That latex/ spandex stuff in the bra straps that you mentioned DRIVE ME NUTS in the summer. I have a strapless bra that I like to wear with strapless dresses and tank tops, but it''s got that latex stuff on the bottom and I end up wanting to rip it off, haha. I will have to look for that cotton knit that you mentioned. I also didn''t know that Vitamin C was a natural antihistamine. I heard bee pollen can help, but I dunno about all that.Date: 4/20/2007 2:07:29 PM
hey poptart! i think you are really going to need to temper the hot water you say you are using in the shower. i hope the bar soap helps you but with me ivory leaves a film and makes me drier. i did use dove bar for many years but found the anti itch aveeno body eash was much better. have you tried the anti itch variety?
you mentioned something that struck a cord with me. when i get hot or sweaty the itch factor goes into high gear. i find that bras with the latex, spandex whatever it is and the other normal fabrics used in them are unbearable in summer. i had to search out cotton knit for comfort.
i have read that vitamin c is a natural antihistamine don''t know if that might help or not. i hope that you get some relief soon.
Thanks! I will stop by the bookstore and check it out. I didn''t even know there was such a book! Did it help with your skin?Date: 4/22/2007 8:40:50 PM
Poptart, I just got done reading a great book called The Skin Type Solution by Dr. Leslie Baumann. At the beginning you fill out a questionnaire and the results determine your skin type. There are separate chapters on each skin type and she tells you skin care recommendations in all price ranges, and also lists ingredients to avoid. Most of it focuses on facial care, but the ingredients list to avoid will help with body care and shampoo products as well. I got it at Borders for only $12 and thought you might want to check it out.
No, not yet. I didn''t get a chance to ask my coworker for the doctor''s number today so I will have to ask tomorrow. The skin allergies have calmed down quite a bit though, just from switching detergents. So I am feeling a little better (and less itchy), thanks!Date: 4/23/2007 9:28:08 PM
So did you make an appointment with an allergist? I hope you''re feeling better!