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Dry/flakey Skin?

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 06:05 AM

I was wondering if anyone else has really dry/flakey skin like myself and what do you do to minimize it.

I've always had skin on the dry side but since I got really sick last year the dryness has gotten out of hand. Part of my problem was I can't use my fav soap(Avenno-oatmeal) and the only lotion that I know is gluten-free is Lubriderm and it does nothing.

I eat plenty of good fats drink a ton of water take my vitamins.


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Posted 03 September 2004 - 08:50 AM

Ohh, I want suggestions, too. Good question.
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 08:56 AM

Try one of two things: aloe vera - every day, or buy some carrier oil at the store (the stuff they make massage oils from) like jojoba or almond oil, and use that immediately after getting out of the shower.
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 02:43 PM

carmol lotion is gluten-free and you order it from your pharmacy you don't need a prescription but you get it at the pharmacy section of your drugstore and it works really well!
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Posted 26 February 2005 - 11:36 AM

Hi Steve,

I have the same problem. I've always had dry skin, but curiously enough it got considerable worse six months into my gluten-free diet. It's been a year now since the "worsening" point. I've recently started taking flaxseed oil supplements(flaxseed contains lynolenic acid which is supposed to help with dry skin problems), but so far they do not seem to be helping. A year ago I read that dry skin can be a side affect of thyroid trouble. I had myself tested, but my thyroid was working fine.

It's been several months since your original post...have you found anything that has helped?
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Posted 01 March 2005 - 07:20 AM

My skin has been dry for years. In winter, I heap a lot of body lotion on after a shower, file down my heels and feet to take care of the rough edges because my heels and big toe would crack open and bleed. This winter has been better.

I eat a heaping teaspoon of flaxseed and then some on my cereal, take vitamin E, A, and D along with 1300mg of Oil of Primrose capsule 3 times a day. I cook with Canola and olive oils. I am so much better!

Hope you are better soon.
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Posted 01 March 2005 - 09:59 AM

I know, my skin get's terrible in the winter especially. I use baby oil in the shower, rub it on your skin and let it soak in, rinse off but don't wash off (no soap). You can also use cold cream.
Other people mentioned aloe vera, it's great :D but get the pure stuff, nothing with additives. Burt's bees baby bee lotion is wonderful.

Hope you feel better, Wendy
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Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:23 PM


My skin is dry too. I like using plain old glycerine right after the shower. Not very glamorous but it sure helps me. I find it especially good on rough hands and heels. My husband gets horrible cracks in his toes in the winter, and the glycerine helps heal them well.

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:30 PM

There is an old time remedy of 1/2 glycerine and 1/2 green tincture soap. (so one part of each) Rub on area, which for me is usually feet then I put on socks. It seems to help. I wear the mixture overnight then just wash off in the morning.

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