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ellesabe Sat 30-Mar-13 13:24:33

I have always had dry knees but since having a toddler and baby, I now spend most of the day on the floor and my knees are now completely shot sad

I do moisturise them when I remember but the skin is so dry that any cream just sits on top of the skin and never soaks in iyswim.

Any recommendations?

cjbk1 Sat 30-Mar-13 13:35:20

I'd be interested to know; mine are actually grey and horrible shock tried everything x

Cybbo Sat 30-Mar-13 13:37:16

Knee pads

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 30-Mar-13 13:38:35

This winter my knees have gone grey and dry sad (too much time in thick tights?? old age??), so hoping that someone will come along with a brilliant tip to kick start my holiday preparations regime

Cybbo Sat 30-Mar-13 13:42:14

How's about a thorough scrubbing with an exfoliatior, a thick layer of body cream rubbed in ? That MUST sort it aarrrt

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 30-Mar-13 14:39:06

Get some of those exfoliating gloves you use in the shower, I got mine in the £ shop.

They are brilliant for knees and elbows.

ellesabe Sat 30-Mar-13 15:56:27

Ok, I may have to just try some extreme exfoliation!

MildDrPepperAddiction Sat 30-Mar-13 16:29:15

Coconut oil. Miracle stuff.

SunnyRandall Sat 30-Mar-13 16:38:11

I use a foot file on mine blush then rub in Flexitol. Then wash with body puff thing every day and use the Flexitol at night.

Works like a dream when I can be bothered to do it

FamiliesShareGerms Wed 03-Apr-13 20:39:58

This awesome exfoliating cream from Kelly Edwards skin care has sorted my knees out a treat! Highly recommend!!

hermioneweasley Wed 03-Apr-13 20:43:25

I have tried a foot file on mine but not combined with flexitol- will give that a try.

The woman who waxed my legs (once ahead whether they need it or not) calls them "mum knees"

hermioneweasley Wed 03-Apr-13 21:29:07

Right, have had a go at my knees with a foot file and slapped on some flexitol. It smells very.....medicated. DP has said not to use the flexitol on nights where sex might be on the agenda. I hope this works!

MooMinCow Wed 03-Apr-13 21:38:20

I can't stand flexitol either (smells of hospitals)

I use those scrubby gloves every other day, but have ordered that Derma flannel to use on my legs (I epilate and get ingrowing hairs unless I scrub furiously) so will see how that works.

dietstartstmoz Wed 03-Apr-13 21:48:43

epaderm - excema cream. Its brilliant, i have awful dry patches on both the top of my feet and my knees and applying this a couple of times works wonders

SunnyRandall Wed 03-Apr-13 21:49:43

Ha ha loving flexitol as potential dh repellent.

SunnyRandall Thu 04-Apr-13 10:44:22

Lovely knees this morning hermione? smile

SunnyRandall Thu 04-Apr-13 10:46:22

<strokes own soft knees>

SomewhereOrNowhere Thu 04-Apr-13 10:59:09

What about a thicker cream coupled with the exfoliating/body brush
I use cocoa butter which is really good but the body shop do body butters that are really thick and better or really dry skin

hermioneweasley Thu 04-Apr-13 20:14:27

I think my knees might be a little better already

Will slap it on again tonight - sex be damned!

SunnyRandall Thu 04-Apr-13 20:24:43

Soft knees are way more important than sex.

BinksToEnlightenment Thu 04-Apr-13 20:27:06

m.boots.com/mt/www.boots.com/en/Boots-Baby-Zinc-Castor-Oil-Cream-1-x-125ml_924156/

This stuff is absolutely amazing on dry skin. It's a miracle. I discovered it by accidentally scooping out too much during a nappy change and rubbing the excess into my toddler's dry knees one evening. The next morning, his battered knees were as soft as silk! It was like he had never learned to crawl.

Cheap as chips too!

ellesabe Thu 04-Apr-13 21:17:07

Which type of flexitol cream is everyone using? I see there are a few different ones...

babySophieRose Thu 04-Apr-13 21:25:50

Here, it have been used for ages
m.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Dry-Skin-Using-a-Lemon

SunnyRandall Fri 05-Apr-13 07:21:26

I am using this one after mn told me to use it for bumpy skin on the tops of my arms

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B001DZVELU/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1365142756&sr=8-4&pi=SL75

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