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Last edited at 10:05PM on 8/10/2012
The BEST two lines that I've found (recommended by my dermatologist) are Cetaphil's Restoraderm and CeraVe. I have atopic skin (a form of eczema) and this stuff is AWESOME! Both brands are nongreasy, fast absorbing, and unscented. They can be easily found at Wal-Mart along with the skin-care/facial products at a reasonable price. Also, both brands make skin cleansers that are gentler and less drying than soap. (The best BAR soap however is Dove's Sensitive Skin Formula.) For best results, my dermatologist instructed me to use lotion within the first 5-10 minutes out of the shower (as RosemaryM said) and to apply it 2 or 3 times a day. Hope this helps your sister! :)
If you have sensitive skin look for ones that don't have many ingredients and contain ingredients you can pronounce. Often, dry skin is sensitive skin. I like lubriderm, curel, and avino. I also use the non perfumed versions of these.
Get yourself a good moisturizing soap. And, when you're drying yourself after taking a shower immediately use a good body cream; your skin is still humid and by putting on a cream it will absorb into your skin replacing the lost moisture. You don't have to buy any expensive body cream if you do this everyday. Just get yourself a good cream that don't have a heavy sense; there are a lot out there.
I am a constant lotion user, always trying to keep my skin feeling smooth and looking healthy. I get a lot of dryness, especially in the winter. I found the Made from Earth Aloe & jojoba Therapy body lotion to be the best for my dry skin - it absorbs well, and doesn't smell to strong. And its super gentle yet moisturizing.
Im natural and healthy, so I like that the brand doesn't put any chemicals in their products and they do not test on animals.