For at least 10 years I used to have redish dry skin on my ankles inspite of using lubriderm and aloe vera. Using Evening Primrose oil helped a little bit but wasn't a total solution. I started on a regime of 4 tablespoons of raw sunflowers seeds a day and noticed skin improvement on my ankles and all over my body. Then I switched to socks that didn't cover my ankles and noticed even more improvement. I started using a tanning bed for vitamin D and noticed even more improvement although I am not sure this really helped.
A few months after my ankle skin had reached perfection I started seeing that red rash again. That was about 2 weeks ago. Now its gone. In retrospect I think it was because I found this really delicious whole grain bread and has started eating two toasted slices a day of it with coconut oil. Soon as I stopped eating the bread the rash went away again. I was thinking that grains didn't impact me negatively but I guess I was wrong. It's just that the impact was subtle.