan oil to treat several skin problems. Some of the
benefits of argan oil for skin are as follows:

* Argan oil is a highly effective skin
moisturizer with antimicrobial properties. It is a lot more than a
simple moisturizer because it does not contain any cholesterol. Argan
oil is more effective than other natural skin moisturizers such as shea
butter and olive oil due to high content of fatty acids.

* It also helps to restore the natural pH of the skin.

* Argan oil helps in reducing the wrinkles and softening the skin.

* Argan oil has a sebum regulating action on the oily skin that reduces the oiliness.

* It has also shown to increase the elasticity and tightening of the skin.

* If you are suffering from acne or chicken pox
scars, application of argan oil is very beneficial to reduce these

* Argan oil is also known to neutralize free radicals, treat acne, eczema and psoriasis.

* Argan oil has regenerating properties on skin
by revitalizing the cell functions that prevent early skin aging due to
sun, pollution, stress, smoking, etc.

* By application of argan oil on nail, brittle nails can be made stronger.

* It can help to reduce skin inflammation and
skin irritation, helping to cure numerous dermatological disorders such
as eczema, psoriasis and even acne.

* Pregnant women can apply argan oil to prevent the onset of stretch marks.

* Mineral make up tends to dry skin. Application
of 1 – 2 drops of argan oil for 5 minutes, before applying the mineral
make-up this problem can be avoided.

In short, Argan oil benefits on skin are:

* Prevent loss of moisture from the skin

* Diminish wrinkles

* Anti-aging

* Stimulate skin cells

* Reduce scarring

* Give you softer skin

* Prevent stretch marks

* Relief for eczema and psoriasis

* Restores nutrient content to skin cells

Jun 14, 2012 @ 07:06 pm

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