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Old 12-02-2007, 10:14 AM   #21
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Dang mind/eye interface! saw your avatar and thought it was a pic of someone bending over..... scary!
Calmoki - Um... it's a towel animal (pig) from a cruise I went on.

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Old 12-02-2007, 11:10 AM   #22
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:03 PM   #23
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I get the itchy shins in winter, too, aqnd the more I shower, the worse they get. A generic Alpha-Keri bath oil really helps, applied just as you're finishing your shower. (Or draw a bathtub full, and pour in a few capsful. Makes a mess to clean out of the tub, though) Even the generics are expensive, but Alpha-Keri is outrageous....
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:42 PM   #24
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We've tested many brands. Current front runner is Gold Bond "Ultimate Healing" version - comes in the white pump bottle or squeeze tube. Only came on the market in the last two or three years.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:16 PM   #25
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We've tested many brands. Current front runner is Gold Bond "Ultimate Healing" version - comes in the white pump bottle or squeeze tube. Only came on the market in the last two or three years.
I use Gold Bond Ultimate also but it does have a scent, not really sticky after it's absorbed in the skin. Dh said it smells a little like bananas but doesn't seem to last, he uses it on his hands and says it really helped keep them from cracking last winter.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:05 PM   #26
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Vaseline Intensive care cocoa butter lotion.....very good, not greasy, and smells awesome.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:18 PM   #27
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:21 PM   #28
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I used Amlactin, and my doctor calls it the super lotion, but it may hurt sometimes. I switched to Aveeno unscented, and it's great.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:56 AM   #29
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we use the cetaphil cream lotion in the jar - from costco...unscented, works great...
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New combination that seems to be working....

Eucerin Skin Calming Dry Skin Body Wash Oil (I use some at the end of my shower)
CeraVe cream (after the shower)
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:14 PM   #31
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I do well with Epicerum...a prescription cream from my dermatologist. It is the only thing that is is completely non-irritating for me. It does not have sunscreen btw.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:12 PM   #32
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we use the cetaphil cream lotion in the jar - from costco...unscented, works great...
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:41 PM   #33
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Gold Bond lotion, unscented version. Cheap and available everywhere. I can't stand sticky or smelly lotions and this is the best I've found.
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I used to use a lot of moisturizing lotion, but haven't needed any at all since I moved to a climate with more humidity that is easier on the skin. I don't even need chapstick any more. YMMV
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:34 AM   #35
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Well, if you don't mind sticky and smelly - try pure Lanolin oil.

Very sticky and "earthy" when you first apply it. Smell dissipates somewhat.

Feels great in the morning after it has plumped up all those dry skin cells!

You can read lots of reviews on Amazon that give pros and cons.

I remember seeing a photo in NatGeo a long time ago of a sheep farmer who hand sheared his sheep. He was ancient. His hands looked like a 20-year-old's.

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Another vote for Bag Balm, it's 100% lanolin. I used to have to take steroids for years in the dry cold. Haven't had to do that since discovering what lanolin does.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:42 AM   #37
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Curel Itch Defense is absolutely the best. For years would get dry, itchy skin in the winter and this is amazing stuff. DH has psoriasis on his shins and even he likes the stuff. And it's fragrance free.
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