(Closed) arm bumps

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have them, exfoliate A LOT then put lotion on right after you get out of the shower! Hope it helps. I use a pumice stone to exfoliate since it really gets the dead skin to come off.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not sure. I get zits on my arms more than anything else. I hate it and I hope there is something that will get rid of them for good!

Do you think yours might be from stress?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I believe it’s called rosaeca – I’ve known a lot of people who got them!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I get them too.  I’ve had them since I was 13.  I’ve gotten over it because nothing I try works to get rid of them.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have had them for a really long time. This winter I’ve been exfoliating then lotion, lotion, lotion! RIGHT after the shower! My upper arms are now baby soft and bump free! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also, if you think it’s stress, I would try to relax. = ) See where that gets you. Maybe watch a movie or something to get your mind off things.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would see a dermatologist and have he/she evaluate your skin and give you suggestions on what to do….

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I get the same thing (but they’re brown… cause I’m black). I made a sugar rub that got rid of them and made the rest of me silky smooth!

I use a large jar fill leave an inch from the top with sugar, then add equal parts of lightweight oils (I think the best are safflower, sweet almond, and grapeseed). Put some essential oils in the mix to make it smell good. You can use which ever essential oils you’d like (I use sweet lemon and orange oil, it smells like lemonade!)

I scrub every 2-3 days to help me glow!

Let me know if you give it a try!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve had them for as long as I can remember. It runs in my family–my mom, her sisters, their mother, my brother, cousins, niece, etc. have them, too. My dermatologist had some name for it but I can’t remember what it is (I know it’s not rosacea though). She said to just use lots of good lotion (not the stuff from Bath and Body or anything like that) and to exfoliate. It helps somewhat.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Seconding Boston Bee, I’ve had these for forever and nothing I try (including following the instructions of two different dermatologists) fixes them.  I’ve just learned to deal.  Sometimes they’re really noticeable and sometimes not at all.  They’re not red, just flesh-colored, and filled with something or other.  It’s not rosacea, at least not for me, but I forget what they’re called. Apparently like 40% of the population gets them.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I find that regular exfoliation, moisturizing, and working out keep my arms smooth like buttah.  I can definitely tell when I am *off* my game because they come right back!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I get them too. I asked my dermatologist and they are called Keratosis Pilaris.  It’s pretty common.  You can go to cvs, walgreens or any other drug store and get a lotion called AmLactin.  It works great!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It’s more than likely keratosis pilaris. Try exfoliating regularly. And try Amlactin or Glytone lotion. Something with a high alpha-hydroxy content. You can ask your dermatologist, but more than likely they will just tell you to live with it. But, it doesn’t hurt to ask. There is no cure for keratosis pilaris. I’ve had some relief by regularly taking fish oil and flax oil, drinking plenty of water and laying off the gluten. I have a prescription cream that has helped a little, but is not worth the $60 a month it costs, when Amlactin is much cheaper and over the counter. This is the reason why I couldn’t get a strapless dress, so I feel your pain. Good luck!

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