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I'm still struggling with my skin care routine! My derm told me to purchase the Aloe Soothing Day Cream from the Body shop because I have really dry skin which looks flakey and feels rough to touch. Also any cream I put on my face seems to irritate my eyes and it also looks red. So I stopped using all products on my face for a while but it didn't help with my dry skin. Now, I've started using the Aloe Soothing Day Cream for just 2 days now, and it still stings and irritates my eyes. The product claims that it is supposed to be soothing and calming!!! Is this normal or will this stinging and redness go away after a couple more days of using it?
 

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Try some sweet almond oil, emu oil, jojoba, olive oil. That may be more soothing at the moment for you.
 

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This is the ingred list for that cream, needhelp
Aloe Soothing Day Cream: Aloe: Shop By Line - The Body Shop
It doesn't look like anything magical, so I wonder why the Dr rec it?

You might need to just apply something very very simple, such as VaniCream or Eucerin or even cocoa butter to allow your skin to settle down if it's irritated. Applying a moisturizer on damp skin helps to seal in the moisture!
You also may need to reapply it frequently throughout the day and nite!
Do you take Omega-3 fish oils? Some ppl get good relief from dry skin with it.

In addition, if your skin is very rough you may need to gently exfoliate with a soft brush before applying your products.
A lactic acid product like Am-Lactin or LacHydrin may help you if your skin is rough from Keratosis Pilaris.



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My derm actually prescribed me to Stieva-A cream to exfoliate my skin but recommended me to try the Aloe cream to keep my face moisturised. But when I use the cream, immediately I feel an irritation in my eye, but no-one has complained of any irritation using this product! I'm not sure if it's an initial sting or something.

I also take Flaxseed Oil supplements everyday. Also, is cocoa butter good to use for the face? A lot of people tell me it's only for the body, not face?
 

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My derm actually prescribed me to Stieva-A cream to exfoliate my skin but recommended me to try the Aloe cream to keep my face moisturised. But when I use the cream, immediately I feel an irritation in my eye, but no-one has complained of any irritation using this product! I'm not sure if it's an initial sting or something.

I also take Flaxseed Oil supplements everyday. Also, is cocoa butter good to use for the face? A lot of people tell me it's only for the body, not face?
Wow I am really surprised your Dr would tell you to use that cream from the Body Shop.
If I were to recommend anything it would be more on the lines of Cetaphil Cream or Eucerin cream. Definately not the Aloe Day cream from Body Shop.

I also don't think I would use Cocoa butter on my face. It is great for body lotion, but be careful applying that to your face. Maybe they said Shea butter and you thought they said Cocoa butter. Either way, be careful. Lean more towards a mild cream like Cetaphil, Eucerin or even a nice oil like goatlady suggested.
 

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hi,

I'm still struggling with my skin care routine! My derm told me to purchase the Aloe Soothing Day Cream from the Body shop because I have really dry skin which looks flakey and feels rough to touch. Also any cream I put on my face seems to irritate my eyes and it also looks red. So I stopped using all products on my face for a while but it didn't help with my dry skin. Now, I've started using the Aloe Soothing Day Cream for just 2 days now, and it still stings and irritates my eyes. The product claims that it is supposed to be soothing and calming!!! Is this normal or will this stinging and redness go away after a couple more days of using it?
If you have very dry skin, you can use coconut oil which is a very good moisturiser for dry skins. You can also use other oils like Goatlady suggested. Almond oil, jojoba oil, vit E oil are some good examples. If you want to use aloe vera on your face, better buy pure aloe vera gel from a reputable health store.

Hope this helps.
 

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I was originally recommended to try Cetaphil Moisturising Cream but that also irritated my eyes so my derm suggested me to stop using it and try the Aloe Cream. Before that, I used Johnson's Baby lotion on my face and that irritated my eyes real badly and even made my skin look a dull colour. It didn't make sense, I thought Johnson's lotions were safe to use on baby skins.

I don't know why my skin is reacting so badly to everything, will Shea butter be safe to use around eyes? If so, Is Palmer's a good natural brand to try?
 

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Think its unlikely to be the aloe and more likely to be what else is in the product. I get similar problems around my eyes, I think its to do with the PH levels in the product being just that bit too acidic for your skin. May be fine for other people, but we are all different. I can't use Kiehls ultra moisturising cream which is supposed to be as mild as they come for Kiehls! I stick to what works for my skin now- I use Nuxe and Olay which both seem to be fine. (Olay when I can't afford Nuxe as it ends up being reduced and reduced again in stores I visit!) The things that I know for sure don't sting my eyes are vaseline/mineral oil products, but they make my skin dry and leave it with white patches over time and also give me horrible ugly and painful spots on my cheeks! So it is hard! Not tried Bodyshop myself actually as Boots seem to have better offers.
 

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hi,

I'm still struggling with my skin care routine! My derm told me to purchase the Aloe Soothing Day Cream from the Body shop because I have really dry skin which looks flakey and feels rough to touch. Also any cream I put on my face seems to irritate my eyes and it also looks red. So I stopped using all products on my face for a while but it didn't help with my dry skin. Now, I've started using the Aloe Soothing Day Cream for just 2 days now, and it still stings and irritates my eyes. The product claims that it is supposed to be soothing and calming!!! Is this normal or will this stinging and redness go away after a couple more days of using it?
Hello ma'am!
Actually you are the one who made me join this forum....i read ur post and i wanted to share my knowledge with you....I hope you have heard of johnson's baby oil....you can apply a small amount of it on your cheeks or any area which is flacky....but as your eyes are so much sensitive i recommend you to avoid it near eye area.....
further why dont you just buy an aloe vera plant...it doesnt need much care just put it in a cool place in shadow and serve it with lots of water...
and in return you can get frest aloe gel when ever you want....
sweet almond oil is great too......
and last but not the least try a simple mask of egg youlk.....yes its is full of mosturizer...just apply the egg youlk on your checcks or entite face and after 6-7 minutes wash it with cold water...not freezing cold... suggest you to remove it with tap water because the hot water cooks the egg....
and stop worrying....you will get a great skin soon
hope it will help....hi to all memebers....
thank you
 

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wow, thanks everyone for your support. Everyone here is so friendly and helpful!!!! Thanks for your tips, I'll definitely give it a try!

At the moment, I'm washing my face with Dermeze Face Wash and I'm using a facial scrub. After I wash it I feel this tightness and I can see little bits of white peeling skin around my cheeks. I haven't used any moisturiser since stopping the aloe cream and I feel a lot less irritated now. It's only that feeling of tightness and my skin looking dull after I wash my face.
 

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that tightness is not a great thing sounds like you are really drying out your skin, you definetely need to moisturize- thought i would not use baby oil as it could irrate it even further- Have you tried the Aveeno facial products they are great for soothing skin irrated skin, dry skin, maybe even stop the scubs too for a while as that can irrate the skin further- if you can't get the aveeno try a little dab of virgin olive oil, or coconut oil- at the very least, these are chemical free and should not irrate your skin further.
 

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I would highly recommend cetaphil Moisterizing cream. I used it back when I was in a situation similar to you, and it worked really well. But of course everyone is different, so it migh not work for you. Anoher suggestion is to consult a skin care specialist, as they would know best. Remember to tell them your previous exprinces with other creams too.

Hope I helped, good luck,
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Hello ma'am!
Actually you are the one who made me join this forum....i read ur post and i wanted to share my knowledge with you....I hope you have heard of johnson's baby oil....you can apply a small amount of it on your cheeks or any area which is flacky....but as your eyes are so much sensitive i recommend you to avoid it near eye area.....
further why dont you just buy an aloe vera plant...it doesnt need much care just put it in a cool place in shadow and serve it with lots of water...
and in return you can get frest aloe gel when ever you want....
sweet almond oil is great too......
and last but not the least try a simple mask of egg youlk.....yes its is full of mosturizer...just apply the egg youlk on your checcks or entite face and after 6-7 minutes wash it with cold water...not freezing cold... suggest you to remove it with tap water because the hot water cooks the egg....
and stop worrying....you will get a great skin soon
hope it will help....hi to all memebers....
thank you
Think the natural oils could be one to follow up (never tried the myself- but as a natural product I have heard others use natrual oils and do well with them
) but Johnsons Bay oil- is that not pertroleum oil? if it is, I would be wary as it has a reputation to clog pores and so cause spots, dryness and problems
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Mask sounds like fun- if it were warmer (am in the UK) I'd give it a go but am way to chicken- its freezing cold where I am! Good idea though for people who only eat egg whites and don't know what to do with the yokes! Just don't get it in your hair! (previous experience
- not good!!)
 

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Think the natural oils could be one to follow up (never tried the myself- but as a natural product I have heard others use natrual oils and do well with them
) but Johnsons Bay oil- is that not pertroleum oil? if it is, I would be wary as it has a reputation to clog pores and so cause spots, dryness and problems
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Mask sounds like fun- if it were warmer (am in the UK) I'd give it a go but am way to chicken- its freezing cold where I am! Good idea though for people who only eat egg whites and don't know what to do with the yokes! Just don't get it in your hair! (previous experience
- not good!!)
Hi jen!
well i understand your point about the oil stuff...but let me tell you one thing...no matter a if a thing is completely natural or a cosmetic....it will suite to some people and will be harsh to other ones...so either they are natural oil, or jhonson baby oil....my advice is to test it for your self....
but testing on complete face is not a good idea....just take a small amount and put it some where on your one cheek......and do it for two three day....if it is not making any problem...and you feel something better...then bingo!!!! make it your routine....
and when it comes to eggs...i repeat....nver wash eggs (face mask or hair mask) with warm water...it will cook it...you know proteins are the building blocks of life...its hard to have a cold face mask in a ciy like london(i know its freezing sometimes)....but some times give it a try ...suppose put it for ten minutes when you have a plan for taking a bath....but if you dont wana do it in any case...i have another thing for you...
.....add two table spoons of flax seeds in your daily diet...its also a rich form of protein.....
You know what i have learned in 21 years of my age....a girl can never look beautiful untill she is helthy...so mainting health is the basic thing...and the skin will improve by itself...
hope it will help...
..take care
 

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Many creams are made just for the eyes because eyes are the most sensitive area of the face. I use a regular moisturizer on all the rest of my face but just about any under-eye cream around the eyes because the eye creams are made without fragrances and fillers. Eyes are just more sensitive. You mention your skin reacting so badly to everything but if I am reading you correctly it is not the skin on the rest of your face that is having problems so use up some of the moisturizers you've bought on your cheeks and throat and around your mouth but buy a fragrance-free product just meant for eyes for around those sensitive peepers


I was originally recommended to try Cetaphil Moisturising Cream but that also irritated my eyes so my derm suggested me to stop using it and try the Aloe Cream. Before that, I used Johnson's Baby lotion on my face and that irritated my eyes real badly and even made my skin look a dull colour. It didn't make sense, I thought Johnson's lotions were safe to use on baby skins.

I don't know why my skin is reacting so badly to everything, will Shea butter be safe to use around eyes? If so, Is Palmer's a good natural brand to try?
 

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Hey..

Everyone have good participation in this topic. Yes i agreed with you all. The Aloe is best gel for skin. It gives shine and smoothness to our skin...It is best for acne also..
 
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