(Closed) Red bumps on upper arms?!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

this is probably too easy of a try, but have you tried using an exfoliating scrub? And then moisturizing well afterwards? I sometimes get red irritation from dry skin.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I think you may be talking about keratosis pilaris. They have a product at Sephora for this called KP Duty Cream (I read about it in a magazine).

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

It was kind of expensive from what I remember but you might give it a try. I’ve also heard that it can take awhile.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

That is called Keratosis Pilaris. It’s harmless but really annoying – I have it too. Use a mild scrub a few times a week, but don’t overscrub, it will make it worse. The best stuff is seriously KP Duty.  But you can control it with a cheap scrub and a lotion with glycolic acid in it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yup..KP Duty it is. My sister has dealt with this for years, but I just had about a 1 year bout of it. She swears by the stuff. I’ve read that you usually grow in and then out of it, which was my case, but I know my sister is still waiting for it to go away. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

The previous posters are right – it’s Keratosis Pilaris.  And I have tried the KP duty from Sephora, but sadly got little to no results.  I have also tried washing it with Apple Cider Vinegar, I have tried Glycolic Acid lotions, I have tried Amlactin, uggg……I could go on and on.  It makes me really sad and I was trying SOOOO hard to get rid of it before my wedding day.  Nothing really works.  There are forums on the internet full of people who try the weirdest stuff to treat it….but you never know!

The thing that has worked the best for me (not totally, but better) is Coconut Oil.  It is easy to use and it smells great!  You can buy giant tubs of it at GNC.

Good Luck!!!!!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Oh, and something that worked for me as well, was Retin-A. I’d rub it on there every night before bed.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with the others that KP Duty cream and scrub is the best.  It really works.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@jayli – sure, you can try a scrub and glycolic acid lotion. You might not even need the KP Duty!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@jayli – Yeah, mine tends to be worse in the summer when it’s humid and oil production is increased, so I can see how humidity for the hot showers could aggravate it. Just get a mild scrub – like St. Ive’s (that’s what I use) and use it a few times a week and I bet you’ll see a difference! Good luck! 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I know, the KP Duty cream is expensive but it was the only thing that made my chicken bumps go away.  If it makes you feel any better, a little bit goes a loooong way- I’m just about out of my tube but I got it maybe a year and a half ago? 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@jayli – I would get an actual exfoliating scrub, because if I use a daily scrub (like one built into a bodywash) mine gets worse. This is the one I use.

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