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Share your experiences of having itchy or dry skin with Balneum - £300 voucher to be won!

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AbbiCGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 16-Aug-19 11:38:28

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With itchy, dry skin a day-to-day reality for lots of people, finding ways to relieve it becomes really important in making sure it doesn’t hold you back. Keeping it at bay and managing your skin is key, and with this in mind, Balneum would like to hear from you the ways that you deal with itchy dry skin.

Here’s what Balneum have to say: “We understand how distressing dry, itchy skin can be and how challenging it can be to find a skincare regime that works for you. Balneum dry skin and itch relief Lotion is created from soothing active ingredients such as urea and laureth-6.5, which help to hydrate and soothe skin. Easily absorbed, it’s proven to relieve the itch and is suitable for use with eczema and psoriasis prone skin”

What are your experiences with having itchy dry skin - does it hold you back at all? Or maybe you’ve found a way to overcome it? Do you have a specific skin care routine to help combat your dry/itchy skin? Have you found it hard finding a product that works? What is really important to you when choosing a product to relieve your itchy skin? Perhaps you’ve found support from your friends, family or online to help combat your itchy or dry skin? Or do you have any unusual tips or tricks in helping you relieve itchy dry skin?

Share your experiences of having itchy dry skin on the thread below all who do so will be entered into a prize draw where 1 GNer will win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!
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fourormore Fri 16-Aug-19 20:28:14

AbbiC is this not the same as the thread you started at the end of July?
Do we have to post again?

hugshelp Sat 17-Aug-19 06:49:51

I can mostly avoid dry and itchy skin if I am really careful what products I use. However I get horrendous blephitis and the skin around my eyes and below them is really dry and irritated and I have yet to find anything that helps.

glenka Sat 17-Aug-19 07:10:48

I get terrible dry skin on my hands and they seem to react to everything I use on them , I have not been able to find any product that helps to relieve the dryness.

Lindsey29 Sat 17-Aug-19 07:18:59

I get terrible dry cracked skin on my hands. As a microbiologist it is aggravated by the constant handwashing. I really have not found anything as yet that can prevent this from happening.

compy99 Sat 17-Aug-19 07:28:56

I have recently been using E45 Itch, it has helped to reduce the itch

MimiJoy Sat 17-Aug-19 07:38:31

I have very sensitive thin skin, which is a real problem in winter. My hands get so dry that little "cracks" appear, which are very painful and I usually visit my doctor for prescribed cream, which helps to some degree. Not very practical though when your hands are constantly being used!

hartley123 Sat 17-Aug-19 07:43:39

When I was a child (many many years ago) when my feet itched I used to rub them together until they were red raw

AR2127 Sat 17-Aug-19 08:04:34

E45 really helps with my dry skin. Doesn't really itch just gets really dry.

Bellroyd Sat 17-Aug-19 08:08:43

For reasons as yet unexplained, I have struggled to deal with dry skin on one knee and on the top of one ankle. No matter what I try it keeps returning. Infuriating!

happysouls Sat 17-Aug-19 08:24:39

My skin has always been dry. As a child I suffered terribly from heat rash every summer but this has eased as an adult and instead I get occasional excema outbreaks. I find when I'm itchy it takes over life as I seem unable to put it out of my mind! I use aveeno regularly which suits me alot. I never got on with E45. I have some prescribed cream for flare ups but only use it as a last resort. I stick to simple soap and avoid using lots of products and I like wearing clothes that are soft against my skin and not too tight. I've also mostly kept covered up in the sun the last few years and if I do decide to expose my skin it is always covered in factor 30.

Magsd Sat 17-Aug-19 08:38:16

I developed a dry sore itchy area at the top of back. I tried prescription steroid and moisturizer creams which didn’t help. I used sudocrem this helped the itching but it still didn’t heal eventually I had antibiotic ointment and miraculously it cleared up in 3 days and no problems since. I was so relieved.

NiCH Sat 17-Aug-19 08:43:16

I also have dry skin and often ends up causing eczema. In the cold of months during the winter, my hands start cracking and so far none of the cream I tried worked. I wear gloves in winter minimising this symptom happening but not perfect really.

janeyf Sat 17-Aug-19 09:26:53

I get an itchy back sometimes, I think I am sensitive to various detergents and fabric conditioners because I tend to scratch my back in my sleep. I have switched to detergents for sensitive skin

smoran37 Sat 17-Aug-19 09:27:04

Dry skin definitely a problem as I've got older & my skin doesn't like heavily scented lotions either so can't use the butter type product. Cooler showers help but not ideal in colder months.

falconer Sat 17-Aug-19 09:31:03

I tend to scratch until the skin comes off. The best short-term prevention is wetting the skin with cold water. I hate creams on my skin anyway.

volcanopete Sat 17-Aug-19 09:35:06

I have had dry.flaky and itchy skin since I developed an immune deficiency but have found that the application of hydrocortisone cream 2.5mgs does address the problem which is so embarassing in social situations.

BeHappy Sat 17-Aug-19 09:41:31

I've been using E45 Itch Relief Cream to ease the itchy, dry skin on my upper arms and it has been working well for me

emmal01 Sat 17-Aug-19 09:53:54

My hands & cracked finger tops are the worst, I use sudocrem, seems to work the best

Helsbells68 Sat 17-Aug-19 10:41:28

I try not to shower too often, moisturise and drink a lot of water to hydrate from within.

maryandbuzz1 Sat 17-Aug-19 10:46:24

My skin has always been dry and itchy. I have found it worse during hot weather and it can sometimes be aggravated by hot baths. I tend to have cool baths and use simple cream which I find eases the itching.

mollymoo818 Sat 17-Aug-19 11:40:43

I have winter dry skin condition which means as soon as about October/November hits my skin gets so dry it can actually hurt.
The only way to manage it is moisturise moisturise moisturise using a rich moisturiser and avoiding things like hot baths.

jtl1131 Sat 17-Aug-19 13:11:45

I have always suffered dry and itchy skin on my arms, hands and face, I use baby bath and creams which are far more gentle on the skin than other products and seem to help a lot, but not fully

upallnight Sat 17-Aug-19 14:46:39

I have dry, itchy skin on my elbows which is unsightly and irritating. I try to moisturise them morning and night which helps a bit.

xsophiefx Sat 17-Aug-19 14:46:56

I've suffered with dry and flaky hands since I was in my teens. I worked as an apprentice hairdresser and I never wore gloves! Doh! Lots of products and hair dye on my hands, really messed with them. Luckily a lot of E45 cream works a treat whenever they play up smile