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Crocodile Skin -- suggestions please

my skin has been so dry lately. I know it's because it's been windy and cold but I can't find anything that gets rid of the cracks in my skin (legs and arms especially) for longer than a few hours. I'm drinking lots of water, so I know I'm hydrated (like 100 oz/day. I weight 140). I've been trying palmer's cocoa butter, baby oil, and some generic cream but nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any recommendations on a good cream, oil, salve, or something that can help?


Tue. Jan 9, 5:53pm

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cheaper solution: try almond oil after you shower.
Personal FAVE body moisturizer: Active Body Lotion by Niutrimetics. (Distributed in Canada by Avalla) I swim alot, and this is the one I use ALL the time.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 8:00 PM

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edit: by Nutrimetics

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 8:01 PM

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Dumb question maybe...but where do you buy almond oil. Is that at the supermarket?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 10:26 PM

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We use Aveeno lotions - they help my dry skin (I am in water a lot) and they don't bother my girls' sensitive skin.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 10:28 PM

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My regular grocery store (QFC) does carry almond oil and I also buy it at Whole Foods. If your grocery has an 'organic' or 'health food' section - check there. I've also seen it at Nature's pantry.

I am also an Aveeno fan (also sensitive skin) - that's what I use when I need moisturizing. Almond is my fave for a massage though - such a great silky texture to it when applied to skin.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 10:56 PM

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Curel "Ultra Healing"

is the best supermarket cream I've found. It really hydrates and appears to keep attracting water molecules - it is so great I've often used it as a facial cream, even.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 12:03 AM

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A little stronger, but works super fast - Lanolin. The same thing that breast feeding mothers use, I have used on my hands and feet to get rid of rough spots. The down side is that it is gooey. I do not like hand lotions at all, but the lanolin I can tolerate because it works so fast. You can get that at the Walmart pharmacy. Usually you have to ask the pharmacist for it. Something else (and I dont' remember what it is called) but it had Dead Sea Salt and a bunch of oils. they usually sell that at kiosks in the mall.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 8:10 AM

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I like Jergens Ultra Healing lotion, which supposedly lasts for 24 hours. It's not greasy, rubs in real well. For really bad areas I use Aquaphor. It's more of an ointment/salve so I only use it at night. I imagine it's very similar to Lanolin, and it's rather expensive. I get both of them from Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 8:55 AM

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i use nature's gate brand moisturizer with oatmeal. it works wonders for that chapped, itchy, dry, scaley skin. it feels great going on, not oily or heavy, and keeps me moisturized all day. occassionally i will add a touch to my hands and elbows during the day, but if it's out of reach, it's not a problem.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 11:55 AM

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I like two different products...I grew up using "Udder Cream" for rough patches on hands, feet, knees, etc. Yes, it was originally designed for use with cattle, but you can buy it at 'regular' stores now (Wal-mart or for the more brave: Tractor Supply still carries it I think). Also, I really like a product called Hannah's Laughter. It's non-scented and it doesn't feel greasy. My mother swears by it on her skin. Depending on where you are, you may have to order it. The website is linked below.

Good luck!

Sunday, January 14, 2007, 10:49 AM

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Link I forgot to put in for Hannah's Laughter! oops.


Sunday, January 14, 2007, 10:49 AM

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My hands are so dry that they crack! My friend told me to go to the Vitamin Shop and get Shea Butter. It's been amazing! Believe me -- I tried everything from Eucerin to putting Vaseline on my hands at night and then covering them with socks. I had pretty much given up until I found Shea Butter.


Sunday, January 14, 2007, 10:06 PM

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After you take a hot shower while your skin is still wet put on baby ioil and towel dry.

Sunday, January 14, 2007, 10:10 PM

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crisco1 ! we used it on partients bottoms to prevent bed sores. It really works

Sunday, January 14, 2007, 10:11 PM

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Dry skin

Make sure your showers aren't TOO hot - that'll get rid of all the natural oils on your skin. Also, exfoliate while you're in the shower to slough off all the dead skin. And moisturize right away after the shower (within 3 minutes). Try putting moisturizer on before you go to bed too - your skin does most of its repair work at nighttime.

Monday, January 15, 2007, 3:24 PM

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