Itchy, Dry Skin After A Shower?

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  1. Seeker7 profile image84
    Seeker7posted 12 years ago

    Itchy, Dry Skin After A Shower?

    Do any hubbers have a favourite shower gel/wash/cream that 'genuinely' does not dry your skin? I have tried a few brands but I always end up with itchiness and dry patches. Thanks for all your help in advance.

  2. Zubair Ahmed profile image68
    Zubair Ahmedposted 12 years ago

    Try shower gels with added moistariser or apply olive oil immediately after the shower.  Try Dove shower gel or another brand but make sure it has well balance pH level.

  3. yenajeon profile image73
    yenajeonposted 12 years ago

    The "trick" is not usually the body wash. It may be because you are either showering too often or showering in extremely hot water. (I love it super hot so I've been through the same dry skin thing.) The best thing to do is try and keep your showers to 10 minutes, reduce the scalding temp and apply a cocoa butter lotion immediately after every shower. I keep mine right next to the Q-tips! Hope that helps!

  4. Anath profile image59
    Anathposted 12 years ago

    Dove soap and shower gel are good and inexpensive.  Followed by a good moisturizer.  If you can spend a bit more money a shower gel containing tea tree oil is the best solution to stop dryness and itchiness.

  5. Edoka Writes profile image59
    Edoka Writesposted 12 years ago

    Try Eucerin for a week, and after that, maintain with baby oil.

  6. craftybegonia profile image60
    craftybegoniaposted 12 years ago

    Winter weather gets itchy, dry and sometimes even scaly. It is a combination of the reaction of your skin to the cold weather and the heated indoor environment. Let me give ao tip that are easy and fast, and might resolve your problem. I have used this "remedy" after reading about it in a magazine and the result is unreal! Super silky skin you can live in.

    1- Get yourself some sweet almond oil or any oil that will not make you smell like a salad bowl.
    2- Get about 1/4 cup of brown sugar
    3- Scrub mitt
    4- Small plastic bowl where you can mix your ingredients (you wll not be using it for food, but it could be an empty margarine tub)
    Put your sugar in the margarine tub and close the lid. Go into your shower and get wet, grab your mitt, and wet it a little bit, mix the sugar with some of the oil and smear the mitt with it, then scrub your whole body with the mixture. Rinse and then just shower as usual. Your dead skin will be removed gently by the sugar while the oil will act as an emollient. Feel the difference! DO NOT USE this if you are a diabetic.
    Otherwise, it will just give you a wonderfully silky and comfortable skin.
    Hope it helps you!

  7. Tracy Gregory profile image65
    Tracy Gregoryposted 12 years ago

    Another tip for keeping a moisturized body, is to simply pat dry your body with your towel, and then immediately use a good, thick moisturizer.  The fact that the skin is still damp, and not completely dry will help to keep the moisture in.

  8. JayDee Sterling profile image61
    JayDee Sterlingposted 12 years ago

    Try lowering the temperature of your water and switch from regular shower wash to baby bath and shampoo.  Then after the shower, apply baby oil at night in the day use baby lotion.

    If you read the ingredients of your regular shower gel, there are probably things listed that no one can pronounce that can make your skin dry and itchy.

  9. zoey24 profile image76
    zoey24posted 12 years ago

    I had that this same problem and i agree that it can be caused by the water being to hot. It can also be down to the shower gel that you are using. I switched to Johnsons baby products and i love how kind they are to my skin, i use the soap and the shower gel and the bubble bath. I also use the talc and moisturizer after. They are designed for babies skin so you can imagine how well they work. Also you could try using palmers cocoa butter before you go to bed. And a old trick for soft skin is to lather olive oil on once a week.


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