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Mottled scaly legs

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Biglaugh Tue 14-Jun-16 15:54:11

I just got my legs out and had such a fright.shock
They are scaly as a lizard's and now when I sit in the sun for even a nano second the whole lower leg area gets little tiny red dots on it.
Sooo depressed at thought of long hippy skirts or baggy linen trousers whilst on holiday sad
Anyone got any tips that don't involve too much £££ or clothing?

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 14-Jun-16 17:26:44

Are you wearing sunscreen with a high SPF?.

I use a home made scrub of cooking salt and olive oil on dry skin ie before the shower.

Then I put loads of superdrug body butter on. Twice a day is best because legs really dry out.

LazyCake Tue 14-Jun-16 18:32:42

A good exfoliator and moisturiser will probably sort out the scaliness, as Fluffycloud suggests.

The little red dots sound a lot like keratosis pilaris, but that usually improves with sun exposure??

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Tue 14-Jun-16 18:35:45

a regime of exfoliation and moisturisation is required here to shift the dragon skin leg effect

I usually start in february! if you start now you'll def be good to go for next summer.

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