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Extremely Hydrating Facial Moisturizer?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Morinav, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Morinav

    Morinav Active Member

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    Long time lurker with a question. I used to have extremely oily skin, but I took Accutane about a year ago and it turned my skin pretty dry. Which is kind of the whole point.

    I'd rather not look like a leather piece of buttskin in a few years, so I've been hunting for The Wrinkle Fucker 9000 moisturizer.

    SPF of some sort would also be a plus, but I can always layer sunscreen atop moisturizer. Just kind of annoying and time consuming.

    Currently, the most hydrating thing I've been able to find is CurÃ[​IMG]l Natural Healing: Nourishing moisturizer. Anyone have something they really enjoy?
     
  2. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Well-Known Member

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    I use this. A small amount goes a long way. If you're looking for more moisturizing then you could probably put more on.
     
  3. edmorel

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    good skin starts from the inside. Need to drinks lots of water, particularly if your skin is so dry, stay out of the sun, don't use harsh cleansing agents (scrubs, things with alcohol). There are a milion and one moisturizers, just find one that you like the "feel" off and make sure to moisturize frequently.
     
  4. BeaconHillBoston

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    Long time lurker with a question. I used to have extremely oily skin, but I took Accutane about a year ago and it turned my skin pretty dry. Which is kind of the whole point.

    I'd rather not look like a leather piece of buttskin in a few years, so I've been hunting for The Wrinkle Fucker 9000 moisturizer.

    SPF of some sort would also be a plus, but I can always layer sunscreen atop moisturizer. Just kind of annoying and time consuming.

    Currently, the most hydrating thing I've been able to find is CurÃ[​IMG]l Natural Healing: Nourishing moisturizer. Anyone have something they really enjoy?


    Drink lots of water

    TWINLAB's NAPCA

    You can get it at whole foods in the whold body section. It's pretty cool because you mist it on and its pretty refreshing, lol.
     
  5. tomgirl

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    I'd recommend using some kid of hydrating serum...I know guys hate the idea of fuss, but when it comes to penetrating the skin's barrier for optimal hydration, serums (aka, a concentrated version of skin care benefits you apply before moisturizer) are best.

    I used to have oily but dehydrated skin too and now use a natural essential oil serum on my face and it has done wonders for moisture, etc...I'd recommend trying to find the brand "decleor". They often give facials with their products if you want to try them first, including a special facial for men. Their essential oils are amazing though, and they have a number of different ones depending on skin type, etc...for less fuss, I'd get a moisturizer with SPF to wear on top of the serum, and the problem should be solved.
     
  6. youdee

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    Try moisturising straight after a shower to lock in extra moisture, another option is to add a drop or two of jojoba or argan oil to your regular moisturiser to boost its moisturising ability a bit.
     
  7. willpower

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    Dream Cream by Skinactives

    http://www.skinactives.com/product/d...spx?prodID=173

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    The curel body lotion is probably OK, but if you want to spend more money try this:

    http://www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/face/m...oisturizer.htm

    Very "creamy" but no oil.

    My dermatologist advised me to use Cetaphil when I took accutane, and I still use it 2 years after.
     
  11. StevenisWhere

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    The curel body lotion is probably OK, but if you want to spend more money try this:

    http://www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/face/m...oisturizer.htm

    Very "creamy" but no oil.


    I second Kiehls. It keeps my face nice and moisturized without feeling oily or "wet" when I put it on.

    http://www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/face/c...alFormulations

    I have both the "ULTRA FACIAL MOISTURIZER SPF 15" and the "ULTRA FACIAL CREAM" (a gift). Both work great.

    I usually use the moisturizer if I'm going to be out in the sun (spf), and at night use the cream. The cream is also probably better for winter, as it's a little more concentrated.

    Also the great thing about kiehls is they will give you AS MANY free samples as you want, so if you can find it at a store somewhere, you can just ask them to try some of both [​IMG]
     
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    For night time, there is no cream out there that is more moisturizing than pure oil. I use apricot, jojoba(really a wax) and emu oil on my face.

    In the day time you should wear sunscreen. What's the point in having soft skin if it's going to have wrinkles?
     
  13. Morinav

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    Thank you for the advice, everyone.

    The serum recommendation is a great idea. The particular product mentioned is kind of out of my price range, but I might hunt around for a suitable alternative.

    Jojoba oil sounds quite interesting. I don't have any aversion to oil based moisturizer, so long as I don't have something sitting on my skin all day doing jack and making me look like I'm made of plastic.

    I am making an active effort to drink more water, less everything else. I've been aware of the "water is the best moisturizer" idiom for a while, but never drank a considerable amount of water. Just average amounts.

    Back when I was taking Accutane, I was religious about sunscreening. Unfortunately, I have supremely pale skin; no potential to tan, burn very easily. Once I stopped taking Accutane, I got really lax on sunscreen and haven't done much with it in the past 4 months, probably, but I'm noticing a wrinkle(!) forming and need to step up my game.
     
  14. Morinav

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    Oh! I thought of one more question.

    How often do you guys apply moisturizer every day? I've always done once in the morning, once in the evening, but I wonder if I could use it mid-day as well.

    Also, when you apply moisturizer do you wash your face first, or just kind of layer it atop previous applications?
     
  15. greg_atlanta

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    I'm noticing a wrinkle(!) forming and need to step up my game.

    Wrinkles are caused by a loss of fat (or collagen) under the skin, a moisturizer can't really fix that (though it does help with very fine lines caused by dry skin).

    Only way to prevent facial wrinkles is to gain weight (notice how skinny people often look older).
     
  16. Morinav

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    Wrinkles are caused by a loss of fat (or collagen) under the skin, a moisturizer can't really fix that (though it does help with very fine lines caused by dry skin).

    Only way to prevent facial wrinkles is to gain weight (notice how skinny people often look older).


    True, I am aware of collagen. However, I am under the impression that chronic dryness does little to improve your skins appearance and will cause it to look more aged, even if it is not carving deep furrows into your face. I used to take Retin-A back when I had acne, kicking around the idea of going back on it as it stimulates collagen production.

    Oddly enough, I weigh more currently than I have at any point in my life. I am still very, very thin(6'1" 160 lbs).
     
  17. mensimageconsultant

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    Wrinkles can be from fat loss and also bone loss. However, yours probably are from loss of skin elasticity, involving sun damage.

    Back to the questions.... Theraplex makes a cream that might be too hydrating and perhaps is best used only at night, if you don't mind what it does to linens. There probably is nothing stronger OTC. Yes, wash the face, with a cleanser, first.
     
  18. fredfred

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    Aveda makes a special ultra-mosturizing product. It's not a cream or a serum. It's sort of a mask, but not quite. It's a clear gel. You can leave it on for 10 minutes... or overnight for more serious conditions (as yours may be).
     
  19. jawesome

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    You should try Clinique For Men Maximum Hydrator. It is definitely the most hydrating moisturizer I have found. For the most part my face is oily and when I use it makes my face greasy but if your skin is very dry then it should work well.
    http://www.sephora.com/browse/produc...ategoryId=1254
     
  20. adidasfan

    adidasfan Well-Known Member

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    besides drinking lots of water..i suggest use Almond Oil on the face.
    i use it and it has helped me alot
     

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