Post # 1
I have quite a few small and rough bumps on the underside of my forearms. I don’t have them anywhere else. They’re also reddish in color.
Regular lotion doesn’t seem to help.
Do any of you bees know what this could be and how to fix it?
Post # 3
Sephora sells something called Chicken Bumps or…like that, it’s a good exfoliant/moisturize for those of us in drier climates that are victims of it!
Post # 4
@alaska_99705: Try exfoliating in the shower with body wash and a loofah. Moisturize after!
Post # 5
I live in a humid climate and still get them….
Keeping an eye on this thread!
Post # 6
I have something called keratosis pilaris that causes bumps on my upper arms. I don’t know if it commonly cuases bumps on the fore arms though but that could be something to look into. I use AmLactin lotion for that.
Post # 7
I’ve had them my whole life, right above my elbows. Depending on how bad they are, it could be pretty normal. I agree with the body wash and loofah idea! They seem to go away some when I try that. Getting exfoliating body wash can be a little gentler and still give the same results also.
Post # 9
I’ve only had them since we moved to Alaska (which is very dry) and I thought that might be contributing.
I just ordered some AmLactin and am hoping it’s going to work.
I ordered some from drugstore.com!
Post # 11
I have KP on my upper arms. I’ve tried AmLactin (and many other things) and nothing really worked until I changed my diet. I cut out grains/gluten and sugar and HOLY MIRACLE my arms are smooth! I had resigned myself to always having this issue- nice side benefit to my healthy lifestyle!
Post # 12
Exfoliate and use a moisturizer with glycolic acid (or lactic acid if you’re low on $$, it’s not as effective though)
Post # 13
These bumps are usually a good indicator of a deficiency of essential fatty acids – EPA and DHA. I am a naturopath & would recommend supplementing with a fish oil concentrate. 🙂
Post # 14
I have found that tanning helps. If you’re into that. I wasn’t, but after doing it a few times and seeing the results, I’m kind of hooked.
Post # 15
I have KP pretty seriously, and amlactin doesn’t cure it, bit it does reduce the problem. Wouldn’t hurt to at least try combining it with something else. Curious about what PP said about her diet, I’m going to try tht!
Post # 16
I wish I had a before picture- it’s such a noticeable difference in just a couple of weeks.