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shopafrolic Sun 05-May-13 16:20:55

Hello wonderful S&Bers. Can anyone recommend something to help super dry shins? I exfoliate every day, and epilate hair growth but no moisturiser I've tried seems to work and my shins are dry and look flaky. I've seen the This Works oil but that's a bit too ££ for me. Just wondered if anyone had any other products they could recommend?

Mintyy Sun 05-May-13 16:23:05

Body Shop hemp hand cream.

medjool Sun 05-May-13 16:24:00

Clarins hand and nail treatment. It's super rich and you can see the difference as soon as it's applied. I tried it because my legs were super dry - one application and I'm back to regular body lotion.

MousyMouse Sun 05-May-13 16:24:47


shopafrolic Sun 05-May-13 16:26:34

Ooo hand cream. Really? I've got some Clarins upstairs so can try that. I kind of assumed it needed to be a 'special' product <sucked in by marketing>
I've been exfoliating using the Body Shop gloves as they are £££ cheaper than buying an exfoliating product. Will take a look at the hemp cream - does it smell?

MrsBertMacklin Sun 05-May-13 16:27:09

Exfoliating every day might be a bit too much & not helping matters. 1-3 times a week should be enough.

I use Eucerin 10% urea cream when my skin has a bout of severe dryness and Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Deep Moisture body lotion as my everyday body moisturiser, which keeps on top of things.

On top of that, in order to get summer-ready, I'm exfoliating once a week with brown sugar and olive oil.

FrugalFashionista Sun 05-May-13 16:34:55

2nd Eucerin urea Shop - it's a miracle worker for lizard / crocodile skin.
Exfoliating is is tricky for dry/ sensitive skin, as is frequent showering. Check your shower gels too - they may make your skin even drier.

The brown sugar - olive oil routine sounds lush, try coffee grounds in the summer if you can do it in the garden <very gunky>


Or (and even better) Flexitol foot and leg moisturiser, which is a thing of wonder.

shopafrolic Sun 05-May-13 17:10:14

I have Flexitol heel balm - is that the same thing Remus.
Good point re: exfoliating too much MrsBert - tis possible I got carried away! Off to Google Eucerin. Funnily enough Frugal I downgraded my shower gel recently as part of DH redundancy money saving effort, perhaps I need to check that too.....

Nit the heel balm - this one is called Foot Moisturiser I think.


This one

Crutchlow35 Sun 05-May-13 17:27:58

You are exfoliating too much.

auldspinster Sun 05-May-13 18:00:50

Eucerin is the only thing that works for me, I get it free on prescription. Epaderm is also good before they get too dehydrated but smells pretty ming.

shopafrolic Sun 05-May-13 18:16:26

Yes auld I did try stealing some of DS Epaderm but it isn't really touching it tbh.

cardamomginger Sun 05-May-13 18:25:40

La Roche Posay Iso-Urea Lait Lissant. Originally developed for psoriasis. Lovely, lovely stuff. Available at larger Boots, or Boots online.

Bunbaker Sun 05-May-13 19:17:47

I saw some Aveeno Moisturising Creamy Oil in the pharmacy the other day and tried a bit. It felt really moisturising, but my favourite is The Bodyshop's Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm. It has a lovely texture and sinks into the skin without feeling greasy.

viewwitharoom Sun 05-May-13 20:37:16

Another vote for Aveeno. Really good and long lasting, absorbs quickly. I started using it after a recommendation from a dermatologist, hadn't heard of it before that!

shopafrolic Sun 05-May-13 21:26:06

So many products to investigate! Thanks everyone..... For now I'm going to bed with some Flexitol heel balm on.....

Nehru Sun 05-May-13 21:26:51

just lol at the thread title

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