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Fake tan blotchy dry patches

I have always had dry skin on my face, but this is often easily treated with lots of moisturiser. However when i apply fake tan to my body my upper arms and shoulders become very very patchy in places, they seem dry. The surface is flat, there are no breakouts or rashes. There is no pain but it is exceptionally unsightly. I have never used sun beds or really ever sunbathed as I am very pale. All other parts of my body do not have this reaction to tan but my arms and shoulders are terrible. I am due to be bridemaid in a few months and would love a solution to this problem for then. Thank you so much for any help
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1340994 tn?1374193977
Before applying anything, shower and gently scrub problem areas using washcloth or loofa.  Use a moisturizing soap, maybe with olive oil in it, or Dove.  Rinse very well, rubbing with your hands or a clean washcloth to remove any soap residue.  After drying off, apply moisturizer to elbows, knees, ankles and feet and the area on the shoulders where you are having the problem.  Then after moisturizer dries apply the tanning lotion evenly.  This should help a lot.  
563773 tn?1374246539
This can be due to tinea versicolor. Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus that lives in the skin of almost all adults. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities. Treatment involves topical and oral antifungal medicines.

Please get it checked by a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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