Body Lotion Recs for Winter

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I have really sensitive skin. In the winter, it gets dry, irritated, and itchy. My problem, however, is that when I use a moisturizer or body butter my skin stings and gets really irritated. It's not like an allergic reaction, but more like just irritation. Then it feels worse than when dry.

Any suggestions for a good moisturizer for winter for really sensitive skin?
Hair Type: Combo of 2A, 2B and 2C ... with a weird straight underlayer
Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low Poo: Yes To Cucumbers Color Protection Shampoo
Cowash: VO5 Moisture Milks
Styler: KCCC
Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel, Tigi Bed Head Creative Genius gel

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CeraVe. (I may have capitalized that wrong.)

I've had times when my skin has cracked in the winter, and I react to laundry soap very easily. Last year when I used too much Borax in my washing, someone here recommended CeraVe, and it helped.
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I use Shea butter.that I purchase from amazon.

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Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
Goats Milk lotion from a health/whole foods store. It is the best stuff in the world for sensitive skin, and goats milk soap/lotion is also the closest you can get to the natural PH of human skin. It really helps your skin get back in balance.
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CeraVe! Also make sure to use a very gentle body cleanser and dont scrub your skin. I had a derm tell me to only actively cleanse in body folds... No need to scrub arms/legs/etc as it just dries the skin.
If the air is dry in your area, use a humidifier nightly but keep it very clean.
Also taking fish oil along with a gla like borage oil can be helpful.
Always choose best quality products for your skin and give priorities to natural oils, creams and herbal lotions because they don't cause irritation or allergy.

Last edited by Braden; 11-24-2013 at 12:47 AM.
I use coconut oil and cocoa butter. It leaves my hands oily for a few minutes but I don't have dry hands anymore.

It also helped me a lot when I used a gentler soap in the shower. Right now I'm just using a body butter to wash with, but I used to use Dr. Bronner's baby mild Castile soap diluted in a foam dispenser.
I love coconut oil as well. But one thing I would highly reccomend is shea butter!

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*Current Routine*
CO/CW: CJ Daily Fix, GR Restorative, SM RSB, SM SFC
DC: SM, CJ Rehab, G.Nutrafix, DIY
Sealers: an oil, JC N&S
Stylers: just CO, CJ CIAB, KCCC, aloe gel, FSG
Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

Oils to seal, rinse, and/or pre-poo as needed

2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
CG since 2007
I melt and mix any combo of these and pour it into tubs - coconut, jojoba, sunflower, safflower, hempseed oils; shea, cocoa butters; fragrance oil.
I recommend washing and shaving with conditioner (just like people who condition wash their hair). Since I gave up using soap and shower gels, my skin is much better in the dry winter air.
Also, cut back on how much laundry detergent and fabric softener you use.
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--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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Last edited by jeepcurlygurl; 01-07-2014 at 12:08 PM.
My skin is not sensitive but I use grapeseed oil (mixed w/ a little frangrance oil).

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