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Mom always wants to use baby oil on her skin right after her shower. Next day her skin is still flaky. I was wondering if there is a lotion that would keep her skin more moist. She bathes about two to three times a week.

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I worked for dermatologist office, and they recommended Cera'Ve! It comes in a tub, and there might be a generic available now. It's great stuff!
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Unfiltered, unprocessed coconut oil.
Cheap, and the best moisturizer around.
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Americans are lotion lovers, but in Europe and other parts of the world, oil is actually the more popular option for hydrating dry skin—and there are differences between the two. Some manufacturers have to add all sorts of fillers and emulsifiers to create creamy lotion, while certain plant-based oils are super effective at keeping us hydrated and radiant without needing the added ingredients.
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Good old counut oil is the best. Evenolive oil works it ber than any lottion you can buy.
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Coconut body butter from trader joes has coconut oil, shea butter, & vit. E.
Makes my fingernails shiny.
Or Aveeno, many formulas.
Shower/bathe, keep skin a bit moist, then rub in the cream.
OR, really lather on a rich, cheaper oil or lotion, all over, then shower. Use soap only on private parts, rinse. Do not over-shower. Use the lotion as soap.
And, use a moisturizing shower gel, I like melaleuca brand lavender is relaxing.
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Baby oil has mineral oil and artificial fragrances. If your mom has any chemical sensitivities (and a lot of older people do) - best to stay away from any artificial fragrances, artificial ingredients and mineral oil.
Try organic coconut oil. Simple and very effective. Or, visit a good health food store and ask about lotions that are all natural.
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There is also creamy baby oil if she only wants "baby oil", I think it works better on my legs, and you can get it at the Dollar store if you want.
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I second the recommendation on Cera'Ve. They have a formula, a creme that is for "rough and bumpy skin", it comes in a white jar with a blue screw on top. It is literally a MIRACLE. I also recommend UdderlySmooth, a creme that comes in various containers that have a cow print on the outside. It was initially created for cow udders during the difficult mechanical milking machine period. It is found to be one of the best moisturizers...and as a bonus it does not stain or mark fabric (which is great for me, as I am a cross stitcher and like to have lotion on my hands, but don't want to ruin my hand dyed fabric.

Angel
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Yes, Please go on a web site called the Shea Butter Hut and purchase 100% Shea lotion, you will not believe the difference.
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Awesome, Thanks for the ideas.
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my primary care physician (who i hold in very high regard) recommends the Eucerin lotion products. A little pricey but they last forever. I also think they just came out with lotion specifically for diabetics. I have all their different products all over the house.
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100% Shea butter is the best thing I have found for skin
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I vote for Nivea.I also know of some other great products for this but they are for horses and I think the smell would throw you off although my cuticles look really good right now.
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I like Olay quench..as that works best for me to moisturizer. Maybe have her try a product called o keefes working hands...just on her hands feet and dry spots...it works great and stops the dry cracking feeling you get. Also any product with lanolin...and hate to say it, but they have some great products at southern states or farm stores for animal teets that work wonders and good for human use too!
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Jojoba oil is great for the face and I love Cetaphil as well. Also Vaseline is great for the feet.
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Try natural, organic coconut oil. Use while skin is damp after showering. No unwanted chemicals and many healthy benefits, AND you can eat it. What better to put on your skin than something you can eat too! Enjoy. Make sure no allergies exist by testing a small area.
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I really like an Aveeno product. It comes in a tub, not a squirt bottle. Called Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream. It is mentholated so especially enjoy it after working in the garden or anything where I use my hands for hard work. Just so relieving to put it on.
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Many of us love the bath or shower to be super hot, but unfortunately that can also be very drying on the skin.

I know my hands become super dry in colder weather, I tried just about everything, my hands felt like I had a dozen paper cuts, I looked like I was attacked by my cats :P.... then I found O'Keefe's Working Hands Hand Cream... it's mainly advertised to men but I tried it and so far so good :) It can be found in grocery stores and at hardware stores.
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Cera'Ve is wonderful and comes in both a lotion or a cream.
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Use a lotion that has colloidal oatmeal like Aveeno. She may also be bathing too frequently. Cetaphil is very gentle on elderly skin. It's not soap so not drying.
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Aquaphor. Walmart
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Believe it or not I use hair conditioner, just a pea size amount will do my entire face. Don't get it too close to your eyes. Any good hair conditioner with panthenol or pro vitamin B5 will work.
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I was once told by a doctor that repeated use of baby oil will actually dry out the skin. It was a long time ago. There are many good lotions available I use Averno, mom uses Vaseline Intensive Care. Also she could apply the lotion daily until the skin begins to look and feel better.

You can probably google to look for info in baby oil drying effects.
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I find Cetaphil and Aveeno to be super moisturizing. You might also might want to look at the soap she is using. Cetaphil makes a body wash that is not soap based and thus not drying.
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