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CrazyLove22
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When I shower, I scrub everywhere but no matter how often I shower or how hard I scrub, my neck still looks dirty. What can I try to get it to go away?
Also, I wear sandals a lot and my feet are really dry and rough...how can I smooth them out and make them soft again?

Any suggestions?

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Is there any dirt on your towel? If so, then you're not scrubbing enough. If there isn't, you can exfoliate your skin. that removes the dead stuff which can look dirty, and makes your skin look fresher. Drug stores and bath shops sell lots of different exfoliating supplies like loofas, or scrubby soap (I use Bath and Body Works exfoliating body wash, it's quite nice).

Are you obese? That might sound like an odd thing to ask, but bear with me. Many obese people (and some simply overweight ones) have slightly darkened patches of skin that feel a little dry, velvety and no matter that they do, the skin looks dirty. The patches usually occur in the armpits, on the creases between the groin and thigh, or on necks. The patches are a condition known as acanthosis nigricans. You can't scrub these patches off, but they're harmless by themselves and can be diagnosed by a doctor.

Me, I strongly suspect I have acanthosis nigricans and I am currenty waiting to get the patches inspected by a dermatologist. What I'll do after that, I don't know. It's not a big deal and I doubt anyone notices them anyway.

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as for dry feet, moisturize with a heavy duty lotion. moisturize frequently. vaseline is good when lotions have failed, but i've had good luck with Bath and Body Works lotion (it's extra greasy) and Baby Magic baby lotion (it's not greasy, and it's good for sensitive skin)

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When dealing with rough,dry feet a really good cure is to cover and coat them with thick lotion or vaseline and then put on a pair of cotton socks and either kick back for a couple of hours or do it before bed and just fall asleep. Its kind of tricky to get the socks on over the lotion/vaseline but its worth it. The next morning your feel will be soft and smooth.

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As for the patches I don't know what to tell you. But for the feet thing...I LIVE in my sandels and always have dry, cracked, calloused, blah blah blah feet. I can't seem to make them entiraly smooth, as the back heel is alway rough, no matter what. But I exfoliate them with that stone thing (can't think of the name...Pumis?) and then coat my feet in lotion, wrap them loosely in saran wrap and put slippers on. Walk around for a couple hours and take of the saran wrap and my feet are nice and soft.

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Great, thanks everyone!
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