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Does anyone know of a cream or lotion for severe dry skin?

My legs have become very dry and I need something that will work to get them moistened again. They are so bad they look like the dirt on a water puddle when it is dry. (cracked like) Anyone have a good suggestion?


Asked by Francinab at 6:54 PM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Health

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  • It sounds crazy but you can use the eczema cream they sell at wal-mart or use baby oil mixed with vasaline.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 6:57 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • eucerin, or aveeno

    Answer by vabchmommy at 6:55 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Those were the two I was going to say, oh and make sure you lotion up a couple times a day so they keep the moisture!

    Answer by AnnHenderson at 6:56 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • auquaphor

    Answer by mommyBrooke849 at 6:57 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Coacoa butter; when skin is chaffed like that aveeno's not gona cut it( I have eczema). Or any thick non pefumed lotion that takes some time to absorb. After your showers or baths air dry and add the lotion until skin remoisturizes after a couple of days.

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 7:00 PM on Apr. 29, 2009



    Answer by Ad3n_M0mmy01 at 7:29 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Dry skin can be both an inside and outsite issue.
    Are you drinking enough water? You should be drinking at least 8 8oz glasses a day.
    Are your eating good fats? Avocado, nuts, olive oil, flax oil. If not, try supplementing with flax oil caps.
    Now, I second the vote for Eucerin.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:01 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • I actually use MaryKay Extra Emollient Night Cream. It's AWESOME! If you don't want to buy it from a MaryKay consultant I am sure you can find some on Ebay :)

    Answer by tandknix at 9:52 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Aquaphor, works wonders. Keep hydrated, lots of water.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:33 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • All of the answers were great. I will pry try everything you suggested but I have to choose what I am going to do my best answer is going to be trying the exzema cream from walmart. If that doesn't work then I will go down the list and try each of the suggestions. (by then I should be moistened up pretty good!) LOL

    Answer by Francinab at 1:03 PM on Apr. 30, 2009