Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dry Skin- Help!

Ruby has just recently started having some issues with extremely dry chapped skin on different areas of her body.I think it could be from a change in her bath soap.
Do any of your children have that? What do you use?

11 comments:

Lianna said...

Cheryl, Gabriel gets the odd patch of dry skin. We use Canus' Lil Goat Milk body wash & shampoo, and I use Vaseline Intensive Care moisturizing lotion on his skin afterward.

He is really sensitive so I only use fragrance free laundry detergent and dryer sheets, too.

I've even seen him get a rash around his chin and mouth if he is using a new toothpaste...

Erin said...

My daughter has really dry, sensitive skin. We only bath 1-2 times a week and use cetaphil as a body wash (non-soap) and aveeno for lotion. It works pretty well. Hope you find something that works soon!

Sasha said...

Yup we are going through that too just recently. I know that emu oil works well. We are also trying flax oil. From what I have read it means low in an essential oil. I am going to try a few things and I will let you know what my favorite is.

The Pauls' Family said...

We have found coconut oil to be a great treatment for dry skin and many other things. The best thing is that it is totally natural,nothing added, just coconut oil. We find it at our health food stores. Hope you get it figured out :)

Rosalie

Jenee said...

My 3yr old has had issues with dry skin since infancy. He has eczema. How the dermatologist and allergist told us to treat it has gotten rid of it almost completely. ALL free detergent, other "free" detergents aren't completely free, she recommended this over Dreft. Also, few short baths in the winter 1-2 a week with warm water not hot. Eucerin cream after baths all over. Its thick to apply but really works. If she actually has eczema spots on top of the dry skin they recommend hydrocortisone cream on those spots. Hope this helps!

Tausha said...

We use Cetaphil cleanser on him in the bath and only bath him every other day. We also use this wonderful lotion that I just learned about from my asian hairdresser. She grew up using it in Japan where of course it's much cheaper. It's called Yube. You can buy it online, just google it. Sam used to have the dryest cheeks, very rough and dry. Now you would never know. I love the stuff. I use it on his skin and the little dry bumps are gone as well.

To Love Endlessly said...

Marissa has TERRIBLE dry skin. We use Aveeno in the bath AND an eczema wash in the water. AND you can use either eucirin OR aquaphor. We opt for aquaphor. It's a little thicker. AND it's best to apply right after a bath as it sinks into the skin better.

You can use emu oil. We had a hard time finding it in the store, but you can get it online pretty easily. I've found that really helps and you don't have to use a lot.

OR, you can add a little flax seed oil or wheat germ into her milk or yogurt. That's VERY helpful as it added essential oils. I even add those to my own foods to help w/ my aging. haha

Emily said...

Justin does happen to get dry skin occasionally. LOVE Aveeno. They sell it in the baby section too. Good luck and hope you find something that works!

Beverly said...

Aquaphor (sp?)has always been great for Noah. It has kept his skin lovely.

Jeanette said...

We go through this every winter. Our evening routine after bath is to use Baby Exzema creme on her cheeks, then during the day we use Aquaphor. She actually LOVE helping me put the lotion on her cheeks.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

We have had the same problem w/ Whitney - especially super dry patches on her cheeks... I actually did a post on a great face lotion I found, if you are interested: (http://acbyron.blogspot.com/2010/02/great-face-lotion.html) I figured out after I wrote the post that normal face lotions come in 1.7 oz bottles and this is an 8 oz bottle so it is less than $4.00 if you were to buy a 1.7 oz bottle if you use the discount code (did I even make sense w/ what I just wrote???)

Anyway - we also use Burt's Bees "Baby Bee shampoo and wash" - it is free of parabens, pthalates,and sulfates.

just wanted to share what we are using - and it does seem to be working... anne used to have eczema but it has majorly improved since we switched to burts bees wash... oh, on their bodies i use avalon organics aloe unscented lotion ... same thing as the burts bees - it doesn't have any of the stuff you are supposed to watch out for in it. :)