dry skin

any solutions?

10 messages
05/05/2009 at 20:21
After taking a break from running, i am back training (around 35 miles per week), I have noticed that the skin on my sides is extremely dry, also on my upper arms.

I wear technical t-shirts, the weather is warm and i also use a cream to deal with the dryness, yet still have this problem

When i go through periods of not running, my skin returns to normal

Any suggestions would be extremely welcome

05/05/2009 at 23:12


Spread liberally on the affected areas, you will also be irresistable to the ladies.

Dustboy    pirate
06/05/2009 at 00:35
Have a look at www.crotchguard.co.uk Their lotion/potion is rather good.
06/05/2009 at 10:13

I don't know what might be causing it, beyond dehydration maybe, but Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion is very good.

And smells yummy (but not girlie).

06/05/2009 at 10:16

Nother vote for Palmers, it's great stuff.

See you tonight Chris.

06/05/2009 at 10:19
Aqueous cream is another good solution - and you can use it to wash with as well. I'm with Wilkie on this one - sounds like you might not be taking on or replacing enough fluids when you run.
06/05/2009 at 10:42
A huge pot of E45 from the pharmacy, its great stuff
06/05/2009 at 11:59
thanks everyone, nice to know there are a few options other than lard

See you tonight shimmy
06/05/2009 at 12:03
06/05/2009 at 12:23
Palmer Cocoa Butter isavailable from Superdrug for about £3 a tube....smells delicious as well as keeping your skin moist!

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