Post # 1
This winter for some reason I have a few patches of red super dry skin on my upper arms, it almost feels like thicker skin it’s so dry.I’ve tried Eucerin Intensive Repair Very Dry Skin Lotion and Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Oil neither of these have worked. It’s itchy and just looks horrible.
Any bees have any recommendations that won’t cost me a fortune or warrant a visit to the dermatologist? Just OTC stuff please?! It can be cream or oil I don’t care I just want the redness and dry patches to go away.
ETA: I also believe I have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms and I do use a humidifier every night.
Post # 3
Try AmLactin — it exfoliates and moisturizes, and it’s the only thing I’ve found that could get rid of really dry skin and bumps on my upper arms. It stinks, but it WORKS. It’s not super cheap, but I’m pretty sure I found it for $15-20 at a drug store.
Post # 4
Thanks MrsJJC I’ve never heard of that, I’ll have to see if they have it where I live.
Post # 5
I use coconut oil from trader joe’s on my KP and it helps a lot!
Post # 6
@Bazinga: Glytone body wash and lotion works wonders on KP. Not cheap but makes my skin baby soft. I’ve never seen it in stores. I order it on Amazon.
Post # 7
I have aveeno body oil stuff that I use in the shower sometimes, and I switched to oil of olay bodywash…um one that was like really moisturizing in seven zones or something. It is SO helpful. My skin is never dry.
Post # 8
@Bazinga: maybe try vaseline. It might be ezcema, which a GP could diagnose and prescribe a better cream for. Mine told me to put whatever you’re going to use on then tape some saranwrap around it since most stuff like that rubs off instead of soaking in.
Post # 9
Co-sign on Amlactin….got rid of those red bumps I had on the backs of my arms!
Post # 10
@Bazinga: I just bought the CVS brand amlactin for about $11 a few weeks ago. It helps some, but I still have issues.
Post # 11
I’ve had that before too and my doctor told me it’s allergy related (I have a lot of seasonal allergies). He prescribed me a cream to clear it up and now I just use Aveeno on it and it’s usually always gone now.
Post # 12
Thanks for all the recommendations bees! Me & my itchy arms appreciate it!
Post # 13
I have eczema and extremely dry skin, this regimen will help!
First, get rid of any body wash or commercial soaps even Dove! Washes are full of alcohol ( look at ingredients) which obviously dries the skin, same for bar soaps. Try finding organic handmade soaps, they are full if fats and real moisturizing ingredients ( took this advice from dermatologist and will never turn back)
I like this shop on etsy soaps…But try local soap shops if you dint want to deal with shipping. This is the most important thing you can do for your skin.
Next, right out of warm not hot shower apply, neutragena sesame body oil all over , little greasy but sinks in. Then apply ( mystery be this brand) queen Helene coco butter ( comes in a yellowish tub) if you do this your skin will be so soft in less than 2 weeks , also do same lotion regimen at night. I usually find the coco butter in the ethnic skincare or haircare section if it’s not in the lotion area.
Post # 14
Vaseline works!My back had a dark itchy rash that I would scratch constantly. I used to beg my kids and fiance to scratch it for me. I only use Dove soap now and I slather my back with Vaseline.It has worked wonders for me.Good luck!
Post # 15
@Bazinga: if you think you have Keratosis, I’ve heard wonderful things about Dermadoctor’s KP Duty Lotion. You can get it at Sephora:
Post # 16
@Bazinga: I have the same problem, little round super dry, red and itchy spots on upper arms only. I will try some of these tips too! 🙂