(Closed) Very dry skin on upper arm help please.

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 # 5
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I use coconut oil from trader joe’s on my KP and it helps a lot!

Post # 6
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@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
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Co-sign on Amlactin….got rid of those red bumps I had on the backs of my arms! 

Post # 10
3106 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@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
1069 posts
Bumble bee

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 # 13
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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 # 16
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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! 🙂

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