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Very dry skin

(15 Posts)
ZestyDragon Sun 05-Nov-17 15:57:22

I have always had it and I do believe it has a lot to do with having an underactive thyroid. The skin on my sides and around my waist can be wrinkly and discoloured so I use lots of E45.

My face and neck though.....people always compliment me on my skin but at different time of the year, like now, it starts to really flake on my lower face. Also my throat is very dry and starting to discolour.

Anyone have similar or any good ideas? I have the occasional facial etc but I can't do that every week.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sun 05-Nov-17 16:11:39

Have you tried a fish oil supplement? My DS has very dry skin and this seems to help.

ZestyDragon Sun 05-Nov-17 16:16:51

That seems like such a simple solution! Could it be as easy as that? I will give this a try. Would you recommend a brand?

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sun 05-Nov-17 16:33:36

We just buy the cheapest you can get 🙂

SardineJam Sun 05-Nov-17 17:09:45

In terms of supplements I can't help, but I use Aveeno skin relief nourishing lotion morning and night - I prefer the more "natural" ingredients, I've never really got on well with E45

Ginfiend Sun 05-Nov-17 17:15:06

I could have written this post.

Moisturiser wise I use one from L'Occitan on my face. It says extra dry on it, I can't remember what its called. Its expensive, but lasts ages.
That and on my body I use Aveeno. The one with the navy blue stripe on it.

mistermagpie Sun 05-Nov-17 17:20:48

E45 is crap for seriously dry skin. The only thing that has saved mine is Eucerin 10% Urea cream (the one in the tube). It’s not specifically a face cream but I have used it on my face for the last 15 years with no problem. It also ‘cured’ my grandmothers eczema on her legs, the stuff is brilliant.

PastysPrincess Sun 05-Nov-17 17:26:39

I’ve been using vaseline petroleum jelly for years. I seem to be allergic to something that is very widely used even in hypoallergenic creams so I basically ran out of choice. Vaseline is the only thing I have tried that I dont react to but is thick enough to sort my dry skin out.

Acopyofacopy Sun 05-Nov-17 17:38:38

E45 is definitely rubbish for dry skin! I didn’t get on with Aveeno, either.

I have recently tried facetheory, and their creams for dry skin are very good face creams.

I use Palmer’s coconut body lotion for the body.

I have used Moogoo in the past as well, but found their creams a little too light. Udder cream is ok for the summer.

ZestyDragon Sun 05-Nov-17 21:02:36

Thanks everyone. I have fish oil and B complex in the Tesco order and I am going to try out some of the creams mentioned and see what works. I really need to crack this as its very uncomfortable.

BigbreastsBiggerbeard Sun 05-Nov-17 22:08:07

Eucerin lotion; it's meant for extremely dry skin so really does work. Heavy duty stuff. It's available in Boots and a while back I got some on ebay.

I have eczema so I need the good stuff grin

ZestyDragon Sun 05-Nov-17 23:46:10

Great, I am going to give the Eucerin a bash along with the tablets!

trainedopossum Mon 06-Nov-17 00:31:58

Op are you sure your dose is adequate? You shouldn't really be symptomatic if your meds are right. When I need an increase in thyroid meds one of the first signs is that my skin gets very dry.

Debby08 Mon 06-Nov-17 08:47:30

I feel sorry you had that condition but I guess there are a lot of natural medicines out there. Usually it's just lack of water intake but in your case I guess aside from medication you have to try out organic products. I wish you well!

Dustbunny1900 Mon 06-Nov-17 14:21:24

Eat a ton of good fats and good oils, fish, walnuts, olive and avocado oil, etc. lots of water

Get a humidifier and ease up on the hot long showers if you take them

Use white petroleum jelly (just plain old Vaseline) on top of your moisturizer at night as the best occlusive money can buy (and it’s cheap)

Cleanse with cerave, cetaphil, cleansing oils, something very gentle.

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