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Attn: Space women mainly but also men, I need some skin care recommendations

  1. #1
    trippymindfuk African Astronaut
    I've always had problems with dry skin but the past couple years it's gotten worse than it's ever been. I assumed it was psoriasis, the spots on my face and eyebrows look like psoriasis patches. I also have little red spots on assorted parts of my body, particularly my chest, sides, and thighs, mainly the inside of my thighs kinda near my crotch.

    It's not like I have a woman to get naked for but as I was getting undressed to take a shower it really hit me how horrible my body looks.

    I use apricot scrub on my face and then put Vaseline on my eyebrows, around my nose and in the dry spots in my moustache.

    I'm not sure if I should shower more because honestly I only shower every few days I guess because it's hard to stay motivated going through a little bout of depression but I'm trying. I feel like I shouldn't shower everyday because that may make my skin even more dry.

    Any ladies (or dudes, I'm definitely not judgemental) have any skincare tips for extremely dry skin? Also some dry patches will bleed for hours if I accidentally scratch it because it itches. It really makes me hate life sometimes, I've never looked in the mirror and thought damn, I look like shit.... even when I was homeless on heroin I don't think it's ever been this bad.

    I'll check back in the morning, I'm going to get ready to try to get to sleep, I have to be up at 5.

    Thanks in advance and goodnight my space friends.
  2. #2
    Dirtbag African Astronaut
    Is it that St. Ives Apricot scrub? I used that as a teen and it made my face all red. Probably had something to do with my skin writing disease but it definitely looked like an allergy. I remember my dad telling me to stop using it. Do you use it on your body?
  3. #3
    Dirtbag African Astronaut
    Get Dermalogica rosacea cream. I don't think I have that condition but it works very well to get rid of redness. Green balances out red. That should do the shop but you can also get green concealers.

    For dry skin I'd need to know what you're doing to your skin, you shouldn't be using an exfoliator everyday, try limiting it to once a week. I hope you don't use face wipes. Don't use products with alcohol.

    For dry skin and your budget I'd recommend Pond's cold cream. I use it but the cold cream I love is from Etsy:

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/178431009/1901-rose-cold-cream-victorian-recipe
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  4. #4
    Dirtbag African Astronaut
    These are great for dry skin as well but you don't have to use them. Cold cream is great.

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  5. #5
    Oil of Olay. You'll never look back.
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    Incessant African Astronaut
    A friend of mine had psoriasis and had special body wash and special shampoo. Don’t remember the brands tho. As far as general products I would use khiels or first aid repair for moisturizer and cerave if you want to do drugstore prices. For high end belief water bomb or super high end tatcha Dewey moisturizer.
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  7. #7
    ner vegas African Astronaut
    belt sander

    no skin = no problems
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    trippymindfuk African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Dirtbag Is it that St. Ives Apricot scrub? I used that as a teen and it made my face all red. Probably had something to do with my skin writing disease but it definitely looked like an allergy. I remember my dad telling me to stop using it. Do you use it on your body?

    Yes it's the St. Ives kind, I only use it on my face, it helps with the dry skin but I've also noticed it leaves it looking pretty red right when I get out of the shower. I figured it was because it scrubs dead skin off, it usually doesn't stay red too long.
  9. #9
    trippymindfuk African Astronaut
    Originally posted by ner vegas belt sander

    no skin = no problems

    Yeah I've thought I might be better off without skin sometimes, problem solved 🤷
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    frala Avant garde shartist
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    Instigator Space Nigga [the staring tame crusher]
    To stop the gay aids disease your obviously suffering from have you thought about typing out less paragraphs ?
  12. #12
    Dirtbag African Astronaut
    Originally posted by trippymindfuk Yes it's the St. Ives kind, I only use it on my face, it helps with the dry skin but I've also noticed it leaves it looking pretty red right when I get out of the shower. I figured it was because it scrubs dead skin off, it usually doesn't stay red too long.

    Exfoliating doesn't help with dry skin, it dries it. You shouldn’t use it everyday. Please throw it out.
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  13. #13
    Donald Trump Black Hole
    Is your home dry? If it is try to increase the humidity with damp towels, misters, etc.

    Also be careful of hot showers, hot water strips oils from your skin.
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    Grimace motherfucker [my enumerable hindi guideword]
    The way you describe it certainly sounds like psoriasis (red patches, in eyebrows, crotch, etc)

    If it is psoriasis, you need to go see a rheumatologist because you're dealing with an auto-immune disease that might need treatment beyond something topical.

    That said, you can still use plenty of ointments that are over the counter that will certainly help. Look for OTC psoriasis ointments that include coal tar. Apply it twice a day. It's greasy. It smells, but it works. Also look for ointments that have salicytic acid. Many face acne products have salicytic acid as it's main ingredient. Combine the two and you should see an improvement within about 2 weeks of daily applications, twice a day.

    Even if it isn't psoriasis, you will certainly benefit from it.

    If it's just really bad dry skin, let us take a page out of our black friend's book. Cocoa butter and mineral oil. Slather that shit all over your body. Let it absorb. You could also experiment with shea butter. Basically get a massive handful and rub it into your skin until it's no longer visible and then get another massive handful and rub it over TOP of your skin and lay down and take a nap. Let that shit absorb my nigga.

    If you combine the two (psoriasis treatment and the lotions) you should definitely see a huge improvement in two weeks, but if it's actually psoriasis you really should see a doctor, my nigga.
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    Grimace motherfucker [my enumerable hindi guideword]
    Originally posted by Donald Trump Is your home dry? If it is try to increase the humidity with damp towels, misters, etc.

    Also be careful of hot showers, hot water strips oils from your skin.

    And this. If your home is super dry, it might help to get a humidifier.
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    Grimace motherfucker [my enumerable hindi guideword]
    Originally posted by ner vegas belt sander

    no skin = no problems

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  17. #17
    Dirtbag African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Grimace The way you describe it certainly sounds like psoriasis (red patches, in eyebrows, crotch, etc)

    If it is psoriasis, you need to go see a rheumatologist because you're dealing with an auto-immune disease that might need treatment beyond something topical.

    That said, you can still use plenty of ointments that are over the counter that will certainly help. Look for OTC psoriasis ointments that include coal tar. Apply it twice a day. It's greasy. It smells, but it works. Also look for ointments that have salicytic acid. Many face acne products have salicytic acid as it's main ingredient. Combine the two and you should see an improvement within about 2 weeks of daily applications, twice a day.

    Even if it isn't psoriasis, you will certainly benefit from it.

    If it's just really bad dry skin, let us take a page out of our black friend's book. Cocoa butter and mineral oil. Slather that shit all over your body. Let it absorb. You could also experiment with shea butter. Basically get a massive handful and rub it into your skin until it's no longer visible and then get another massive handful and rub it over TOP of your skin and lay down and take a nap. Let that shit absorb my nigga.

    If you combine the two (psoriasis treatment and the lotions) you should definitely see a huge improvement in two weeks, but if it's actually psoriasis you really should see a doctor, my nigga.

    This reminds me of African black soap I used to get off Etsy. It lasts a really long time and can be used as shampoo, face wash and body wash. I got the liquid kind.
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    ner vegas African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Grimace

    LOL exactly what I was thinking of
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  19. #19
    Cowboy2013 African Astronaut
    Originally posted by trippymindfuk I've always had problems with dry skin but the past couple years it's gotten worse than it's ever been. I assumed it was psoriasis, the spots on my face and eyebrows look like psoriasis patches. I also have little red spots on assorted parts of my body, particularly my chest, sides, and thighs, mainly the inside of my thighs kinda near my crotch.

    It's not like I have a woman to get naked for but as I was getting undressed to take a shower it really hit me how horrible my body looks.

    I use apricot scrub on my face and then put Vaseline on my eyebrows, around my nose and in the dry spots in my moustache.

    I'm not sure if I should shower more because honestly I only shower every few days I guess because it's hard to stay motivated going through a little bout of depression but I'm trying. I feel like I shouldn't shower everyday because that may make my skin even more dry.

    Any ladies (or dudes, I'm definitely not judgemental) have any skincare tips for extremely dry skin? Also some dry patches will bleed for hours if I accidentally scratch it because it itches. It really makes me hate life sometimes, I've never looked in the mirror and thought damn, I look like shit…. even when I was homeless on heroin I don't think it's ever been this bad.

    I'll check back in the morning, I'm going to get ready to try to get to sleep, I have to be up at 5.

    Thanks in advance and goodnight my space friends.

    Change your diet, get sun, and if that doesn't work try using less soap. Like don't use it to wash everything.
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    Grimace motherfucker [my enumerable hindi guideword]
    Originally posted by Cowboy2013 Change your diet, get sun, and if that doesn't work try using less soap. Like don't use it to wash everything.

    Yeah this too. More sun and don't bathe daily. Bathe every other day.
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