Today’s Featured Comment
I found that the first thing I had to do when my skin felt drier like that, was to switch to a much gentler cleanser. Even many of the “moisturizing body washes” still have fairly harsh detergents in them. I have found the slightly higher end ones – Neutrogena, Aveeno, Burt’s Bees, or even more up there (like Kiehl’s) to make a huge difference.
For moisturizing lotions – which I now use only occasionally, since I no longer seem to dry the skin out getting clean – I usually use Burt’s Bees, or a big tub of Cetaphil I got at Costco. I also like Aveeno products a lot, and when I got dry patches in the winter, Eucerin. I like these because they seem to soak in, and stay put, and not leave me feeling all slick and oily, or stain my clothing.
[This comment was originally posted in this conversation. ~ Eds.]