What can I use to solve my terribly dry hand problem? I would prefer natural solutions, like oils (but coconut oil isn't working, see below the fold). I would accept unscented creams that I can buy at a drug store. I would rather not spend $45 per ounce of some lady cream at sephora. (yes, diet, water, sleep, humidifier. I'm on those things.) thanks! [more inside]
I am nearing 40, but my skin is in pretty good condition. My regimen to date: wash face in shower daily, and also wash with bar soap as needed. I'd like to make sure I take good care of my face in my coming fifth decade and beyond, perhaps with unguents, emollients, and tinctures! Do you have recommendations? Need not be overly manly, but preferably not particularly greasy. [more inside]
I live in a cold, dry climate and have cold, dry hands. I dislike stopping work to apply lotion, because then I have to sit and wait for my hands to dry enough that I don't gunk up my laptop. A trivial problem for sure, but does anyone have any ideas for particular products or methods for moisturizing hands in a way that doesn't make them sticky and lotiony?
I'm in Canada, and I was wondering if there is a good skin moisturizer for men. I cannot stand scents (I have asthma). I used to use something ten years ago called "Face Protector" from the Body Shop, and it was perfect. I find that many moisturizers out there are either scented, or have a waxy residue (Skin Protector melted in after about 2 minutes and was great). The Body Shop's newer products are too "watery" and also burn my skin (!) I have sensitive skin and also suffer from ingrown hairs after shaving or when my skin is dry.
Can someone recommend a moisturizer for acne-prone sensitive skin that doesn't include any of these things? [more inside]
Is there a substitute for Melaleuca's Renew Lotion that you can buy at an ordinary pharmacy? [more inside]
How do strippers get their skin to be so soft and smooth even though they're running around, dancing on stage, and generally working on their feet all night? [more inside]
What can I do now, as a young woman, to ensure I have beautiful skin when I'm older? [more inside]
Help me determine if lotion causes my newly-induced, chronic skin rash that doesn't fit description of other afflictions.
Can you get skin poisoning from a usually good lotion that's 'gone bad'? [more inside]
Grody summer sandal feet, cracked heels, yada yada. I know what I need to do (pumice, shea butter, etc.), but in the summer I'm already burning up even before I try to put socks on at night! Is there anything else I can do? [more inside]
I just started using Tazorac, and of course now my skin hates me (temporarily, I hope). Any recommendations for moisturizers? [more inside]
[Cold Weather Filter]: Facial skin getting really splotchy red as New England is starting to get cold. Any suggestions or remedies? [more inside]
I can't stand the oily feeling of lotion! I've been using aloe gel, but in the heat and dryness of summer, it just isn't enough. Slightly [more inside]
I am trying to make a topical lotion using epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant extracted from Green Tea. Does anyone have advice or experience doing this? I am especially interested sources for the EGCG and recommended potency. The intention is to make a treatment to help reduce to effects of sun exposure, while there are lotions available with EGCG as an ingredient, I would like to make one using it as the primary ingredient.
I've heard the following phrase in a few places (namely Family Guy) and after googling I can't figure out what it's a refrence to: "it rubs the lotion in its skin, else it gets the hose again." What IS this?