I like using (checks to see who is listening) tesco extra value baby lotion in the giant bottle that costs around 50p. It doesn't smell like baby products it smells a bit like canomile lotion and is lovely. I have sensitive skin and tend to go a bit scaly and lizard like if i don't cover myself in lotion. It's really easily absorbed and not greasy. I discovered it when I was a poor student with no money but don't buy the normal tesco baby lotion as that one is really greasy and just sits on your skin. It has to be the extra value one in the nasy looking giant bottle. I think it is a 700-800ml bottle.
Used to be a hairy so and so but got sick of it so I shave it all off now, use the lotion to prevent the skin from drying out... seems to work very well..... big thumbs up from me...
Hmmm not sure if i should have mentioned my lizard like skin. That's the kind of thing that can follow you around on the forums here....
(checks for bigger lizards)
I have two fairly hirsute male off-spring, both of whom have asthma / eczema-type dry skin. We use either Diprobase or E45 cream and have used Oilatum in bath / shower as well. More expensive than Tesco, but guaranteed to put an end to dryness.
Yep, takes a bit more time, but will sink into skin and in winter, forms effective barrier v wind etc. No 2 Child has asthma and both have very dry skin, No 2 Child's is the driest.
I started using E45 and Diprobase when they were in nappies and have just continued using it as and when needed.
No 1 Child has now started shaving (teen face fluff) so I'll pass on your comments to him about shaving.
Nothing wrong with cheap stuff, Boots etc do their own version of E45 I think, it's just that some of the lotions are too watery and don't do the job well enough for Jeeper Family skin.
Broggo I'm not a fan of E45 as i find it just sits on my skin or it comes off on all my clothes. But I love the tesco value baby lotion it sinks in really fast and i don't notice the smell. I have sensitive skin and find E45 can make me break out but my giant bottle of cheapo lotion doesn't. The only problem is i'm living in denmark now. So I have to make regular hysterical phone calls to my parents or visit them to stock up every 6 months.
Co op value baby lotion is quite nice too... it's abit like E45 but runnier.
I also like to soak in a bath with either babyoil or oilatum emollient every 7-10 days and if I'm having problems with my scalp I'll dose it with polytar shampoo but that's for psoriasis in my scalp.
Edited to add oilatum emollient and polytar
Well, looks like you'll have to see what suits you as Rigbunny and I have totally different reactions to E45 and Tesco lotion.
Think the problem with E45 is the lanolin (initially caused reactions with offspring when babies).
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