Based on your description, it would seem you are suffering from extremely dry skin that needs to be sloughed off. I would suggest using a highly moisturizing lotion infused with glycolic acid. The dry skin will flake off but the moisturizer with keep you skin hydrated during the process. I would recommend using this type of moisturizer all winter as this is when dry skin is at its worst.
Hope this helps!
Based on your above description, your legs appear to be dry.
One possible treatment option would be to start a moisturizer that contains
exfoliating properties such as CeraVe SA Lotion or Cream (contains salicyclic
acid which helps slough off dry, rough bumpy skin) or Eucerin Professional
Repair Lotion (contains alpha hydroxyl acid to help slough off dry skin). Both products may increase your skin’s
sensitivity to the sun so limit your sun exposure and use sunscreen and wear
sun protective clothing.
Best treatment for crepe skin on legs.
are certain things you can do to stem the progression of what is occurring with
the skin on your legs. First, protect
against sun exposure as this damages the elastin in your skin. Use 30 SPF sunscreen religiously. Second, drink plenty of water, eat fruit and
vegetables. Third, use a thick
moisturizer twice a day as a preventive measure.
The skin type you have more than
likely inherited. Small measures as
described above will stem the process.
You should also rule out eczema, psoriasis and/or other skin diseases. Check with a qualified dermatologist. Beyond these measures, there is no device
currently on the market to help improve the elastic quality of skin in the
third decade of life.
This is a
common concern in my office for both legs and arms. As we age our oil glands do
not produce as much and we are left feeling drier. We also develop a buildup of
dead cells and that makes it difficult for lotions to penetrate adding to our
various options that I use at my office. You can start with a peel to exfoliate
the top dead layer of unhealthy skin. Doing a peel will bring up new healthy
skin that is more hydrated. For more improvement you can microneedle the new
skin and have your plasma topically applied, this will hydrate the skin and
improve the amount of collagen and elasticity.
It is best
to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see what treatment is best
Scaly skin on the legs - venous eczema
Scaliness of the skin can be so many things but common things are eczema or psoriasis (which a dermatologist can help you with), dry skin, or stasis dermatitis. Stasis dermatittis is from venous insufficiency and is also called gravitational eczema or venous eczema. Wear compression stockings if you have obvious varicose veins and talk to your primary care doctor for guidance. You can see images of stasis dermatitis on my website.
Thank you for your question. keep the area hydrated with a good moisturizing cream to help with hydration, and periodic exfoliation on the areas that are scaly, always use SPF 30 or greater with zinc oxide, year around, re apply every two hours when outdoors, evaluate after 3 months.I hope this helps!