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I need a good lotion to use. I have been taking epson baths and my skin is so dry now and it is driving me nuts. I would like for it to be gluten and soy free lotion or even anything that will help the dry skin. i heard coconut oil was good to put on your skin, but im not sure if i want to put it all over my body lol

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I like both ShiKai's Dry Skin Therapy and Alba Botanica's Body Creams (my current favorite is the coconut milk one). Of course, you can just use pure oils (organic nut oils are good, I happen to like Aura Cacia), right after getting out of the shower (don't dry off harshly, just pat dry).

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I like both ShiKai's Dry Skin Therapy and Alba Botanica's Body Creams (my current favorite is the coconut milk one). Of course, you can just use pure oils (organic nut oils are good, I happen to like Aura Cacia), right after getting out of the shower (don't dry off harshly, just pat dry).

oh thank you for those, im going to order some shikai for me and the kids, have u used all of their products like even the eye cream?

paula

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oh thank you for those, im going to order some shikai for me and the kids, have u used all of their products like even the eye cream?

paula

I keep a bottle of the dry skin therapy body lotion at home, a little tube of hand cream in my purse (I still use it on elbows and hands, it's just a smaller size so I can carry it around), I've tried the green tea facial moisturizer (it's fine), but I like the facial cream from the same line as above (I'd use the regular lotion, but my face is very prone to breakouts, and the facial moisturizer is lighter). A little goes a long way, and it's worked well for some people I know, but other people I know don't like it as much, so your mileage may vary. I find that I can put a little tiny bit on my hands, and continue using the computer all day without noticing my hands being more slippery. it is the sort of thing you want to use at least once or twice a day, though, for long term effects.

oh, that's true. The thing that helped my skin most - my chiro's recommendation to take fish oil. (He has me on 6gm a day, which is a very large dose, but even 2 or 3gm a day makes a pretty big difference. Body needs fat to keep from drying out. ;) )

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I have another suggestion - Neutrogena Emulsion Lotion - which can be purchased at Wal-Mart. I have severely dry skin and it keeps me nice and soft. The trick is to apply it the minute you emerge from a shower/bath.

Hope it helps!

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Paula,

I also like the Alba Botanica lotion. I get in the great big bulk bottles that have a pump, they last a really long time and I really slather it on :lol:

I am not entirely sure they are soy free however, so just check the ingredients.

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Thanks everyone for your replies. I was looking and i seen everydayminerals has a lotion, im wondering if that would be good since im making an order tommorow anyway lol.

Also since we are talking lotions, anyone know of anything that is good for stretch marks, now that my stomach is shrinking my stretch marks are getting bigger, ok looking bigger.

paula

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Thanks everyone for your replies. I was looking and i seen everydayminerals has a lotion, im wondering if that would be good since im making an order tommorow anyway lol.

Also since we are talking lotions, anyone know of anything that is good for stretch marks, now that my stomach is shrinking my stretch marks are getting bigger, ok looking bigger.

paula

I'm not stretch mark expert (though I have them from going from 0 to puberty in a summer... :( ), but aren't they essentially a type of scar? The plastic surgeon who stitched up my face when I got smacked by a tree doing volunteer work recommended using Mederma to reduce scarring... You might ask your doc if that would help for stretch marks as well?

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I'm not stretch mark expert (though I have them from going from 0 to puberty in a summer... :( ), but aren't they essentially a type of scar? The plastic surgeon who stitched up my face when I got smacked by a tree doing volunteer work recommended using Mederma to reduce scarring... You might ask your doc if that would help for stretch marks as well?

They are kinda a scar. Mine just look like huge tire marks in my stomach, some are deep some are just ugly. When i go in next week, I will ask her about it. I know at one time palmers was suppposed to help, but i think that has gluten in it. Maybe i will do some searching on the net, maybe i can find some kind of oil that would help.

That had to hurt getting smacked by a tree, how did that happen?

paula

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