If you suffer from dry skin, or just want a good moisturizer, try Crisco. I know it sounds gross, but it really works well, is cheap and sinks in. The only problem I have found is that my dogs follow me trying to lick it off. ;)
Source: My doctor told me about this tip.
By Mina from Bonaire, GA
Don't you have to worry about grease on your clothes?
Grease in your clothing is a downside to this trick. My father-in-law was told to do this by his doctor. I wish his doctor had to do Pop's laundry! The grease would NOT come out, no matter what I did. There was just too much of it. And after a few months, his clothing began to smell rancid. UGH!
I use coconut oil, then wipe as much off as possible before going to bed. Wear cotton gloves!
This is for the middle of the winter.
Crisco was once known as "Miracle C" and studied by Universities for it's skin healing properties.
Just use petroleum jelly, it helps, I swear!
My sister has a friend that has used crisco to take off her makeup plus her eye make up for years and years. She uses a wash cloth to remove it, but I understand that the makeup hardly budges from the wash cloth when you wash it.
I do this in the winter. My skin gets especially dry then. After I get out of the shower, I smooth it on lightly. It usually is absorded and not a problem with being oily. Works great!
I started using vegetable shortening 10 years and the trick to using it without messing your clothes is to use a small amount and rubbing it in your hands until its warm and rubbing it over the trouble area.
I learned in medical school that at Duke University they recommended vegetable shortening for dry skin. I need to try it myself.