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May 6, 2016 at 4:56 pm

I have known for a long time that skin creams and lotions can be a serious problem. Since the skin is porous, it can basically ‘inhale’ everything applied to it, thereby taking possibly toxic substances into the body. Many people don’t even realize this, so they continue to slather on creams, lotions, makeup, perfumes and the like, trying to make themselves more beautiful, or to give themselves softer, smoother skin.

What about itching skin? Rather than spending your whole day scratching, why not try something that is safe to use on your skin. The general rule is, if you can’t eat/drink the substance, then don’t put it on your skin. So what can we apply to the skin to ease itchiness?

I have a few suggestions of my own…

Mineral oil


cocoa seed oil

These items can be safely used on skin to relieve dryness and often if you read the labels on a jar of natural lotion or cream, you will find the above ingredients inside. The best thing is to read labels, and if the list of ingredients is huge, containing stuff that you can’t pronounce, let alone spell, it is probably an unsafe chemical and shouldn’t be used on the skin.

Who has any other healthy skin suggestions?

May 6, 2016 at 6:16 pm

What great post. I have dry skin on my legs and elbows, I’ll give this one a try

May 7, 2016 at 3:09 am

Awesome, Christi Ann. Let us know how those tricks work for you. I often have dry skin, usually on my arms and legs too, and will find myself scratching like crazy until I realize what the heck I’m doing and do something useful about it. I have a cream that has all three of those ingredients in it and it doesn’t even irritate razor burned skin. It’s called, Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Creme and it doesn’t take much of it at a time to make a big difference.

May 7, 2016 at 3:20 am

I have terrible dry skin, especially in winter; and I have used many different types and brands lotion. The one that seems to work for me is St. Ive Shea Butter and Oatmeal.

About three weeks ago, I ran into Argan Body Oil, and I bought it to try. The scent is very pleasant and it leave my skin so soft. It also made in the USA, and for 4 liquid ounces, the cost was only $4.99. I can only find this oil at Burlington Coat Factory. I haven’t looked on Amazon or eBay yet.

May 7, 2016 at 4:51 am

I pick a good moisturizer on that. The first one that got dry on my skin are my hands. When I am doing household chores like washing the dishes and doing the laundry, it mostly gets dried because of using detergent. After washing clothes, I usually put on lotion to my hands. I maintain to have it like that. On the kind of lotion, used the one that says Drying and Moisturizing. Nivea has that. I have been a user of Nivea for a long time.

My face skin gets dry once I used a soap that has a strong scent. Strong scented soap are the ones that makes your face gets dry and lost its moisture. It is good to use liquid face soap instead or put on the right moisturizer. The same goes with lotion, your moisturizer should be not for the oily skin, but for dry one.

September 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

The remedy that i can give for dry skin is to just keep your skin hydrated at all times. and the best lotion that you can use that will not irritate is cocoa butter cream, you can never go wrong with that, it is a good moisturizer and doesn’t dry up the skin. i use it every single day and i have never regretted my choice try it. then for people who suffer from oily skin and acne tumeric and lemon are the way to go.