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What is the best treatment for severely dry skin over-the-counter lotion?

What is the best treatment for severely dry skin over-the-counter  lotion?

Dry skin: Ingredients that are helpful for dry skin: ceramides help skin hold water, dimethicone and glycerin draw water to the skin, hyaluronic acid helps the skin hold water, lanolin, mineral oil, and petroleum help keep water on the skin. Read the label and get moisturizers with these products such as cerave, restoraderm, cutemol, and aquaphor. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended over-the-counter treatment for dry skin?

What is the most recommended over-the-counter treatment for dry skin?

Dry skin: Cheapest, easiest answer is plain white petroleum jelly. Apply this or something similar (thick emollient/ointment) after every shower. ...Read more

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Lubriderm advanced therapy lotion good for dry skin?? Been using Aveeno (oatmeal) right after the shower still dry... How can I prevent chicken skin spots??

Lubriderm advanced therapy lotion good for dry skin?? Been using Aveeno (oatmeal) right after the shower still dry... How can I prevent chicken skin spots??

Other creams help: For rough bumps (or "chicken skin" or keratosis pilaris), it's helpful to use a moisturizer with a "keratolytic" ingredient -- this breaks down the more thick rough skin that sometimes builds up in pores and leads to rough bumps. Keratolytics include salicylic acid, ammonium lactate, and urea. Cerave SA cream and Amlactin are two over the counter examples that have one of those ingredients. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best lotion for extremely dry skin?

Can you tell me what is the best lotion for extremely dry skin?

Many different kinds: Dry skin reflects weather conditions and dehydration, drink more water and less cafeine, 30% humidity with dry heat helps any formula you use. Depending on the condition of your skin some people respond better to the thinner lotions becaise they get better absorbed and others do better with the thicker preparations because they coat and protect. ...Read more

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What is the best body lotion for someone with extremely dry skin?

What is the best body lotion for someone with extremely dry skin?

Depends: You can try amlactin, cetaphil, or eucerin lotion-remember everyone respond differently-one may works well for you, but not necessary for others or vice versa.If not work, you can see dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best body lotion/moisturizer that is the healthiest for mild dry skin?

What is the best body lotion/moisturizer that is the healthiest for mild dry skin?

BEST BODY LOTION+++: THE BEST BODY LOTION/MOISTURIZER FOR YOU IS WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU!
YOU ARE UNIQUE!
TRY THEM ALL! SEE IF YOU CAN GET SAMPLES FROM THE COSMETIC COMPANIES OR MANUFACTURERS.
BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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What o t c lotion is the best for psoriasis dry skin? Hello, i, ve had psoriasis for a number of years and the dry itchy skin is miserable, thanks, judy

What o t c lotion is the best for psoriasis dry skin? Hello, i, ve had psoriasis for a number of years and the dry itchy skin is miserable, thanks, judy

Psoriasis : Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition, so otc moisturizer creams/lotions only help to a small extent. Read more about treatment options for the various types of psoriasis at the link below. Also, take a quick peek at the eczema page to make sure this isn't what you might be suffering from. I hope that helps a little! ...Read more

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Please recommend the best lotion for extremely dry skin?

Reduce use of soap: Limit soap to the critical areas (hands, face, axillae, and groin) and use no washcloth or loufa. I bet the dry skin will disappear in days. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best lotion to use for dry skin?

Please help! what is the best lotion to use for dry skin?

Alvin'sBestSnakeOil: Of course I'm being facetious b/c there really isn't one best lotion for everyone. So before looking for solutions, focus on causes of dry skin eg http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/basics/causes/con-20030009. Check out http://www.webmd.com/beauty/dry-skin-13/cosmetic-procedures-skin-care-dry-skin for helpful ingredients in dry skin lotions. Failing that, go c ur Dermatologist. ...Read more

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The best facial lotions for dry skin? Looking for one with SPF also.

The best facial lotions for dry skin? Looking for one with SPF also.

Cetaphil makes one: Cetaphil makes one with an SPF of 50. Neutrogena also makes some good ones. There are others, too. ...Read more

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What is the best home treatment for extremely dry skin?

What is the best home treatment for extremely dry skin?

Urea.lactic acid: Urea based lotion or ammonium lactate are both useful for dry skin. A barrier repair cream called cerave is also useful. The very dry skin may be a condition called icthyosis which may be better treated with prescription strength creams. ...Read more

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What is the best type of lotion to treat really dry skin that almost seems dead?

What is the best type of lotion to treat really dry skin that almost seems dead?

Moisturizers: Restoraderm lotion by cetaphil is fantastic! any exfoliating ingredients, such as urea, salicylic acid are good ingredients as well. ...Read more

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What is the best lotion or cream that will help my dry skin problem?

What is the best lotion or cream that will help my dry skin problem?

Do more than creams: Try to minmize activities that cause your dry skin--avoid long hot shower/bath, minimize use of body washes/scrubbing, use of humidifer in winter/cold season, and minimize use of meds if not needed. Applying moisturing lotion such as aquaphor 2-3x/day, especially after shower/bath, will help. If not adequate, consult doc as u may need prescription meds. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best lotion for very dry skin?

Recommendations: Functional lotions, such as those that replace sphingolipid ceramide (e.g., cerave) work very well as moisturizers, either as a cream or a lotion, in the treatment of xerosis cutis or dry skin. ...Read more

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What is the best unscented lotion for very dry skin?

Vanicream: I really like Vanicream but Cetaphil, Eucerin and Cerave are all good options. In addition avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. For break-through itch Sarna lotion can be added. ...Read more

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The best facial lotions for dry skin?

Facial Lotions: Two good facial lotions are cerave and restoraderm both of which are over the counter. They both have ceramides which are important in treating dry skin. ...Read more

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Why types of lotions are the best on dry skin?

Ceramide Lotions: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read more

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I have very itchy dry skin. What is the best soap or lotion to help moisturize? I tend to have sensitive skin.

Hypoallergenic : Cleansers or lotions that are formulated for dry sensitive skin and dermatology tested such as aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, cerave, nutraderm, eucerin, lubriderm, vanicream, burt's bees, neutrogena are all good. Be sure to avoid lotions and cleansers that contain fragrance. ...Read more

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I have a skin disorder called itchyosis, what are the best treatments for severe dry skin like this. Any prescription stuff available?

Many Options: Ichthyosis ranges from mild to severe, and there are treatments available for whatever type that you have. Two main approaches to treatment are 1. To keep the skin moisturized 2. To remove the scales. Common prescriptions which accomplish one or both approaches include retinoids, urea, alpha/beta hydroxy acids and others. Recommend to see dermatologist to determine best treatment strategy for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad dry skin in the winter and i can't usethe best lotion i can use that will keep my skin clear but isn't scented?

What to do if I have really bad dry skin in the winter and i can't usethe best lotion i can use that will keep my skin clear but isn't scented?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have dry skin, I use 100% pure cleanser and lotion. Is there any way to cure it?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more

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What brands of over-the-counter creams are most helpful, or most recommended by doctors, for dry skin eczema?

Ceramide creams: The molecular defect in eczema skin is in the proper generation of barriers. Ceramides are found to be deficient in eczema skin. In addition to topical steroids, i generally recommend applying a ceramide containing cream (cerave or cetaphil restoraderm) first, and then 'seal' it on top with a more moisturizing lotion such as eucerin original lotion, or aquaphor if you are very dry. ...Read more

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I have dark patches of dry skin on my lips. I have tried some over the counter cream but it didn't work. They're often itchy and scaling.

I have dark patches of dry skin on my lips. I have tried some over the counter cream but it didn't work. They're often itchy and scaling.

Itchy patches on lip: Could be eczema or psoriasis. Would discuss with doctor or rheumatologist .May benefit from topical steroids acutely but that may increase infections and can thin the skin.

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/face?page=2 ...Read more

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What can I use for extra dry skin especially on scalp...Over the counter shampoos as well as prescription ones have been used only work a few weeks?

What can I use for extra dry skin especially on scalp...Over the counter shampoos as well as prescription ones have been used only work a few weeks?

Keep using them!: Extra dry skin is often called "seborrheic dermatitis", commonly called "dandruff". Prescription products like selenium shampoos or topical steroids are much more helpful than anything you buy otc
however, this is not an infection that will clear up and go away, it is a chronic condition that needs regular treatment with these products to keep it under control. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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My areolas have been super itchy. It's been off and on for 4 or 5 months now, and its just so itchy. I apply lotion everyday so it can't be dry skin..

My areolas have been super itchy. It's been off and on for 4 or 5 months now, and its just so itchy. I apply lotion everyday so it can't be dry skin..

Dermatitis: This sounds ilke probable dermatitis, which is inflammation of the lower parts of the skin. It is a form of eczema, which requires regular moisturization, and prescription creams sometimes as well. However, there are more serious conditions that can occur on the areola, so i would have it further evaluated. ...Read more

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My legs are ashy white when i don't have lotion on my legs. It is dry too, anyone know what it is, just dry skin or something, what to do?

My legs are ashy white when i don't have lotion on my legs. It is dry too, anyone know what it is, just dry skin or something, what to do?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body
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I have chronic dry skin from birth to current. how many times a day is it safe to use ammonium lactate 12% lotion. Twice doesn't seem enough. any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

Safe lotion: This is an alpha hydroxy-acid, which, as an exfoliant, removes dead skin cells from the stratum corneum and can act as an irritant to the epidermal layer causing edema and redness. Caution is advised with repeated use, but there is no direct toxicity of the lotion from repeated uses. Too many uses would likely cause skin breakdown, redness, swelling, and bleeding ...Read more