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Skin cream for sensitive skin
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Skin cream for sensitive skin

Well my skin  didn't used to be sensitive but I guess it is now , I break out in hives at the drop of a hat ..even dry skin creams can make me break out..I tried Aloe Vera gel but that dried my skin or more ..any ideas guys ?
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I do use vaseline at times but would love something less greasy ..
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At night you can try coconut oil or olive oil, but it's a bit heavy for day time use.  These still allow your skin to breathe much better than the petroleum jelly will.  If you're prone to acne, ditch the Vaseline for sure.  If you only use the coconut oil for your skin at night and it doesn't bother your skin, still only apply lightly.  The coconut oil at the discount supplement store that is used to cook with is the same one you would use for skin and hair applications.  If you only use it on your skin, get the smallest jar and it will cost you the least.  Get extra virgin.  The extra virgin is healthier and doesn't cost much more than the other stuff.  Remember, your skin is your largest organ, so applying what you can eat makes more sense.  Your skin absorbs everything, so you want the healthiest.  Extra virgin coconut oil is as healhy as or healthier than extra virgin olive oil.  Yep, in spite of what most "experts" tell you about coconut oil.  Their tests from years ago are out dated and were using overly processed hydrogenated coconut oil for their tests.  Naturally, the hydrogenated stuff will cause health problems, but the extra virgin stuff is the stuff that nature intended for us to use.  In places where there are coconut palms but no olive trees, this is what the indiginous peoples used before the modern conveniences were introduced.  They lived healthy lives when they lived closer to the land.  They did not have clogged arteries from the coconut.  Pork fat will do this, but not coconut oil in its natural form.

How are you with soy in your skin products?  I've been using Earth Science Almond-Aloe Fragrance Free and haven't had any reactions to it.  INNI ingredients list does say there is some soy in it.  If you decide to try it, buy it at a place that will take the product back if it bothers you.  Keep the receipt just in case and you should be fine.  With this one, make sure to read the label carefully and make sure that it says Fragrance Free.  The one that is not fragrance free is fragranced with herbs, but I know for sure that one will burn your skin, because it did mine.

Another great line of products for sensitive skin is a German company called Waleda.  They do have a whole line of products for sensitive skin.  It's a bit pricey, so what I would suggest is to keep using the cleaning product your normally use that isn't bothering you and then only buy the Waleda moisturizer for sensitive skin.  Use this during the day time.  They have some for night, too, of course, but their products are rather expensive, even at discount supplement stores.  They are good products, though.  So, use the coconut oil or olive oil at night if you need something at night.  Remember, though, less is more in the case of the coconut oil or the olive oil if you use them as night creams.  

Waldea also has a line of natural toothpastes that are a good resource for people needing an alternative to mint.  The tubes are smaller, but the prices are comparable to other natural toothpastes.  Their toothpastes are affordable.  The toothpaste in the pink tube has a natural pink color from the herb used.  It is peppermint flavored, but it is not heavy on the peppermint taste, so it's not as obnoxious as other natural peppermint toothpastes.
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I tried olive oil extra virgin once and I broke out in Hives but I think it was the effects of the sun on my arms afterwards,but yes if I try them at nights I am not in the sun .. coconut I have never tried . Waldea I will look for expect I will find it in the natural food store ..Sprouts is near me ..I have tried for years to eat soy and it has upset me every time but I have not put it on my skin ..but I will try the other suggestions first, thanks a lot..l plenty of suggestions here ..
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i love coconut oil for the skin, and its not too greasy if you go thin.
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right thats it coconut oil it shall be , will let you guys know when I get my beautiful skin back again ...
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Ok--I hope it works for you. I LOVE it. (one of my kids hates teh smell though) lol
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well I did try it but it actually made it worse lol think this heat we are having doesn't help ..I go into the garden and break out in blotches .oh well am stuck with it till its cooler .
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It sounds like you are also sensitive to the sun.  So, you will want to be extra careful while your part of the country is stuck with the heat wave.
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yup..well I havent fared too badly consider the heat but cant go out in the garden afternoon times..hey lots of folks worse off than me ...so hows your skin ?
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I burn easily, and it's sensitive, too.  I get burning or zits if I use the wrong skin creams, or both.  I have to be cautious about sun exposure myself.  I burn so easily.
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you know I have been getting some strangs rashes of late I dont think its sun or allergies ..every couple of weeks I break ot in a red rash it burns and stings if I dare scratch it, its like it flares .I have been reading online about the rashes caused by the chem trails or the stuff emitted form the planes that gets into our atmosphere.CA gets them a lot we are near a Military base ..
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