Q. My skin is dry and rough, and I have pimples. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Kakkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 01, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 30-year-old female. My skin is dry, rough, and having pimples. I want to know the right cream for my skin. Currently, I am using Palmolive shower cream and all clear fade milk lotion for my skin.

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Dry skin conditions are mainly encountered in those who are atopic. The skin has reduced water retention capacity, and thus, there is increased transepidermal water loss. Moreover, the skin of the outer thighs, buttocks, upper outer arms may also have keratosis pilaris, which appear as rough, conical papules or pimples and are due to keratin plugging of hair follicles.

I would suggest you use a cream containing keratolytic and hygroscopic agents like ammonium lactate, urea, etc., as a moisturizer twice daily. Ammonium lactate is available as a cream by the name of Amylac cream 12%.

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