Who's Tried Vaseline/petroleum Jelly To Combat Dry Skin?dry skin vaseline
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:16 AM
I don't respond well to the moisturisers I'm brave enough to try, and the rest of them I wouldn't dream of even trying.
Now I know vaseline is not really a moisturiser, it's jsut a sealant to hold in moisture. But whatever it is, or however it works, I remember it being very effective on winter induced dry patches I used to get before I got acne. It would clear up any dry patches overnight.
Now of course I've got the added concern of acne so I don't want to just slather the stuff on and then regret it a few days down the line. But I am so desperate right now!
Anyone tried Vaseline? What were the results?
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:35 PM
Status - was 95% clear
Morning - Panoxyl 10% Cleanser (BP), Cleocin-T, DML Lotion, Physician's Formula SPF 30 Mineral Pressed Powder, Spiro 50 mg (weaning off)
Night - Panoxyl 4% Cleanser, DML Lotion
Monthly - Professional microdermabrasion
Diet - Whole high nutrient unprocessed foods. Avoid oils, dairy, sugars, bread, nuts, alcohol, caffeine, spicy and fermented foods.
Supplements - Opti l-zinc, citrical + D3
Daily - Walk, breath deeply, meditate and do yoga daily, wear hats for sun protection
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:43 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:43 PM
I'm on week 3 now and the dryness is subsiding as my skin gets reaccustomed to BP. I've been using Cetaphil cleanser and mosituriser since week 2 (so like 4 days go.. LOL), and I think it's helped a lot. I think the "acne cleanser" (Garnier deep pore unclogging wash) I was using was making things worse too.
Of course I'm breaking out insanely right now after clearing up nicely in week one... but that's a story for another post.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:33 AM
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Edited by ctbo, 17 April 2012 - 11:01 PM.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:10 PM
I have since been using CeraVe's facial moisturizer and love it.
"Containing ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM increases the skin’s ability to attract, hold, and distribute moisture. It penetrates deep into the layers of the stratum corneum to help to replace deficient levels of key lipids that are essential for an effective skin barrier."
I buy it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B000YJ2SLG
Edited by Green Gables, 02 May 2012 - 01:11 PM.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:34 PM
The secret is Essential Fatty Acid's (EFA's). Almost no one is getting even the minimum amount of EFA's needed for a healthy system and healthy skin. You can use a moisterizer to put some oil or wax on your skin to fool yourself, but your skin will still be dry. Some foods that naturally have EFA's are eggs, avocados, salmon, sardines.
A simple and efficient way to get your EFA's is to supplement. A lot of people use Fish oil, but that isn't the best source because it only contains Omega 3's, and your body needs Omega 3's and 6's. The best way to get your EFA's is Flaxseed Oil. Flaxseed oil contains both Omega 3's and 6's.
If you're interested, I can recommend you a extremely good product that I use that is a mix of Flaxseed oil and Borage oil that contains Omega 3's, 6's, and 9's.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:45 PM