My skin is driving me CRAZY!

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
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Bumble bee

Sounds like you might have keratosis pilaris (KP) like me Yell Does it look like plucked “chicken skin”?  I think it’s genetic and from what I know, you can’t really rid of it.. our bodies just over-produce keratin.

I have it really bad on my left upper arm, and I’m hoping to maximize the use of FH’s medical insurance to see a derm for easy options to rid of them!

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Sugar bee

i get pimples on my legs and arms as well (in addition to the eczema i already have). my dermatologist just told me i had acne. i hope you figure something out. cause i agree, it sucks and they hurt!

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Bumble bee

@Mrs. Mustang:  You’re welcome, missy!  If you find any amazing products/treatments, come back and share please :)  Good luck to you too

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Helper bee

If they’re just pimples, try a body wash or scrub with salicylic acid.  I get occasional pimples on my upper arms and I use Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub and it clears up in a couple days.

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Buzzing bee

I had these and did this:

Bought an exfoliator loofa like this

I use that with neutrogena body clear scrub

…and sometimes your skin might get a little sensitive so I used a regular washcloth with any body scrub.

I also put organic extra virgin coconut oil on my arms and legs and it helps and is moisturizing.

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Sugar bee

my dermatologist told me that with keratosis pilaris (KP), scrubs will make it worse.  it might feel better that day, but in the long run will not be good. 

I moisturize every day after a shower with St Ives Hydrating Vitamin E lotion.  it has worked better than anything else. also, if I pick at it, I swear it seems to get way worse. so try to not irritate it!

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