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Dry skin sufferers?

post #1 of 22
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I just discovered recently something that gets rid of really bad dry skin. it is something every home usually has, and all you have to do is bring it to room temperature and then pour it over the skin that is irritated..wait a few moments and then pat dry. It works, and it is whole milk.

I have been doing an article and I discovered it in my research. I tested it out, because in winter I really suffer from dry skin and it works!
post #2 of 22
Oh wow....that surprises me and doesnt surprise me at the same time..ya know....

It seems like a such a wierd thing....but there are a lot of hand creams w/ actual cream in them...so that makes total sence....

Thanx for the sugestion..I get painful dry skin in the winter.....I'll have to try it out
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by Nebula11
Oh wow....that surprises me and doesnt surprise me at the same time..ya know....

It seems like a such a wierd thing....but there are a lot of hand creams w/ actual cream in them...so that makes total sence....

Thanx for the sugestion..I get painful dry skin in the winter.....I'll have to try it out
That's really cool to know. I found an awesome lotion that works wonders on dry cracked skin. It's called Renew by Melaleuca.
post #4 of 22
Oh yea, milk baths are an old school thing. Mayonaise is really good for your hair. So is beer. Olive oil is great to. I use to be a manicurist(back when I lived in Denver, dry and cold) and the best thing i found was bag balm or udder balm. I have seen woman with really deep cracks in their skin se it every day for 2 weeks and the cracks went away. Then they only need to use it every other day. Farmers use it on cows to help battle the dryness from milking. What ever area you need to moisturize, wrap plastic wrap over the moistuizer and let sit for 15-30 min. You body heat makes it soak in faster and deeper. Bag balm is also slightly medicated so if you get really dry skin it will burn a little and make your skin red. But it will help kill anything that could be causing the dry skin. I have all kinds of things that help with dry skin. Oatmeal masks work well too. They exfoliate and moisturize at the same time.
post #5 of 22
Thank you, MA! What a great tip and so useful this time of year!
post #6 of 22
whole milk I will archive that since I dont keep that at home

I have had less issues since switching to dr bonners(sp) soap
post #7 of 22
Really? Wow! I'll have to tell Mum that one her skin is really, really dry and she despairs over it!
post #8 of 22
thanks for that tip, i get dry skin on my forehead and it gets worse in winter, people laugh at me when i get it in summer too
post #9 of 22
i love coco butter and using porridge oats in the bath.

i've fond the best trick is to use a really luxourious bath oil and shave your legs/ exfoliate in the bath then when your skin is still damp slather on moisturisor
post #10 of 22
I suffer form dry skin every winter. I've tried many commercial 'remedies' and none worked until this year. A Lady friend recommended Gold Bond's Ultimate Healing Lotion. This stull is like a Miracle . I mean, with just one application a day, my skin(and it's 66+ years old skin ) feels, almost 'polished' and looks normal--no dried out look to it all It's not that expensive and it's the ONLY lotion that has worked for me over the last 30 years or so.

Dan
post #11 of 22
thanx u guys.
my sister me and my mom all suffer from dry winter skin
i will try all of these sugestions till i find the winning one
starting with milk
post #12 of 22
I'm very prone to sunburn, and one year I got it so bad that it hurt to breathe! my mom poured 5 gallons of milk in the tub, then filled it up about halfway with warm water, and had me lay in it for a long while. That was easily my worst sunburn, and also the one that healed the quickest. The downside was that I smelled like cheese for a while!
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
I'm very prone to sunburn, and one year I got it so bad that it hurt to breathe! my mom poured 5 gallons of milk in the tub, then filled it up about halfway with warm water, and had me lay in it for a long while. That was easily my worst sunburn, and also the one that healed the quickest. The downside was that I smelled like cheese for a while!
Im sure ryan would have loved to smell you!
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by fwan
Im sure ryan would have loved to smell you!

hahah! It's Eau de Fromage, Wyan!
post #15 of 22
I have very dry skin in the winter. I am going to try this.
Thanks for the tip MA.
post #16 of 22
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Im sure ryan would have loved to smell you!
post #17 of 22
As I sit here scratching my skin(I am not trainable, I still scratch at it ) I read this. lol I am going to buy kitty food today(I might be back in a couple of weeks from this shopping trip) & now I am going to have to buy some whole milk. Mom can't have it, so the trick is not to let her see it(she loves the taste of whole milk). It is a brilliant idea!
post #18 of 22
Think I'll try the milk sometime too. It'll be hard keeping the cats off though! I just bought some GoldBond Ultimate today, and I like it. It's really rich and creamy and seemes to be quite soothing.
post #19 of 22
"I just bought some GoldBond Ultimate today, and I like it. It's really rich and creamy and seemes to be quite soothing.



Dan
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
hahah! It's Eau de Fromage, Wyan!
Hmmm... so does using milk make this bathwater edible then? Make it chocolate milk and it would be even better.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by KarmasMom
I use to be a manicurist(back when I lived in Denver, dry and cold) and the best thing i found was bag balm or udder balm. I have seen woman with really deep cracks in their skin se it every day for 2 weeks and the cracks went away. Then they only need to use it every other day. Farmers use it on cows to help battle the dryness from milking. What ever area you need to moisturize, wrap plastic wrap over the moistuizer and let sit for 15-30 min. You body heat makes it soak in faster and deeper. Bag balm is also slightly medicated so if you get really dry skin it will burn a little and make your skin red. But it will help kill anything that could be causing the dry skin.
DH used to say that if his arm were ripped off in an accident, that I would spread Bag Balm on it and slap it back on. He said I thought it cured everything! LOL!

It has healed up my hands, and I use it on Garfield's nose so his boogies don't stick too bad. Maybe he would like milk on his nose better! I only have 2%, but could pick up a gallon of whole milk.
post #22 of 22
As long as we are talking about dry skin. I've got some major dry skin around my eyes. Since I've never had dry skin before I'm in the experiment with all kinds of differnt creams mode, but it's getting expensive. Anyone know of a good eye cream? I'd try the whole milk thing, but I'm a little afraid of warm milk on my eyes.
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