Best body creams according to redditors

We found 628 Reddit comments discussing the best body creams. We ranked the 206 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/roslein · 52 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've had KP since I was a kid and am finally getting handle on it in my 30s. My current routine is glycolic lotion twice a day, creams on the affected areas 3-4 times a day, and then physical exfoliation and using zinc or sulfur soap a couple times a week to keep the bumps at bay. But since skincare is YMMV, here's the exhaustive list of almost two decades of treatment, in case some of these other things will work for you!

100% of the items can be purchased via Amazon in the US - it's pretty much the only way I shop.

Beginner Level

If your KP has just appeared, focus on physical+chemical exfoliation and moisturizing. Look for lotions with the following ingredients:

u/TheCee · 37 pointsr/AskWomen

Awesome tip: Eucerin is great for healing minor (as in, not requiring a hospital visit) wounds without scarring. Disinfect using an antiseptic wash or hydrogen peroxide, the slather that shit on like cream cheese on a bagel. Put a bandage or gauze+wrap over it so it doesn't smear off. Repeat daily until healed.

I've used it for burn scars, major cat scratches, kitchen knife incidents, etc.

u/JoleneAL · 17 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

Hands down the BEST for dry hands (and I use it on my feet).

It is thick, so nighttime is the best time to apply it.

And it is not expensive either.

This is the link to it on Amazon, but I get mine from the pharmacy.

u/maarts · 17 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I don't know what u/hela1337 is referring to, but I cannot praise Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy enough! It's marketed for rough and bumpy skin (obviously) but it's just an amazing exfoliating cream. It has AHA, BHA, and PHA, and I use it all over my body even though rough/bumpy skin isn't a concern for me. You can see your dead skin sloughing off in gray little pieces, kinda like when you get a really good exfoliation with the Salux towel. You can also find it in most drug stores for a fairly reasonable price.

u/debubun · 14 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

i’m currently dealing with this as well! i’ve received some advice through this subreddit that’s helped a bit that i’ll list below but def keeping an eye on this thread just in case there’s anything else that helps!

so what you’re dealing with is probably keratosis pilaris (same as i). at first i was going to buy first aid beauty’s ultra repair cream to smooth my skin, but then someone mentioned gold bond’s ultimate rough & bumpy skin cream and it’s been working wonders. FAB’s product is $32 vs gold bond’s $10 product and i have no complaints so far.

what i do is use a dry brush 2-3x a week before i shower to exfoliate my skin then in the shower i’ll also use a cloth with my body wash that helps with exfoliating even more. once out i apply the gold bond cream on my trouble areas and let dry.

hope this helps out!

in-shower exfoliating cloth suggestion: here

u/nailpolishbonfire · 14 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi! It sounds like your boyfriend could use an AHA for both the dark spots and the KP. The AHA will likely help the acne as well but you can also try a BHA formula for breakout-prone areas. He'll probably want to cleanse his back if he doesn't do that already (a back brush with a gentle head will help to reach); I used Cetaphil's cleanser on my shoulders years ago when they used to break out. The exfoliation is liable to help with the ingrown hairs but be careful not to overdo it so his skin doesn't dry out (I imagine it's hard to moisturize the back without help). I used to have dark spots from acne scars and KP on the back of my arms but using the AHA and BHA I linked on my face and this on my arms mostly cleared them all up. You can find information on all of these issues in the wiki.

u/scumteam14 · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh man, I'm not too familiar with urea. I'm sure you've already seen this, but going off of f.c.'s post on it, there's

Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA ($7.70 for 100ml, $5.80 for 30ml)

u/PinkFurLookinLikeCam · 13 pointsr/tretinoin

I realized a while ago that I have to apply my moisture in layers. So yes I do use a ton of moisture products, but my skin has proper hydration and a consistent moisture barrier that no active has ever been able to penetrate.

OP I would stop washing your face unless maybe once at night, and only oil cleansing. Oil cleanses oil. Your face doesn’t need extreme cleansing or other cleansing products.

I would spray with a moisturizing toner (there are a million, choose one that you like) then layer 1-2 layers of a hyaluronic Acid over your face when it’s wet with Toner. I like Korean brands, like this one and this one. Then layer that with a snail mucus which sounds awful but it’s crazy hydrating, like this one. Layer that with a gel, like this. Then a cream like this one and finally a sleeping mask like this one. Bonus points for applying a wet sheet mask over it for 30 minutes.

It seems absolutely extra and I personally wish I could slap on a moisturizer and call it a night but it’s the only way to truly hydrate and nourish the moisture barrier.

u/bloomhere · 11 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

UPDATE just in case anyone cares-

The peeling phase is the worst phase

Guys, I look awful. Haha. Also, makeup was a necessary evil.

I’ve been moisturizing out the wazoo- cerave treatment, aloe, heavy cream, neosporin and Vaseline. On your recommendations, I ordered an overnight mask and the La Roche-Posay Repairing Balm. I haven’t used these yet- they’ll be here tomorrow!

The boy wants to see me again soon, and I’m dying to hurry up this peeling process so I don’t scare him away. I’ll ask him to shave or use beard oil in the future if things go well with him haha


u/i_like_oliver · 11 pointsr/scacjdiscussion

I would like to preface this by saying this is what I would do for me personally knowing what I know now about my own skin. If I were making suggestions for someone else I think this list would be very very different.

Under $50:

Heimish All Clean Balm [$17]

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion [$11]

CeraVe Healing Ointment [$9]

Australian Gold Tinted Sunscreen [$13]

This particular budget was actually a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I prioritized Sunscreen first, because that is an important product to me and it is a product that was difficult to find something I was happy using every day. I picked the cleanser next because I knew it was going to be pricey at this budget. I really think oil cleansing has done wonders for my skin. I especially like balms. I find them much easier to use. I occasionally like to use a straight oil, but on a daily basis using something with an emulsifier is just more practical. In reality if I had to stick to this budget all the time, I would probably sub out the Heimish for an emulsifying cleansing oil like Kose or the Simple one. I just haven't used either of those yet, I wasn't comfortable substituting that for the sake of this exercise.

I don't think I would be totally happy with this routine long term. It's not as hydrating as I tend towards and it doesn't have any actives. The CeraVe lotion is nice, but I wouldn't LOVE using it. I picked this over the CeraVe cream because I find that the cream does not actually sink into my skin. It's nice over other thinner formulas, but it tugs at my skin uncomfortably if used on its own.

Under $100

Heimish All Clean Balm [$17]

Stridex Maximum Acne Medication Pads [$4]

Dear, Klairs Supple Proparation Facial Toner [$22]

Hada Labo Gokujun Premium Hyaluronic Solution [$15]

Holika Holika Skin and Good Cera Super Cream [$17] (this is discontinued, but as long as it's $17 at Amazon or CVS where I bought it I will probably keep using it)

Jojoba Oil [$8 @ Trader Joe's]

CeraVe Healing Ointment [$3] [Travel Size]

Australian Gold Tinted Sunscreen [$13]

TBH this is making me realize how much money I actually spend on my routine. GEEZ I DIDN'T NEED THIS TODAY. Essentially I just took out the CeraVe lotion and added my HG Hydrating/Moisturizing Layers. The Klairs seems like so much of a splurge here, but it really truly is one of my favorite products to use. It is very hydrating and soothing to me. I also added the Stridex because it's cheap, effective, easy to use and this is one active I know I can tolerate if I keep up my hydration/moisturization.

I think the CeraVe Healing Ointment is a true workhorse and I would never be with out it, BUT I don't actually use very much of it. I mean I bought my first 3 oz. tube 9 months ago and I don't think I've even used half of it. With the smaller budget it makes more sense to get a bigger tube because it can be SUCH a multitasker, but since I have a few more items in the way of "moisturizing" here, I would probably purchase a very small tube of the ointment (mostly for my lips and the corners of my nose) and also incorporate Jojoba Oil. I love Jojoba for cleansing and for mixing into other products. My very chapped lips also DRINK UP oils like no one's business.

I am ashamed to say this routine is still short of some things I use pretty frequently, but I would still be happy with it. It has everything I actually need.

Under $200:

Heimish All Clean Balm [$17]

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser [$15]

Stridex Maximum Acne Medication Pads [$4]

Stratia Soft Touch AHA [$14]

Dear, Klairs Supple Proparation Facial Toner [$22]

Hada Labo Gokujun Premium Hyaluronic Solution [$15]

Stratia Rewind [$16]

Stratia Liquid Gold [$24]

Holika Holika Skin and Good Cera Super Cream [$17]

Jojoba Oil [$8 @ Trader Joe's]

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm [$15]

CeraVe Healing Ointment [$3] [Travel Size]

Raw Honey [$7ish]

Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask [$5]

Australian Gold Tinted Sunscreen [$13]

Again these all the same products as before. The three additions I use frequently are the LRP B5, Stratia Liquid Gold, and Stratia Rewind. The Raw Honey and the Queen Helene are masks that I know work for me and are fun to use. I very rarely use the honey buy itself, but it is lovely as a mask mixed with the Klairs (thanks to u/LGBTQBBQ for that tip). I've also included the Stratia Soft Touch here because it is on my list to try. I'm pretty sensitive to actives and I think a 10% Mandelic is something I could handle.

I actually really enjoyed having to think about my routine like this. I really thought I had paired down my routine quite a bit and I suppose I have, but even the $200 budget would not be enough to repurchase everything I use on a monthly basis. This (mostly) doesn't even include things I want to try or things I have around just in case or just because. Realistically I would have a couple more wash off masks, and eye cream (even though it is not at all necessary imo), at least one other kind of sunscreen, and maybe one or two other moisturizers.

But I guess I'm that kind of extra bitch.

...and like its a hobby right? It's ok to spend money on a hobby.

At least that is what I'll tell myself.

u/bumblebumblebuzz · 11 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This Gold Bond Lotion worked wonders for my ex on his KP! Use it daily after the shower and it’s not too expensive.

u/CuriosityKillsKats · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I used to have this problem! It's been fixed by using a urea cream at night, and sometimes in the morning as well. I used to use this, but it can be hard to find, so now I've been using this.

u/gr_assmonkee · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My first Shelfie! ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Thanks for letting me creep around here and steal your recommendations because my skin has never looked/felt better.
Products are
philosophy one step facial cleanser
Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion :I only exfoliate with this 3 days a week
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

u/SarcasticOptimist · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It's ok. I find the casual term misleading too. It should be more specific, as Cerave has two tub creams, one with salicylic acid (if you have bumpy or super dry skin) and the regular Hyaluronic acid. The term refers to the latter.

u/egm13 · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can buy the CeraVe cream in a container that comes with a pump, then that top will fit on the tubs that have regular tops, so you just reuse it on the cheaper tubs again and again. We've been using the same pump lid on multiple tubs of my son's CeraVe cream for about a year now.

EDIT: Here's the Amazon link for the pump container:

u/rickroyed · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream 19 oz Daily Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Ski

Linkining in case ops never doesn't know we call it "in the tub" lol.
I also think this would be his best bet. It has hyaluronic acid in it too!

u/bonemonkey12 · 8 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

I get the same thing.

You can find it cheaper, but this shit does wonders for that. Mine always got worse in cold weather. Haven't had many issues since my wife got this for me.

u/WearsSensibleShoes · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

They're just curly hair, trying to become ingrown. A PITA, but pretty easy to manage. An italy towel or loofah (the towels last longer ime) used every shower and Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy or Amlactin after.

u/chemkara · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/KaPoTun · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Egyptian magic could work.


Olive Oil, Bees Wax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, and Bee Propolis

u/milenah · 7 pointsr/AsianBeauty

:( I hear ya, I had the same situation. I ended up buying it on Amazon here. It's slightly more expensive than Roseroseshop (if you include the $2.46 shipping since Amazon's is free), and fulfilled by Amazon so I think it'd likely be legit.

Edit: And uh, feel free to comparison shop this too. >.< I just chose Amazon because I wanted to meet the $35 for free shipping!

u/loneSTAR_06 · 7 pointsr/AskMenOver30

Same here. It has made a lot of difference for me.

Witch Hazel


Face wash

That’s all 3 things I use. The last 2 have lasted me 5 months and I use them both morning and night. The toner lasts about 2-3 months.

u/TourmalineTart · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ok! (I have melasma too. Grrrr, I hate it!)

Have you always been on the 0.05%? Did you start at a lower dose and work up? I use tret too, and it is ferocious when you first start using it, it has kind of a long acclimation period. How long have you been using it?

For your routine, I have a few thoughts. You've got some potent products going on, which is ok.

Right off the bat, I'd suggest switching to a non-foaming cleanser. Foaming cleansers generally have an ingredient in them to produce a lather (it's normally an SLS) and they can dry your skin out extra. Look for a gentle hydrating facial cleanser. Since you are using a CeraVe now, you can try the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser. I would recommend this one from Cetaphil though. It's super gentle, AND! You can get a travel-sized bottle from the mini's section at Target for under $2 to try it out.

I like the silicone scrubbies! It's nice for tret users because of the peelies. Just be gentle with it, and maybe even switch to every other day use.

Are you using the oil control moisturizer because you're oily? You definitely want a moisturizer in the AM. You may want to find something with ceramides and/or niacinamide and/or hylauronic acid to really help your moisture barrier during the day. This would go under your sunscreen and after your hydroquinone.

Ok, then the next big thing I think will really help, is adding a good moisturizer at night. You don't even have to use a fancy one. Both CeraVe PM or CeraVe moisturizing cream are good options. The former has some extra goodies in it (niacinamide), but the later is really creamy and rich (you can also but it all over your body. It also comes in a smaller "travel size" tube for less $$$ if you just want to try it out).

Since you are on a kinda beefy dose of Retnin-A I would recommend mixing a pea-sized amount for your entire face into a dollop of the moisturizer you chose and apply it that way. This won't change the potency of the retnin-A at all, it just provides a bit of a buffer for your moisture barrier.

Personally, I take this a step further and wait 15 minutes for everything to sink in, apply a little more moisturizer, then apply vaseline ALL OVER my face before I go to sleep. This may or may not help you out-- I don't know how your face and your acne responds to occlusives. But, the vaseline step is what was crucial for my skin to stop being so red and peely on retnin-A, because it locks the moisturizer in while you sleep.

Edit: Sorry, this post was getting long so I figured I'd send it. I know we haven't even talked sunscreen yet! But, I strongly suspect the sunscreen isn't the root of the problem, so I wanted to talk about your routine first.

u/Chickaboomlala · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I order this one off amazon, 5% urea, cheap, great. I'm on my third reorder since starting tret and i attribute my lack of flaking and irritation primarily to it. I use it both morning and night.

u/jasmindonesian · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I know what you mean. I was kind of scared at first but went ahead and gave it a try because I guess the molecules of petroleum are too big to clog your pores. To apply, I just put it on my fingertips and tap it onto my skin but with 8 fingers at a time cause it's faster. I would just slather it all over but my acne spot treatments get in the way. I'm based in the US but its so common you can get it pretty much anywhere. Here's the amazon link for starters. They come in sizes way smaller than this also.

u/_playswithsquirrels_ · 6 pointsr/eczema

Yup, probiotics have about as much health-benefits as taking multivitamins. Nothing concrete as far as we know now.

Want to treat your eczema? Take colder showers. Keep your living space clean. Get plenty of sleep. Eat healthier. Go to an allergist and figure out what you are allergic to (cannot stress this one enough). Keep your skincare routine simple, but effective. I basically only use a moisturizer and protopic when things get bad.

I use this moisturizer, Eucerin Original Healing Creme. I love this product because it literally only contains seven ingredients (Water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine), none of which cause flareups for myself. Highly recommend it.

I also use this shampoo, and it's been working very well for me so far. No more dandruff or scalp itchiness.

I do not use any facial cleansers or body shampoo, mostly because I haven't found a good product for myself yet. My skin stays relatively clear even without using them too. Open to suggestions though if people have any.

u/FavoriteActorDennehy · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Okay this is what cleared up my chest and back in two weeks.

2% Pyrithione Zinc (ZnP) Bar Soap

Alpha Skin Care Revitalizing Body Lotion with 12% Glycolic AHA

I'm also using two other products to lighten the leftover marks (Alpha Hydrox
Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener & InstaNatural Niacinamide 5% Face Serum) but haven't seen much improvement in that regard.

u/armchairingpro · 6 pointsr/blogsnark

I have that off and on. I do think it's keratosis pilaris, but basically when I use a sugar exfoliant in the shower and really scrub down my skin and then remember to moisturize on the regular, it helps. I've also read that this brand that's at Sephora helps, but I haven't tried it yet. I'm actually going to CVS today to buy this Gold Bond cream because I read it helps. However, as I approach 30, it does seem to be lessening on its own without scrubbing and heavy moisturizing.

u/masturdating · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Skincare Routine:


  • Wake up, wash face with water and apply a small amount of Biotherm Life Plankton Elixir (Got this in a sample size, free with a purchase for some other products).
  • Afterwards, I'll apply Vichy Skin-Perfecting Velvety Cream (SPF 50).If I'm wearing makeup that day, I'll use Weleda Skin Food as a primer (some sites suggested it) and go on with a little bit of foundation.


  • When I get home I'll take my makeup off by lathering on Nature Republic Himalaya Cleansing Balm, Pink Salt and gently wiping it off with a cotton pad. I don't want to over-wash my face so I usually leave it as is for the rest of the day until I properly wash my face before bed (Usually no longer than 5 hours)
  • Then, at night, I wash my face using Bioderma Sensibio Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel and pat face dry.
  • I use Mario Badescu's Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater as a light toner, followed by the Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5 all over my face and once that's sinked in, I'll apply Weleda Skin Food again to boot.


    I only exfoliate twice a week, (Tuesday) once using a brush as an physical exfoliator (something similar to a Clarisonic brush) and (Thursday) the Ordinary's Lactic Acid 10% + HA as a chemical exfoliator.

    I only recently started using these products together, in an attempt to help this bumpy issue I've been having for quite a few months now. I don't know exactly when it started but it's definitely only been 2+ months since it has re-appeared and stubbornly stayed with me. I've also just bought the Ordinary's Salycylic Acid 2% since I've heard it does wonders, especially paired with the Niacinamide (which I need to get!).

    If you've any recommendations or advice, I'm willing to hear and learn more! If it helps at all, I currently live in Sweden so not all products are found here, keep in mind. I'm also sorry for the switch between and - I couldn't find some products on the US site.

    I would so, so, so appreciate any help given. (I have a more HD picture if wanted, but it's gross - imo). Am I doing something wrong? Is it an allergic reaction to something? The spots aren't itchy or anything and they don't flare up or turn red (the only redness/red spots are due to me picking the skin, I must admit I suffer from Compulsive Skin Picking - which makes this whole ordeal horrible).

    EDIT: Grammar and change of a product + Forgot to specify that I do have PCOS (policystic ovarian syndrome), and I'm taking birth control pills for it. I know it can affect the skin along the jawline, but how come it affects other parts of my face and comes and goes? I have some speculations that this is not hormonal acne.
u/dooshbox · 5 pointsr/CarAV

> We're (I'm) more than willing to help guide you on your equipment search and install if you plan to DIY.

I second this I'm happy to help, but if you still want to go to that shop, then you should definitely get this and this. So you can be lubed up and look good when you go back to get FUCKED.

u/screambledeggs · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I recommend using a hydrating toner. This stuff helps the moisturizer sink in better. A popular recommendation is Hada Labo gokujyun lotion. I'm on my second bottle and I will keep repurchasing it. It's also fragrance-free.

Another recommendation would be using an occlusive after moisturizer. It locks in the moisture so it doesn't evaporate from your skin. There's good ol' Vaseline, Aquaphor, and CeraVe healing ointment (which is my personal favorite). They're all fragrance-free. You only need a small amount to cover the face. I use like... a dime size amount.

u/PerfumedPillowBook · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

YES! Sheseido makes an excellent hand cream with 10% urea which will zap roughness and exfoliate off all the dead, nasty skin and leave your hands plump and hydrated. Kose also makes a terrific one that is very velvety but doesn't have any exfoliating properties called Coenrich Q10 DEEP MOIST.

A trick that I use tho, to keep my hands looking and feeling hydrated is to make sure I massage in excess toner/essence/creme from my facial routine into my hands.

If your hands are really in a sorry state you may want to consider 2 non AB products: Flexitol cream which has 25% urea plus vit B5, aloe, shea, vit E, glycolic acid, and lanolin. Use it as an over night treatment with your hands covered in gloves or socks. And of course, the item I constantly talk about Eucerin Original Healing Creme, a bland, heavy duty moisturizer that will leave your hands soft and supple.

ETA: forgot to add links

u/HiImCarlSagan · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Kikumasamune sake high moisture lotion toner followed by La Roche Posay Cicapalast Baume. At night, I sometimes put Vaseline on top. I have dry skin. It peels a bit in some spots (especially since I use Retin-A), but it isn't as if my skin is crazy dehydrated or dry. But for some reason, it just sucks up normal moisturizers like nobody's business. The sake toner + baume combo has done wonders for my skin -- it's plumper and smoother than before, and my skin stays hydrated for more than a few hours at a time. It's helped with my tone and complexion too -- I basically don't wear my tinted moisturizer any more, I just spot conceal if I need it. The baume clears up spots as well -- I notice they go away twice as quickly since I started using it.

I use the LRP baume on my legs too when my eczema gets bad. That (and a super mild bleach bath) are the only things that get my eczema in check (and I've tried everything).

u/periodicBaCoN · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

FAB ultra repair cream is the only thing that can keep my peely forehead skin in check! I absolutely love it and you can buy a big tub on Amazon for $30!

Edit: here's the link if anyone is interested.

u/paikra · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

bananapicker, I am so sorry you have suffered so much with such little relief. As to a body skincare routine, I can tell you what I'm using but there is no guarantee that they'll work for you. These are all WB products, and this is what I currently use.

In the shower:

Giovanni D:tox System Purifying Body Scrub with Exfoliating Hydro Gloves to clean body

EO Essential Oil Products EveryOne Soap on the undercarriage and ears; it's also what we use as hand soap

Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor doubles as a cleansing conditioner and shaving cream. I have and have used other cleansing conditioners. If you want the full list, pm me. I have curly, porous caucasian hair that was once long and I used different hair products then than I do now that it's short, healthier and easier to take care of. As someone with long, wavy hair I'd recommend you look into the curlygirl method, but that's a whole other rabbit hole to go down.

These are the only AB hair products I've used and I recommend both:

[Lador] Hydro LPP Treatment as a hair conditioner, and LADOR Scalp Scaling SPA ampoule as a conditioner when my scalp gets inflamed.

Out of the shower, I put Weleda Skin Food on my feet and post-shaved legs. I highly recommend this product to everyone, particularly those with skin inflammations. It's crazy magical stuff that works on burns, rashes, and other inflammations but can also be used as an (occlusive) moisturizer anywhere on the body & face.

I moisturize my body post-shower with a blend of fractionated coconut oil, shea nut oil, and avocado oil that I mix myself. I'm kind of experimenting with it right now, but fractionated coconut oil just on its own is great.

As far as other body moisturizers, I do like First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense which does have temporary soothing qualities for me.

For hand cream I like Out Of Africa Pure Shea Butter Hand Cream and Herbacin.

All of that said, since you've had success using Hada Labo products on your face, I'd start trying to heal the skin on your body by using those same products. You might start by using their cleansing oil as an all-over body cleanser, and using their lotion, milk and/or cream as a moisturizer. If those are safe to use on your body, and help to heal your skin, I'd start looking around for other products once you've cleared up your current maladies. I really hope you find some relief soon and I wish you the best.

u/newyorknosh · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

So, can anyone recommend a brand that actually DOES have aloe vera in it? I ordered this one online literally 15 minutes ago...wondering if I should cancel the order.

u/Diabetic_Onion · 5 pointsr/Accutane

Thank you ♥️ my doses were as follows:
Month 1:
Month 2 & 3:
Month 4:

Luckily I never really popped my pimples so I never got deep scars; only hyperpigmentation. I avoid the sun like the plague so that's going away on its own.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Face Wash Cleanser, 13.52 Fl. Oz.
Face lotion
Face and Body Cream Moisturizer - Nourishing Aloe Vera - Manuka Honey for Rosacea Eczema Psoriasis Rashes Itchiness Redness - Natural Organic Cracked Skin Relief - Anti Aging - Anti Wrinkle (4 oz)
Sunscreen (face and body)
Vanicream Sunscreen Sport, Spf 35, 4-ounce

& Dr Dan's and aquaphor

Same facewash
Same manuka honey lotion (but now it's lotion #1!!)
Lotion #2 (face and body)
Eucerin Eczema Relief Cream - Full Body Lotion for Eczema-Prone Skin - 8 oz. Tube
Lotion #3
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Body Cream, 13.52 Fl. Oz.

Aquaphor in my nose at night
Dr Dan's & aquaphor on my lips again

Also when I shower I have to use this or my skin will become lobster red and my arms will break out in an eczema like rash:
Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance-Free Body Wash with Oat to Soothe Dry Itchy Skin, Gentle, Soap-Free & Dye-Free for Sensitive Skin, 33 fl. oz

I also use these eyedrops throughout the day because my eyes get super red & dry:
Rohto Cool Max Maximum Redness Relief Cooling Eye Drops, 0.4 Ounce, 3 Count

I should be taking fish oil for joint pain but I'm not lol

u/QuestionAssumptions · 5 pointsr/TransAdoption

I'm pre-HRT, but here's my skincare routine, with links to the exact products I use. I tried my best to define any skincare terminology. I recommend doing this before bed. Make sure to do the steps in the order listed.

Night time skincare routine

1) Exfoliate. This removes dead skin and other crud. Without exfoliating, you'd be applying skincare products on top of your layer of dead skin, which wouldn't be as effective. I use a Salux brand exfoliating cloth in the shower, lathered with Dove brand bar soap. You should only exfoliate and shave 2 to 3 times a week because it's abrasive. Other steps can be done every night. Side note: if you've never exfoliated before, I highly recommend trying it once. You will feel cleaner than you've ever felt after showering.

2) Shave. If you need to shave, now is the time to do it. If you've had laser hair removal, or simply don't have much body hair, move on to the next step. I don't have specific recommendations for shaving products. The most important thing is to use a clean razor. If you are reusing a razor, wash it with soap and hot water, and use rubbing alcohol to kill any leftover bacteria. Exfoliating before shaving can reduce razor burn because you're cleaner, and therefore less likely to get dead skin and bacteria into the "micro cuts" caused by shaving. Even if you don't cut yourself deeply enough to bleed, dragging a metal blade across your face is always slightly irritating. (Side note: I can't effing wait to get laser.) If you cut yourself shaving, you may apply some 70% rubbing alcohol, only to the cut. I've seen sources that recommend applying rubbing alcohol everywhere after shaving, to kill bacteria and therefore reduce irritation. I don't recommend this because rubbing alcohol is harsh and will dry your skin.

3) Toner. This step cleans your skin further. Similar to exfoliating, the idea is to remove as much dirt and dead skin as possible, so that the skincare products can actually absorb into your skin. I pour some Thayers brand alcohol-free, rose scented witch hazel on a cotton ball and apply to my face and neck. Another reason why the order of the steps is important: This toner contains witch hazel, which is an astringent. This means it tightens your skin. Using witch hazel after shaving may reduce irritation by causing any micro cuts to contract. Let your skin air-dry before moving on.

4) Serum. Now that you're clean, it's time for products that will actually be absorbed by your skin. There are many types of serum available. I typically use retinol, which tightens your skin and prevents wrinkles. I apply a few drops of retinol serum to my face and neck and rub it in. I wait a few moments to let the serum dry before the next step.

5) Moisturizer. Last step. This hydrates your skin and keeps you looking young. I use CeraVe moisturizing cream. It comes in a white tub with a blue label. Most nights I just apply to my face and neck. On the nights that I exfoliate, I use moisturizer on my whole body. The main reason is that it can be time consuming, so I only moisturize my whole body after exfoliating, when my skin will better absorb the moisturizer. Additionally, I use this moisturizer on my hands several times throughout the day (especially after washing my hands because soap can be drying.) This makes a significant difference in reducing dry skin, especially noticeable in the winter. If you only get one skincare product, I recommend this one.

Other important things

That's my nightly skincare routine, but wait, there's more! Any day there's a chance you'll spend time in the sun, wear sunscreen!! This is probably more important than all the other steps put together. You can apply sunscreen on top of your moisturizer, or use a moisturizer that includes SPF. Recently I've been experimenting with using this SPF moisturizer on my face every morning.

Last thing: some people think skincare is all about applying products to your skin, so they'll buy fancier and more expensive products. This is like pulling harder on one lever without realizing there are many other levers available. Diet, exercise, hydration, sleep, having fun, and avoiding stress are all important too. Drink water!! Like, drink a little more water than you think you need.

Edit: Can't believe I forgot this. Don't smoke, and don't use hard drugs. Please don't drink alcohol at your age because it can cause brain damage. When you're older, if you choose to drink, do so in moderation. I don't want to come across as "no fun allowed," but please learn from my experience. Binge drinking is not only bad for your skin, it will make you feel like complete poop the next day. Not worth it.

Edit 2: Fixed formatting, and added details.

Good luck, sis!

u/ihatespunk · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Hey! I have super sensitive, dry, breakout prone skin with some intense hair growth on my chin. Before I got to this routine people were asking me what was wrong and someone told me it looked like I must wear a chin strap (charming!), and now I have little to no breakouts or irritation.

I've found shaving to be the least irritating method (I'm prone to ingrowns so plucking, waxing and threading made for even bigger problems). I use a 5 blade razor that is ONLY for my face and gets switched out to be my pits/legs razor as soon as it starts getting dull at all. I'll also rinse it with alcohol after every couple of shaves, every time if I've been having skin problems (note: let it dry completely, the drying process is what kills everything).

My best tip is to shave with a super mild face wash. I really like the hada labo hydrating face wash, it's extremely mild and really thick and foamy so it makes a nice cushion for the razer (like a men's shaving soap does).

After shaving I pat my face dry and slap on some BHA - huge game changer right there. BHAs exfoliate and reduce redness and inflammation and I find them to be waaaaaay more effective and less irritating than any manual exfoliation. I really like The Ordinary's salicylic acid but it's pretty heavy duty, they recommend using it as a spot treatment (I slather my whole face with it, but my skin loves acids). If my skin has been feeling dry I'll do Cosrx's BHA power liquid, it's a milder form of BHA combined with niacinamide, a holy grail ingredient for many, it brightens skin and reduces acne (and I think it's anti-aging? I lurk on /r/asianbeauty but I don't have it all down!), though it can interact badly with some forms of vitamin c (causes flushing)

Next steps are all about hydrating and soothing. My skin breaks out from being sad and dry, and it makes any irritation or ingrowns a million times worse. I've found I get my best results from layering my products. I really like cosrx's snail serum, and right now I'm topping it with 2 moisturizers (again, very dry skin, plus it's a very dry winter where I am). First moisturizer is The Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors, then Cerave in the tub.

I then top it with sunscreen, either clinique super city block, biore water essence, or cotz sensitive depending on how my skin is feeling.

Sometimes I'll wear makeup too, I've found bareminerals hydrating gel and any of dermablend's products go over my freshly shaved skin just fine (as long as I use a good makeup remover in the evening!)

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions :)

u/ms_kittyfantastico · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Pump only, but they finally sell it with a pump now

u/CidO807 · 4 pointsr/nfl

I think the way to beat it is to not clench the booty hole. You still have a couple of weeks until Draft-Day. I'd recommend a couple containers of this and some bananas and cucumbers? Your goal should be to mitigate the potential damage and pain.

The only downside to this is your butt might be whistling for the next couple months.

u/agitatedlending · 4 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

thoughts and prayers, this should help relieve any irritation caused by the ancient hand soap spirits in a few days

u/valentinedoux · 4 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

You should wear sunscreen because of tretinoin. It also prevents hyperpigmentation (red marks) from getting worse. Sun exposure makes hyperpigmentation more prominent and slower healing.

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 and hyaluronic acid like Hada Labo Premium Hyaluronic Solution will help with your dryness and flakiness.

u/jerrysugarav · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

For moisture and faster healing:
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Multi-Purpose Balm Cream for Dry Skin, 1.35 Fl. Oz.

To prevent recurring acne:
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

To reduce redness and scarring pigmentation:
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - Do not use at the same time as your vitamin c serum. They cancel each other out.

u/bee_antlers · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have very sensitive dry skin as well.

I use Eucerin Eczema Relief Cream on my face. It's non-comedogenic, fragrance free, and has colloidal oatmeal for redness/irritation and ceramides for moisture.

I got it as a dupe for the expensive First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, which has irritants like eucalyptus oil.

I highly recommend the Eucerin. It's the only heavy cream I can use that doesn't break me out and calms my tretinoin induced redness and irritation.

In terms of a facial oil: Timeless Squalane 100% Pure is a non-comedogenic, bland, non-greasy option that would be a great place to start. I use it as well and it does not break me out or cause any irritation.

u/seahan123 · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have this too and I've used AmLactin Ultra Triple Action Alpha Hydroxy Acid Hydrating Body Cream, which was recommended by my dermatologist and while the little red bumps are still there, they are much less noticeable and my skin is so much softer!

I've also used DermaDoctor's KP Duty line and found it not as effective for it's really high price.

u/trichyfingers · 4 pointsr/trichotillomania

I also pick at my legs. It doesn’t help that I have keratosis pilaris. I tried using an epilator for a while, but I kept ending up with ingrown hairs that I would then pick at some more.

I tend to pick at my legs when I’m very anxious.

One thing that I’ve found recently is AmLactin. If I’m consistent with it, I barely have anything to pick at on my legs. I’ve been thinking about trying the epilator again and then using AmLactin 24hrs after, and continue with it daily.

u/THICCJeeves · 4 pointsr/SebDerm

Hey man try "CeraVe SA Cream"

You can also find it at your local CVS or Walgreens.

I just started using it for 5 days now and it cleared up my dermititis almost completely on the sides of my nose. I've been applying it once at night after splashing my face with water and it does wonders. At first the flakes didn't go away but on the 4th day after washing my face in the morning and seeing the annoying flakes visible after I went to try and pick some off and instead of them being hard and crusty like usual and painful to peel off, they came off very easily and gently to reveal healthy skin underneath. It's amazing. I'm just hoping it'll keep working.

I think what makes it work so well is the Salicylic Acid which helps to exfoliate the flakes and hydrate your face.

Hope you give it a try and it works as well for you as it did for me! Because your dermititis looks very similar to mine so I have hope!

P.S. shaving also helps a lot too. And try using an electric razor to not irritate your face.

u/press_startover · 4 pointsr/AskWomen

Exfoliating with glycolic acid (AHA) products like this lotion. I have KP that looks like dark spots on my skin or like my hair follicle is still visible after shaving and this helps that too. Physical exfoliation is not enough for me. Also, shaving everyday when needed.

u/kimmielollipop · 4 pointsr/Accutane

Cerave Moisturizing Cream is god send. I've been using this while on both Accutane and Epiduo at the same time. These are very drying acne treatments. But I also layer on other moisturizers too.

u/phoenixink · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

What have you been putting on them? I would say some sort of salve, Vaseline, or of course Egyptian Magic which is a bit expensive but is AMAZING, and lasts FOREVER (you only need the tiniest bit). You can use it on everything - lips, eyelashes, face, scars, cuts and scrapes, chaffed skin, feet, cuticles. Everything. I've had my jar for like six years.

Enough of that, though, if you don't have any Vaseline or a salve on hand, an unscented lotion may also help. Definitely nothing with a fragrance. Are you staying hydrated enough?

u/kokomocat · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My acne is not as severe as yours, so I don't know if what I do would help you but we can give it a shot, right?

  • I use CeraVe Foaming Cleanser in both mornings and nights to wash my face
  • I don't use a BHA anymore
  • I do use AHA, Alpha Hydrox 10% Glycolic in both morning and night
  • I use a Salicylic Acid Peel 20% once a week, so far it has helped, I've only used it for two weeks
  • After the peel, I use a MBD Black Pearl mask, mainly because it's soothing and very moisturizing, which is perfect after a peel.
  • I moisturize with Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. People here vastly recommend CeraVe Moisturizing Cream because it has ceramides and it's pretty good.
  • For sunscreen, I tried Cetaphil Dermacontrol, it's too oily and I didn't like it because it stung my eyes. I tried L'Oreal Ideal Moisture with SPF, didn't like it because it was heavy. I tried both Biore Aqua Rich and Biore Perfect Face Milk I loved both thoroughly; they are light, milky, smooth, they feel great on the skin and stay matte like it's nobodies business.
  • I use the Thayer Cucumber Witch Hazel toner. No reason in special for the cucumber aside from me loving how it smells. It has helped me some with redness and inflammation.

    My routine is as it follows:


  • Cleanse with CeraVe
  • Apply Witch Hazel toner
  • After it dries, apply AHA, wait for it to absorb 20 min
  • Apply Cetaphil Moisturizer
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Makeup if any


  • Remove makeup and sunscreen with Pond's Cold Cream cleanser
  • Wash with CeraVe
  • Apply witch hazel
  • Apply AHA
  • Moisturize


    Every Friday night each week

  • Wash with CeraVe
  • Clean face with rubbing alcohol (my face is super oily)
  • Apply Salicylic acid peel for 2:00 min
  • Rinse acid
  • Apply my beauty diary sheet mask for 20 min
  • Moisturize with Cetaphil
  • Apply thin layer of Aquaphor


    And that's it, my skin has gotten way better and something that has also helped millions is that I went on the pill, since my acne is hormonal.

    Remember to patch test and to not abuse your skin, the gentler the better!!!! There are things that might or might not work for you, it takes a while to find what's best for your skin. If nothing works, you can always try PocketDerm or a dermatologist around your area, don't be afraid to ask for professional help. Good luck!

u/Richter915 · 3 pointsr/Dermatology

The fact that you've seen it on multiple body parts and has been around through the bulk of your adolescence and young adult age makes me think eczema that much more.

I think at this point you need to get official word from a dermatologist. As soireeduthe is suggesting, this could also be a fungal infection. The treatment of fungus and treatment of eczema are very very different. Only a doctor can distinguish between the two.

What you can do in the interim is to try the following moisturization protocol which I posted in another thread and see if it helps any:

I'd like you to moisturize using vaseline and I want you to apply it in a specific way. Shower with warm water (enough to get the bathroom steamy but not boiling hot). When you dry your feet, pat your feet dry and while there's a thin layer of water still on the feet, I want you to apply the vaseline. Leave that on overnight.

Preferred vaseline:

People don't like it because it's greasy but I tell you it works. If you want the vaseline lotion, get the one with the absolute least number of ingredients.

Other things that can help: humidifier in the bedroom, warm air, and diligent moisturization.

See if that gives you any relief. It often takes upwards of a week to see any results at all. In the mean time, get to a doc's office if you can!

Dr. K.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Definitely use gloves! That's the most important. I swear up and down by Eucerine Original Healing creme. Don't use anything with fragrances.

u/lizerpetty · 3 pointsr/BravoRealHousewives

I’m so sorry about the rosacea you beautiful ladies. I have some tips that may help:
I tried fractional laser for my broken capillaries, and it didn’t do anything except give me a scar from a blister I got.

  1. l- lysine helps strengthen blood vessel walls.

  2. fungal acne safe routine:
    Check your skin care products on and make sure they are fungal acne safe.

  3. the Ordinary’s Alpha Arbutin:
    It has a cooling effect on the skin (skin carisma says this is not fungal acne safe, but it doesn’t give me any issues.)

  4. scrape your face: yeah I don’t know why this helps so much but it does. Gently scrape the gunk off your face with this thingy:
    Also good for KP.

  5. Squaline oil: I use the one from the ordinary, but if you search reddit for squaline oil you will find other recommendations.

  6. eucerin healing cream on your worst patches.

  7. sun screen: I like this one:

    Or this one:

    Subscribe to r/skincareaddiction and r/rosacea. There is a lot of help there too. Good luck!!
u/playerone__ · 3 pointsr/eczema

$11 and change per tub. Steroid cream isn't cheaper, you just have a cheap co-pay on your insurance.

u/ohnart · 3 pointsr/abdiscussion

For the La Roche product, is this the product you're talking about? I've been looking for a product that will help my healing acne as I've tried a turmeric cream, but it doesn't help much with the redness and overall irritation.

u/anniecakes · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

How long ago did this happen? It will probably go away on its own soon. Just make sure to wear SPF since sun makes any discoloration worse.

You could also try a cica cream like LRP Cicaplast Baume B5, which soothes your skin a helps it repair itself. They're used for scars, so I think it would work here, too.

Disclaimer: I have never tried it for scars, I just use it to soothe my skin if it's acting up.

u/yrgrlfriday · 3 pointsr/AugustBumpers2017

I've been trying soooo many different sports bras, trying to find one that is easy to take on and off, gives awesome support, and doesn't chafe on long runs. So far, this one is my favorite. I'm normally a AA, but I'm a D now and probably still going to grow a bit more.

I've also been hunting around for an everyday bra that comes in the sizes I need, is lightweight, free of padding, and gives a natural shape under clothing. If you've hung out on /r/abrathatfits, you've read about the elusive "That 70s Bra." I think I found it...right here on Amazon. I got a D, which fits amazingly now, and a DD to save for later on.

I got this skin soothing balm in the Amazon maternity sample box and it's like a miracle. It got rid of all the irritated, flaky red skin around my mouth and nose. I bought the full size package immediately. I can't recommend it enough. I've also been using 100% rose hip seed oil every night, and it has calmed things down significantly. So far, pregnancy has made my dry skin drier, and my oily patches even more of a mess. Great.

I'm in love with the ASOS high-waisted maternity leggings, and still have several pair left over from my first pregnancy. I'm wearing them already. They are so soft, and no chance of a wardrobe malfunction.

I guess my only other lifesaving products at this point are my pour over coffee setup, Greek yogurt, and Triscuits, haha.

u/dare2smile · 3 pointsr/Psoriasis

Personally, I love my Ultra Repair Cream. It's not medicated, not fragranced, thick, deep moisturizing, and kind of expensive but totally worth it. It's what I use when I'm not putting on medication and need relief. Used it earlier today actually, when I scratched raw. Stung a little (this dummy put it on bleeding skin duh), but oh man. Killed the itch within a few minutes.

Sorry for the weird link, I'm on mobile. Also shop around! It might be cheaper elsewhere, this is just easiest to link.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream-6 oz.

u/improvementaddiction · 3 pointsr/tretinoin


I'm super new to skincare and I just wanted to know if this routine will be good enough for me. 20 year old male w/ acne prone skin for reference. Doc also prescribed amoxicillin for cystic acne


Cleanser: Hada Labo Tokyo Gentle Hydrating Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid

Moisturizer: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Sunscreen: SKIN AQUA Super Moisture Milk Pink (SPF50 PA ++++)



Cleanser: Hada Labo Tokyo Gentle Hydrating Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid

Wait 15-20 min

Tretinoin: 0.1%

Moisturizer: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Thanks :)

u/noquarter53 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Neosporin eczema essentials lotion has been pretty good for me.

Neosporin Eczema Essentials Daily...

u/jiffener · 3 pointsr/Weakpots

There's several products in the amlactin line, you can get it in stores, but here is one example (of many) on amazon and apparently it has lactic acid, btw.

Neutrogena hand cream stuff

u/Wozzert · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

oh no! That sounds really painful.

I don't know enough about benzoyl peroxide to recommend a face wash, but an aloe product can help reduce the heat. I use Nature Republic New Soothing Moisture Aloe Vera Gel. It's very affordable and I've found it to be super cooling! I bought it to help with dry skin and heal acne scars but a couple days ago some steam from a microwave meal burnt my finger and applying this stuff to it helped WAY more than cold water. I just put a blob on and let it sit there and my finger felt soooo much better.

I will mention that a common complaint is that it can dry your skin out. I've found this to be the case with me as well but if I just put my normal moisturizer on after the aloe it "locks" the moisture from the aloe in rather than letting it dry up. If that's something you're worried about I still recommend aloe, but searching for one that's less drying. This ones just the cheapest and the only one I've had experience with. I also hear you can stick aloe in the fridge overnight to enhance its cooling effects.

If you're worried about it drying you out this one has no complaints about dryness and is only a couple bucks more.


I hope this helps! Good luck starting university soon :D

u/throwalegalal · 3 pointsr/tressless
u/wutwutchickenbuttwut · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ah I made a post but perhaps it is better to just comment here instead

I'm a guy in his mid 20s and my current routine is REALLY simple but has some problems and I would also like to expand it a bit...

Current routine:

AM - Wash face, Apply lotion, Put on tinted sunblock (need it cus of darker skin)

PM - Same as AM sans the sunblock and using St Ives exfloiating pad (AHA) before applying lotion.

So off the bat there are two problems with my routine. First is that there are days when I go to the gym mid-day which requires a shower. Problem with this is that I must wash my face 3 times on certain days (how else would I remove the sunblock?). Second is that I shave using a double-edge razor which actually serves to exfoliate the parts of my face that I shave so what ends up happening is that my entire face is not being exfoliated equally (my cheek look so much better than my forehead), I have no idea how I would go about solving this... It should be noted that I do not use the St Ives pads on night when I shave (I shave every other day).

I want to change my routine to account for these two issues while also expanding it a bit to lessen stuff like wrinkles and dark spots (my complexion sucks, esp my forehead).

I was looking at some products and found some that looks promising? interesting? but honestly, I'm not too experienced in this area...

For the eyes

For the wrinkles

Possible regular moisturizers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

You can see that I prefer gel moisturizers because I don't like that feeling of putting on lotion and my face being sticky even after like an hour (Aveeno does this).

Face wash - my current face wash isn't sustainable (kinda niche) and it doesn't wash away my sunblock all that well either... I had the same problem with SCA's favorite Cerave hydrating cleanser.

I can't say I've noticed real improvement from using St Ives's pads? Not sure if I want to try anything stronger though because I am bad with sunblock reapplication.

Even the sunblock is not the best because it has such a strong flowery smell. But I need a lightly tinted one to not look like a ghost... Hmm maybe this one?

u/friendlypegasus · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

> Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Seconding this, and I'm currently using (and loving) Nature's Republic (an AB brand)

u/BreakfastAndChill · 3 pointsr/acne

I use this
I really like it. Aloe vera overall is a great way to calm down irritated skin. I use it for everything (acne, bug bites, sun burns, etc..)

u/28swatches · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Have you tried any Salicylic Acid products? I've used various things over the years, but any SA product seems to work for me. Right now I'm using Cerave Renewing SA Cream

u/buttburglar · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts
u/aphi2790 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Moisturize! My skin gets like that in the winter too, including my hands. I have to use a richer moisturizer in the wintertime. Cerave in the tub is highly recommended, I use this one in the winter at night, since it is heavy (as in thick) and does wonders for my skin.

u/jackfairy · 3 pointsr/Psoriasis

Yes, it looks like psoriasis. As my derm says, "moisturize, moisturize, moisturize." Fragrance free and with dimethicone and/or salicylic acid. Don't pick or scratch at it, and try to avoid fragrance in soaps, etc.

I also benefit a lot from injections she gives me directly into the affected areas when they're particularly inflamed, and I alternate a few prescription steroid sprays.

Other things work for other people. That's just what I've found helps me. As for the joint pain - maybe it's psoriatic arthritis, but you should see a doctor about that. No idea about the tongue.

Good luck!

u/Sexthrowawayforfun · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Wash face in morning( I use cerave hydrating cleanser), apply moisturizer (I use nivea creme)

Wash face in evening (same cleanser), apply stridex (red box) all over face, wait 30 minutes, moisturize (nivea creme)

u/DudeIWantThat · 3 pointsr/Hyperhidrosis

Cover the cuts fully with this -ème-Unisex-Purpose-Moisturizing/dp/B00DEG8N9W - and it will prevent the water from getting into the cut and burning/stinging. Petroleum jelly (vaseline) can work as well, but Nivea Creme is best for sure.

u/PurrvalCatsyuk · 3 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

I'm a nurse and wash my hands a billion times a day with harsh soaps and alcohol-based sanitizer foam. I would get terrible eczema and my hands would crack and bleed. I had one finger that was permanently itchy, dry, and cracked for at least a year. I swear by this stuff: It's really thick and rich, but it has essentially healed my hand eczema. I use it at least every night before I go to sleep and sometimes during the day if my hands are feeling extra dry due to the weather and whatnot.

u/knov5 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

From the pics, it seems like the bite marks are still somewhat swollen. I suggest you avoid any harsh ingredients in your body wash (if there’s any) and avoid any kind of exfoliation. For now, you should try applying some aloe vera gel. Check if you’re allergic though.
After all the redness and swollen calm down, you can start using AHAs for the pigmentation (something like Alpha Hydrox’s 12% Glycolic lotion) + sunscreen when you go out. It should help fade the dark spots.
Make sure you have no open scar before you start using AHA.

u/Cubbby · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/SwoleTide · 3 pointsr/steroids

I have a buddy that swears by the Gold Bond stuff. But reading some reviews their are some with KP that don't notice much, but also a lot that do?

u/MsMerriam · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy is ~$9 at Target or Walmart and it works wonderfully well when used daily. I have some PIH on my thigh area and it has faded it quite a bit. I'm on my second or third tub of it now.

Edit: Here's the Amazon link to it. It combines AHA, BHA and PHA plus moisturizers. It's marketed as a KP treatment, but it works for everything else too.

u/Alex4evah · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Hi, u/mihaelalala7! :)

I would suggest replacing the micellar water with a cleansing oil or a cleansing balm (even though your dermatologist suggested it), as it would do, in my opinion, a much better job at breaking down the gunk that's on your face that your regular water-based cleanser won't be able to dissolve. Even though it might seem strange to put oil on your already oily skin, the excess sebum that builds up on the skin and in our pores cannot dissolve in a water-based formula, and maybe even certain ingredients from your SPF and such. Micellar water does a similar job, but I don't find it as effective. Then I Met You has a nice, fragrance-free cleansing balm.

When building up a skin care routine, the most important things to look for are skin barrier support and sun protection. For your skin to be happy, you have to provide a good SPF, gentle cleansing and proper hydration through a good moisturizer. By looking at the ingredient list of your Isis Pharma moisturizer, I came to the conclusion that you should definitely replace it. It contains a lot of fragrance, which should definitely be avoided in skin care, and it also contains a really harsh surfactant, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, that is just terrible for the face. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is basically the stuff that makes up regular soap, which we all know we should not put on our faces. It really strips the skin, and can definitely lead to skin barrier damage that will worsen your skin concerns (breakouts, comedones, dullness etc.). A much, much better option would be the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, that is fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, MUCH gentler and hydrating. It contains ceramides, compounds that are present in our skin's own moisturizing system. Your cleanser is by far the worst product in your routine and you should replace it in my opinion.

When it comes to the exfoliating acids, I think you'll do a much better job preventing breakouts and smoothing your skin texture by using your Salicylic Acid as a primary exfoliant, since it does basically the same job as the Lactic Acid, but it also has the property of being soluble in oil, thus unclogging your pores while also providing a gentle exfoliation. Salicylic Acid also can help with controlling excess sebum production and it also has antibacterial properties. Be aware that the overuse of chemical exfoliants can lead to irritation, dryness, redness and peeling, so maybe use them a few times a week, and don't apply them on areas where you don't experience congestion. You can switch to using the Salicylic Acid on your breakout-prone, textured areas, 2-3 days a week, and see if your skin tolerates it well. If not, you can go back to the Lactic Acid. Do not use your chemical exfoliants on the sensitive parts of the face, such as the under-eye area, as it's simply unnecessary, and the risk of getting irritated is much higher on the extremely thin skin under our eyes.

I'll have to mention fragrance again when talking about your moisturizer. It's definitely not as bad as your cleanser, but I'd look into other options that are fragrance-free, such as CeraVe's Moisturizing Cream, that is also non-comedogenic and contains ceramides.

The SPF you're using is most likely fine, and you should continue using it if you like the product. La Roche Posay, Eucerin, Cetaphil and CeraVe also provide good sunscreens that you can explore in the future.

The witch hazel may or may not help, you can keep using it if you like it. For sebum production control and anti-inflammatory properties you can also try incorporating Niacinamide into your routine, as it's a proven ingredient that can definitely help with the appearence of breakouts and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark spots) from acne scarring. The Ordinary has a great Niacinamide 10% + Zinc serum.

Also, the order in which you apply your products is of utmost importance. There are a lot of sources online where you can find more about this, but generally you should look to apply your products from the thinnest to thickest, starting with your cleansing oil and water-based cleanser, and ending with your sunscreen/moisturizer at PM.

So, to summarize: definitely look to replace your cleanser, you can improve your PM double-cleanse by replacing your micellar water with a cleansing oil/balm, be careful with your exfoliating acids, look to get rid of fragrance and harsh ingredients in your products by paying close attention to the ingredient list of the products that you're buying and doing research on that (Dr. Dray is board-certified dermatologist that has a YouTube channel, her advice is just pure gold, you can learn a lot from her). Our skin is a living, breathing organ, that is perfectly capable of self-sustaining and protecting itself. Our job is to enhance its mechanisms, and not overwhelm it by using too many products, harsh ingredients and fragrance.

Since you're not dealing with really bad skin concerns, having a really good, gentle double-cleanse, potent moisturizer, SPF 30+ sunscreen, using frangrance-free, non-comedogenic products and mildy exfoliating your skin with a gentle BHA (Salicylic Acid product) should really be all you need to get your skin to a good state. I'm glad you asked for advice, I'm extremely happy that you specificed the products you use, because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to identify some of the mistakes in your skin care (and potentially the biggest), and I hope you'll find my advice helpful.

All the best!

u/keraut · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey, I’m a guy with “good skin”. What honestly surprised me was the quality of my skin after using sunscreen regularly — I didn’t realize how much sun affected things. I know you say you have normal skin, but some of the below should hopefully help getting started on a basic routine that’ll become evident in the quality of your complexion.

Pick up a gently cleanser like Cerave Hydrating cleanser or Vanicreams cleanser.

Wash the face morning and night. It’s helpful to use a little bit of moisturizer since sunscreens are kind of hit and miss in this regard, so I’d suggest Cerave cream in the white tub to apply to your damp face as needed.

Afterwards, ideally, slather on a bit of sunscreen on your face, neck, ears, and other sun exposed places. My personal favorite currently is the Jack Black sun guard since it’s not greasy and I use it on my arms and hands too, Otherwise, pick up Cerave’s AM moisturizer. It’s my favorite drug store type sunscreen. A nicer one too are the EltaMD sunscreens.

If your face is shiny after some of thing I’d suggest picking up something like Magical Moringa from Lush that’s mattefying. A shine control powder to dab lightly on can work good too — doesn’t look like you have anything on while still taking care of your skin.

At night I really see a difference in the brightness and luminosity with my skin with this “overnight mask”.

COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask, 60ml

That’s basically my suggestions at least. At night just use moisturizer and the mask after washing.

As far as the back acne, in the shower let some salicylic acid sit on the area for a minute or two and rinse it off. I use Zapzyt. The other thing I would recommend after the shower is to apply some Differin to the affected area — Differin used to be what a dermatologist prescribed me years ago and it now available over the counter fortunately. Should be cleared up in no time.

u/AlexaviortheBravier · 3 pointsr/ftm

No problem.

I had some issues where I kept changing something in it and messing all my progress up. Been doing much better now that I realized I was the problem. Seems like a lot in writing, but it really isn't much.

  • Wash hands

  • Wash face with Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser gently using kojac sponge

  • Pat dry with washcloth

  • Apply Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera with a cotton square/circle

  • After shaking to mix, pat on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream to which I had previously added almost .5 fl oz/15mL of 100% pure tea tree oil. (I think I read that it should be no more than 10% tea tree oil.) Last time I used Now tea tree oil but I have also used Jason.

  • Wait a while and sunscreen before going out, added to help scarring. Not sure if the one I had been using was good for my skin though so I won't put a brand here.

    I mainly use the kojac sponge because it cuts down on me picking the flacky skin off my face which tended to be the gateway to me picking acne or peeling off scabs.



    (I do my face wash last step in the shower even though places tend to recommend against it because of the heat; if I turned up the heat a lot during my shower, I turn it down to wash my face. It seemed to me that I used more heat in the sink after showering since my hands can stand heat better than the rest of my body.)

  • Wash face and neck with Hado Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam (Harsher so I prefer it at night.)

  • Pat dry with towel before drying any other part of my body. (I go face, hair, upper back, rest of me and don't lay a towel on my back after showering since that seemed to cause acne.)

  • Apply Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera with a cotton square/circle

  • After shaking to mix, pat on Differin Gel

  • Pat on same CeraVe Moisturizing Cream as above to face and neck.

    Shower details:

    I use shampoo/conditioner that doesn't contain sulfates. I know my one friend realized that sulfates in her shampoo were likely what was causing her back to break out. I use this which is expensive but it lasts me a year even though I tend to overuse it.

    I also wash in the following order: shampoo, conditioner (leave in), private areas with water, wash my hands with my body soap (Dr. Bronner's), then my shoulders/back before any other part since that seemed to cut down on back acne as well. Last, in order, I wash my armpits, groin (not the inside of genitals, I mean my groin pit?? [Where my leg bends] I cover my genitals to keep soap out of that area.), feet. Then I rinse out the conditioner and do my face wash routine.

    Edit: Also forgot to mention that I avoid letting soap sit on my skin. Trial and error seems to show that that causes me to breakout as well so I rinse it off as I go.

    I don't change my pillowcase every night but I flip them. I have two pillows I sleep on and I sleep once on each before changing the pillowcase.

    I would definitely recommend changing one thing or adding one thing at a time and patch testing if you can.

    ETA: If your acne is severe, I'd still recommend a dermatologist when you can go. Or maybe talking to your primary doctor even. My HRT prescriber, for my acne, prescribed me Doxycycline and Tretinoin at one point. I don't use either, currently, but you can try using a non-dermatologist if you don't have any other option.

    Edit2: Clarified some minor things.
u/SalientAmbivalence · 3 pointsr/MtF

Seconding CeraVe. I got one of their tubs that include a pump so I wouldn't have to dig my fingers into it.

u/FutileFertility · 3 pointsr/tretinoin

I've been using it since the beginning of october. I started w/ once every three days. After three weeks, I added back in my vit C, then had to switch up my cleanser, so I only just went up to once every two days.

Skin-type: Sensitive. What sensitive means for me: sometimes my face will just burn and sting even with the same routine i've had for months. I can get really dry on my cheeks no matter how much I moisturize.


  1. Wash: Simple Water Boost Micellar Facial Gel Wash I prefer this to Cerave Hydrating cleanser because I felt like Cerave just wasn't washing my face. I could wash my face three times with Cerave and still have makeup come off on my towel. Simple doesn't do that. It also doesn't dry out my cheeks like other cleansers have.

  2. Clindamycin topical on affected areas (prescription)

  3. Vitamin C I like this one because it's made fresh when you buy it (they even write the date on the label). I keep it in my fridge. It was made on Aug 31 and it has yet to oxidize.

  4. Cerave Moisturizer

  5. Silky and Light Sun Milk sunscreen So far the only Asian sunscreen that hasn't broken me out. It's a bit shiny, has a fragrance, but is really easy to apply and makes my skin feel soft. No white cast.

    Morning Routine usually takes about ten/fifteen minutes


  6. Wash

  7. Tretinoin on a tret day (buffer w/ moisturizer on cheeks only right after wash, then wait 15 min prior to applying)

  8. Moisturize

  9. Petroleum jelly (thin layer) on tret day

    Night routine takes less than five minutes on a regular day, +15 min on a tret day
u/notjennyschecter · 2 pointsr/Rosacea

For sure. A lot of people have luck with the CeraVe moisturizing cream, this product works for me and I have dry sensitive skin. A lot of people also recommend Vanicream moisturizer (I personally have not used, but I see a lot of people on here recommending it). These are both supposedly basic and calming products to repair the moisture barrier. They are also not super expensive which is nice.

Right now I am using the Purito centella unscented sunscreen as my daily moisturizer. It is very very moisturizing and my sensitive skin likes it. During night I am using the Purito green cream. Both these products contain centella asiatica which is supposed to decrease redness.

EDIT: Another gentle moisturizer I've read that people recommend on here and r/SkincareAddiction is Cosx ceramide comfort cream.

EDIT2: If you are just starting out with a skincare routine, you should really go check out the bountiful resources at r/SkincareAddiction. For example go on the right hand panel and they have a lot of stuff. Check out the HG (holy grail) threads for moisturizers, etc. They have a whole wiki devoted to

u/PwnApe · 2 pointsr/guns

I grind beans fresh, my 91 year old grandfather has some of the old metal folger cans. I use cerave lotion containers after I clean them out. Have 4 of them empty and they hold about 100 9mm rounds per jar.

u/zonules_of_zinn · 2 pointsr/CrohnsDisease

if you're still on prednisone, well, there's your acne cause. 100%

whenever i go on bowel rest (i.e. stop eating food and just drink fluids), my skin clears up beautifully. i'm not sure if it's simply the extra hydration, or if i have dietary triggers. dairy and greasy foods have a reputation for causing acne, but i haven't read any science on that. (props on the vegan diet!) wash your face after you eat, if you get food stuffs or grease around your face. i use this, though there's also a foaming version that lots of people like.

wear sunscreen. hydrate by drinking lots of water and applying moisturizer. this stuff is good. with the pump so you don't get weird crap in your lotion. wear sunscreen.

these product recommendations are pretty reliably loved by r/skincareaddiction. good ingredients, unscented, work to rebuild your skin's protective barrier against infection and inflammation. but everyone is different, so ymmv of course.

also, i'm a huge fan of curology. it's 20 bucks a month. you send pictures of your face and problem areas, and a dermatologist is basically of at your beck and call to answer all your questions online. you get a prescription face cream to use every night, and recommendations for products, routines, etc. the prescription creams almost all use tretinoin, which treats acne and signs of aging. (wear suncreen!) but you'd probably get some other antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients as well.

u/mxzeal · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Thank you! I was actually planning on buying [This moisturizer] ( since it's so popular but I'll try the one you suggested instead! :)

u/puh-tey-toh · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

After I use Stridex and wait for half an hour, I apply this CeraVe moisturizer. When I apply it, there's a slight burning sensation on my face, but it lasts maybe 3-4 seconds. Is this something I should worry about, or is it normal?

u/tempacc4somedays · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Issue: Getting on the wagon, need help and recommendations/etc.

Skin Type: Oily, Blemish-Prone (Not completely sure, pics attached below can give more info/etc. I sweat like a pedo in daycare and shine^bright^like^a^diamond, so there's that.)

Previous Routine/Experience?: Only skin routine or care I do is washing my face with water couple times throughout the day. I used this cleanser/whatev they gave us at school for 4 or so months (PM only) half a year ago (Was quite harsh, but kinda adjusted to it. I think?), and that's about it.

About: Young lad, live in [very] hot environment (Soon to move out, <1year) and lead an active lifestyle. Crazy beakouts couple years ago coupled with cocaine hands got my face fucked up for life.

Location: UAE, will be buying my shit from Amazon US and shipping it here. Don't worry too much about this unless you know some local stuff that's of appropriate price.



Went with the recommendations and chose Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12oz. Best price, ships here, generally well received. Not much.

Went with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream w/ Pump, 16z. Good price, ships, got a pump (Hey!), well received. Same old.

Sweat a lot and lead an active lifestyle, so need a waterproof sunscreen for the morning-noon/school period. Considered a lot of options, but I constricted it to these as they are the only ones that are waterproof, ship here and are priced reasonably (Not so).
However, I will surely not get anything with Octinoxate due to it's link with Endocrine disturbances (Something which I need very less of, especially currently) and all. Will also not get the All-Chemical Paula's Choice because it's just fucked.
That leaves the EltaMD (Which does not ship now. Things just keep getting worse and worse man) and the CeraVe. The CeraVe has a greasy texture that doesn't go away (Or so they say) and leaves a very pronounced white tint, and the EltaMD has better UVA protection and is tinted to somewhat my skin tone, so I decided to get it. If you have any suggestions/recommendations/etc., please do drop them below.

Went with a BHA cause it's simpler and is recommended for oily skin. Problem is I'm afraid Stridex Maximum Strength Pads will be too harsh and unusable (Big no-no, can't return it and shipping rates are crazy).
Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion, 1.7oz and Olay Age Defying Classic Night Cream, 2oz ship here too but I don't know man.

To remove waterproof sunscreen not else. Found this quite cheap baby oil called Corine De Farme Baby Massage Body Oil (Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum, Parfum, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil), but I honestly don't know anything about this so I just want some input.

AM: Cleanse->Moisturize->Put sunscreen

PM: OCM/Remove sunscreen->Cleanse->Exfoliate->Moisturize

u/DailyNote · 2 pointsr/lupus

I've seen 3 different dermatologists, all of whom coincidentally recommended CeraVe cream. My skin has never looked so healthy.

Here it is on Amazon. You can also find it at CVS.

u/AlmostIntangible · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Body Skin Type: Normal-to-dry, Keratosis Pilaris on arms, upper stomach, and thighs, occasional body acne

Shower Routine (every other day):

  • Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar w/ Salux Exfoliating Cloth, focusing on my upper arms where my KP is the worst

    Post-Shower Routine:

  • Alpha Skin Care 12% Glycolic Acid Renewal Body Lotion, every other day. I love this stuff. It smooths out my KP quite a bit, and leaves my whole body feeling so soft. Calloused areas become noticeably softer with continued use for me, as well. I've been using it for about 3-4 months, now, and will definitely repurchase when the I run out.

  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, every night. I wait 30 minutes on nights that I apply my AHA to apply this. My skin loves the extra moisture, but the AHA lotion is very moisturizing on its own, so this step could probably be skipped, if necessary.

    I'm still looking for a solution to the mild redness caused by my KP on my arms, but other than that I'm pretty content with my routine, as is. So soft!
u/Ariallar · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Google, my friend. I myself wash my face with a very gentle squalane gel-to-milk cleanser that is absolutely perfect for me. And I’ve researched the living shit out of the internet which products may work for my skin. Start with just three things: cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen. Do that for a couple of weeks and then add in serums that contains ceramides, Hyaluronic acid, cholesterol etc that really build up your skin barrier. I’ll give you my routine as an example:

  1. Squalan cleansing gel
  2. CosRx Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner
  3. CosRx Hyaluronic acid hydra power essense > apply to damp skin
  4. CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin power essence
  5. Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel > high dosage of aloe Vera which is really great for irritated skin
  6. Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream 5% Urea > urea makes your skin hold moisture a lot better and the day cream also mildly exfoliates
  7. CeraVe moisturizing cream - normal to dry skin > very good for barrier repair, contains ceramides, Hyaluronic acid and cholesterol. Make sure you have the normal to dry skin version. In the EU they have a different formula and is called dry to very dry.
  8. CeraVe AM sunscreen for daytime
  9. Squalane oil in the evening = unicorn tears <3

    As you see I do not have any acids in my routine because even AHA gives me veeeery painful and irritated skin.

    EDIT: snail mucin really helped my skin a lot, give it a try! AND do not take hot showers and keep your face damp when you come out of the shower.

    EDIT 2: buy a humidifier :) low humidity absolutely dries the living shit out of my face
u/Jocko-podcast · 2 pointsr/askwomenadvice

Honestly thats understandable, but from my 10 years of trial and error i found that its never provides a consistent complexion. Changing variables such as diet, vitamins, sleep, water, non-comedogenic products, washing 1x daily , twice daily, not at all seem to always lead be back to square one.


I hate using chemical products as well but, the chemicals provide reliability. This is what I use now. keep in mind that this regimen i got 95% clear consistently, quit because i thought i didnt need it anymore. only have the nightmares bumps come back and have to go through the whole process again. which put me back 4 months just to get clear again. And I did this 4 times, dumb me...


1, cerave foaming face cleanser

2. paula choice salicydic acid

3. benzyl peroxide gel

4. cerave nightime pm moisturizer stacked with cerave moisturizing cream.

5 paula choice aha gel for exfoliation.



Use 1,2,3 wait 10 mins, then 4 day time

then at night or when u take shower use 1,2,3,5,


Good luck.


links below





heavy moisturuzier



u/NutsForBaseballButts · 2 pointsr/gay_irl

Sunscreen, moisturizer, and gentle cleansers.

More specifically, I use CeraVe bar soap for cleansing my face and the same brand lotion for post-shower moisturizer.

u/amstarcasanova · 2 pointsr/tretinoin

Agreeing with u/jademalachite but wanted to also add, I had to go down to a very basic routine with tret and stopped use of an bha/ahas and can only use 2-3 times a week or else my skin looks the same! I still buffer after years of using it as well. Once my skin gets dry that like I usually become over exfoliated and it takes weeks for me to repair my moisture barrier. I always hear good things about Ucerin urea repair cream and i recently bought it and really love it. In the past I have tried using Kiku Masamune, cosrx honey cermaide, vaseline, but this has worked better than anything. My only other tip is finger patting foundation with a light layer. Good luck!

Edit: Was putting on tret and forgot to add, if you aren't already, wait 20 minutes after washing your face before adding tret! This makes the biggest impact on whether or not my face gets dry and irritated.

u/lobster_johnson · 2 pointsr/Psoriasis

Have you tried urea? I find it's better for psoriasis than the AHA/BHA (e.g. salicylic acid) families of acids.

Unlike salicylic acid, urea is a true keratolytic, in the sense that it causes lysis of keratin. It also hydrates the skin by drawing moisture from the air, rather than locking it in like many petrolatum-based moisturizers do. AHA/BHA acids can be quite drying on the skin, something urea isn't. (Some people use keratolytic cleansers/toners, which don't stay in contact with the skin long enough to have much effect on plaques. Lotions work much better here.)

For the face, I'd use 5% urea (e.g. Eucerin Skin Replenishing Cream, though 10% can work if your skin isn't overly sensitive. Any higher and it starts becoming an irritant (on the face). For anywhere else on the body, 20-40% is great.

You should be very careful with peeling or mechanically exfoliating the skin; it can cause the psoriasis to spread.

u/lilmammamia · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You could try layering hydrating essences & toners (7 skin method, hydrating toners) and hyaluronic acid serums under your moisturizer AM & PM. For a night moisturizer, you could try the CeraVe Moisturizing cream, but I don't know if it'll be enough for very dry skin.

To give you an idea of the possible steps:

  1. Wash with hydrating non-stripping gentle cleanser (Toleriane, Cetaphil, Vanicream, CeraVe hydrating cleanser)
  2. Hydrating Toner & Essence (you can layer 1 toner, and several layers of an essence, look into Kbeauty ones)
  3. Hyaluronic Acid or hydrating Serum (TO Hyaluronic acid + B5, Klairs Rich Moist serum, La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 serum, I'd give the Hada Labo hyaluronic acid lotion a try first)
  4. Moisturizer (maybe mixed with a drop or two of facial oil?)
  5. Seal with an occlusive such as Vaseline or Aquaphor at night (if you still wake up to dry skin after all the steps above)

    Maybe a hydrating mist throughout the day ?

    I used to have oily skin but my skin may have gotten dry now I'm in my late thirties and I had been feeling my face getting drier throughout the day lately. Recently I've started using the First Aid Beauty Face Moisturizer (in the pump) in the morning and CeraVe Moisturizing Cream at nights and I now wake up to moist skin that doesn't dry out throughout the day anymore. I've never done the petroleum occlusive step myself though because my skin is not that dry. Oh and I've heard good things about the Weleda Skin Food as a deeply moisturizing product too. Or you might try facial oils too, between a serum and moisturizer or mixed with the moisturizer.

    PS. One thing about hyaluronic acid lotions is you want to apply them in an environment with humidity, either the bathroom after getting out of the shower, in a climate with ambient humidity ideally or on damp skin. There may be adverse reactions to applying it on dry skin in a super dry climate, like it could dry you out even further by pulling the moisture out of your skin but if you don't live in a place that's super dry you should be fine.
u/white_window_1492 · 2 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

it's on amazon

and also i believe target is beginning to sell it

u/1qpalzm0 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Nivea face cream or Pond's cold cream (my favorite!) are great affordable options.

Besides that,

  • Weleda skin food is incredibly hydrating, full of essential oils, and smells amazing. It's a cult favorite.

  • Neutrogena's gel cream is naturally formulated, has a great texture, and is great for being moisturizing without being oily.

  • Aveeno Active Naturals is great for balancing out combination skin- it's really light.

  • People might recommend Burt's Bees but I just want to add that personally, I didn't find the price worth it- it's good for keeping acne at bay, but it's not super moisturizing and doesn't help get rid of acne already present. Of course, it might work really well for you, especially if you've got sensitive skin!

  • Bag Balm was used for cow udders until people co-opted it for their dry skin. Fuckin' weird, but who cares as long as it works?

  • Aquaphor is a cult favorite here in the states.

  • Kiss My Face is a great option for moisturizing on the go (although idk how you feel about spray moisturizers- they scare me).

    A random super cheap trick is to cleanse with coconut oil. It can be a great, moisturizing cleanser, but it's not for everyone. Not a moisturizer, but if you're acne-prone these are amazing, especially right after the gym. Really helps to prevent dirt and sweat from building up. I don't know what the water is like in Denmark, but I've heard of French models using this instead of tap water.

    Sucks about the CeraVe- they don't tell you how frustrating and costly taking good care of your skin will be. As always, don't hesitate to go to a dermatologist (I don't know how insurance works in Denmark)- they are fantastic with recommendations (and sometimes will give you free samples!) since it's their job. Anyway, whew! Good luck & hope this helps!

u/saturdaykate · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Weleda skin food! link this has cured my face eczema and it works on my three-month-old baby as well.

u/graceeh67 · 2 pointsr/Rosacea

Almost everything I use now is cheap and over the counter. I totally feel you on this. As much as I'd love to, I simply can't shell out an arm and a leg for a product hoping it will solve my problems. To start with, you should check out the brand called The Ordinary, if you haven't already. Their products are super cheap and highly effective. They exist to "bring to market effective, more familiar technologies at honorable prices."

Here's what I use in my routine that successfully keeps my rosacea at bay:


- Bioclarity face wash - $9.95

- Cos De BAHA azelaic acid serum - $12.75

- The Ordinary's squalene oil - $6.08


- Bioclarity face wash - $9.95

- The Ordinary's squalene oil - $6.08

- Durvet ivermectin paste - $6.59

- Weleda skinfood - $11.39

u/sparklevodka · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Skin Food by Weleda is the best thing I have found! It has a unique texture (not greasy at all), but almost sticky. Then it absorbs and works for a really long time.

u/Mcn_tx · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It's a kind of expensive (for me at least) but this stuff is amazing. It's very thick and moisturizing similar to petroleum jelly.

u/CRABCLAWSINMYASS · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Is your skin perfect like the sanded ass of a wooden baby?


My name is EGYPTIAN MAGIC and I am here to take all of the GROSS-FEELING SHIT ON YOUR FACE and turn it into something EGYPTIANALLY MAGICAL.

Do you have dry skin on your T-Zone? And, oh shit, is it oily too? WELL YOU HAVE COMBINATION SKIN and it's NOT MY FAULT but I'm going to FIX IT FOR YOU ANYWAY. I'm a selfless MAGICAL BASTARD.

Do you have that one cream that's really good for the dry portions of skin, but makes the oily parts worse? YEAH, YOU HAVE COMBINATION SKIN. SORT THAT SHIT OUT AND INVITE ME INTO YOUR FACE.

I wanna set up camp in your blackheads, and shit on them with my prowess.

I wanna beat the shit outta your zits so they never return. I'ma use my magic voodoo, because I'M SO HIGH ^in ^beneficial ^ingredients RIGHT NOW.

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    • ECZEMA?



      You know what? Screw it I LIKE YOU, YOU IDIOT. So I'm going to let you massage me on your DAMAGED, DULL HAIR. Gonna make it SHINE LIKE THE TONGUE OF A PROSTITUTE. Just put a little bit on your damp hair and DRY AS USUAL BECAUSE I DON'T WANNA GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR LIFE.

      I make the pyramids look like SHITTY TRIANGLES OF DISPAIR next to my INNOVATING MAGIC.



      Egyptian Magic Bro.

u/molassesqueen · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I started getting similar breakouts near my chin after getting on birth control. After trying a lot of different things, I tried adding an evening primrose oil supplement to my vitamin regimen due to my research on this sub and elsewhere. It's only been 2 months (I know that's not a long time in skin-care land), but I have already seen a big difference in my skin, especially around my period. Though I do still get some breakouts, they are MUCH smaller and clear up almost immediately.

My regimen:

Morning: rinse face with water, moisturize with Cetaphil (in the tub), take vitamins/supplements after breakfast (one 1000 mg pill of evening primrose oil, one multivitamin, one 400 IU pill of vitamin E)

Evening: wash with Cetaphil gentle cleanser & pink Sephora manual face cleansing brush, apply coconut oil(I literally just dip my fingers in the jar and apply to my face).

I may up my intake of the evening primrose oil (the bottle recommends taking 3 pills per day), but I wanted to test it out first. I've also heard good things about spearmint tea helping with hormonal breakouts, but no personal experience. Good luck to you!

u/Saga_I_Sig · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I found a couple possibilities, I think. But they might be the wrong products. They are Cetaphil and have the right name, though, so maybe one of them is what you're looking for?



There are actually a lot of Cetaphil creams on Amazon for dry, sensitive skin with various packaging and sizes. Maybe take a look around and see if any of them have the correct ingredients/packaging.

u/bukkakebecca · 2 pointsr/Accutane

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion - get a big tub on amazon that lasts like 6months

Also garnier moisturising sheet are really good (haven't used while on accutane yet, BUT i am about to start my second course and will defy be using these to tackle the dry skin)

u/RichardF1st · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/Decker87 · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Cetaphil non-comedogenic moisturizer. Comes in a tub and looks like something a doctor would prescribe. I've used it every day for 3 years.

u/placidtwilight · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Rave: Eucerin Original Healing Rich Creme

I picked this up a while ago after seeing in Simple Skincare Science's list of fungal acne-safe products. I don't know that I actually have FA, but my skin has improved a lot since switching to "safe" products. This is a very thick, occlusive moisturizer with only a few ingredients (Water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine). It feels incredibly thick and sticky when I first apply it, but quickly warms up and gets a bit oily so it's pretty easy to spread. I use it at night as an occlusive layer on top of my other serums and moisturizers. I love how it really seems to stick to my skin and doesn't rub off on my pillow during the night. The weather has recently turned cold in the northeast US, and I've noticed that this has really been helping my dry skin retain moisture during the night.

u/C_Chrono · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

No, not the hand cream. It comes in both a tube and "tub" container.

I've tried Mad Hippie but stopped it because it pilled no matter how I tried to use it. I hope it'll work for you.

u/quirkiestquark · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

be religious about moisturizing. seriously every time your hands get wet/ you clean anything/ you are bored... whatever. after a while hopefully your cuticles will be more moisturized and stop catching if they do that (mine did) I like this neutrogena one.. its a little greasy but that makes me feel like it is really working, and it doesn't feel like it washes off right away.

I would also really recommend NOT cutting your cuticles for a while- if they are really ragged it can be tempting, because it may seem like it will help, but until they are properly moisturized its not a good idea. once you feel like your cuticles are very moisturized you may want to try a chemical cutical remover (I use this one)- its harder to create jagged edges or take too much skin off, and helped me immensely because I had a big problem with picking, but after some serious moisturizing and the cuticle remover there was nothing to pick and my cuticles looked great!

hope this is helpful!!!

u/Upload-Crouton-Array · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You may want to try posting this in r/tretinoin as well. They also have a pretty in-depth Wiki.

Also, I know that on r/tretinoin and on r/accutane, the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 is pretty popular for red, irritated skin, so you may want to give that a try.

You could also try switching to the microsphere version of tret which comes in .04%, .06%, .08% (the one I use), and .1%. I think a couple of the strengths don’t have a generic yet though.

As well I just wanted to ask, how do you like that Murad sunscreen? I’m currently trying to find a new sunscreen, like last night I was going through some problem sets on this website called HackerRank studying for a job interview (who as part of the interview process have a coding test through HackerRank), but it took me like 3x as long because I kept getting stuck looking at sunscreens multiple times lmao.

u/CuriousGidge · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


I gave it a whirl after reading the review from a girl who swore that it was the only product that helped her dry skin, her oily patches, AND the patches of intermittent eczema.

It is uhmazeballs.

Edit: This is what I purchased - First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration, 6 oz

u/Daybreak_Comet · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I never had a good routine before Accutane which is why I'm telling people on this sub to really try some before going to Accutane. I tried probably 4-5 prescriptions and a ton of home remedies and over the counter stuff for my acne and it never did anything for me, however looking back they weren't good routines after doing some research on this sub.

However, good luck with Accutane! USE SUNSCREEN ALL. THE. TIME. Obviously you'll need to hydrate like crazy but you seriously need to take the dermatologist's advice on sunscreen seriously. And be patient, don't get crazy on the Accutane dose because it doesn't clear you up right away. It takes a while to kick in and while you may want to get it over with it can take (if I remember correctly) up to 3/4 months to really see a difference and even longer to completely clear you up, but it is worth the wait!

If you need a moisturizer try First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair or some other heavy duty moisturizers for sensitive skin (your skin will be sensitive if it's not now, trust me).

u/ababyghost · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I know by now you’ve gotten adequate advice and product recommendations, but just jumping in to say that I had this same thing severely, back when I worked in food service and was constantly washing my hands/doing dishes, and this stuff saved my life

u/Sledgehammers · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

It sounds a lot like Exfoliative keratolysis, though I recommend consulting a derm to know for sure.

I don't know what other lotions you used, but I've tried working hands and I personally found the texture to be dry and starchy. Treatments for this recommend creams with lactic acid, so Amlactin may be worth a shot. It might be greasier than you want, so try using it before bed and see if that helps.

Also avoiding solvents, harsh cleansers, maybe even heavily fragranced things on your hands could help as well.

u/Im_An_Alcofrolic · 2 pointsr/sex

I have folliculitis as well - get Amlactin! I call it my magic lotion. My hair follicles are huge and dark and I swear this lotion reduced their appearance. Total skin changer!

u/Amandine910 · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

LOL! Just proves how robust their market is. Most of the KB aloes I've had contain alcohol. The one I use most is Nature Republic.

u/f1del1us · 2 pointsr/Rosacea

As a guy, makeup is an option. I use this and this. Its a green tinted primer and a liquid mineral foundation.

This is not for everyone. I wash my face twice a day, and use cetaphil, and aloe gel. It helps quite a bit in my opinion, but there are no good cures. I am also going to try adding MSM to my supplements but who knows. I've accepted that I may never be able to "cure", so I do the best to manage.

In that vein, makeup has helped with my self image quite possibly more than I could have imagined. If I had known what I know now (at 25) I would've started learning at 15. If you do it right, nobody ever knows. I've had one person in 2-3 years ask if I was wearing makeup (it was at a baseball game) and I just said I put on sunscreen. Nobody expects men to wear it, so it's never noticed. Just remember, LESS is MORE.

u/bambooclad · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I just reuse my aloe vera gel containers for loose pucks.

I believe they're the same dimensions as the soap tubs used by most artisans...

u/bicycwow · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Like others said, aloe is probably one of your best bets. You can buy aloe vera gel if you don't want to get a plant. I apply it as soon as I get any type of burn and it immediately soothes it and prevents it from getting bad. This is the one I use, super cheap too:

u/throawajsdhljfa212 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

So about two months ago (March 10th) I used this black head removal mask and I accidentally pulled it off too quick/forcefully and ripped off some skin on the tip of my nose and I got this little red patch on the tip of my nose


At first I thought nothing of it and thought it would eventually heal but after 2-3 weeks the initial bright redness faded and now it's this faint red and becomes very noticeable when I drink or am really hot (flushed face), or when you look closely. Ive been applying this moisturizer and this aloe vera gel daily.

Is this a permanent scar? Is there something else I should be applying to it to help it fade? Any other advice?


u/Morokea · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

There's the Mizon Returning Starfish Cream. It seems to fluctuate in price and whether or not it's Prime available by the day, but I ordered from this seller before and it is a legitimate product.

u/Ashurei9009 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I had horrible hormonal acne and this is what helped mine:

regulate your diet (cut out junk food, dark sodas, and artificial sweetener)

drink at least 1-2 liters of water per day

make sure your pillowcase is being cleaned regularly

Also, try different products. Cerave works for some, but for others it causes breakouts due to the fatty alcohols. All Cerave products gave me contact dermatitis. I broke out like crazy after only 2 days of using the facewash. Neutrogena products also made me break out and dried my face to hell. What I would recommend is this. You can find it at some supplement stores or online. Its a tad pricey at $13-$15, but a little goes a long way and it's AMAZING. All organic and made for oily/combo acne prone skin.

Try using a bha/aha toner. Paula's choice and Mizon (Korean brand) have amazing products. Paula's choice is a tad pricey where as Mizon is pretty cheap with amazing results. I LOVE Mizon. But since these products can be drying, make sure you use a moisturizer. This is a tough one. It looks like you have oily skin (like mine), which means a cream moisturizer can be a tad too much. Try a gel moisturizer such a [this](
Version=1&entries*=0) or this. I found that with my oily acne prone skin that cream is a challenge. I do, however, use Mizon's starfish cream on nights where my skin needs hydration. Starfish cream has healing properties, so it should not aggravate your skin further.

If you find that you want to add that one last step, try a serum before your moisturizer and right after your toner that is made for acne prone skin. I use the Mychelle Clear Skin.

Remember that when trying new products, to always test patch. Everyone's skin is different and may react in different ways. Just for a little extra measure I will list my current routine below, which is what got rid of my hormonal acne and balanced out my super oily skin:


  1. Wash face with Acure Organic Cleanser and a konjac sponge

  2. Use a junmai (fermented rice) toner

  3. apply Mizon Snail Recovery Gel

  4. Apply Mizon Snail Eye Cream

  5. Apply hyraulonic acid gel moisturizer


  6. Wash face with Hado Labo Gokujyun Foaming Cleanser

  7. Use a rosewater toner then the Hado Labo Gokujyun toner

  8. Apply Mizon AHA 8% Peeling Serum

  9. Apply Mychelle Clear Skin Serum

  10. Apply Mizon Snail Recovery Gel

  11. Apply Mizon Eye Cream

  12. Apply Hyraulonic Acid Moisturizer

  13. 2-3 time per week, I apply Starfish cream

    Lastly, pH matters. If you use a facewash or products that are more alkaline, then that is going to diturb your skin's natural acid mantle which will cause a perfect breeding ground for bacteria (acne). If the skin is too acidic, then it will cause peeling or burning. Skin is a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. Research products and make sure you are either using a pH regulating facewash or toner. Some toners are designed to regulate the pH after using a more basic cleanser.

    Finally, if none of these steps help, then I would advise to go see a dermatologist. As I said, everyone's skin is different and the derm may need to prescribe a medicine for you to help with acne.

u/leilani_is_awesome · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I recently discovered I have KP on my legs as well. I tried Tend Skin a few years ago with no results really. I started using CeraVe Renewing SA CREAM. This is the stuff that comes in a tub instead of a pump. It's so thick and creamy. It's amazing. I've been using it daily for about a month now. The bumps completely disappeared in about a week or two. The dark spots are lightening, but not completely gone yet. Honestly wish I had taken a before picture because I'm really happy with the results so far. I can't recommend this enough.

u/sthutton · 2 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

Ok, ready yourself for product review bombardment! Also, I thought a fun Christmas idea this year would be to give stockings to my close girlfriends with my favorite new products I've tried out this year.

Tend Skin Aftershave - I actually just recommended this product on the post asking about razor bumps. I will never go without this product again in my life. MY GOD it burns! And it smells like pure rubbing alcohol, but it delivers as promised. I've been using in conjuctions with...

Cerave Renewing SA Cream - I use this all over my body because I get crazy razor bumps AND I have keratosis pilaris (chicken skin) on top of a thyroid problem (so I get dry as the desert skin).

Aquaphor - I realize for some people this is an obvious, but I've always had chapped lips, nonstop, and this seems to be keeping them moisturized better than anything I've tried. It's also helping with my psoriasis on my elbow, when I remember to apply.

Stila Stay All Day Lipstick - I don't know who this stays all day on. I can't even make it to lunch without being lipstick-less. Do I need to set it with something?? I've tried applying different amounts to see if that changes the outcome but nope. Sadness.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - This one I'm kind of on the fence about. I don't hate it. It hasn't broken me out. It's not oxidizing. I still have a nice enough complexion when I take it off at night. But there's just something...thick? pore-y? about it. When I look at myself close up, I see 'bad skin' instead of flawless finish that I want to see...And I don't even feel like I really have bad skin, so much as I just have dry skin.

Shea Moisture Intensive Hydration Shampoo/Conditioner - sigh. I wanted to like this. I needed it to be my holy grail shampoo/conditioner. Sadly it's not anywhere near. My hair somehow managed to feel dry and greasy at the same time after using. Only my hair could accomplish that!

Aussie Moist Conditioner - Frankly I don't know if this does anything good for my hair, but it gives it good slip and it smells AMAZING.

Tresemme Flawless Curls Mousse - I decided to give this a shot for my coarse, dry, wavy hair because I read that alcohol-free mousse helps when you have wavy hair and air dry. SIGH. My hair seems to be...frizzier on top of my head now? I don't know how this happened. The first time I applied, I did just from about my ear/shoulder level down - no good. The next time I did full hair length - no good. Next I waited just a bit so my hair was a little more air dried (not long, maybe 5 minutes longer) - no good. This product is just not for me. Also it leaves a gross residue that doesn't scrunch out.

NEXT UP, I'll be trying out Loreal Air Dry It Spray to see if I can tame the beast!

I also just ordered Joico Ironclad Heat Protectant for when I give up on the poofy beast and straighten it.

I've used Cali White Teeth Whitening Kit for two nights now, technically three, but I paused after the first night to wait for my remineralizing gel to arrive. I will review after enough time has passed to determine if it's working. I chose it because I have crazy sensitive teeth and it doesn't contain peroxide like most teeth whitening systems.

Let me know if you have any questions/want more detail about any of these products!

EDIT: I forgot about my new deodorant! I've been using Donna Karan Cashmere Mist for a few weeks now and love it! I feel so feminine wearing it instead of sharing my husband's deodorant. It works pretty well too cause I'm a sweaty, sweaty girl. It's a very firm texture compared to most solid deodorants, and the scent is sort of baby powder-ish, sort of old-lady, sort of moroccan amber (which is my new fave scent I found thru Nest home stuffs).

u/kwallio · 2 pointsr/Trufemcels

cerave makes a lotion with salicylic acid for kp. I just started using it so i dunno if it works 100% or not but it seems to help. KP takes a while to go away, just FYI.

cerave cream

u/plumeriaa · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use AHA a couple of times a week, I notice the effects of it pretty much right away. However after I posted this I remembered that one of the bigger things that helped get rid of my forehead bumps was my CeraVe SA Renewing Cream (this: that really helps to smooth out your skin and get rid of bumps. The AHA is great for exfoliating and smoothing your skin in general, but I think that the Cerave SA cream helps a lot more. I use both of them regularly so I think the combination of the two helps as well. I probably use AHA a couple of times a week (don't overdo it with exfoliating), and the Cerave I use daily, usually at night, and in the morning I'll use a lighter moisturizer (my personal favorite is the Cerave Moisturizing PM Lotion, despite the fact that is says "PM" you can use it any time, it's super lightweight). But yeah, I highly recommend the SA Renewing Cream for bumps as well as AHA. Best of luck!

u/HideNSqueak · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Nivea's cream and Eucerin's Original Healing Cream are about as thick as it gets. Eucerin's to the point that it pulls on your skin a lot trying to spread it, so I would suggest trying Nivea first. Hope you like them!

u/beepbapboopbop · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Also, lay off the body wash and showering with water that is too hot until you start to heal up. Fiery stomach doesn't sound like a normal response to cold weather, though admittedly I'm from CA and don't know anything about actual cold weather so maybe I'm wrong.

u/Reddimonz · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Can you recommend any sunscreen that would be good for me? My face is really oily so a lot of sunscreens I've tried just make me look too greasy and others i've tried leave a really white tint on my face.

Are these the correct products you've listed in your earlier post?

Vitamin C:


As always thank you very much for your time and help!

u/Noteverydaysnails · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Tamanu oil definitely fades scars & is cheap. I googled exchange rate & I get it for usd 6.91 for 100mls, idk where to buy it in USD. It doesn't smell like anything when you put it on your skin.

This is really cheap too

u/Icedcoffeeee · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've used about a third of the bottle of this and I can already see a huge difference in my KP.

Since you've already tried a chemical peel, I really think you should patch test any new product, especially acids.

u/Teawouldbelovely · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Its basically just spots of built up dead skin.

I use a special lotion/cream for the bumps... gold bond rough and bumpy daily


use bliss super minty soapy scrub once a week and scrub with a wash cloth until i can see dead skin come off (the wash cloth looks dirty).

ska is against physical exfoliation, but the body can take way more than the face.

u/MangoBitch · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've heard really good things about this. This subreddit was going nuts over it for a few weeks like a year or so ago.

u/Mikey_Mayhem · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy Daily Therapy Cream

u/minimalisteph · 2 pointsr/90daysgoal

BQ: Shit. My favorite place to travel is a really hard question - I did love Portugal but I also loved London and I love Munich and Prague and Venice and Las Vegas. Somewhere I'm dying to go is also a long list... I think Morocco is at the top though. I'm really excited to go Northern Lights hunting in Finland next spring but I'm more giddy/excited for Morocco or Croatia.


  • Weigh in
  • Run 30 minutes
  • Journal
  • Lotion | Whiten Teeth
  • Log all food
  • Read

    Had a super productive day yesterday. I kicked butt at work even though I still dislike this job, I journaled and read, I'm trying to make a point of dry brushing my arms and applying lotion to ease my kp. It definitely works (if anyone struggles with redness and bumps on their upper arms - this stuff works for me!) but I have to be consistent. I'm getting a spray tan when I'm back in the USA so I can see if I like it before just going in and getting one before the wedding in September (though if I spend as much time as I'm planning already on the beach I might not need one!) and I think having less abnormalities on my skin will help that.


  • Run 20 minutes
  • Yoga for runners 10 minutes
  • Journal
  • Lotion | Whiten Teeth
  • Read

    This Week:

  • Lose 2 pounds [SW: 165, CW: 165, GW: 163]
  • Night routine: [X][][][][][][]
    • Wash face
    • Read
    • Dry brush
    • Lotion
  • Journal every day [X][][][][][][]
  • Run/Gym 30 minutes [X][][][][]
  • Send invitation suite to printer
  • Update wedding budget
u/_ihavemanynames_ · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Well, it looks like KP - even if you don't have dry skin or other conditions. But only a doc will be able to tell for sure - we can't diagnose you! Check out When to see a doctor for more info and resources.

Here's an informative post by /u/danyquinn about KP and how to deal with it. Besides the recs there, Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy is pretty popular among KP sufferers.

u/YOLOlemons · 2 pointsr/BravoRealHousewives

> She would probably call me oatmeal elbows.

LOL. If you're LUCKY. She's probably got all kinds of awful insults tucked up her sleeves under her church lady hats.

I've used this one with urea, glycolic acid, beta hydroxy acids, alpha hydroxy acids AND lactic acid. Worked well for me but I'm lazy too. And cheap. My kp cleared on its own from my arms, and on my thighs it's sparsely all over and not in dense patches. So I'd be braille butt.

u/rachamacc · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It might be Keratosis Pilaris. Gold Bond makes a cream for it and people in /r/SkincareAddiction have also had success with AmLactin lotion. I used the Gold Bond to clear up a breakout on my thighs and butt last year.

u/Madky67 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream | 19 Ounce | Daily Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin This one with hyaluronic acid is amazing! I don't use it on my face because it's too heavy for my oily skin. But it works great on my hands especially in the winter.

u/brynhildra · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I would add for the Natural Moisturizing Factors some products that have the hygroscopic ingredients (specifically urea for ones I've listed), because for me a dupe of the Natural Moisturizing Factor would be products that contain actual NMF:

  • Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream: price varies, I bought it a few weeks ago for $12. Has 5% urea
  • Hada Labo Premium Lotion: 3% urea
  • Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream with 5% Urea
  • Sebamed Extreme Dry Skin Relief Face Creme: 5% urea

    I mention this because the only reason NMF performed well for me was because of those ingredients, and my body lotion that works best for me has similar ingredients (hygroscopic ingredients like urea, lactic acid, sodium pca, and amino acids like arginine, alanine, threonine, histidine, serine...). The CeraVe products do not function the same because they don't have any significant NMF (hyaluronic acid and glycerin are the significant ones), and the star ingredients are ceramides, which are important emollients and serve a different function.
u/THROW_DIABETES_AT_U · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Wow, thank you for the lengthy reply. I'll look into some products that you mentioned in the first few steps and see how they work out for me. I definitely agree it will be something to do with un-moisturized skin, I just need to find the right products that help my skin as opposed to creating another problem. Since making this post and reading your response, I have ordered this, [this]
(, [this] ( and this.

As for the Lotrimin Ultra, would something like this work?
It contains Terbinafine Hydrochloride 1%, not sure if that's similar to Butenafin Hydrochloride by any chance? If not I have found the exact product you mentioned, although it is a bit more on the expensive side in comparison to what I'm used to. But I will definitely give it a try.

Thank you again for your response, I will hopefully report back soon with positive results!

u/JulienJules · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

For any product on Amazon, I look at the question/answer section, and also read the reviews. Here is the link to the one that I’ve purchased; great product!

u/Feather-Light · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

> Although my skin looks hydrated, it doesn’t feel hydrated, if that makes sense?

That does make sense. While you don't think you have dehydrated skin, I'm pretty sure you do. If you smile or make weird expressions, your skin probably pulls or feels tight. That's classic dehydration. To fix dehydration, you need hydrating ingredients, which are classified as humectants. It's really unfortunate that you can't use hyaluronic acid, but you can use glycerin and urea still! I'm not that familiar with non-hyaluronic acid toners, but the Eucerin 5% urea cream is pretty well liked. I recommend reading reviews on it!

u/Butter_Lettuce_ · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Either Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream With 5% Urea or Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Face Cream Night 5% Urea With Lactate. I was thinking about using one of these as my facial moisturizer but I don't think that the former was specifically intended for use on the face. I'm also not sure about the lactic acid content here. Would using this every day result in over exfoliation?

Edit: I just realized which sub this is. I hope that someone can still provide some insight.

u/yoloforfroyo · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

[MOISTURIZER HELP] Hi! Also a longtime lurker first time poster! I need some helps with dry flaky skin, particularly around my nose and under my eyes.



PC Hydrating Cleanser



Biore 50+ Sunscreen

**moisturizer help**



PC Hydrating Cleanser

Tretinoin .05

**moisturizer help**


Moisturizers I Have

I currently have the cerave tub, but it stings when I put it on at night after the tret. I also have TO HA 2% serum, TO Niacinimide 10% serum, TO natural moisturizing factors +HA lotion, Eucerin Advance Therapy clear ointment (thick occlusive) and I really just don't know what to use to get enough moisture for all day. I've found that adding the TO HA serum just 'rolls' off into jelly bits into my hands if I touch my face or put makeup on it (the makeup or eyebrow pencil just rolls it off, it's very unattractive haha).


Moisturizers I'm Interested In Trying

I was thinking about which of the below to get and how to incorporate them into my routine! (i have bothersome sebaceous filaments by my nose and no real acne problems). If you have tips for the small black dots near my nasal folds too that would be great :)

- TO Squalene / Hemi Squalene / Fruit Oil (favorites?)

- Hadalabo Moisture Plumping

- DR Jart Cream - seems a bit expensive

- Hadalabo Premium Hyaluronic Solution - could I just use my TO HA Serum differently instead of buying this. or would this solve the makeup issue. I don't wear foundation but just under eye concealer and eyebrow pencil

- Stratia Liquid Gold

- Eucerin Urea Repair Cream 5%

- Cerave Healing Ointment - better that the Eucerin Advance Therapy clear ointment (thick occlusive) I already have?


What do you all think? Which is worth getting? Please let me know which new products you guys have discovered and solved your flaky skin (and in which order to use AM and PM)? I would so so appreciate it :)

u/topknot1975 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Have you tried using a cream/lotion with urea? Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream With 5% Urea

u/hayjoe · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Product question that I am feeling very silly about. I've been wanting to try urea after hearing about how it can help get rid of dead skin layers. I ordered this product Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream With 5% Urea 75ml from Amazon. I didn't notice until I received it that it is intended for "areas such as hands, knees, and elbows."

Can I use this on my face or would be a terrible idea?

The ingredients are "Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Urea, Butyrospermum Parkii, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Sodium Lactate, Dimethicone, Arginine HCL, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Carnitine, Lactic Acid, C18-36, Acid Triglyceride, Chondrus Crispus, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

u/peony_chalk · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It's currently $10.82 on Amazon.

Frankly, Whole Foods skincare pricing makes me angry. Everything costs 25% more at WF than it does on, even if it's "on sale" in store ... and it's the same damn company! I'm sure they'd price match themselves if you asked, but I don't want to deal with the hassle -- I'd rather just put it in my next Amazon order.

I do love this lotion though. Best hand cream ever.

u/bigelliot · 1 pointr/running

At my house we have been using something called Skin Food from Weleda ( It's pricy but man does it smell good. It's a thicker cream than most day creams -- something you'd use to moisturize your hands, not your face -- but it "sticks" much better when doing something like running. By comparison, I use Olay's SPF15 daily face cream as my normal moisturizer, which is almost like water. The Skin Food works but it isn't what you should necessarily buy. Just find something that's non-comedogenic and probably aimed more toward hand/foot protection than facial cream. You want a physical block to protect you from the wind & cold. After runs/shower, if my skin is dry, I'll use Cetaphil cream.

Or, just go with vaseline. It will work and is dirt cheap ... it just doesn't have a nice scent and will stain your clothes (if that even matters when we're talking about your face).

u/Throwaway102289 · 1 pointr/tretinoin

I purchased the Weleda Skin Food moisturizer and it's SUPER helpful when using Tret. I'm on 0.1% (using it 3 times a week) and this moisturizer has brought my skin back to life. I was previously so flaky and tight! It's very heavy so it might freak you out at first but I found my skin absorbs VERY quickly and end up putting another layer on just to get a nice glow.

Weleda Skin Food

u/noparking2 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I really like Egyptian Magic Cream. It's kind of like fancy petroleum jelly, but it really evens out my skin tone by morning time. I really swear by this stuff! I also find that 100% argan oil reduces my redness by morning time (I use the now brand). I put both on at night before bed.

u/ottiecat · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Hi neighbor, this is Minnesota checking in!!
I use Egyptian Magic Cream on my lips. It's a "face cream" but I treat it like Vaseline. The stuff is literally magic. I bought it from Costco for much cheaper.

u/wakatopatopa · 1 pointr/beauty

Consider Egyptian Magic, too. It's expensive, but a little goes a long way. It's made from olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly & propolis extract, has virtually no scent (I smell a little of the olive oil and the royal jelly but it's mild and pleasant) and is just downright good for you.

In addition to all the bizarre Dr Bronner's style writing on it, this stuff is good for everything. Of course as a moisturizer, but it also makes an amazing deep conditioning treatment for hair (I recommend an apple cider vinegar rinse), tames flyaways with just a tiny bit, stops razorburn dead, is amazing on minor burns for both pain relief and accelerating healing, is great for tattoos... I could go on and on.

u/steady_as_she_rides · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm a big fan of Egyptian Magic. I layer this on after Retin-A and it keeps away the flakeys, and it doesn't break me out. It feels like layering on a thick, less messy oil.

u/touchyfeely · 1 pointr/Makeup

I also have chronically dry skin (feel your pain!), so I try to exfoliate and moisturize twice a day.

This is the BEST moisturizer I've ever found, and I've tried quite a few. It is thick, absorbs well, and highly moisturizes. Try mixing it in your palm with a little jojoba oil, which is supposed to be chemically very similar to your skin's own oils, allowing it to absorb very easily.

Remember to do it as often as need be to get your skin soft again! I sometimes have spots that take constant application for weeks until they are back to normal.

u/horseshoe_crabby · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Cetaphil tub I'm referring to:
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Dry, Sensitive Skin, Fragrance Free, Non-comedogenic (20 Oz)

Simple cream I'm referring to:
Simple Skincare 24 Hour Nourishing Cream Moisturizer, 1.7 Ounce

u/housesnark · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction


will this pump fit this cetaphil tub? everything I could find only mentioned the cerave in the tub.

u/tommyprosi · 1 pointr/Accutane
u/Lossandra · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I don't have the super oily face issue, but I have eczema that leads to cracking, bleeding knuckles (and random other spots). Cetaphil in the tub (the pump bottles are not the same) helps a lot. Also, strangely, tanning stimulates my skin to produce the correct oils. I don't know, but it might also help with the overly oily face issue. I don't tan for color, so I keep it pretty limited since I don't care for the long term negatives of it...but I did start only after a dermatologist suggested it as an alternative to the light therapy they wanted me to try (which had a ridiculous cost even with my insurance).

u/Kit-the-cat · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I too had little to no acne (save for my time of the month) until I got the Mirena. I used to get deep hormonal acne on my forehead, jaw, and chin. After 3 years of dealing with it I've finally figured out how to maintain clear & moisturized skin without getting the deep/painful zits.

My routine now:

I currently use a BP cleanser (this one by Neutrogena) AM & PM

Then a salicylic acid cleanser (also by Neutrogena) AM & PM

To combat the potential dryness from the chemical exfoliation plus winter weather, I use several different moisturizers.

I use my normal "light" moisturizer (by Proactiv, I'm currently looking for a new one) AM & PM

Wait 5 minutes

Then I lightly wet my face with water, and apply a hyaluronic moisturizer cream (by Olay) but you can use a hyaluronic serum instead PM Only

Wait 10 minutes (until fully absorbed- face isn't sticky)

Then a layer of thick/cream/hydrating moisturizer (I really like this by Cetaphil but I hear it breaks some people out and can be greasy) AM & PM

Finally seal it all up with Vaseline if it's night time.

I think if you don't already use BP and SA you need to go slow and alternate them (one per day). My skin is pretty desensitized to them so I don't notice any redness or flaking. Oh and if your makeup doesn't have any SPF in it you should add a sunblock product in the AM after all the moisturizers, but before your makeup primer/foundation.

u/InhalingHelium · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I've never gotten a rash from it, I think you need a new jar! And I really like Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream, it gets the job done and doesn't irritate my skin at all :D you can find it here or at your local drugstore! Good luck!

u/easternfootwear · 1 pointr/motorcycles

You may need this: Vaseline

Formatting edit

u/ayjayred · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

when people refer to Vaseline here, are they referring to the petroleum jelly one?

u/rboymtj · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

This Eucerin or This Aquaphor.

It looks like they sell it in tubes too, but I just buy the tubs. I don't notice a difference between the two brands, to be honest. I use it almost every day and a tub lasts me like 6 months.

u/grooviegurl · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

If this isn't some kind of infection, the answer is to moisturize religiously. Neutrogena Hand Cream has been around forever; you can use it during the day when your hands will be dry for even a few minutes. Bag Balm is another option.

At night, I would use Vanicream, slather on a thick layer of vaseline, and put on some cotton gloves so that your hands have at least some chance to rehydrate.

u/huckthefuskies · 1 pointr/starbucks

This is my shit.

u/synthetictim · 1 pointr/MuayThai

If it is a dry skin thing this stuff works well for my hands. Most other lotion and stuff that I tried didn't do anything.

I only really have a problem in the winter once it gets cold out, might be a similar thing from being in sweaty gloves all of the time though. I would get it really bad across my knuckles. Before I started using this stuff I would walk around with bloody knuckles all of the time in the winter without even punching anything.

u/19thcentlord · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I love making banana bread! Or any quick bread for that matter...But let's stick with banana bread. It doesn't have chocolate, so that's a plus for you. It is very easy to make. It is also such a moist dessert. I'm sure you'll love it!
  2. Here is an item that I absolutely depend on! This [lotion] ( on my Makeup & Skincare list is the only brand that even puts a dent in my dry skin problem. It would make my day to have a two-pack so I wouldn't have to worry about running out for a while!
  3. 'Tis the season to be baking
u/JustWonderingBIOTCH · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Try this: La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm, 1.35 Fl. Oz.

I also struggle with painful cysts that take FOREVER to heal no matter what i treat them with. I incorporated this balm on a whim cause I’d just seen it recommended on this sub a lot, and I swear it soothes my breakouts like nothing else has. I didn’t research much on it, but I’m pretty sure the zinc+other moisturizing ingredients it has provided an amazing combo for helping the cysts heal more quickly and healthily. Give it a shot!!

u/jugband-blues · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I gave myself a pretty shitty chemical burn on the side of my nose a week ago and it's pretty much gone after using this.

u/oscarjeff · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Dr. Jart Cicapair Cream is amazing at calming red, inflamed, and irritated skin. Like when your whole face feels raw and like it's on fire? The cicapair cream has calmed that significantly overnight, essentially compressing what used to require days of healing into a single night.

The active ingredient in the cream is centella asiatica. There are other products, such as LRP Cicaplast Baume and serums, that also have centella asiatica. I haven't used them personally, but I've seen a lot of people recommend the LRP version.

u/onwardtomanagua · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

I feel you :(

Cocoa butter was the only thing that worked when I had p on my face. La Roche posay makes a balm that I like a lot

u/ImmaTriangle · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I use this cream to reduce the appearance of dandruff around my hairline. It also got rid of a patch of eczema I had on my face in less than 3 days. This stuff is seriously worth the money it gets rid of scars, rashes, dry skin, cuts, it does everything! I seriously recommend it!

u/charlottehaze · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Just started Accutane (Claravis), 60mg/day yesterday, and have changed up my routine recently based on lurking around this sub and r/Accutane. Any general comments/feedback would be much appreciated!

Skin type: Oily for sure, but I am positive it's about to become dry with the Accutane. In changing up my routine a few weeks ago, I tried to pick products that seemed to work for people with both skin types generally (maybe just with different frequencies of use) so I could use them before and after I finish the course.

Current routine:


Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser to cleanse

Klaris Supple Preparation Facial Toner for toner

Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Multi-Purpose Balm Cream for moisturizer

Sun Bum SPF 30 fPVNM Sunscreen, Original Face Stick -- I know it's not the best, but I live in Portland/Seattle so the need is not as dire as in other places


Lush Ultrabland to remove makeup
Remove makeup

Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser to cleanse

Usually after cleansing I use a mask -- I had been using more acne-targeting masks, but since I am switching to sheet masks, which I used to only use occasionally. Right now, I have Benton Snail Bee High content Sheet Mask Pack and Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet, but I also really like Origins Drink Up-Intensive and Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Mask. When I need spot treatment, I am obsessed with Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch

Then I go back and do -- Klaris Supple Preparation Facial Toner for toner

Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Multi-Purpose Balm Cream for moisturizer

Edit: I used to use (and still have left some) of Lush's Herbalism. I am not sure I should keep using it on Accutane, since it exfoliates, but any commentary on that would be appreciated!

u/what_the_deckle · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Issue: Small bumps on forehead, around mouth. These occasionally are kind of itchy or raw-feeling. They don't seem to get worse or better, just bump along their little bumpy lives.

Skin type: Generally on the dry side, nearing 30. Occasional problems with cystic acne but the Effaclar Duo really helped with that. I do have bangs, but the worst spots are below where my bangs touch if they do touch (they mostly swoop to the side/are curly and fly up)

Current Routine: Morning / Wash with water, Juice Beauty 30 SPF mixed with Boots No 7.. I found the zinc to be too drying on its own and I'm too impatient to layer, so I mix equal parts and slather it on. Evening / Wash with Boots No 7 Melting Gel Cleanser. Apply a thin layer of La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo. This stuff is amazing for my hormonal cystic acne. I've been using it for 2 months and it's really kept the cysts away. Wait a few minutes and then apply a thin layer of the Boots No. 7 lotion. When needed/Once a week or so / Manuka honey mask. La Roche Posay Cicaplas Baum. The Baum is amazing for those dry skin spots after acne clears or on your nose if you've been sick.

How Long: This exact routine I've been using for two months. Nothing new or added, no random sheet masks for at least a month. The Effaclar Duo was a great help to my cystic acne, but it hasn't seemed to help those little bumps. If anything, it weirdly feels like it makes them rawer.

Location: Northeast USA

u/ForIAmTalonII · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hello all. 21 year old male here and need some help.

So my skin is super messed up. It's super dehydrated. I drink 2 liters of water throughout the day.

I posted and got recommended to use the following:

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - I don't think this has done much for me, and don't plan to purchase this again.

The second was a moisturizer with Ceramide [This one from Amazon] (

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser - [This one from Amazon] (

So far the cleanser is the only good one I've used. I also purchased Vit C serum to help rid of pimple scars and forehead wrinkles.

Also used Rosehip Oil, but don't think it's worked.

I'd appreciate any advice. I've heard Rose Water works well, how well can anyone confirm? Thanks!

u/Ginger_Libra · 1 pointr/buteyko

I use KT tape. It works really well. I can take it off and get a drink in the middle of the night and put it back on and it stays.

Some words of warning. It’s incredibly strong.

I moisturize my face with FAB Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and apply a thick overnight lip mask. Otherwise it will rip your skin off.

Not really. But it’s painful and probably damaging if repetitive.

When the tape is applied straight to the skin it will last days, even showering.

I cut each precut strip into 4. I used to use two and cross tape my mouth but it was over kill.

Good luck!




u/Chaos6779 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I had a similar problem with lotions that were too occlusive (containing petrolatum or left a film on my skin) and found the shea butter-based moisturizers to be the solution.

The switch from [Neosporin Eczema Essentials] ( to Cetaphil Redness Relieving Moisturizer certainly helped me.

u/Redwallchris · 1 pointr/eczema

Have you tried Dove body wash as your regular daily soap? I started using it any have noticed that it helps tremendously without me using lotion or anything else. I recommend getting it from Costco. 3 bottles cost like 12 bucks if you try and like it. Also Neosporin's eczema essentials works wonders for me. Those are my daily things that help without me having to go out of my way to use it.

u/DerpyZebra · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

If you think it might be eczema then I would try a mild treatment for eczema. I've used neosporin's eczema treatment. At times I've felt neosporin by itself has helped me with trouble areas, so I gave it a shot. You can find it at just about any drug store or super market. Here is a link to amazon as well to help you:

Best of luck!

u/unwinagainstable · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

There are quite a few options. I've used 3: Alpha Hydrox 10% Lotion, MUAC Glycolic Acid Body Lotion and Amlactin.

Amlactin is sticky and didn't feel good on my skin at all. I didn't use it long enough to really gauge it's effectiveness. I just couldn't stand that tacky/sticky feeling.

MUAC Glycolic Acid Body lotion works amazing on my PIH. I've been dealing with compulsive picking for years on mostly my arms and this has been the best product I've ever used for healing PIH and redness by far. The downside is it's not very moisturizing so if you have dry skin you'll likely need something else to go along with it. I also have to use quite a bit to get good coverage because it doesn't spread all that well. So while it isn't too expensive per oz I run out of it fairly quickly.

Alpha Hydrox 10% Lotion is what I would recommend to most people. It's more moisturizing than MUAC's lotion and soaks in quickly. It never feels greasy or sticky. It also spreads better than MUAC and I don't have to use as much. The downsides are it's not as good for PIH and it causes some clogged pores for me (which can be a big problem with my skin picking habits).

I didn't notice the smell /u/Khokhmah described in any of the lotions.

u/Nible · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Do you mean this one?

u/_totallysafeforwork · 1 pointr/blackbeauty

Ive started using whipped shea butter with tea tree oil and it's worked wonders for my acne. Shea butter is extremely moisturizing and has a comedogenic rating of 0, meaning it does not clog pores. The tea tree oil is a great additive due to it's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which helps clear and prevent acne. You can add other good stuff to it as well like rose oil or vitamin E.

First I mix the shea butter with my regular hand mixer until its smooth and fluffy. Then I measure about 6oz of the whip and add in 10mL of 100% tea tree oil (about 1 little bottle). I only use this at night as it doesn't fare well under foundation.

During the day I use Gold Bond Strength & Resilience. It doesn't 'eradicate' pimples but it makes my skin smoother and keeps me moisturized without being hella oily.

For my severe breakouts I use 50/50 AmLactin and benzoyl peroxide cream as an overnight treatment. I dont recommend this because the benzoyl peroxide has the potential to exacerbate acne scars

u/chainlink01 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

From a raw sauce fan girl: it contains alcohol which might not be great to add while your skin is acting up. It's not a hugely significant amount but still be careful integrating it into your routine. I see you have a cream containing aloe in your routine but an aloe gel could help with soothing the irritation! Nature Republic makes one, and putting it in the fridge makes it even more soothing.

Edit: I am a dork and forgot that particular aloe gel has alcohol. A pure aloe gel with no added ingredients would do well :)

u/SkincareAddiction_SS · 1 pointr/SubredditSimulator

I was reapplying sunscreen and it clogs my pores, but I'm hoping that by the Xth date, your skin really got pissed. I know people hate this product but I actually use this aloe vera gel and over the time of my period.

u/etevian · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

This baby right here. Absolute bliss after a shave especially if its been refrigerated. Price is a little bullshit on this site though. I bought mine for 5 bucks at the store

u/apidae92 · 1 pointr/BeautyBoxes

I know you posted this a while ago, but there is a famous korean cream that uses starfish... though I don't think that's what birch box is going for LOL star fish cream, in case you're curious

u/vinigrette · 1 pointr/asianbeautyexchange

The Mizon Returning Starfish is $39.99 at Amazon right now, but I'm hesitant to buy without a sample, so if you don't sell it, I would be happy to buy a small decant (enough for a few days of patch testing). :)


u/toxik0n · 1 pointr/RedditLaqueristas

I'd try the following:

u/Oogamy · 1 pointr/askwomenadvice

Check out r/SkincareAddiction, and I've had great results with CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser (SA = salicylic acid - is good stuff!) and the corresponding cream. There is also a lotion available, which is a little lighter consistency from the cream, but I like the cream better.

u/throwaway123rq2 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

My current routine has been to use Cerave facial cleanser ,Cerave SA cream, and Cerave Moisturizing lotion+sunscreen. In the A.M. I apply the cleanser, exfoliant, wait for the exfoliant to dry out and then apply some moisturizer.In the P.M. I apply the cleanser and moisturizer, then right before I sleep I put on some more facial cleanser.This routine has worked for me for the past month up until last week, when I started realizing I got a little more prone to breakouts. I'm just looking for routine advice. Anything would be highly appreciated.

u/YellowBusBlues · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

How should salicylic acid be regulated and how well would it work to clear up an oily and bumpy nose? My nose can get super oily at times, and has had these small bumps around it for the longest time. I don't think they'd count as full on pimples, as they're pretty small and only visible up close, but I can feel them because there're so many. I was suggested to try Stridex pads to clear it up because of the salicylic acid


I checked out a store a few days ago and found the Cerave SA cream. The label itself suggests that it helps dry and bumpy skin, so I picked it up since I couldn't find any Stridex. I tried it out a couple times on my body(the rest of my body is extremely dry) and once on my nose. It worked great on my body! Of course it's not instantly super soft to touch, but the cream did instantly remove flaking from my dry skin and made my hands much softer over two nights than Vaseline and moisturizer did over weeks. I haven't noticed any change in my nose, but since I've only tried once, I'll keep trying. But after researching salicylic acid a bit(I know, I should've done this before trying it out), I found out that it could be harmful if used too much and for certain skin types. I'm a 4 on the Fitzpatrick scale, so I'm a little worried, could this stuff actually cause harm if used every night?

u/ZMA4 · 1 pointr/Accutane

Drink lots (LOTS) of water. Try taking fish oil capsules (1000mg) everyday. It'll help with joint pain, if you do experience some. I haven't tried this, but a lot of people online said that CeraVe SA Renewing Cream helped with dry, itchy patches on their body. I guess that's it :) Good luck!

u/livewithgreatlove · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Not entirely for face, but I thought I'd share:

Just yesterday picked up [Tanwise][tw] from Sally Beauty Supply. I was going to use the regular [Foam Mousse][fm], but the sweet clerk said the water mouse line has been pretty popular. Literally just woke up and haven't rinsed yet; things look pretty okay (no streaks). Though, I have always been religious about applying any tanning product after I apply lotion and let it soak in a bit. I used [Nivea][niv] right out of the shower, let it soak in, then applied the foam with my hand. -It glid on my skin pretty nicely. For my face, I mixed a tiny pump with my normal amount of [moisturizer][mo] and it's looking great.
They have some [drops][dr] which get excellent reviews online. If this goes well, I might just have to try it out!

>Note: I'm a redhead with fair skin and lots of freckles. I'll have to update y'all in a few days to let you know how it fades. Not wanting an oompa loompa effect here!







My Self Tanning Steps

  1. Cleanse & Exfoliate in Shower
  2. Shave closer shave
  3. Lightly Exfoliate
  4. Towel off & Moisturize
  5. Let moisturizer dry
  6. Apply thick moisturizer to rough/dry areas
  7. Apply tanner mitt recommended

    Face Application

  8. Moisturize
  9. Add small amount of self tanner to moisturizer
  10. Thoroughly rub in mixture

    Maintaining Color

  11. Mix self tanner in moisturizer
  12. apply moisturizer as usual to maintain glow

    Edit 1-?: New girl formatting
u/positivespadewonder · 1 pointr/tretinoin

Woops sorry, I meant Eucerin Baby Eczema Body Cream

And the adult version, which only differs in packaging

u/Duraz0rz · 1 pointr/eczema

I only really used it once, but it was ok. I started using Eucerin Eczema Relief creme for my bad areas (chin, mainly). The first time I tried it, it was like heaven for my skin. I need multiple applications for the itch to go away for the most part, but it's pretty much the only thing that's given my chin itch relief lately.

u/aquajack6 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Moisturizers, but specifically moisturizers with ingredients that are classified as emollients make the skin soft. Lotions are mostly water (but often have emollients too), and creams typically have a higher percentage of emollients.

Yes, people generally use the same lotion all over their body.

Common emollients include: fatty alcohols (cetearyl, stearyl alcohol), squalene, lanolin, oils (jojoba, coconut, almond, grapeseed, rosehip, etc), shea butter, ceramides, etc. I'm sure I'm leaving some out.

I've also found that using ahas on the body can also help my skin become soft. Iirc ahas don't just exfoliate, they also hydrate the skin. Here's an aha body lotion..

To have soft skin all over my body, I use the same method as I do for my face. I have a routine that includes exfoliation, and moisturize in the order of 1)something that's hydrating (hydrating mists & lotions with water as the first ingredient) 2) Use a cream with a lot of emollient ingredients 3) I sometimes layer over that with an occlusive like Aquaphor or Vaseline.

u/artificial_grape · 1 pointr/powerlifting

Sounds like you need some chemical exfoliation to prevent the bumps from happening. This should do the trick.

u/faradayyy · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've been trying to get rid of ingrown hairs myself but this is what I've read so far:

  • 1- exfoliate the area with BHA. Everyone recommends Stridex (red box) for this
  • 2- I've heard that Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy can help with ingrown hairs. It's targeted for bumpy skin and it contains salicylic acid, among some other ingredients I don't remember.
  • 3- I haven't looked into this product, but it's supposed to be amazing for ingrown hairs. It's called Tend Skin The Skin Care Solution For Unsightly Razor Bumps. I just started using Stridex & the Gold Bond cream for my ingrown hairs (on my legs), but if they don't work out, I'll be purchasing this product.
u/rivensky · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Very likely that it's Keratosis Pilaris. I've heard that some people have good results with Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy Daily Skin Therapy.

u/armsmadeforyou · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I have KP and I use Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy Daily Skin Therapy every day/every other day and it works so well! :)

u/JenngalHobby · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I don't shave my legs. I want to get rid of my ingrown leg hairs. I ordered Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy.

Should I moisturize after I use it similar to chemical exfoliation on the face? Pat dry, apply and let sit for a while, then lotion?

I have been using an exfoliating glove once a week for 6 or 7 weeks. But I think some of these ingrown hairs are ancient.

u/loraliromance · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

(Just finished writing this...INC wall O' Text - sorrrrrryy)

Hello all! I'm extremely new to SCA, but holy cow I've learned a lot. I learned that I most likely have KP on my arms, which I thought I'd have to live with forever. Also, my entire life I thought I had impossible to remove (without biore pads, which was mega temporary) black heads on my nose, but I'm pretty sure it's SF now. You guys are like miracle workers.

So, I have a couple of questions.

First, I read the sidebar info on dark circles. I'm 26 years old, and I've had dark circles under my eyes since I can remember, I mean...I can usually lighten them with my makeup routine, but..if it's possible to correct this I'd love to. The skin under my eyes doesn't seem very thin, so I'm thinking that it might be hyperpigmentation and if it is...what AHA would you suggest?

Next question, and tagging on to my first one. I also read over the SF sidebar information and the suggestion to fix this seemed to be using AHA pads. Could I possibly kill two birds with one stone and get something for the hyperpigmentation and the SF? If so, what do you suggest? In the past my skin has always been pretty resistant to things like this's not quite...oily, but still feels...I guess a gross way? So, from the comments people tend to use St.Ives AHA, but a lot of them said they needed something stronger and without even trying it, I can almost guarantee, I'd need something at least 10%..I just know my evil skin...

What product would you recommend? I prefer to shop in person or on Amazon (free 2 day shipping, yay), but the only linked thing I could find in that post were these:

GoW Fruit Acid™10% Exfo Pads 50ct

I'll go with those if need be, but I was wondering if they may solve problems one and two?

Okay, sorry for the wall of text...last question!

*For the KP, which is 90% on my arms and on a bit on my legs, but mostly arms. What product would you suggest? I saw this linked, but I want to go with what you guys think is awesome sauce.

Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy

Again..sorry for the long post..but honestly my SO talked me into coming here and so many things that I thought I was stuck with...I've now realized might be something that could go away, so I could be less self conscious .

Oh, and I'm probably wrong, but I suppose you could consider me a blemish prone skin profile. I mean, my skin isn't gushing oil, but you can feel it and it never quite feels..."clean". I still get pimples and bumps on my face, almost permanently, but they do go away only to be replaced by others.

Thank you for this amazing subreddit.
Edit: And in case you need it, I live in Washington State. :)

u/Lord_Chase · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Isnt AmLaction a AHA/BHA product? That stuff leaves me with irriratated/burned skin sometimes and I hate using it.

The GoldBond lotion I have now has AHA/BHA/PHA

u/Leg_Butt · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Check out r/skincareaddiction if you're looking for a moisturizer that works for you! It saved my skin. Everyone reacts to skincare differently and a nice expensive brand that is great for one person might cause someone else to break out. I was buying so many expensive brands thinking they would work and finally settled on a cheap drugstore brand that I love.

(In case it's helpful, I have sensitive/acne prone skin, and the moisturizer I use now is CeraVe. If you want to try it out most Walgreens have smaller sizes in their travel section.)

u/JustLurking27 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Yay! Just checking. [The moisturizing cream](CeraVe Moisturizing Cream | 19 Ounce | Daily Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin is sold in a 19 OZ tub and it's affordable.

u/mbwalkstoschool · 1 pointr/yoga

Many folks at r/skincareaddiction including myself recommend cerave for all parts of the body including the face, hands, and feet. It has a thick formula but for me it still tends to soak in quickly so if she waits about 10 minutes between application and returning to the mat it shouldn't leave a residue.

Good luck!

u/yarnowl · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It did! I ordered it on Amazon and it came with the pump.

u/Dr_ChamP · 1 pointr/SebDerm

I use this one for everywhere except around my mouth. I use the squalene oil around my mouth :)

u/sewballet · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK
u/dr-mrs_seattle2019 · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

Oooo after getting engaged, I was finally motivated to "treat" myself to a skincare routine. Honestly the two biggest things have been lotion (CeraVe) and sunscreen (Watery Essence). The routine starts at "night" in my mind:

u/rensidtrav · 1 pointr/ftm

Gotta agree with everything said here. I use Cerave "in the tub" as my moisturizer with a pump lid. It can be found at stores like Walmart or on Amazon. It's for normal to dry skin, so if you have oily skin I wouldn't use it as it's fairly thick. That being said, Cerave also sells lighter moisturizers. Here is their website.

u/BostonPhotoTourist · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

I like just the classic [moisturizing cream](CeraVe Moisturizing Cream 19 oz Daily Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin

u/charliemcdermott · 1 pointr/AusSkincare

They have been making cerave in the tub with a pump for a long time now. Maybe buy one with a pump and just use the pump-lid for both tubs?

u/ikindoflikemovies · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

I'm not a professional so just know that this worked for me but might not work for you and might make things worse depending on what is really going on. The best thing you can do is talk to a dermatologist and try to get an actual diagnosis.

If you do try the cerave, hopefully it helps you like it has helped me. I use the cerave moisturising cream (different than the cerave moisturising lotion). I believe the cream is better suited for faces. It's also better to use it with the pump as opposed to scooping the lotion with a finger because you might be spreading any fungus or bacteria into the tub.

I'd recommend using it every morning and night and within two weeks, you'll know if it's making a difference or not. Hopefully everything works out!

u/mairhi · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Most lotions/creams break me out, as well, but otherwise I'm not acne prone, unless it's hormone related. My fave every day moisturizer, since I'm a bit on the oily side, is a nice blorp of Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Lotion (liquidy gel consistency, very hydrating) mixed with a drop or two of my fave facial oil (my personal prefs are seabuckthorn, argan, hemp, or rosehip seed).

I've also been able to use CeraVe Moisturizing Cream and COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Spa Overnight Mask (says mask, but its really just a moisturizer) without any reactions.

For the dullness you mentioned, have you ever tried out some AHA toners? AHAs have done wonders for my complexion. I've used both The Ordinary's Glycolic Toner and Pixi Glow Tonic.


u/UsaraDark2014 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've decided to get more serious in trying to combat by PIH and need some help in formulating a new skincare routine. I usually do my routine every 2 days after I shower and am treating PIH primarily on my chest, back and shoulders. Whatever I plan on using on my face I was also planning on using there too.

My main problem is trying to figure out when to apply a Brooklyn Botany Vitiman C Serum, TO Niacinamide, and Rosehip Oil. My theorized routine is as follows:


CeraVe SA Body Wash

Eucerin In-Shower Body Lotion

Alpha Skin Care Body Lotion, 12% Glycolic AHA

To Ordinary Arbutin

CeraVa Moisturizing Cream (for face, back, shoulder and chest)

Some other generic lotion for everywhere else



Where should I fit the Serum, Niacinamide and Rosehip Oil, and why? I've been reading that the Serum could come after AHA, but it interferes with Niacinamide, which I have no idea where that would go and why it interferes. I also read that the Rosehip Oil can be mixed with my Moisturizing Cream; just add a few drops.

edit and addition - My current routine is a simple body wash, Alpha Skin Care AHA 10% and some Hydroquinone cream (both on face, shoulder, back and chest), Moisturize then Aloe Vera. My skin type is also pretty normal, it didn't break out or anything when I first ever introduced the AHA, and with age my skin has seemed to become stable; I don't break out very often anymore, just recovering.

u/feathereddinos · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

(PART 1) I couldn’t fix my painful dehydrated skin until i incorporated urea and lanolin, and regular use of petrolatum into my skin care. But idk how you feel about those... It took me a good year or year and a half to fix my dehydrated skin from overexfoliation.

Also, putting on occlusives right away after you wash and put on humectants is super important. Otherwise it can dry you out more.

So what I do is use a very gentle, non-foaming cleanser (I use LRP Gentle Hydrating) and while my face is still wet, put on all my hydrating toners and serums. Then go into lotions and creams RIGHT AWAY. You can watch Dr. Dray on YouTube who describes why this works.

When my skin was SO full of pain, from extremely dry, tight skin and irritated acne-like cysts everywhere, the only thing that didn’t hurt like a mf was Vanicream. It took me hundreds of dollars and tons of trial and error and babying my skin to get it back to normal. Now I can use AHA, azelaic acid, vitamin c, and even tretinoin and hydroquinone without a problem!!!

It took me hundreds of dollars and tons of trial and error and babying my skin to get it back to normal. Now I can use AHA, vitamin c, and even tretinoin and hydroquinone without a problem!!! 

No one or two products fixed my dehydrated skin. It took a TON of research over the years learning which ingredients were the most healing, moisturizing, how they work, etc.. And an entire routine around hydrating and moisturizing as much as possible. 

And i know everyone raves about the cosrx snail essence, but it didn’t do shit when my skin was that dehydrated. But there IS some evidence of snail healing damaged skin. The point is to put in as much healing and soothing ingredients into your routine as much as possible. 

I always make sure to include ingredients like: panthenol (derivative of vitamin b5), allantoin, urea, hualuronic acid, glycerin, aloe, colloidal oatmeal, ceramides (huge!!!), niacinamide (especially useful for brightening and healing your skin), petroleum (there is NOTHING out there that reduces transepidermal water loss like petroleum can. I tried to be all ~natural is better~ for a while, but realized it wasn't doing anything to help fix my skin), etc.

And not just adding these helped fix my skin, but leaving things out was a HUGE step in finally letting my skin heal. I avoid these like the plague: fragrance, natural (essential oils) or synthetic, alcohol anywhere other than sunscreen, sodium lauryl sulfate (sodium LAURETH sulfate is the gentler one, but I avoid that for my face too anyways. Any surfectants can be aided to be milder by adding cocamidopropyl betaine), all acids until my skin could handle them (interestingly enough, vitamin c serum actually helped my skin hold more water instead of hurting me), and things that I know irritate my skin.

Things that were/are biggest contributors of keeping my skin moist and hydrated, in no particular order:

Thayers Unscented Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel - the first thing that goes on my skin after washing. It's just water, aloe, glycerin and witch hazel. It's so simple but idk why my skin likes it so much, lol. It's HG for me.

Hadalabo Premium Lotion - HG, must have. ALWAYS put occlusives on top, do not wait for it to dry. Hyaluronic acids, urea, algae. This is my one non-negotiable skin care item.

Aveeno Eczema Therapy Cream - Super moisturizing. Colloidal oatmeal, glycerin, panthenol, petrolatum, a ceramide, dimethicone. (Also, people demonize silicones, but they are not bad ingredients. They are actually really helpful in keeping in moisture, providing slip, and smooth feel for skin and hair. And no, they don't prevent other things from reaching the skin.) And Aveeno Eczema Therapy Night Time Balm for something heavier but has same ingredients. You can use both.

And of course, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - ceramides, cholesterol, must have skin-identical lipids that dehydrated skin lacks, hyaluronic acid, petrolatum, dimethicone. This by itself didn't help a whole lot, but with an army of all the different gentle, soothing things, it helped tremendously.

CeraVe PM- same as the cream, but much lighter and has 4% niacinamide I believe. Niacinamide has been key to helping my dry-ass skin. It does SO many things. I DIY 6% niacinamide and 5% n-acetyl glucosamine to boost the niacinamide even further. But you can find this ingredient in loads of AB things and Olay products. Make sure the Olay stuff is fragrance-free if you get them. I like the Olay Anti-Aging Face Cream a lot. You can use the CeraVe lotion if you for some reason can't tolerate niacinamide, but want something lighter than the cream.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment - SLUG LIFE is a MUST if you have dehydrated skin. You can use Cerave healing ointment too, but it's redundant if you use the cream or lotion. It's not as occlusive as aquaphor. Aquaphor isn't just a more pricier Vaseline as people suggest. It does have white petrolatum that is oh-so helpful, it also has healing ingredients like panthenol and bisobolol, and also lanolin alcohol and glycerin for humectants. I put on a THICK layer of this when I go to bed.

If you wanna go a step further and go super saiyan, and you aren't sensitive to lanolin, you can use Lasinoh Lanolin before or after Aquaphor. I can't stand the smell of lanolin, but this one is medical-grade and doesn't have a smell. Lanolin is SUPER helpful because of it's crazy humectant properties but it also acts as an occlusive.

For just uber Panthenol healing, you can get something that stars Panthenol as the main star ingredient, like DML Forte Cream or Timeless Skin Care Vitamin B5 Serum. I don't use the cream anymore, but I do still use the serum. It looks expensive, but if you get the refill sale, it's about $7/oz (idk what country you live in, but this is the price for me in the U.S.). I HIGHLY recommend their vitamin c, e, ferulic acid serum as well when your skin can handle it. It works out to about $8 an ounce if you get it during refill sale. It stays good for a while in the fridge. I wrap it in foil and transfer it to a 1 oz dropper bottle for using it in my bathroom. It gives glow to your skin like NOTHING ELSE, and boosts your sunscreen (the antioxidants slow the degradation of sunscreen ingredients, giving a huge boost to your sunscreen) and has helped me with water retention. If you can't get it on refill sale, use the HotandFlashy (I also recommend her Youtube channel) code hf5off to get $5 off. It's a forever coupon code.

u/alanayvonne · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I've found the Cerave PM to be more harsh than the one in the tub. Maybe you could try the other one instead? It does not have niacinamide, which is something many people have a sensistivity to.

u/scienceraccoon · 1 pointr/WomensHealth

Oh. I'd say try putting some heavy duty moisturizer (this one is my fave) for a few days and see if it clears up. If it doesn't, go see your GP.

u/alphaiten · 1 pointr/Minoxbeards

I'm not who you asked, but here's what I use:

And here's a list of other good moisturizers:

I currently apply mine 4 hours after my morning application. It's my only opportunity since I go to sleep after I apply it in the evening.

u/uwhuskygirl · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This is my first post, so I hope everything's right.

u/Fiiretrucks · 1 pointr/KoreanBeauty

If your skin is feeling tight, that means it is dehydrated. I have dry/dehydrated skin as well and also used some of the cleansers (Cerave and hada labo) you listed without a problem. What I did to help with my dry skin is to use a hydrating toner and a good moisturizer to seal in the moisture.

Hydrating toner recommendation:
Isntree Hyaluronic acid toner
Hada Labo hyaluronic acid lotion Moist
Hada Labo Premium hyaluronic acid lotion

Moisturizer Recommendation:
Etude House Soon Jung intensive Cream
Cerave Moisturizing Cream (heavier cream. Don't use too much.)

If you're using a hyaluronic acid product and you live in a dry climate, make sure your face is damp before applying it and use a moisturizer before it all evaporates. If you're still having problems, try adding a facial oil as the last step of your skincare. I use the ordinary marula oil and it's been working great for me.
Sometimes your skin is dehydrated is because your skin barrier is damaged so you might want to look into a repairing cream or serum. I've only tried Dr. Belmeur Recovery Serum and it was so hydrating. I used it after toner and before moisturizer. Last but not least, don't forget to drink a lot of water.

u/mraheem · 0 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm assuming you mean this link for the lotion?

and should I get a facial cleanser(like the picture), or is soap + lotion fine?

u/Pain_Austen · 0 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have the same type of eczema on my legs that usually only flares up in the summer... when I actually want to shave! Like /u/fueledbypretzels I've tried all sorts of sensitive skin shaving creams, but they just make my eczema worse. So I just use bar soap, the same that I use for the rest of me, Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar. I usually get Venus razors that have three blades - nothing fancy. You can get a pretty good lather with the soap, and as long as you have a sharp razor it's fine. Then I follow up with Eucerin Eczema Relief lotion. Kind of a low-tech shaving method, but it works!! If my flare-ups are especially bad I usually skip shaving over them and have weird patches of hair, but I don't really care about that. Otherwise I am just very careful.