At my yearly physical a few weeks ago, I asked my doctor about the tiny red bumps that are scattered over my arms and legs. It has always embarassed me – my siblings used to call it “chicken skin”. She said that it was actually dry skin – this seems right, because I’ve heard it called “dry acne” before. She told me use a thick lotion or cream on those areas and it should help.
I picked up some Lubriderm the other day and I’ve been using it for a few days now, and it seems to have helped the appearance of my skin a little bit. Now I just have to stay vigilant and keep doing it, even as the weather warms up and the last thing I want to do is slather thick cream on after a shower!