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    So I want to start this off by saying that I do not experience much skin irritation with restoration, sometimes there might be a bit of tenderness if I wear my device for super extended periods (10+ hours) however, and maybe I am a victim of marketing, there are several products that promote skin hydration and most can be purchased for a fairly small amount of money. I was wondering if anyone has used products that help hydrate the skin? One thing that I am cautious of is products that claim to tighten the skin, although most of these products are marketed on false claims I still wouldn't want to use something that could slow down my progress.

    In my searching online, because foreskin restoration is not an overly common subject, I linked restoration with people who stretch pierced ears (as it is a similar concept, expansion of skin at least). One of the things that many people recommended on other forums was something called Jojoba oil which can be purchased for very cheap at most health foods stores. I think it's important to stress that I am not asking for something that would allow me to use additional tension on the skin, because one thing I am keeping in mine with my restoration is the old saying "Slow and steady wins the race". I just wanted to get some of your thoughts on this.
    If I know one thing in life, The fastest way to success is through consistency. Thinking of stopping / need some motivation? PM me.

    | DTR | Starting; CI3 | Current; RCI4 |

  • #2
    I'm a believer in keeping things as natural as possible, so I frequently use unrefined coconut oil to moisturize, which also seems to soothe skin (although like you, I don't experience much irritation with restoring). I've heard mention of jojoba oil, but I've heard even more chatter about aloe vera gel.

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    • #3
      Everyone uses different creams or lotions but here are some common ones among the restoring community

      Aloe Vera
      Cocoa butter
      Vitamin E
      MSM Cream -Lots of interesting discussion about this one on old forums and the other forums promoting faster growth but who knows

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      • #4
        I buy an aloe vera leaf from the store, grate the flesh with a cheese grater into a glass container, and use when necessary. I have mixed experiences with oil. Aloe vera consisting gives me the least amount of problem. And there is my two cents!

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        • #5
          I mix aloe Vera gel with msm flakes. As cheap as chips. But I also have a Eucerin lotion which is very effective.

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          • #6
            I have been using different cremes over the years, and typically I use Vitamin E cremes, or add a bit of Vitamin E oil to cremes I've tried that don't have it already. Back when we were using T-tape methods there were accounts by stretchers that over doing it on the tension, or stretching or too long of a time without breaks had caused some to develop stretch marks on their penis. I certainly didn't want to get stretchmarks myself so I started looking into it.

            One day in the early 90s while looking at different products in a Health Store, I overheard an attendant at a health store telling a pregnant woman who was about 3 months along and looking for something to prevent stretch marks, that Vitamin E oil was commonly used by pregnant women to avoid and/or reduce stretchmarks. I bought some then and have been using it ever since. I have never had a problem with stretchmarks. When added to cremes, it tends to keep my skin both moisturized and pliable. I typically apply creme to my skin from base to tip in the evenings following the removal of my DTR or TLC, whichever I happen to be using at the time for a bit of manual tugging before going to bed. About once a week I spend a few minutes rubbing in the Vitamin E oil from base to tip for before adding creme to moisturize. This can be very stimulating, especially if you have developed a smooth glans, but I always say...if it feels good, for it.

            The other recommendation I would offer is to find a creme with alpha-hydroxy. It's a mild plant derived exfoliant that is not only good for removing dead skin cells and promoting growth of new ones on the shaft skin, but it is excellent when used on a regular basis to dekeratinize the glans. It will change the rough and calloused surface of the glans that is typical for the circumcised penis, to the kind of smooth-skinned glans you typically see in pictures of intact men while erect. The increase in sensitivity is just amazing, not only long term, but quite instantly when you are applying it. Sex afterwards is an eye-opener, and it gives one a better idea of what we've been missing sensitivity-wise without a foreskin to keep the glans protected, moist and smooth. I highly recommend it.

            Initially, I used it several times a week until my glans became smooth, and then weekly thereafter to maintain the smoothness. My feeling is that once you get full coverage when soft it won't be an issue anymore, but if your glans is not smooth already, then by all means give it a try.

            The brand I still have some left of after not restoring for a while is St. Ives Alpha-Hydroxy Facial Renewal Clenanser. If that brand is not available any more, or not available in your local drug store, ask a clerk if they have another brand with Alpha-Hydroxy. There are other brands, so you might try googling it as well. I have some pictures posted in my gallery on LPSG.com if you are interested in seeing before and after results. I'll try to post some here at some point when I have more time.

            (Bye the way, since I am new to the board and have just started restoring again, I should mention that I historically have had better results with the DTR because it stretches skin both ways from the fold-over point. I am using it most of the time now, but I still use the TLC off and on to maintain tension when I want to be more relaxed around the house and sometimes I use it overnight as well. If I get a hard on, I know it and either enjoy the tension for a while or remove it so I can get back to sleep.)

            Hope that helps.

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            • #7
              I just ran across a link to a creme called Novoglan. It is being used to stretch the foreskin of men with Phimosis. Has anyone tried this? Is there any discussion of it on the board elsewhere?

              If it works to stretch foreskin, then maybe it can be used for restoration.

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              • #8
                I use MRM brand of MSM cream which I have infused with coconut oil. The cream itself has vitamin e and a bunch of other skin support stuff. I use it before I go to bed for the night. Proper moisturizing is important.

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                • #9
                  I made my own balm with beeswax, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and primrose oil.
                  The primrose oil is supposed to help with pain and inflamation, though afaik it only works when ingested. Oh well, might as well score that placebo effect.

                  The actual consistency of the balm is a hard wax at room temperature and a viscous oil / wax when rubbed into the skin. It gets absorbed well but I am not sure what the effects beeswax has in the skin.

                  Here is the recipie: (estimated)
                  Equal portions beeswax and coconut oil,
                  Melt and stir together.
                  Collect a sample on a spoon and allow to cool, test consistency.
                  Add grapeseed oil until the desired consistency is reached.
                  I made enough to partially fill an altoids tin and so far it seems to last a long time.
                  I havent used it for a while because I have not spent enough time restoring in the past few months. But I am going to test it today and report back.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the comments everyone. I was using MSM cream, but I almost find that if I use it at night it causes slippage with my DTR the next day (maybe it doesn't fully absorb?) I don't typically experience discomfort from restoration, but maybe I will just use it if and when I do.
                    If I know one thing in life, The fastest way to success is through consistency. Thinking of stopping / need some motivation? PM me.

                    | DTR | Starting; CI3 | Current; RCI4 |

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by V33S View Post
                      Thanks for the comments everyone. I was using MSM cream, but I almost find that if I use it at night it causes slippage with my DTR the next day (maybe it doesn't fully absorb?) I don't typically experience discomfort from restoration, but maybe I will just use it if and when I do.
                      With MSM crystals mixed with aloe Vera gel applied once at night (I don't tug at night) I haven't found this problem; it absorbs well and soothes and heals rapidly.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Keith View Post
                        With MSM crystals mixed with aloe Vera gel applied once at night (I don't tug at night) I haven't found this problem; it absorbs well and soothes and heals rapidly.
                        I'll have to give it a try, thanks Keith!
                        If I know one thing in life, The fastest way to success is through consistency. Thinking of stopping / need some motivation? PM me.

                        | DTR | Starting; CI3 | Current; RCI4 |

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                        • #13
                          Try using non-toxic products like this(https://www.imageskincare.com/collec...ody-lotion-6oz), which I have been using since last couple of years and is completley paraben free and suits all skin types, using toxic products will increase your problems further.
                          The Body Spa Rejuvenating Body Lotion is an ultra hydrating body lotion with Glycolic Acid, Retinol, Anti-oxidants and Peptides that exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin.

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