So i have read that mild cases of ichthyosis like mine, I can not shed my skin normaly. Recomended remedy was to take cold showers and lots of moisturizers. To hell with that! Lots and lots of moisturizers just keeps it on there. Looks worse. So my remedy was to remove it and not lube it. I take a cool shower and use baby oil and dove soap on a dish brillow pad and scrub my troublesome area's. Then when you remove the problem I Moisturize out of the shower. Brillow is ruff at first but you get use to it. Now my skin no longer has the build up of dark brown cracking.