I Have Dry Skin In the Winter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 72 People

    My Hands

    My hands get ridiculously dry during the winter... I have ocd so I wash my hands a lot and that is part of the problem, but still! My hands get so dry that I have to use shea butter on them to get them to retain any moisture! It's insane! They crack and bleed sometimes, and it...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    Jan 26, 2008

    My dry hands make me

    so uncomfortable to have people hold them, or even so them on more severe occasions.
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2014

    So Dry..

    my hands used to be horrible in the winter- they'd sometimes get so dry they'd bleed.  It was awful, until I realized that using hand santizer (instead of soap and water) didn't allow my hands to dry out.  (we ran out of soap in the dorm bathroom, so they stuck a...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2008


    This winter is being particularly horrible on my skin.  I've really never had a problem with dry skin in my life, but this winter I'm fighting a losing battle with moisture.  All I can really do is put on lotion to try to get ahead of the skin splitting, but I can...
    felinethespian felinethespian
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2009

    Wearing Vinyl Gloves

    My hands are so dry right now that my knuckles were bleeding last night. At work, we have boxes of vinyl gloves like the latex ones that doctors use, so I brought home a hand full to use. So far, I've washed dishes and cooked breakfast and my hands feel pretty good. I put...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger
    51-55, M
    Jan 21, 2012

    No Oil Here

    Something about the winter time that totally dries my skin out. Not that it’s a bad thing as I seem to adapt pretty well, but it’s weird to me. The car windows are still covered in dew and the air doesn’t seem any dryer, so why does this happen? I suppose I...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Nov 27, 2007
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    Feb 27, 2015

    I Know You Don't Care But...

    I just slathered the craziest lotion all over my face. I don't care if I break out from it. My face was like hard, dusty paper. I drink a lot of water. I usually use "facial lotion" but that stuff isn't even beginning to help anymore. My hands are pretty awful too.
    Allergic Allergic
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Nov 8, 2012

    Dry Skin-ugh!!

    ugh! i hate it i have dry skin ALL winter and it honestly sucks... i hate it and it makes me very sub consious and i feel kinda stupid... it really embarrasses me... especially since school is during the winter it makes me want to hide in a dark room and never ever let a guy...
    xxcoixx18xx xxcoixx18xx
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2009
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