How do you Improve the Appearance of Dry Skin?
So now you are better, but somehow that scale on the legs is still visible no matter how much moisturizer you use, resembling the plates of an armadillo. Ask for Amlactin Ultra lotion with lactic acid at the pharmacy desk, or the even more powerful Glytone Body Lotion with glycolic acid available at our office. The acid based lotions dissolve the dead skin accumulating on the surface and make the skin a better barrier to moisture loss. Be careful not to get Amlactin or Glytone in open, scratched skin as it will cause a really uncomfortable burning sensation.
If all of this has failed to improve your skin, a visit to the dermatologist is in order. You may have a different cause for your itching such as a fungal infection (ringworm), bacterial infection (impetigo) or allergic reaction. Other clues that you should see your doctor right away are pain, swelling, or fever.