Dry skin advice please.

(19 Posts)
ginorwine Tue 29-Apr-14 16:37:00

Have just been diagnosed with underactive thyroid. Noticed my skin on nose is v v dry indeed!drifts of dry skin which sort of pucker then - sorry if tmi - !can be pulled off. Gross. This makes make up application v difficult.
So what moisture cream? Mid to low price pretty please .what primer as pores look
Bad! Thankyou all smile x

ginorwine Tue 29-Apr-14 22:15:40

Bumpsmile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 30-Apr-14 07:00:45

Eucerin cream with 10% urea and lanacane anti chaff gel-yes really-from boots which is the same as smash box megga pricey one.

ginorwine Wed 30-Apr-14 07:30:54

Dame thankyou- love yr name!

ginorwine Wed 30-Apr-14 07:36:59

Ps dame can I use the primer substitute each day do you know? Also how do you know all this amazi g stuff Maybe you check all the labels which I can't see as script too small. I have had Lancôme ladies telling me I neeeed their cream as skin so dry and I was reluctant to pay so much as it wd mean cutting back in other areas massively, are these product s ok for sensitive skin ? Thanks so much ! smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 30-Apr-14 07:52:33

I read beauty blogs,
apparently it's a well known secret among make up artists. There are also lots of sites which tell you 'dupes' for expensive products.

Yes,I use the lanacane everyday, I'm on my 4 th or so tube and I have very sensitive skin. It's better then any primer I've used and I've used loads of themsmile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 30-Apr-14 07:54:54

Eucerin is specifically for dry skin so you'll be fine, you get a huge tube for 13 quid which will last you ages.

Aldi restorative creams are excellent too, similar to Clarins, actually, better imo.

ginorwine Wed 30-Apr-14 12:32:58

Thanks so much! Is the eu cerin for face as well as body ?

bonzo77 Wed 30-Apr-14 12:37:37

How do you use the lanacane. I hoped it would help my concealer stick to my massive spit but it did the opposite.

Lottapianos Wed 30-Apr-14 12:56:17

Diet makes a difference too. Drink loads of water, cut down on caffeine, booze and sugar, eat good fats like avocados, nuts, olive oil every day

I have very dry skin and it loves Astral moisturiser in the day, Nivea at night. Can't get much cheaper than those two!

rabbithole Wed 30-Apr-14 13:06:00

Is lanacane paraben and other nasties-free?

squoosh Wed 30-Apr-14 13:07:38

Agree with moisturising from the inside out with good fats and also by taking a good fish oil supplement.

Oilatum Repair Cream is brilliant for very dry skin.

squoosh Wed 30-Apr-14 13:08:51

Lanacane is basically silicone, so not a product for you if you're set on using all natural ingredients.

rabbithole Wed 30-Apr-14 13:11:39

Thanks Squoosh smile will stick with my almond oil. It's not ideal as it means makeup goes a bit slidey, but it does work for my nose OP!

ginorwine Wed 30-Apr-14 14:54:19

Lott a which Nivea do you use? Saw a programme and it came up as well rated but it seemed to be in a white tub not the traditional blue ?

Lottapianos Thu 01-May-14 06:29:04

I use the traditional blue tub

Eliza22 Thu 01-May-14 08:18:42

I bought Aveeno Cream (not the body moisturiser, the 100ml tube) for my son. One night, when we were away, I had no No7 Protect and Perfect so, I used his Aveeno. I now use it all the time. It really sorts dry/dehydrated skin and "plumps" the skin in a firming way, better than some high end products I've used for my 52 yr old face smile

ginorwine Fri 02-May-14 18:37:26

Eliza I looked at this today : two types so I bought the skin relief one : blue and neutral not green ; correct one?

Eliza22 Fri 02-May-14 19:45:43

I bought one today. The one I use is called Aveeno Moisturising Cream with Colloidal oatmeal. 100 ml tube. £6.99p in Boots.

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