Places on the Body You Probably Don’t Moisturize

The Back of the arms

Have you ever been prone to red bumps on the backs of your arms — the ones not-so-affectionately called “chicken skin” and that are medically referred to as keratosis pilaris — well there is something that you can do about it. Look for a body lotion that contains lactic acid, lactic acid chemically exfoliates the skin. To keep the problem permanently at bay, you’ll have to use the lotion daily, but the results will be well worth the effort.

Your Legs

You’re already exfoliating your legs regularly by shaving. But depending on what you are shaving with, you might also be inadvertantly drying out the skin of your legs. Dermatologists say that you can skip scrubbing your lower extremities — the warm water and soapy run off from soaping your upperbody is enough to cleanse your legs. When you get out of the shower, be sure to pat your legs dry and apply a body lotion or rich cream almost immediately, as it will help to lock in their natural moisture.

Back of the Legs

There are several unfortunate things that make this spot a difficult place to manage: dry, bumpy skin similar to keratosis pilaris on the backs of the arms, and cellulite — which effects millions of men and women around the world. If this area is extremely dry on your body, try to choose a rich body cream that contains shea butter, shea butter is an incredible natural moisturizer. If the area is dry and bumpy, choose a cream with lactic acid to speed up the exfoliation. If cellulite is one of your main concerns, try to look for products that contain caffeine — it will give you an immediate tightening.


Beyond the occasional pedicure that is more often than not few and far between, almost everyone is guilty of neglecting our feet. Weekly at home treatments often help improve the skin found here. Try to look for a special foot lotion that might contain alpha hydroxy acid, lactic acid, or urea — all of which exfoliate the skin. Allow the lotion to absorb for at least 10 minutes before beginning to rub away dead skin with a warm washcloth or pumice stone. For an intensive moisturizing treatment, apply a rich cream and put on cotton socks before bed, suggests celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi.