Cold & Dry skin

By Mrs.Sweet Latest Reply 2012-10-10 16:28:17 -0500
Started 2012-09-29 09:14:20 -0500

I'm 33. Been T2 since April 2012 my sugar levels are good. But I.stay cold a lot and parts of my skin are very dry, itchy and fells like leather. No matter of what kind of skin cream I use in ten minutes I'm back to where I started.

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63Gina 2012-10-10 16:28:17 -0500 Report

I have tried over the years so many lotion and creams. But, recently i found 2. 1. is equate - advanced healing ointment from Walmarts and the other one is Jergens - ultra healing lotion. Hope they help.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-09-29 18:09:47 -0500 Report

Hi Mrs. Sweet have you seen a dermatologist? If not, you should see one. I use pure Shea Butter. Not the kind you find in a store. You need only a tiny bit and it does a great job of keeping the skin moisturized. I also use Eucerin and and Aloe Cream.

When buying body creams and lotions, look at the label. If the first ingredient is water, put it back. It is basically useless. I use to add a little bit of mineral oil to lotion because I have always suffered from dry skin but since I stay as hydrated as possible, it isn't as bad.

Shea Butter comes from a nut in Africa and I get it either in an African Store or from the Flea Market. I get it either whipped or directly out of the nut. It comes in plastic containers that is used for carry out potato salads. If you can find it and if you live in a hot climate, keep it in the fridge or it will melt. Take a tiny bit and rub it in your palm to soften and put it on. I put it on my feet right out of the shower and put on a pair of socks. Keeps my feet smooth. Good Luck.