Discover the Best Anti Aging Vitamins That Will Change Your Life
Let’s face it. No matter who you are or where you’re from, the concern with aging worries us, even if it’s just a little. Our body’s efficiency starts declining as we grow older, because its ability to process the required nutrients and regenerate specific cells decreases over time. Our body’s defense against its own free radicals starts breaking down, and thus we become more prone to chronic, age-related illnesses. So what’s our best hope against aging? Simple. Anti aging vitamins.
You may find yourself asking, just what are anti aging vitamins? Unwittingly you might have consumed them at some part of your life, and you might even still be consuming them right now, only you haven’t been aware of just what they do for you and the benefits that they bring with regards to anti aging. Truth is, there are many vitamins that may help delay the inevitable. Aging can be prevented by the consumption of these vitamins. Let’s discover which of these vitamins can help in our ever continuous fight against aging.
If you’re someone who is concerned about aging and are somewhat knowledgeable about the subject matter, you would know that antioxidants help prevent damage caused by free radicals in the body. The most common antioxidants found in the skin happens to be vitamin C. Indeed, this particular vitamin does help in turning back the clock. A study in 2007, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, stated that people with vitamin C-rich diets had fewer signs of aging compared to those without. People who consumed more vitamin C in their diets had fewer wrinkles and dry skin related to age. This is because vitamin C smoothes fine line and wrinkles by helping in the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen production is adversely affected by free radicals in the body, because they attack fats, DNA, and protein; which is what collagen essentially is, a protein. Vitamin C has the ability to defend the body against these free radicals, and thus prevents the adverse effects on collagen production. As you probably already know, vitamin C can be found in orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. But this vitamin can also be found in animal products such as eggs and meat.
The next important vitamin comes in a group. B vitamins are eight vitamins that are essential for life. This is because these vitamins are required for body functions on the cellular level, such as digestion, the production of energy, and transmissions of nerve messages to the system. B vitamins act as enzyme co-factors, which aid enzymes in carrying out molecular conversions in the body. These vitamins help in converting carbohydrates into glucose which in turn fuels the body. So in short, B vitamins ensure the smooth operation of our body by aiding metabolism of proteins and fats, and in turn the body’s nervous system. These vitamins also help in tolerating stress, and this makes them essential anti aging vitamins as stress is the leading cause in premature aging. B vitamins can be found in foods such as milk, liver, rice, meats, and leafy green vegetables.
The last and probably the most important vitamin in the fight against aging is vitamin E. This is because amongst all the antioxidants, vitamin E is considered to be the most important, as it is provides the best form of cell membrane protection, and helps in the prevention of enzyme damage associated with the breakdown of cell membranes. Also, in recent studies, vitamin E has been shown to aid in inactivating free radicals, thus lessening their ability to cause damage to the body. This particular vitamin indeed does play a very crucial role in many of our body’s functions, as it keeps our arteries and heart healthy. Vitamin E can be found in a number of sources, but mostly in vegetable oils such as sunflower, wheat germ, and olive oil.
These are only 3 vitamins that can help prevent the signs of aging, but there are many other vitamins and supplements out there that may aid in the fight against aging. Anti aging vitamins can help change your life, so if you want to turn back the clock, consider the consumption of such vitamins.
Frequently Asked Questions
Damaged skin from oxidized vitamin C cream?
I’m only 21. About 7 months ago I purchased some Vitamin C cream to improve the elasticity of the skin on my forehead. Unfortunately the Vitamin C I had purchased had oxidized and I did not find out about this until I had been using it for about half a month, but by that stage the damage was already done.
I now have like hundreds of fine lines/wrinkles all all over my forehead. It looks very unnatural and ugly, especially under natural sunlight. I’ve been trying just about every product I can get my hands on for the past 6 months to repair the damage, but nothing has worked for me. I have tried the following so far:
– Lipobase Advanced Night Repair
– Trilogy rosehip oil
– Face Protector with vitamins A, E and B5
– Clarins total Wrinkle Control cream
Just wondering if there are any cosmetic products out there that actually work? Or do I need to look at getting cosmetic surgery?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Do not worry about it, first make sure that you drink enough amount of water every day, probably it is a matter of dehydration, not lack of Vitamin C, because if you do not drink enough water that will lead into a dry skin which shows all the wrinkles on your forehead, try to use any age-defying products, such as Nevia and Dove, but that will take time, do not panic.
Can I use a 50% aloe cream on my face..?
to get rid of the few blemishes i have from past acne scars. I’m a guy so I’m not too familiar with skin products and such but from what I hear vitamin E is good to get rid of acne scars, hence the use of an aloe enriched cream. But I’m afraid that b/c the cream is greasy, it clog my pores and cause a few zits? I don’t know, I’m pretty clueless about this stuff… Ladies, care to enlighten me?
Like I initially said, the doubt is that the grease from the cream may contribute to the appearance of zits. But I’m not entirely sure, which is why I need help…
Just to clarify, the cream I’m talking about will absorb…. I can’t just put it on and then whipe it off. … it’s…. it’s like a lotion… feel me?
ye for sure
apply it after you come out of the shower
nice and clean
helps brinng back moisture that gets stripped off by hot water in the shower
and helps bring moisture lost by soap
thats if you use it
i suggest you change to something soap free to wash with
How To Reduce Redness of Sunburn – FAST!?
I got sunburnt yesterday, extremely bad!
My entire face is just bright red along with my arms and legs. I need suggestions on how to reduce it by tomorrow — First day of school! Eep.
I have the Aloe Vera lotion and spray, along with Vitamin E and Vitamin C cream and Im taking cold showers throughout the day.
Im begging, please help! –x
It happened on Sunday morning, I dont exactly want to cure it, just reduce the redness.
Would Eyedrops work?
I have a dodgy-ish foundation, but my face wont be exposed to the sun any longer. Im Aussie — So Akubra’s shade me pretty damn well.
Use cool compresses tonight. You can fill a large bowl with cool water and add a couple of tablespoon of white vinegar to it. Be careful to not get it in your eyes though. The cool water will help to sooth it and reduce any swelling and the vinegar will soothe it even more. Be sure to keep it moisturized so it doesn’t dry up and peel. There is a product here in the States that is made by Panama Jack and its a gel with Aloe in it along with a numbing medicine called Lidocaine. The Aloe is great for burns, is a great moisturizer and the Lidocaine will numb it so you won’t feel the pain. You will also need to take an anti-inflammatory medicine. Here we use Ibuprofen (the brand name is Advil) I don’t know if it’s available there but I am sure you have something similar if it’s not. If you are using the cool compresses it could greatly reduce the redness by tomorrow. If so, just brush on a bit of bronzer on your nose, cheekbones and forehead to tone down the redness even more and to give you a nice glow. If the redness is still pretty noticeable, then do use a foundation but add some moisturizer to it before you apply it and lightly apply powder so your face doesn’t dry out and look all flaky. I am all out of suggestions other than to tell you that if your face (or anywhere else) starts to swell or blister go to the emergency room or your doctor’s office. You will need to have those treated by medication and medical care. Good luck sweetie and next time, use sunscreen.
Which cream is better, for you/over all better in general?
What cream is better:
1) NutriBiotic, Face Creme, Tissue Revitalizing, 2 fl oz (59 ml)
2) Source Naturals – Skin Eternal Cream with Lipoic Acid, DMAE, C-Ester & CoQ10 4 oz
I just finished reading a book on skin care and it says one should find a cream that has following antioxidants:
– Vitamin C ester (Ascorbyl Palmitate)
– Tocotrienol (Vitamin E, High Potency E/ HPE)
– Alpha Lipoic Acid (Thioctic Acid, 6,8-dithiooctanoic Acid)
both the cream have all the three. but clearly they both have other very good stuff in them. which on has more better stuff in them? over all better?
What can be done about black marks from old pimples?
I have chocolate colored skin. Every so often (all you women know exactly when), I get at least two pimples on my face that go away after 3 or 4 days. But they always leave black marks. Even though my skin is smooth and soft, it is peppered with black spots from these inevitable zits. I have tried going on the pill, exfoliating twice every week, Vitamin C and E supplements and drinking plenty of water but the marks are still there. I have been forced to cover them with makeup. What can I do? Lightening creams will be my last resort.
For those recommending Vitamin E, where can I get it from and in what form does it come?
Include green, leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet. Drink a lot of water to to regularly to flush out toxins, and don’t forget to drink a glass before breakfast to flush out the stomach. Avoid deep-fried snacks
Lemon juice is effective in lightening the dark spots left by acne and pimples.
First, cleanse the scarred area with water. Soak up a teaspoon of lemon juice with a cotton ball and smooth it over the marks. Leave the juice in place for ten minutes, then rinse.
Be careful how often you use lemon juice: it can have the side effect of making your skin light sensitive. Make sure to cover treated areas with sunscreen before going outdoors.
Try applying vitamin E to the scarred area three to four times daily to help reduce its visibility. If you keep at it, you should see some results after one to two weeks. It takes a long time before you get really noticeable effects.
Honey and pearl
A useful facial pack for acne is honey and pearl powder.
Apply a mask of it for 15 minutes. If you can keep doing it every week, your skin will become lighter and smoother.
Tea tree oil
Some medications made from natural ingredients, such as rosehip seed oil and tea tree oil, will not only help to heal scars, but also significantly work to prevent future scarring.
In addition to eating fresh fruits to supply your skin with collagen-building vitamin C, you can also smear them onto your face as an acidic exfoliant.
Puree a quarter cup of pineapple and smooth it onto your face. Leave it in place 10-15 minutes, then rinse.
Pineapple contains ascorbic acid which helps brighten the face and fade acne. Apple works similarly. Soak a slice of apple in hot water till soft, then apply it to any scarred areas. Leave it for 20 minutes, and then rinse.
Peel the membrane from white are of the leek while watching TV or resting. Place a peeling over scarred areas for ten minutes every day. You can secure it with a bandage to keep it from falling off. Keep this up for a few weeks and you’ll see the color fade away
After cleaning your skin, cut a few slices of fresh ginger and apply to the affected area for 20 minutes. You’d better do this laying down, otherwise the ginger may fall off. It might burn a little, but probably not too much. The ginger may leave behind a bit of redness after you removeit, but don’t be too worried. Just wipe off and have a good rest. In the morning, the scar should become smooth, and will hopefully fade completely within two weeks.
HOPE THIS HELPS
Are any of these chemicals harmful or unnatural for skin? (paraben etc)?
for skin? (paraben etc)?
Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Certified Organic), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Gel (Certified Organic), Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sorbic Acid, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol.
… im looking for a vitamin e face cream suitable for 24 year old (not mature skin). i want one with not one single unnatural chemical, no parabens or anything,
so are all these chemicals 100% natural and safe?
Hi, I think those ingredients are alright. Not all of them are natural but those which aren’t are at the end of the list which means they are in very small quantities, probably more for preservation. 🙂
what is the itchy rash on my face?
I have a rash on my forehead and chin. I noticed it appear around the summer time last year but I just put it down to a change in diet. Up until recently it has varied in severity. The past couple of months it has gradually got worse and spread to just under my nose too. I have been to the doctors on a few occasions and each time he say it’s acne. (I have seen 3 different doctors for this) But every acne antibiotic I’ve been given just aggravate the rash and makes it sore.
I have now been given a months worth of oral antibiotic (Tetracycline) but I really don’t want to take them as everything else for acne hasn’t worked which leads me to think it’s not acne.
I have MS and I know prolonged use of antibiotics kills off good bacteria too and I need all of my good bacteria.
I’ve tried anti fungal cream and organic aloe vera,
I’m taking aloe vera supplement, vitamin E, vitamin C, omega 3 6 9, vitamin D, calcium, zinc and a natural acne remedy containing burdock and cranberry supplement.
It does resemble acne.. as in it’s red and bumpy with some pustules and the healed spots stay dark for months making my skin just look marked and uneven. I have never had anything like this up until now, I am 31.
what is it and how can I stop it?! I’m going crazy 🙁
It may be worth asking for a blood test to check you hormone levels, as hormones have a massive affect on the skin, it is a possibility that this could be the root of the problem. If your results are normal try to get a referral to a dermatologist
Oily skin and wrinkles!?
I have questions: Do oily-skinned people get more wrinkles or less than someone with dry?
I have very oily skin. I’m 20 years old and I find wrinkles every time I look in the mirror. It seems I find new ones each time. I have one that formed when I had a pimple, and now there is a wrinkle underneath. I have the beginning of laugh lines. When I ask someone else if they can see them, they say no, but I don’t know if they say that to make me feel better. Almost every other female my age has perfect skin. I can’t afford expensive creams. I have Olay dual cleanser and toner, St. Ives apricot srcub
and phisoderm Vitamin C and E cream.
I don’t know what to do! When is normal to get laugh lines? Will the creams and wash stuffs help? I can’t keep a straight face for even a few minutes, let alone a lifetime – though that might prevent them.
That Arbonne stuff would break my bank. I said I can’t afford expensive treatments.
That Arbonne stuff would break my bank. I said I can’t afford expensive treatments.
^^Posted twice. Not intentional
Laugh lines are called laugh lines because the only people who do NOT get them have no sense of humor.
I know, lets insert poisonous bacteria into your skin so it melts and does not look like it is alive.
Or we could inflate it with noxious chemicals that wear off in a month and need to be re-inserted.
Maybe you should worry less about minor natural skin creases that keep your face from ripping when it moves and focus on how you treat yourself and the world instead.
Has anyone used Origins: Night-A-Mins line of products? Does it work? Such as the eye and moisture cream? Thx.
The eye cream is suppose to help elps de-crease the appearance of crinkly lines and getting-older signs. Also, the moisture cream does this: Let the hypnotic aromas of nature’s nightcaps summon the sandman. Newly-formulated with extra vitamins (including B-complex, C, E and A), extra minerals and exfoliating extracts, this mega moisture cream fortifies skin’s own nocturnal nature to help it repair damage done by day and rebuild itself to face tomorrow. Worn out cells are gently released to reveal brighter, more youthful texture and tone. Skin awakens rested, renewed and richly replenished. How to use: Sweep over face and throat at bedtime.
I’ve not used that particular product, but I have used Origins products and I love them. I would guess that product would work as well.
Clear urine not good? Need advice.?
I’ve just heard about drinking apple cider vinegar for acne. Some pple say it has helped clear their acne by mixing 2-3 tablespoons with water (8 ounces or so) and drinking it like 3x daily. So I started doing some research online and found that acv does have a lot of benefits and it can help with acne. I have a constant reoccurence of pimples and they seem to not be going away no matter what I do to clear them and pple have said acv has been their holy grail with clearing pimples. So I went and bought it on monday and tried it, mixed 3 tbsps with water and drank it in the morning. Only did it once, yesterday I did it once also, and today 2x. My pee has been completely clear. I usually take multivitamins (but I’ve not been for a few weeks now), so usually it’s yellowish, usually bright yellow, but never completely clear like the past few days. Also, not to gross anyone out or anything, but I had a lil white, cheesy discharge from down there yesterday. I read online and also heard from the lady at the store where I brought the acv from that it gets rid of yeast from the body, so when you first start taking it you’ll get a yeast infection and the acv will then clear it. I didn’t get the discharge today though. I went on youtube as well to find out more about apple cider vinegar and I heard nothing but good things about it, so I’m wondering if all of this is normal, the clear pee and discharge? I know someone who took it and said she did get a yeast infection from it, but it also cleared the infection. This’s all so confusing. All in the name of clearing my face, but I do not want to do any harm to my body in return. I know what works for one may not work for another, so I’m trying to be careful and make sure I don’t do any internal damage to myself. In the past, I got acne mainly from food and stress, but I now watch what I eat (I don’t eat cheese, mayo, chocolate, strawberry jam, peanut butter, margarine, butter) b/c my face will be full of pimples the next day, and my stress has gone down. I don’t touch my face unnecessarily. I sue a vitamin e cream and mederma at night. But these pimples just keep popping up and one day it’ll seem like my face is getting better, but then the next I’ll have 2-3 new pimples. I do drink milk. I’m wondering if that could be one of the problems. I’ve been reading recently that it can cause acne. I don’t eat oily foods, but sometimes I use a bit of canola oil in my cooking (once a week), now changing to olive oil now. Anyone hv any insight on all these? Should I stop drinking the acv?? Some pple on yahoo answers said it’s a sign that you’re healthy and well hydrated, but a few pple said it can cause kidney/liver damage. One of them was a nurse.
sorry, this is kinda long.
its clear because you are drinking more
second skin scar. what helps heal it?
-honestly, i’m really addicted to picking at my face
-so i messed with a pimple that i had.
-and i picked at it until it was down to the second layer of skin (because it was pink)
-so, i left it alone for a few days, and a scab grew over it (in the picture. the brightness around it is the second layer skin).
-i’m not picking at it anymore, but i wanna know what heals it?
ex: any home remedy, any vitamin c or e creams/oils/lotions, ect.
what can i do to help heal this second layer scar. it’s elasticy has grown back but it’s still pink.
the picture isn’t perfect but it’s the only one i have.
help. please & thank you
Can’t see a link to any pics but I would try either Bio Oil or the oil taken from the centre of a Vitamin E capsule which you can just burst with a needle and squeeze out.
You have to break this habit though as you may end up leaving yourself with some permanent scars.
Fresh new marks from pimples, what can I use to lessen the way they look? Or any other advice for marks?
I’m struggling now because I had a few weeks taking extreme care of my face (started a “regimen”) I would wash my face frequently, apply ponds B3 moisturizer (anti dark spots), I would even apply vitamin c And E on the marks and fresh ones, I was feeling real good because I was also taking in water ( I barely drank water) and well just making sure things got better.
I don’t have horrible marks or acne but I went once to the dermatologist and he says that my pimples are cystic therefore whenever they pop up or leave they tend to leave a mark behind.
During the weeks I had treating my face I saw a slight difference, I have also lost my bleaching cream (a cheap one with 2% hydroquinone that I found at a store) and now I have to wait until I’m able to go and buy another one.
I have fresh new marks and I don’t want to go through the process of letting them sink in and take really long to blend in or lessen in view.
I’m trying to see if I can wake up tomorrow with my face looking less marked (as in they are reddish, hurt) etc.
I’ve mixed honey, vitamin C and E, and orange juice and made into a “facial” (Good or not?) I know I can’t get overnight skin clearing but I do want the new marks to be less out there.
Clear, acne/blackhead-free skin.?
I don’t have really bad skin, but it is very far from perfect. I’m with the most amazing girl now who loves me for who I am – but I still feel quite self-concious about my skin.
My problems are spots, blackheads and dry skin. I used spot creams, wash my face twice a day, drink plenty of water and a reasonable diet. I really need help!
I’ve heard that Vitamins C and E are useful, and Silica. Please try and suggest some serious ways to improve my skin.
Obtaining and maintaining clear skin is a million dollar industry, and there is no “ultimate cure” but there are things you can do to help:
First keep in mind that acne is caused by a bacteria called propionibacterium acnes (p. acnes for short), and as such, the vitamin C and E you’ve mentioned above help more as an anti-inflammatory and skin-repair tool than a bactericide (Vitamins C and E are well-known antioxidants). This in mind, it may be helpful to add the common anti-acne chemical benzoyl peroxide to your routine. Read the back of the labels on the products you use, it’s listed in most acne medication. Make sure you’re not stingy on the application of the product either. Also remember that a higher percent of benzoyl peroxide increases efficacy, but it can also dry out your skin.
Additionally, cleansing your skin is important. I’d recommend using a gentle cleanser and exfoliant called “cetaphil” which will not dry out your skin.
Lastly, do your best to keep your hair and fingers away from touching your face. Ever notice how oftentimes you get acne in certain spots? It’s probably because that’s a place you scratch at a lot, and scratching spreads the bacteria (As does popping pimples, especially when you pop them too early). Hope this helps!
My skin peels off- can this stop?
Now I am going to explain my problem to the minutest detail so I hope that good answers will be given.
Last year, the skin on my hand (the palm and fingers) started peeling off. It was very strange because I had never faced a problem like that. First, I thought it was lack of vitamins and I consumed foods enriched with Vitamin C, E, A, B1, B6, B12, D and so on. Unfortunately, that did not fix the problem. I went to dermatologist and she took a small piece of the skin of my palm. It was examined and the result was: dermatitis. I know there are several types but they did not tell me which one I had.
So, the interesting part is that my problem worsens only in the summer when it gets hot. My palms start sweating a lot and very small white pustules appear under the skin- yes, they are under the skin and are hardly visible, usually on daily sunlight and at a particular angle. And once, I see that they have appeared, I know that the process of peeling will start again.
And there is something else, the skin on my palm starts peeling immediately if I spend too much time in water. Even when it is cold, if I spend more than 30 minutes in the bathroom, I can see it starts to peel off. And when I go out of the bathroom, I feel my skin really, really, really very DRY! I immediately put on any cream (realized that it does not matter what) and this prevents the further peeling!
As you see, I have learned how to control my problem more or less: do not take showers for a long time, put on any cream immediately after I leave the bathroom and when I see my hands are sweaty, I immediately wash them. But I still cannot do a lot of other stuff- swimming in a pool for more than 10-20 minutes, swimming in the sea etc 🙁 And I am a kind of person who really loves swimming and all water activities but water has extremely negative affects on my disease 🙁
So, I would be EXTREMELY happy if you gave me advice what to do. If there is anyone, who can help me out, I will be grateful until the end of my life… It really means a lot to me.
Thanks for all your answers in advance!
I think you should get a 2nd opinion if you hadn’t since it might not be dermatitis after all, cause see I also experience that thing, like sweating and drying of skin during summer although the sweating of my palms is due to the too much pressure and stress that I put in my hands as for the drying maybe putting lotion will do :3
Using Clinique Moisture Surge… ?
I bought some on Friday afternoon after hearing that it can be used alone at night as a moisturizer and that during the day I can mix it with my Oil of Olay mositurizer for more moisture. BUT, I’m worried that
1. will it interfere in any way with the spf 15? OR vitamins C&E in the product?
2. How do I use it in conjunction with the All about Eyes eye cream? On top of that? or under it? can i use all 3 together?
Feel free to use derm.terms, as I’m an avid ALLURE reader and I stay up on the latest, i’m just trying to find something new for this all-of-a-sudden-changing 22 year old skin on my face. WHOA. 🙂
It can be used alone or with other moisturizers that you have. I prefer it as an extra, and right now in the winter with the heat on, my skin is more dry.
I use it after I have applied every other moisturizer or treament I use, and it does not mess with anything that may be in the moisturizers. I don’t mix it with anything, I just apply it before my makeup. Take an extra minute to massage it in, until it may tingle a bit. Let it absorb before applying any makeup. This will lock in moisture all day. I speak from experience that this does what it says it will do.
It is a very thin gel, oil-free, not a cream, so it won’t feel that you are adding yet another moisturizer, which can be a pain in the butt to do.
You really shouldn’t be using anything on your eyes except eye cream; however, this is a gel and it is oil and fragrance free, so I don’t think it would be that bad. I know that the Dramaticially Different Gel is safe for the eyes, and this is quite similar.
The best thing about this is that if you want more moisture after you have applied makeup, you can put it right over your makeup and it doesn’t mess it up. You might also be interested in the Moisture Surge for eyes and the spray.
Since you said that your skin was changing at 22 get the Clinique Total Turnaround Concentrate. Talk about woah. I am not usually a preacher, but this stuff works like crazy. This is actually an exfoliator that is time released, I believe, to get new cells to the surface, which is very important to the appearance and feel of skin. Immediately your skin will be smoother and softer, but overtime it is more even toned and brighter–for which you probably do not have a problem, but it is preventative, and a good age to start this. My husband doesn’t know if I am coming or going sometimes, but when I started using this, he noticed.
I also recommend the superdefense and the super rescue night moisturizer. Both will be protecting your skin against free radicals and are very moisturizing. But if you are happy with Olay, by all means, stay with Olay. (Get me talking about Clinque and I go off..)
Hope this helps.
I have really dry skin and its incredibly awful, could use help!?
I have such extreme dry skin in the winter. I have tried lots of things. I bought Aveeno Colloidal Oil (oatmeal oil) for in the shower, I bought Aveena Anti-Itch lotion with Cooling Menthol. Neither are doing enough. I have a sugar scrub which makes my skin soft and I thought it might help with exfoliating, because maybe that was the problem, but it hasn’t helped.
I am so itchy, I scratch my legs and arms constantly, even my stomach itches. The only things that don’t itch are my face, arms, back, and feet. Everything else is so itchy and I just can’t stop. I scratch and scratch. I have red marks all over my legs (especially my thighs and shins), red bumps form from all the scratching. Currently I have deeper scratches on my knees from it being so bad I just kept going even when I broke the skin and started to bleed. And then my skin just burns and it feels even worse. There’s no relief!
I need some advice, is there any lotion or cream or ANY product I can try that will help? A friend suggested Gold Bond Medicated lotion but I’m just not sure. That Aveeno stuff was like and its not even half gone (I bought it last year). I just don’t want to needlessly spend money if there’s a proven to work product out there. Or at least one that several people have tried and found relief. I need opinions and very few people I know have this dry of skin.
My next step would be to go see my doctor, except I can’t imagine they’ll have much help for me. I’m not taking any new meds, nothing has changed when it comes to laundry or other soaps. I’m trying to take a shower every other day instead of daily in hopes that would help. I’m using warm not hot water. I am cold almost all the time, and the heater makes the air dry, but I can’t imagine that is doing this extreme of a job on my skin.
And I’m working on the more water. I try to take a daily vitamin which includes A, C, and E. I eat plenty of fruits and veggies too.
I would appreciate any suggestions of products, commercial or natural, your experience with them and the Pros and Cons, and then also a link to the product so I can read about them too.
Thank you so much!
MORE: Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil got great reviews on TotalBeauty.com
Also, does anyone have any thoughts on Vaseline Clinical Therapy lotion?
I’m not allergic to anything. Nothing at all has changed in my house to cause this. I have been living here itch free first, my entire life, and then for the past 10 months I have been here I’ve never had a problem.
Its not meningitis, that doesn’t even answer any of my question. I never said anything that could be connected to that.
I don’t have blisters and I’m not hot and this is occurring. Like I said, I have DRY SKIN and its causing crazy itching! I just want to know the best lotion or oil or cream for dry skin and that would help stop the itching.
Try Eucerin Intensive Repair Lotion. I just had surgery recently and the incision and all of the skin around it was awful. Itchly, flaky..etc. This lotion is great. It gently exfoliates the dry skin away and makes your skin feel baby soft.
Why do I still have acne? Help :(?
I have sensitive combination skin, So when I first started breaking out at age 13 I tried over the counter products. Nothing ever worked…it just made my skin worse. (I know its a normal age but I was trying to get it under control early)
I’ve always eaten what I wanted, but I rarely eat junk food, and i’ve never had any health problems.
Even through all of this I always found the left side of my face to be good, no heavy breakouts no matter what I did to it.
So I tried proactive, Murad, Acnezine. I’ve been to the Derma and he gave Antibiotics. I went to the doc and was put on birth control, many topical creams and STILL nothing.
After all that I cut out all vegtable oil from my diet, ate nothing but vegtables, no milk products, took vitamins (B-C-E, plus salmon/borage oil along with barley grass) Worse results, so I took Probiotics and now the left side of my face is broken out and im about to go insane.
Im 18 years old and cannot live my life.
aloe Vera is the solution to your problems, its great for ANY skin problem.Victoria beckham used it because she has quite bad skin (but of course your wouldn’t notice because of the amount of make-up she wears and the airbrushing)
Buy an aloe Vera plant, nothing is better than the real thing, it shouldn’t be too expensive. Cleanse your face, cut a chunk of the plant off and squeeze it and you will see the gel coming out of it, then apply on to your face. Use for about a week and then see if it has made a differnce.
What to do with this brown spots?
ok so i was washing my face generally rubbing my face, and then i think i was rubbing too hard that the top layer of my skin came off and you can see the second layer of my skin before it reaches the tissue or whatever is underneath the skin, and so i just thought that i can put cream and my skin will create new skin over it, to protect it and stuff
But now that new skin was creater but now its just two brown sports on the bridge of my nose, and I’ve tried putting Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E (A Swivel Stick) and I’ve tried taking one the Vitamin E gels and pop it to put it on my nose
Now its just two brown spots that thank god I can cover it with my glasses
But can anyone help me in erasing it, what was I supposed to do, what should I do, b/c I dont want it there?
Here are some pics
1) right side
2) left side
3) frontal face
ps. yes i know i have a big nose, family tradition 😉 lol
actually its not the glasses -the nickel allergy- no b/c ive been wearing the same glasses since months ago
it happened more or less a month ago, after a rubbed it to hard, i just wanna know how to diminish it or erase it completely b/c in public i cannot take off my glasses- and as u can see one is bigger than the other
but seriously thank u thou
oh my glasses are plastic
i know im so cheap lol
I think that staining is from the nickel (or some other metal) in your glasses. Switch to pure plastic frames.
What are the best Mild acne remedies?
I have had mild acne since i was about 17. It wasnt as bad as it is now. Im not sure if its just stress or hormones but it seems that i have more acne now than i ever had in the past. I have struggled in the last 3-4 months with a sudden cluster of breakouts specifically on my chin. The only thing i have done differently in between this time is i have stopped tanning. Everything else has been the same. About 4 months ago i had a break out and i used some tretonin on the breakouts. This caused my skin to peel badly. Right after it peeled and new skin formed, i noticed i had a lot of black heads under the skin. They have been sitting there forever and it doesnt look awful but you can see a bunch of small skin colored bumps. Ever since then ive battled with bad blemishes. I have felt something that i never have before- i can actually feel when they are going to pop up. I get a strong throbbing sensation on my skin for a few seconds and it goes away. Theres nothing there, but behold the next day i begin to see a whitehead forming.
So theres the intro. My issue is i have sensitive skin, so even when i dont pick at my pimples it still leaves a light hyperpigmented spot (which has worsened ever since the skin peeling) and it drives me nuts. I have bought lightening lotions for that but its taking some time.
Ive gone to the dermatologist and was rx’d antibiotics and creams for it, but i dont use them since i read the reviews on them and it seems that people break out more in the beginning, and i would not be able to handle that since im so inpatient. So ive been researching all these remedies but theres so many i cant try them all at once and i dont want to irritate my skin and possibly burn it or have it scab up. Ive been drinking a lot of water and it seems to have improved slightly, but aside from all the medicated face washes that i have used throughout the last few years, nothing has worked to clear up these stubborn black heads.
What should i do? And if possible please let me know if its actually worked for you, results, time needed..everything.My birthdays this weekend and i wouldnt want to have a chin full of marks and pimples. Makeup only works well sometimes, but most of the time it emphasizes it more than it is. I take vitamn c and e everyday..but i havent seen much improvement. Im thinking of taking something to cleanse my body out since i heard that toxins can surface up to your skin if they are not properly eliminated through other means.(if u know what i mean)
So if anyone has any real suggestions and experiences, please let me know. Ive never had this bad of a problem on my chin and im hoping this is the last phase of it since it started years ago on my forehead, nose &cheeks now my chin.
Also if anyone knows how to help heal the crusted up zits, let me know. As of now im just dabbing vitamin e serum on them.
This answer is designed to better educate you on acne from a larger picture. I hope it helps you.
What agravates acne?
1- Oily hair.. so stay away from oily hair products like pomades, hairsprays and keep your hair off your forehead & face, keepit pulled back or have a short hair style, maybe put it in a hair net at night as it will keep it off of your skin.
2- Skin cosmentics and suntan lotipons.. so use types that do not clog pores .. like noncomedogenic (google it)
3- Skin moisterizers on acne prone skin ..if you do feel you need to .. make sure it is not acnegenic.
4- Washing your skin with hot water and harsh cleansers that can can further irritate your skin. ..Wash the skin gently with a mild soap or cleanser and warm (not hot) water once or twice daily.
5- Scrubbing your skin to get rid of acne, this can actually make your acne worse and promote scarring by increasing inflammation or rupturing cysts under your skin, making bacteria spread.
6- Picking your pimples or blackheads.. this can leave permanent scars. If you feel you just have to get that head out that is ready to burst.. go gently & immediately apply a topical antibiotic to help stave off infection.
7-Stressing out. Stress can cause acne break outs, and herpie outbreaks as well. Quit worrying over the outward appearance of acne .. it doesn’t make you a bad person.. real beauty in a lot deaper than the skin.
8- Not getting enough sleep can cause stress as well so get to bed and those 8 hours in .. an nap when you feel like.
9- Poor nutrition …everyone knows that more fruits and vegetables in your diet is more healthy.. a healthy body will heal itself. Start drinking a lot more water .. and cut out those pops.
10- No exersise.. exersising everyday can also make you healthier and rejevenate the skin by the increased oxegen from the increased blood flow.. it will make you stronger and healthier when combined with a nutritious diet.
11- Hot humid environments.. like poorly ventilated gyms and kitchens.. the cooking grease your exposed to can add to pore clogging…
12-Working out bacteria.. from equipment and sweat.. bring a long some pre-wetted alcohol towlelettes to gently wipe the sweat from your face .. back .. hands.. chest .. a long the work out lines ..to tight fitting work out clothes that trap moisture can cause bumps on your chest or back. .so wear lose fitting cotton attire.. in fact wearing lose fitting breathable attire always is beneficial when combating acne..
13- Dirty make up and make up brushes.. throw out old contaminated make up and wash your brushes regularly in soapy water ..
Some quick tips.. and I am a believer in the natural approach to healing ones body, ..so go to holisticskincare dot net dot tc , ( .net.tc. ) if you want to pursue healing your acne naturally and permanently…
Last tip .. bacteria is one of the key causes of acne, anything that keeps bacteria from touching your skin will help in acne prevention.
How can I get RID of stretchmarks or scars?
I know that you CAN’T get rid of them with any creams, other.
But, what can be done to get RID?
I am going to be 18, and I already have stretchmarks ALL OVER. (I was never FAT.. EVER!) I got them from my growth spurt. I was 86lbs when I was 12 1/2 then in a month I went to 105lbs due to starting my menstruation, and developing…. (you’re not always going to have a kid’s body!)
They are on my boobs (what a waste of a c cup) They are behind my knees, on inner thighs, on the sides of my hip, and my butt!!
I also have 3 scars on my face. (They are all small, but I CAN STILL see them) I also have a few injury scars on my legs, and on my arms.
I’ve been trying mederma on the newer scars, and I can see improvement.. but the white ones.. I find it a waste of time even putting mederma.
I use Palmer’s vitamin e oil on my stretch marks, they aren’t even HORRIBLE, but still noticeable if I was to wear a bathing suit. When the stretchmarks had just appeared, my ignorant mother said they would go away with time.. it’s been 5 1/2 years… and they are STILL there.
I’m UNHAPPY with my appearance. They are really ruining my youth, you’re only young ONCE and I don’t even want to wear shorts, etc. I am pretty toned, but I still need to work out more.. but if I didn’t have these stretchmarks i’d be at the beach right now! lol :((
Which laser treatments work.. and that aren’t SUPER painful? I’m not super rich, but I’ve inherited some money from a family member that passed away, and I’m whiling to spend it on something that will make me happy.