Hayley...Like you I hated having ichthyosis. Some days I still do. When I was a kid people called me frosty the snowman. It does get better to deal with. The worst thing is when you get old enough to date. Luckily, all the guys I've been with don't care about the skin. They accepted me for it. It's hard to deal with. Everyday still I have people asking me if it was contagious. I get stared at and all sorts of things. But I learned that I am who I am. It doesn't matter what I look like. Beauty on the outside isn't permanent. Even the most beautiful women get wrinkles when they get old (unless you're Joan Rivers who uses plastic to look young). I know it's tough kiddo. I remember being your age. It'll get easier. Ignore the teasing and stares. It'll be alright. As for lotions, I found this stuff called Cetaphil. It's a white bottle with blue and green label. They have a face cleanser, skin cleanser, soap and a lotion. It's expensive, but it works. Keep your chin up kiddo.
26, affected (CIE I think)only one in family. Mother to Riley 22 months, unaffected.