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Hey all,

Right now I'm using a Neutrogena moisturizer, but I find my skin still gets really dry whenever I put my make-up on. It gets worse in the winter, but it still acts up in the summer too.

I'm wondering if anyone has had any good experiences with moisturizers. I do have combination skin (oily/dry), so a moisturizer specifically for that would be nice! Also, would my face wash be something to change? I'm using a Clearisil Oil-Free one right now.


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Sometime the harsher a cleanser you use, the more it can throw your skin out of whack: your glands try and make up for the dryness by producing more oils, which creates a vicious cycle.

So, the mildest cleanser you can use is usually the best bet, especially when you know some of your skin is dry. If you shop for cleansers at your pharmacy, Cetaphil, for example, is a very good, inexpesive, mild and effective cleanser. And using something like that will likely help with your dryness. You may find that with that swap, you don't need to change your moisturizer.

(Personally, I spend a little more on moisturizer than I do other things, and I'm a slave to Clinique and Lush -- though my cheap one I keep on hand is a Eucerin, which is also awesome, basic, easy-to-find and very kind, as well as continaing a sunscreen, which is key for everyone. However, I've got a good 20 years on you, so it's a different scenario for me, as my skin is in a different place due to my age. When you're young, you really shouldn't need anything intensive or complicated if you don't have a specific skin problem or issue.)

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I have really sensitive dry skin and so I use Body Shop Vitamin E night nourishing moisturiser I use it as a day and night one as I am allergic to the day one. It is light but nice creamy texture so not oily etc.

Vit E great for skin so if u dont have Body Shop stores where you are try finf one containing it.

Clearasil is kinda harsh, you may be better with a teatree oil such as 'TZONE' face wash gel. you wet face put a little gel on and massage on so goes foamy then rinse off and pat face dry gentle.

I also use johnsons 3 in 1 sensitive facial wipes to remove makeup.

Also remember to drink at least 2.5 litres of water a day to keep hydrated and this helps skin along with 5servings fruit and veg

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you should try cetaphil moisturizer. its great! i use it and it works really good!!

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I have to second Heather's suggestion of Eucerin. I have extremely dry skin, but Eucerin tends to work for almost all skin types, and they are many different kinds to choose from specific to your skin.

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I third Eucerin! I've been using it for years, and it works really well - my arms used to be covered in dry, flaky red bumpy skin (ew, right?) and my mom and I finally asked my pediatrician (I was young at the time!) what was wrong with me, and she said that I probably just had dry skin so I should try Eucerin. I've used it ever since, and boy has it made a difference!

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Have you tried the Body Shop's Body Butter? I have combination skin as well (part of my face is dry and flakey and the other part is all oily and shiny ... drives me nuts!) and i find it's the only one that doesn't make the oilyness worse.

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Aveeno is a real good brand..and cetaphil(my favorite) and of course you regular palmers cocoa butter or shea butter..They work wonders


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I swear by my Oil of Olay 30spf for sensitive skin. I looooove that stuff. Best of all? Regular applications lessens my acne (when I actually get it). It's great, great stuff. [Smile]

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I've actually started using a Nadinola Cocoa butter on my skin and my face, I put it on about every 3 days and it keeps my cleanser from drying out my face and always keeps my legs super soft :-P

Once I used this I cant go back...With regular lotion im putting it on every day and it still isnt doing anything with this stuff maybe every 3 days even longer sometimes.


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Thank you for all the suggestions guys!

I've been using my mom's Dove moisturizer and it actually worked fairly well (better than any other moisturizer I've used). Hopefully it keeps up, otherwise I may be making a trip to the drug store soon!

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I just discovered the best moisturizer ever: extra virgin olive oil. I was extremely skeptical first, but I found that applying the oil actually curbed my own skin's oil production, absorbed very well, and left a dewy, non-greasy finish.

My acne has already improved vastly, and my skin tone is the evenest it's been ever in only two days!

I guess it makes sense.. olive oil is full of fatty acids and vitamins, and it's no wonder oil is beautifying since we regularly wash off the stuff nature intended. I tried it in my hair, too; luxurious!

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Hmm... I might just give that a try, lol. I have acne too and I'd like to get rid of it!

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I use Vaseline Intensive Care: Dermacare which comes in a blue and white bottle. Its got lipids in it and to me feels more water based than some of the other vaseline ones i've used which felt oily. I find that if i use it in the morning and night it also really helps my eczema patches on my elbows and upper arms as well as keeping my facial skin under check.
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I would also like to encourage you to check for product reviews before you buy anything. You can look up reviews for almost any bodycare, skincare, or makeup and get an accurate picture of cost, quality, and any other issues that you might not know until you buy something (like, oh, this moisturizer is only $3! whoa omg it burns when I apply it! it'll save you some $$$ then).

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