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Body Lotion For Diabetic Skin

Started 1353312422.04 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1353401852.087 by rj167

Due to diabetes, my skin has really gotten dry. My usual body lotion is Cruel. It's not greasy but soaks in well. I recently purchased a bottle of Nivea. It soaks in good but within a few hours my skin feels dry.

In bathing products I've used; Dove, Olay w/shea butter, store brand.

I would appreciate all of your suggestions.

"The time is always right to do what is right" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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ID21353323899.2772186 PostsRegistered 6/25/2012

I'm a tye 1 diabetic, have been one for 35 years. I just use any lotion. I love the lotions from Bath & Body Works. I certainly don't use any type of industrial body lotion. I don't have dry skin. But I began using body lotion since I was about 10 when I hear an Aunt of mine talk about how lotioning her body every day keeps her skin soft and smooth. I know it works. My dh comments on how soft my skin is all of the time! {#emotions_dlg.wub}

Love my "Pure Michigan"

free-spirit1353330519.3172088 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007New Jersey

Alpha Hydrox has a diabetic line of skin care http://www.neotericcosmetics.com/alpha-hydrox/products/new-generation.html?gclid=CNmmmsiM27MCFQJx4AodESwAaw

I have not used them BUT love all their other products.

If you register online you will get notifications of sales. Usually they are BOGO, or buy one get a second for a penny.

Shipping is free with a minimal purchase.

And ALL the products are made in the USA.

I have loved everything I have ordered from them. I know their products are sold at drugstore.com and they get rave reviews.

Coastal11353335328.77269 PostsRegistered 2/9/2012
On 11/19/2012 ID2 said:

I'm a tye 1 diabetic, have been one for 35 years. I just use any lotion.

I agree that any lotion works. I've been a Type 1 for 45 of my 55 years!!! And I've certainly had dry skin over the years, for sure.

ALL of the diabetic skin creams are a marketing gimmick.

Keep trying the drugstore brands and you will find one that works for you. I happen to like Aveeno's Daily Moisturizing Lotion. I put it on my feet and wear socks to bed (and usually throw them off during the night). It works. If your skin gets so dry it cracks, try Bag Balm which you can get at any drug store.

But don't let the "diabetic" labeled skincare brands steal your money.

irishwoman1353343492.2232168 PostsRegistered 3/23/2006

My husband is also diabetic,and i have thyriod issues that dry my skin too..been useing Lubraderm for years now...doctor recomended for dry skin,also,put a little olive oil in the bath at night time..works wonders for us!

Bren

Violet Eyes1353343832.833438 PostsRegistered 11/9/2012

I'm Type 1 and find Clinique body creams work best for me. I also find that when my blood glucose values are in the right range, my skin is no longer dry. Dehydration seems to come from high readings more than anything else and dries out my skin.....

LCR1353365962.51449 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

I'm not diabetic, but on the tube of Miracle Hand Repair which I use as both a hand cream and body cream, it says, "Safe for use by Diabetics." Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Katmary1353366570.321574 PostsRegistered 4/24/2006

When I asked my pharmacist for something for dry feet, he recommended AmLactin and said it's commmonly used for those with diabetes. I don't have the bottle in front of me, but I believe it has lactic acid to help gently remove dead skin without being too strong. It's slightly moisturizing. I think some stores have a generic version of it. Your doctor or pharmacist may have a good idea as well.

Lori641353367910.461227 PostsRegistered 7/4/2007

I like Cetaphil. The one that comes in the tub.

MrsSweeeti­eBear1353369181.4371326 PostsRegistered 11/6/2012

I can highly recommend any of the lotions or the Eczema Cream of Dr. Jonathan's Berryworks. There are 3 lotion choices, 2 scents and 1 unscented. My favorite is the CranMagic. The Eczema Cream is not just for eczema either. It's fantanstic.

And good news! I just got an e-mail today that with a $40 order, they will ship out a free bottle ($11.00 value) of the CranMagic Lotion. Just type "I love your lotion" in the comments box when you place your order.

For old customers who already know and love Dr. Jonathan's products, this is a no brain-er. For new customers, I probably wouldn't want to spend $40 on a first order just to get a $11 gift of something when I'm not sure yet if I will love the products. It's really supposed to be to thank us for our past business anyway. But the offer is good until Dec. 31 so anyone has time to try a small order first and then reorder again before the end of the year.

I'm a repeat customer so I for sure will be taking advantage of this.

Just google or go to berryworks dot com.

inGeorgia1353371882.863156 PostsRegistered 6/11/2010

My father has always used Avon's Moisture Therapy hand cream on his shins. Being a diabetic his shins get very very dry. I believe Avon makes a Moisture Therapy body lotion too.

rj1671353401852.087493 PostsRegistered 6/2/2006Illinois

I thank EVERYONE for your suggestions {#emotions_dlg.wub}. I'm going to print this thread with everyone's information.

Again, THANK YOU Kiss

"The time is always right to do what is right" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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