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Jan. 25th, 2005

Last night, I managed to provide my self-doubt with fresh evidence that I have neither made up my skin allergies, nor grown out of them. In fact, I grow into them.

So, I'm once again looking for a new lotion or cream for dry skin. The most recent failure was Lubriderm Seriously Sensitive. I guess next I'm looking for Even More Sensitive Than That, No, Really I Mean It.

Anyone have any new suggestions?

Anything with a fragrance is right out.
Anything I've tried before is bad.
Judging by the track record so far, anything that anyone has ever been allergic to is bad.
And, I don't like anything greasy, but at this point I'm willing to accept greasiness if I can get something that works.



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Jan. 25th, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
don't know if you're tried this...
being a fellow 'i'm allergic to everything-yes-everything' type, my dermatologist recommended the cetaphil line of stuff (i think you can get it at regular grocery store type places, and i don't remember it being horribly expensive like the $50 for 2 oz face moisturizer she wanted me to get. granted it was fantastic face moisturizer, but please!

Jan. 25th, 2005 10:03 am (UTC)
Re: don't know if you're tried this...
It doesn't sound familiar, so I'll try it!
Jan. 25th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Have you tried using something that isn't moisturizer? I used to use almond oil. It took a while to "sink in" but I'd use it all over when I got out of the shower (no clothing for a bit, though, because it WILL stain!).

Your skin sounds so not fun :-(
Jan. 26th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)
My co-worker suggested transmission fluid. *grin* I'm reluctant to use any sort of oil or other odd product, because I get bored and forget to keep my hands off things. Like, for instance, my face - which has a different set of sensitivities and allergies, and is too oily instead of too dry.

It's not fun, but most of the time I just avoid contact with anything that's a known problem and otherwise don't even think about it. It's only really a problem this time of year, when the skin dries out and I have to moisturize at least once a week or it goes past dry to cracked and broken. For that, I would do really poorly in the desert.

I console myself with the thought that at least my skin isn't as bad as leftsphenoid's.
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