Welcome to the men`s section of the bulletin board and happy you posted. I have X-linked also and am using Lachydrin exclusively, but dont live in the environment you do. Many X-linked people like Dermal Therapy Alpha Hydroxy,Amlactin, Eucerin Plus with urea acid, Aqua Glycollic, and salicyllic acid.In a post by Mia McNeal from Chicago, who has vulgaris, said her derm mixed Lachydrin with 2% salicyllic acid and she was having good results with that. I would also apply Eucerin or Aquaphor as a moisturizer.Maybe some of the other X linked people from the east coast, midwest, and Canada will post their ideas. Take care Brad and I hope this helps.