(Closed) I have little red bumps…

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve read many posts about this and it is really tricky to find a solution that works. I have them and have had them since I was a child. The only thing i’ve found that helps minimize the appearence of mine is sun. When I get a little tan going on they almost disappear.

That being said I doubt you’ll be even to see them in the pictures! Unless they do a close up of your upper arm!

Post # 4
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you are really worried you can put a little powder or light makeup on them.  I stressed about them for months before the wedding and in the end just covered them up with powder I normally use on my face.  I don’t see them at all in the photos.

Post # 6
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

I have them too. I went to a dermatologist, and he said it was Keratosis Pilaris (you can look it up on wikipedia, for some reason I can’t paste the link right now).  He prescribed a cream that helped.  If you can’t get to a derm, Sephora also sells a brand called Dermadoctor that makes KP cream.  I also found that scrubbing it sometimes aggravates it, so don’t get too exfoliating-crazy! Hope this helps!



Post # 7
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

If you end up trying to hide it, the Sally Hansen Airbrush legs stuff would work well.  You spray it on your hands and then rub it on and it dries and doesn’t rub off.  It hides my splotchy legs enough that I can get away without pantyhose, so I have used it on my upper arms if they need it.

Post # 8
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s probably Keratosis Pilaris.  Dermadoctor makes this cream called KPDuty which should help.  

Post # 9
1900 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I also get those bumps on the backs of my arms. I didn’t want to spend the money on the K Duty lotion, so I checked out the main ingredients. It’s glycolic acid. I purchased a lotion with glycolic acid in it for about 1/3 the price of the KP Duty and it did the trick. It also hleped that we were married in a very humid place, so my skin was not dry like it is at home here in AZ. Here’s a link to the lotion I bought:


Post # 10
235 posts
Helper bee

Uhg, I am fighting this right now too! My Future Mother-In-Law is a nurse and told me to use a benzyl peroxide bar (I picked it up yesterday) I’ll let you all know if it works!

Post # 11
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Use the Dermadoctor KP scrub and the KP duty cream.  I got mine from sephora.com, but hopefully you can find it somewhere local (or afford to pay for express overnight delivery or something).  You’re only supposed to use the scrub a couple of times per week, but I think my arms could handle it every day.  Use the cream day and night.  Go tanning a little bit (but be careful, the exfoliation of the scrub and the cream could make you more susceptible to burning).  If the bumps go away but you still have the red marks, use MAC face and body foundation. 

Ugh, I hate KP. 

Post # 12
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I use the KP Duty lotion and scrub too.  Mine has mostly gone away now though.

Post # 13
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i second Keratosis Pilaris~~~ a good mechanimal exfoliation/refinement scrub will take care of it~ use it once or twice a week and you might also want to try a salicylic acid body wash to help soften up the texture as well~

Post # 14
3066 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is a condition called Keratosis Pilaris. I am an nurse and I also have these. Unfortuantely, you have them until you arein your 40’s. There is no cure. The only thing you can do (that my Dr. recommended) it using moisturizing lotion and scrub with a loofah every day (because we shed skin every 2 weeks). It will help soften the look of them.

Post # 16
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have them too and I hate hate hate them.  I swear they worse now that I’m older!  Nothing works, t hough I noticed I got some sun and they do actually seem better?  If someone could only cure it, they would be rich!  You could not see any arm bumps on my arms in any of my wedding pics, thank goodness!

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