My skin is not dry or overly oily. My face doesn’t have breakouts (knock on wood) But the skin on my upper arms, sometimes lower, and my legs always has these weird little bumpy breakouts and sometimes full on pimples. Right now there is a painful pimple half way up my lower arm. I can remember as a child having them on my upper arms but now my legs get them too.
All the women at the gym have smooth and even skin on their legs and arms. I WANT THAT! Please tell me how to get it. Should I ask my doctor about it? Does anyone else struggle with it? I don’t currently moisterize and was planning on picking up the coconut milk lotion at the body shop if that helps at all.
Sounds like you might have keratosis pilaris (KP) like me 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!
Yes it does remind me of that actually…. I’ve never heard of that. I’m going to do some research on it.
Thank you! Good luck with it
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!
@Mrs. Mustang: You’re welcome, missy! If you find any amazing products/treatments, come back and share please Good luck to you too
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.
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.
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!