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Dry and scaly shins

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Lillylollylandy Sat 23-Jun-18 11:42:12

Why are my shins so flaky and dry all of a sudden? I moisturise after every shower and also use a body scrub, but my skin is still awful. Help!

NoSuchThingAsAlpha Sat 23-Jun-18 11:54:09

I had this. Less time in the shower, slightly cooler showers and using only a small amount of unscented bar soap has cleared it up. Skin looks after itself, so treat it as gently as possible to keep it clean and healthy.

Unemployed Sat 23-Jun-18 12:06:27

What moisturiser are you using? I have very dry skin on my legs and e45, nivea, Vaseline intensive etc are no good. Aveeno is the only one that actually makes a difference.
I use bar soap too and only a quick once over in the shower with it as my legs are rarely actually 'dirty'

TimeToDash Sat 23-Jun-18 12:10:51

I'm sorry but the title made me laugh! Not funny though. Have you tried cocoa butter?

TimeToDash Sat 23-Jun-18 12:11:55

Also, use moisturising shower cream rather than soap?

storynanny Sat 23-Jun-18 12:14:02

I was using neutrogena foot cream on my cracked heels and rubbed it on my crocodile skin shins once. It was like magic! Its the norwegian formila one and I can only buy it on amazon
Only cream that has ever worked for me.

theunsure Sat 23-Jun-18 12:14:43

Get some Eucerin cream, the one with 10% urea. Works wonders! I get this now and again.

Millipedewithherfeetup Sat 23-Jun-18 12:20:25

I used flexitol on my heels and just rub the excess on my hands over my shins as am also prone to Croc skin shin it does the trick and no major faffing with lots of different products.

northernlites Sat 23-Jun-18 20:03:32

I use coconut oil on my legs and it's really helped my dry skin

hugoagogo Sat 23-Jun-18 20:20:01

I would stop scrubbing so much, use an electric razor or epilator and moisturise using pure almond oil whilst your skin is still damp after you've had a bath or shower.

VioletCharlotte Sat 23-Jun-18 20:28:17

Mine are too, maybe it's something to do with the hot weather. I made a scrub with coconut oil and sugar, that seems to have helped.

emsyj37 Sat 23-Jun-18 20:42:38

Korean Italy towels!!!

BringMeTea Sat 23-Jun-18 20:48:05

Seriously, take an omega supplement.

holycityzoo Sat 23-Jun-18 20:49:35

Ha ha emsyj I was coming on to say the same Korean Italy towels really are a game changer.
I soak,then scrub, then slather myself in Aldi moisturiser (the one in the blue bottle) my skin has never been softer or more glowing.

Ggohome Sat 23-Jun-18 20:52:52

Maybe try a AHA body lotion I have one from REN and Ameliorate which have lactic or glycolic acid in it

Clinicallysilly Sun 24-Jun-18 04:55:26

Up your water intake, I found as soon as I started to drink more my skin became less dry.

Exfoliate regularly and moisturise daily.

Lillylollylandy Sun 24-Jun-18 08:30:33

Some good suggestions here thank you!

Korean Italy towels - never heard of them but shall investigate!

Bar soap - really?! I'm sure I have a bar floating around somewhere so will use that instead of shower gel for the next few days and see what happens.

Will also ramp up the omega, water, exfoliating and moisturising routine.

Slippery Sun 24-Jun-18 09:11:26

I don't think I've ever consciously washed my shins blush. They are not dry though.

AnguaResurgam Sun 24-Jun-18 09:18:39

Use an oil as your moisturiser.

I prefer vegetable, but mineral based ones (like baby oil) work too

Mar15mite Sun 24-Jun-18 10:28:27

I have always had dry scaly shins until..... I ditched soap/shower gel altogether and started using oil cleanser in the shower. I'd swapped to oil cleanser for my face with great success so got one for the body and it's amazing, dry scaly shins are gone with no effort

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