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Ditch the Winter Itch

Tips for Treating Dry Skin & Hair


  • Interesting article. I never really thought about using a humidifier in the Winter. That's smart! - 1/22/2014 12:04:53 PM
  • Great article. It took me forever to realize that it was dry skin making me so uncomfortable. Now, I do many of the things described...and, of course, drink lots more water. - 1/28/2013 9:40:29 PM
  • I put on lotion every day after my shower. Using a humidifier is not an option as I have allergies that recommend keeping the humidity below 50% in my house, and I'm lucky if I can get it to 45%. - 12/23/2011 8:09:36 AM
  • I live in the high desert I have dry skin 12 months a year never a month without it I have always drank a lot of water and used a good moisture cream, for my age and where I have lived all my life my skin is in very good condition. - 12/22/2011 9:16:40 AM
  • A trick from the frozen north (aka, a friend I have in Edmonton): Switch your bedsheets to satin or silks. Cotton WILL dry your skin, especially a higher thread count. At least replace your pillowcases, especially those of a high thread count variety.

    - 12/22/2011 8:40:14 AM
    I found the hair-oil tip to be interesting; I will try it. I use a damp washcloth with oil to "dry" myself all year round since menopause, and that has helped with itching and dry skin. - 1/21/2009 12:21:07 AM
  • I don't even bother with towels anymore. As soon as my shower is over I put on Vaseline. We all know how slippery it the time you're finished putting it on all over your body, your body is almost dry. I normally wait a few more minutes & then go ahead and get dressed. I find when I use Vaseline right after a shower, it does not make my body appear greasy. It has a nice, shiny oiled look....the look of someone with moisturized skin. :-) - 5/26/2008 7:46:00 PM
  • Great article. Neutragena products have helped me since I went through menopause, which made my skin drier. I use to think the products were too expensive and silly, but now that I have extra sensitive skin, I'm glad for them. - 4/6/2008 9:55:53 AM
  • Here's something I discovered... after "towel drying", I blow dry myself with my hair dryer. Sounds silly, but it seems to help me keep from getting such dry skin! (And it feels good when it's cold!) - 1/11/2008 10:58:05 AM
  • The article on dry skin is very good. Some of the things I do, like putting lotion on my skin while it is still wet. The ideas on putting moisture into my hair are ones that I will try. - 12/26/2007 6:53:06 AM

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