(Closed) Small bumps on arms. Any advice?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@alaska_99705:  Try exfoliating in the shower with body wash and a loofah. Moisturize after!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@Nona99:  I live in a humid climate and still get them….

@alaska_99705:  Keeping an eye on this thread!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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 # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - On a yacht!

@heliabel:  Hi! Me too!!! Does AmLactin work!? Where do you get it from? Thanks! 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
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Busy bee

Exfoliate and use a moisturizer with glycolic acid (or lactic acid if you’re low on $$, it’s not as effective though)

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Helper bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@koveline:  I wish I had a before picture- it’s such a noticeable difference in just a couple of weeks. 

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