What are these bumps on my arms?
Have you ever noticed bumps on your arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks that don't seem to go away? They may be a condition called keratosis pilaris. This condition c causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps on the skin.
This condition develops when the skin produces too much of a protein called keratin, which can block hair follicles and cause bumps to develop. I have experience with this condition treating my younger brothers skin, and am here to share how to treat it at home if you think you have this condition. Check with me and I can let you know for sure!
The key to keratosis pilaris is lots of exfoliation! This sheds the dead skin cells and helps to unblock those clogged pores. I recommend using a dry brush every day. This is the most inexpensive way to exfoliate the body, and it's great for your lymphatic system. I recommend it to all my sugaring clients for larger body areas. I retail them if you need one! You gently brush the skin in circular motions on dry skin before getting in the shower, always working towards the heart.
My second recommendation is using A Natural Difference's Koly Glyco Body in the evening. This creme contains 10% glycolic acid which goes down into the pores, swirls debris around and brings it to the surface. It also contains kojic acid which helps to reverse discolorations in the skin. So if you have discoloration from the sun, or from previous breakouts this can help to lighten it and give even skin tone!
Using both of these products getting topical and in-pore exfoliation is the key to treating this condition. My brother had it pretty severely on his arms and now they are almost completely smooth!
Even if you don't have keratois pilaris, this is an amazing product combination to keep the skin on your body looking glowing, even and amazing for years to come. As always, let me know if you have any questions!