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dry skin/ spots on arms

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NeckingtheNightNurse Sun 17-Apr-16 14:17:51

Hi does anyone recommend any solutions to dry spotty skin for the tops of arms? I also have this between knees and top of thighs but not as bad? My 12 year old DD is the same so would love to hear any MN pearls of wisdom?

GoldenWondering Sun 17-Apr-16 14:24:59

Scrub every day using a nylon rough cloth. Moisturise after every shower with a rich cream. Some people swear by a urea-containing foot cream, but others just use normal body cream. People have also used salicylic acid. I can keep my arms passable to the touch with the rough cloth and body lotion, but if I stop for 2 days it is back, like it had never gone. I don't think there is any one thing that works.

Some people also have success with sulphur soap. I didn't.

JennyOnAPlate Sun 17-Apr-16 14:36:19

Yy to cream containing urea. Infuse flexitol.

The sun works best on virtually disappears in the summer.

educatingarti Sun 17-Apr-16 14:38:21

Try cutting out wheat from your diet for a couple of weeks. Since I've done that I've not had a problem.

NeckingtheNightNurse Sun 17-Apr-16 16:48:00

Thanks for the suggestions everyone I will get on with that advise

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