I have sensitive skin that dries out easily. Which types of soaps, washcloths, etc. should I use to help treat my skin better?
November 16, 2011 1:48 PM Subscribe
I have sensitive skin that dries out easily.
Which types of soaps, washcloths, etc. should I use to help treat my skin better?
posted by GlassHeart to Health & Fitness (39 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking into ways of treating my skin better to prevent it from drying out and getting overly irritated.
I currently use your typical, cheap, heavily-perfumed mainstream bar soaps and wash myself from head to toe with them.
My biggest problems are with my lips and my ears. If I don't apply lip balm to my lips for three days, they become chapped to hell. I'd prefer if I didn't have to rely on using lip balm all the time as I'm pretty sure that the soap I use is a major cause of the dry skin.
As for the ear problem: Any soap I use causes ear pain. I bathe (my only option -- I don't have access to a shower) which is why traces of soap gets in my ears. This ear pain is just as much of a problem as the chapped lips I get.
With Winter coming up, now's the time that I should try combating this problem. The cold seasons are when my skin dries out the most.
Thanks. I'm looking forward to your suggestions.