J.M. asks from Escondido, CA on January 02, 2008
Dry Skin - Escondido, CA
Im orginially from California and have been in Georiga for two years now. My skin right now is so DRY. My hands are cracking and bleeding. I was just wondering if some of you Georgia Peaches have any advice on keeping your skin PRETTY through this weather.
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Thank You ladies for the advice. I thought it was just me and my Cali skin that was dealing with this, but it sounds like you GA Peaches don't do well either ;0)
A few days after writing this I found out my 6 month old has Eczema, so I've been using Aveeno and some other really strong lotion on her, and my hands are so much better. Im not saying it's good my baby has Eczema but by keeping her little body lotioned up it's made my hands so smooth. Thanks again. And p.s. I LOVE Georgia so much better than Cali. SHHHHHH. Don't tell those Cali people though, lol.
M.F. answers from Atlanta on January 02, 2008
I too have had problems with dry skin I came to Ga from Fl 5 years ago. I found that Jergens last the longest for me I have also found a humidifer helpful during the winter months, the dry heat from my furnace is the main reason my skin is dry in the winter here. I also use a shampoo a few times a week to keep my scalp from getting flaky Nozoral it's over that counter it's about $9 a bottle at walmart and Publix. I also let some of the steam out from my dishwasher to help with the dry air.
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D.W. answers from Atlanta on January 03, 2008
The best product I have used is by Aveda. Go to Aveda.com and click on moisturize. Hand Relief is the product I have used for years. The bottle costs $18 online but lasts forever. It is very thick so you only have to use a small amount.
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L.S. answers from Atlanta on January 02, 2008
Hi J., we did the same thing! We moved from the Bay Area 2 years ago and as I type this my hands are incredibly dry!!! I have tried so many lotions thinking the fancy ones would do the best job. I ended up with a drugstore lotion that works for hours and doesn't feel greasy. Try Jergens Intense Moisture Therapy on your hands and let me know what you think.
I also think a humidifer running through our house would help. I believe the cracked hands are from the dry heat pumping through the house in addition to the cold winds.
BTW, I was raised in San Diego. :)I miss it so much!!
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A.C. answers from Atlanta on January 03, 2008
Welcome to Georgia!!!
I use thick lotions (aveeno, neutrogena, Mary Kay, Avon dry skin, Vaseline Intensive lotion anything that's really thick).
I use them often. Every time I get water on my hands, after coming in from playing outside with the kids, anytime they feel dry. Keeping them moisturized seems to be the key (for me any way).
Y.C. answers from Atlanta on June 29, 2008
i live in douglasville and i have a butter that is great for the dry skin, email me and i'll tell u where u can pick it up from. i moved here 2 years ago also from san bernardino, born and raised in los angeles.
T.V. answers from Atlanta on January 08, 2008
I didn't read all the responses, so I apologize if I repeat something that has already been said.
Last winter, I completely went into alligator mode. I scratched from the itchy dry skin until was bleeding. It was really, really bad. I started to research it, and again this winter, because I don't want a repeat of last year, but these are some of the things that have greatly helped me...
Humidify. The heaters suck the moisture out of EVERYTHING. put a humidifier in the room you are most often in, or do like I'm doing and sit it directly in front of your intake for your furnace. (mine is in the hall, up stairs, in front of the bathroom)
Moisturize: No matter how much lotion you slough on, it's not going to do as much good as you'd like. The surface of the skin does not take in moisture (past the flaky part anyway, and that's dead, theres no reason moisturizing dead skin)very well. Your best best is to start internally. Drink LOADS of water and you will see a difference in your skin.
Fabric Softener. Makes me itch, it aggravates exema, so I don't use it. I don't have exema, but what I had last year was HELL so I'm not taking any chances. Sources say to ditch the fabric softener for the season.
Last and very important, Lotion. I know I just said lotion doesn't do your skin any good, but when you get out of that hot shower, your skin is all pinkish or red. The reason for it is because your blood is rising to the top to aide your freaking epidermis. Your body is evaporating (with all that heat) out all the water that you forgot to drink, and it's making your skin all rough and dry. When you are still damp, pat off and immediately lotion up to hold in the moisture that's already in your body in your body.
I'm not scratchy this season, so this is working for me.
B.J. answers from Atlanta on January 04, 2008
Hey J. ! : )
No matter how many lotions I use there still dry ! I use vasaline at night rite when I'm getting ready to go to bed and when I get up in the morning there really soft ! I use lotion off and on all day but it hardly helps ! I seem to keep my hands wet to much ! It works great for the feet too just put some socks on over the vasaline and get in the bed and you feet are so soft in the morning !