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Anyone know how to get rid of spots on back of your thighs? Or is it just me?!

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sweetmelody Thu 06-Feb-14 06:25:02

I exfoliate with a brush and have some Sanctuary exfoliating scrub that I use (ok, maybe not as regularly as I should) but I can't shift it. Anyone got a foolproof method?

Trying to get ahead before bare leg weather hits us (ha ha!)

Facebaffle Thu 06-Feb-14 08:21:53

I use one of those sponges with a hard bit on one side (like a pan scrub iyswim). I do the tops of my arms as well. I use it every day and always moisturise afterwards. Works for me.

sweetmelody Thu 06-Feb-14 09:33:56

Thanks facebaffle - I guess 'every day' is the key too

waterlego Thu 06-Feb-14 09:36:46

I think every day or every other day should do it.

I've got one of those long-handled brushes which I use for arms and legs. But I'm very slapdash with remembering to do it- when I do remember to do it regularly, it works.

sweetmelody Thu 06-Feb-14 09:56:08

Its never worked for me which is why Im questioning whether its because ive never been committed to doing it regularly enough for it to work, or whether there is something better that does work!

Going to put a sign up in the shower!

YesAnastasia Thu 06-Feb-14 10:03:24

I get that. I soak in the bath once a week & when the skin's soft I gently pumice that area then slather on the cocoa butter before bed.

I like exfoliating scrubs for the rest of my bod (especially the tough ones) but that area needs more attention I feel smile

claudeekishi Thu 06-Feb-14 10:06:42

What kind of spots are they?

I've suffered terribly with folliculitis in the past (and still suffer) -- would that be it?

In my case a combination of sitting at my desk for too long coupled with my penchant for skinny jeans exacerbates the problem. The skin can't breathe and the fabric rubs against it causing lumps and spots. Try to get moving as much as you can, have pants free days, and keep the area really, really well moisturised -- quoth my GP: 'Aveeno is your friend'.

Hopasholic Thu 06-Feb-14 10:29:36

Pants free? I think going commando at work could be risky when bending down grin

Take it you're in the US Claude?

Hopasholic Thu 06-Feb-14 10:31:21

Oh and on the subject of thigh pimples I use either a spong as described above or Soap & Glory exfoliating gloves once or twice a week on the pimply bits.

claudeekishi Thu 06-Feb-14 10:41:20

Ha ha - no, I'm not, but I don't mean pants free days while wearing a skirt in the office of course!

I mean at home at weekends or when you come home from work - just wear jammy bottoms without knickers on underneath or something.

BeCool Thu 06-Feb-14 11:07:42

Omega 3 supplements - fish oils or flax seed oils.

1974rach Sat 08-Feb-14 21:10:43

Riffi massage mitt!! Got mine from John Lewis, think it was about a fiver.

It is a little bit brutal, if you go mad with it, but it worked on the little bumps on the top of my arms. Might be worth a look?

Fozzleyplum Sat 08-Feb-14 21:19:01

I use exfoliating gloves (cheapo ones which you can get in pharmacies/pound shops) every morning in the shower with Dove soap and then moisturise with Aveeno. The gloves go in the washing machine every week or so and last ages.

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