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artsygirl643
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I get super dry skin during the winter. My doctor said it's eczema and gave me some prescription steroid ointments, which works for the spots on my arms/legs. What upsets me the most is that I get this problem on my areolas too, and nothing really seems to work. I don't want to use the ointments on them too much because I hear steroid creams can weaken the skin, and I've tried vaseline, aveeno, cetaphil. It just can't stay moisturized. Does anyone know any natural alternatives for healing dry skin, diet changes, or different products? I'm desperate here :c I love my nipples but I can't quite appreciate them them when they're all itchy and dry!
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Heather
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Have you tried an oil? Like coconut oil, which is very gentle on the skin, but very moisturizing?

Have you talked with your doctor,too, about your concerns with the steroid creams?

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Yes actually, I decided to try showering without soap and then using coconut oil as a moisturizer, and after two days I'm already seeing an improvement! And my nipples aren't all red and itchy anymore [Smile] I guess once in a while it's good to question certain hygiene practices and whether or not they really benefit us when it comes to sensitive skin. Soap is just too drying and harsh for my skin during winter.
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Heather
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Yay! Having very sensitive skin can certainly be challenging, it's often been an issue for me, as well. Glad you are feeling better. [Smile]

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