I started using a homemade shampoo/body bar made for me @ my request with special ingredients for dry skin. I have been using it for @3 weeks and I can say, I have never seen or felt my skin feel so good and not dry or tight. Very moisturizing. I still use a body lotion. I use Cetaphil w/tea tree that I added. And usually after a few hours I feel tight and need to add more lotion. But since using this bar, I only reapply @bedtime. I am loving it. I ordered from this site; http://www.soapetc.com/. The Owner is named Cyndi and she is great to talk with and to work with. And her response and product delivery is quick. I told her what I was looking for and she was quite knowledable.

Also, I started using Clinque for my face. i do see a difference, when I use it regularly. I am not consistent about anything. But I am trying to keep this routine because I can so see the results.

I hope this helps. If you go to this site, http://www.soapetc.com/, tell Cyndi, Coutman sent you.
I am a 4a/3c/4b.Either condish wash with Jessicurl Aloeba or Jessicurl Hair Cleanser. Condish with Jessicurl Too Shea! Shake and add Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets or Curve Curly Pudding or Meringue or FOTE Aloe Vera Gel with Vitamin E.