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Moisturizer

Post by Jeannie Ginx » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:05 pm

Hey all, what do you like to moisturize with? I hear lotions are a pain cause you can get all sticky and toss dust on top.

Is it true that Grapeseed oil is a really good alternative to lotion moisturizers? I hear it won't leave you feeling sticky.

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J

PS I got paid today so I'll buy some and try it out for you
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Re: Moisturizer

Post by Canoe » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:59 pm

Tons have stuff have been tried at Burning Man and some are Playa Proven.
Unfortunately, the eplaya search sucks, but do use google to search eplaya.burningman.org for people's experiences with, well, just about everything at Burning Man.
You'll find the Best Practices and disasters people have had, as well as the go-to products/substances. Like moisturizer. You're not the first to be seeking all sorts of answers.
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Re: Moisturizer

Post by Popeye » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:35 pm

Sunscreen. You're going to need it anyway.
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Re: Moisturizer

Post by lucky420 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:17 am

Jeannie Ginx wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Hey all, what do you like to moisturize with? I hear lotions are a pain cause you can get all sticky and toss dust on top.

Is it true that Grapeseed oil is a really good alternative to lotion moisturizers? I hear it won't leave you feeling sticky.

Thanks Loves
J

PS I got paid today so I'll buy some and try it out for you
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Re: Moisturizer

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:53 am

100% aloe vera gel absorbs in about 30 seconds and doesn't leave you sicky at all!!!
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Re: Moisturizer

Post by some seeing eye » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:03 pm

Each person is an individual. I have generally oily skin and hair and have been sheltering under NW clouds for some time. YMMV.

I generally clean my body and hair in the late afternoon, then head out for a night on the town, sometimes coming home dusty. I try to keep the dust down in the tent. I'll rinse my face, hands and feet, then put on regular old moisturizer on hands, face and generously on feet. Then I put the feet in clean cotton socks. If you have super dry hands, you could put them in cotton gloves for the night. I bring 2 pairs of cotton socks for each day.

I have sometimes worn sandals without socks in the daytime, but usually my feet are in socks away from the dust. I've never done the dilute vinegar wash, though some people swear by it. With my routine, I've never had the dreaded playa foot where the dry skin cracks and the alkali dust burns like hell.

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Re: Moisturizer

Post by Savannah » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:03 am

lucky420 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:17 am
Jeannie Ginx wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Hey all, what do you like to moisturize with? I hear lotions are a pain cause you can get all sticky and toss dust on top.

Is it true that Grapeseed oil is a really good alternative to lotion moisturizers? I hear it won't leave you feeling sticky.

Thanks Loves
J

PS I got paid today so I'll buy some and try it out for you
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In the meantime I like:

Daytime . . .

In the morning, I clean up with lemon/soapy water spray bottles/et al. (Wipes are great too, but soak them. Don't buy the box, which will dry out . . . instead, the set of 3 snap-shut Huggies fragrance-free packs (or any other brand that has a fragrance free triple capsule set, and spritz them. Never rake a semi-dry wipe across your skin. It will burn like HECK 30 seconds later. You'll seriously regret it.)

Then:

* Eucerin Facial Sunscreen SPF 30 (face and chest)
* Aveeno Spray Sunscreen SPF 30 (everywhere else)

I often carry the spray in the day bag to re-apply.

On the Go

On the go, I moisturize my hands as often as I want--but nothing BUT my hands. I let dust land if necessary, and do not wipe it. Let it sit.

* Navy blue travel-size tin of Nivea Creme (the diameter of a silver dollar and several times as thick). Buy several and carry 1 in the day bag, and 1 in the night bag, and 1 or 2 to give away if you meet someone who needs one.

(Don't panic if you can't find it in stores, there are many good options, but the efficient size and moisture levels are ideal.)

Night . . . At night, I clean again, and then moisturize hands, feet, and face again.

* Eucerin CoEnzyme Q10 creme (especially for under-eye, neck, chin, and facial windburn)
* Dr. Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion and balm-in-a-jar for the body

Don't forget a bottle of saline for eyes and nose (don't let it touch either place; hold it above and drip it in).
And a multipack of SPF lip balm.

. . . And cornstarch powder, in case you're TOO moisturized.

There are many, many options, but these are my favorites (and they do not pay me). :lol:

I've honestly never tried grapeseed oil out there in my life . . . but if someone experienced swears by it, there's no reason not to add a little to your arsenal.
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