(Closed) arm bumps

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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610 posts
Busy bee

Are these keratosis poliaris bumps? For me, I find that giving them a good scrub with an exfoliating loofah and then moisturizing them several times a day will help. Just make sure you do the exfoliating part a few days in advance of the wedding so your skin has time to calm down from the scrubbing. Try it now, and if it helps, then repeat the process again about a week before your wedding.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I get red bumps, too, and although I’ve never tried it, my doctor recommended using an exfoliant.  There is a prescription cream that will get rid of them, but it’s very expensive, so I never got it.  My Fiance never even noticed them until I said something, so I’ve kinda gotten over being self-conscious about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@faith1583a:Sounds like keratosis pilaris (as was mentioned above).

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/keratosis-pilaris/DS00769/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs

You actually should not do a harsh scrub/exfoliation.  This was drilled into me by my derm as well.  It will make things worse and redder.  My derm recommended this product: http://www.amazon.com/Glytone-Kit-15-1-ounce-Package/dp/B002D48QR0

It definitely helped with the smoothness/texture of my arms, but not the redness so mcuh.  I also use a steriod cream to help with the redness.  I will tell you that I’ve been working on this for about 5 months and it’s better, but not invisible. I will be using a self tanner and probably some make up. Also, it comes back once you stop using the products for a few days.  It’s just a stupid, annoying condition that is like a cockroach.. you think you’ve gotten rid of it but it always comes back!  Grrr.  Good luck and know you’re not alone!  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have the miracle!  

I had the same thing, so did my mom.  Her dermatologist told her to go to Walmart and ask the pharmacist for some lotion from behind the counter.  It is Lactic Acid based.  I use it and will NEVER go back. 

Walmart up here sells it on the shelf – AmLactin or LacHydrin is what it’s called.  Bottom line is it has to be LACTIC ACID based.  It retails for about $10-$15 bottle but within 2-3 days I noticed results.  I use it all over now – my cracked heels have never been better and the last couple weeks I have been using it on my face and my acne is clearing up!

 

http://www.drugs.com/cdi/lactic-acid-lotion.html

http://www.amlactin.com/

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

While it’s true that scrubbing isn’t a great long term solution, I can tell you that for me, it’s a perfect short-term one (and it’s free!).

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@BrightGreen: I agree! I have it too, and when I was a teen (14) I was so embarrassed about it that i scrubbed it so hard my arms bled. However, after that I never saw it again until I was like… 23. Now, I’m not suggesting that to everyone! haha, please don’t hurt yourself.

But the scrubbing does help for a short term solution with the addition of lotioning often. I personally prefer a body butter because I feel like it actually soaks into my skin, rather than sit on top and dry up.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

@faith1583a: best way to get rid of them? let your other half scratch them off!

yes. i am NOT joking. ha ha, i swear to god it is the most disgusting/relaxing thing ever….i love it when he starts cuddlying me and running his hands over my arms etc, but then i start using him as a loofa lol and beg him to scratch the little b*stards!

cant believe i just admitted that…

Post # 12
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133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I used KP Duty before my wedding and it worked great for me! They have a lotion and a scrub, you can find it on Amazon or at Sephora. The only bad thing is that it is kind of expensive:

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P73509

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Fiance has the red bumps.  The doctor suggested rinsing the skin with Nizoral or Selsun Blue during a shower, and then blasting the skin with cold water at the end of the shower.  Also a vigorous rub with the towel afterward.

Post # 14
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391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I use a gentle exfloiant and scrub in the shower. I like the one by B&B works their true blue spa collection. And then I use lotion, not a super thick one because then it tend to clog my skin. But any soothing reness relief one works for me.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I second the KP Duty from Derma Doctor. It works great and can be picked up at sephora. 

Post # 16
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886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with the AmLactin/LacHydrin suggestion. That helped. I also got one of those electronic scrubbers. I know, I know. “No scrubbing!” you say. But I got a Sonicare scrubber. It uses sound waves to loosen the dead skin plugs so no bad scrubbing is involved. And it really worked for me, though again nothing seems to make this problem completely go away. I find it’s especially bad in the winter when it’s low humidity. So moisturize with the lactic acid cream!

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