Products for dry skin/psoriasis?

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    Products for dry skin/psoriasis?

    I've got very mild psoriasis, and have checked Watsons and Mannings for skin creams/gels but to no avail. Anyone else has the same problem? What do you use and where to get it, thanks!


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    I would recommend Pinetarsol which you use in place of soap, avaliable from Mannings/Watsons then you might want to layer afterwards with an emollient .. I have a big jar at home but can't remember the name off hand so will have a look and let you know. Again I got this from Watsons/Mannings too.

    Poor you and I hope the above relieves some discomfort.


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    Did you ask the pharmacist? These items may not necessarily be on the main shelves.

    You can also try Fanda. Again ask. It has a good range of products, branded and generic.

    Are there any particularly items you are looking for?


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    No product in particular. I use Neutragena T-Gel shampoo, but I can't even find that here and Neutragena products are everywhere.

    Its not bad actually... very very mild, almost non-existant when its hot and sunny. But now that we have this looooong cold spell with little sun, it's a bit more irritating than usual.


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    Well. if you are in Central or TST, it could be worth trying Fanda. Central shop is in Worldwide House (G/F) and TST one is in Mirador Mansion (G/F) on Nathan Road.

    ??? is psorasis in traditional Chinese characters.

    Edit: Or it would do if Chinese characters were possible on this site...

    Last edited by AJZ; 11-02-2008 at 04:18 PM. Reason: no chinese

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    My friend also has very dry skin, which only flares up a little when it's cold and the humidity is not as high.

    From the small pharmacist counter in Mannings (with someone serving behind it till only 6 or 7pm!), get "Oilatum - Shower/Wash Gel", a skin relief emollient that can protect against further drying if used after every time you touch water!

    Sometimes use it myself instead of the usual hand soap / gel. Then always follow with a oil-based moisturiser, anything specifically for extra dry skin (e.g. Vaseline - Advanced Healing), which you can get anywhere.

    Since your condition's mild, just your bog standard Aqueous Cream (for body & hands, not face) will do. Buy a large tub for home use and also a smaller portable tube when out or at work.

    The thing is to use a little but FREQUENTLY throughout the day, BEFORE drying, peeling signs start to bother.

    Prevention's better than cure, as they say. And don't fret 'bout appearing somewhat "metro-sexual" etc

    P.S. Some of the usual shops still stock the T-Gel Shampoo by N., just takes time looking out for it. Try TST and on HK Island, seen lots of it there not long ago.


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    Thanks for the tips! I will check out Fanda when I'm in the area next. As for creams... I do have a tube of Cetaphil. Don't know if its as effective as Vaseline Advanced Healing tho.

    Also, I came across this product "Skin MD Natural" Shielding Lotion.

    Skin Care Products | Natural Dry Skin Treatment | Skin MD Natural

    Seems pretty hard to find... it has distributors in Taiwan, Singpore and Korea... not sure about HK tho...

    Last edited by Eddy Mundo; 11-02-2008 at 06:39 PM. Reason: add more info

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    Go to Melaleuca at Windsor House in Causeway Bay

    pick up their RENEW Creame.


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    sebamed has great soaps for people with sensitive skin...and my skin gets very dry and sensitive during the winter. don't use cetaphil, it stings! i use a lotion called persian rose on my face, you can get it at any bonjour and it's about hk$300 for a small jar. it's a very mild lotion but it has aloe vera, which should soothe your skin. you can also try a pure aloe vera mask..just get a big aloe vera leaf (you can find them at some wet markets), hack it open and use the jelly inside.
    good luck