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.
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.
1/21/2009 12:21:07 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.
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 is...by 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. :-)
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.
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