With the weather getting warmer I would quite like to be able to wear short-sleeved tees but I don't really feel confident doing it because I've got these little red spots on the sides of my upper arms. Does anyone else have them and/or know how to get rid of them?! I'm getting totally sick of them...
found a pic on the interwebs: (mine's slightly worse/obvious than that)
Wow thanks I didn't know it was actually called something, thought they were just dodgy spots, seriously have been there forever! Wow. lol. I keep em down with Clean and Clear exfoliating stuff on one of those shower scrubbers, and NEVER itching my arm. Haha.
I have had keratosis pilaris since I was very young, I have it on my face aswell although those ones seem to have disappeared. I would recommend scrubbing them quite hard with an exfoliator glove. It might hurt a bit but it gets rid of the little bits of fat under your skin.
Yep, I have this, as do my mother and brother, so I guess it's a genetic thing. Don't let it bother you, they're not exactly an eyesore, there are much worse skin conditions you could have. They've never stopped me wearing short sleeves, and nobody's ever pointed them out except for my mum.
It looks a bit like mild eczema, if they have come recently and your arm has been exposed it might be sun rash, try keeping your arm out of sun and apply a cream for rashes then it will probably go. If I was you I wouldn't bother though (unless it goes worse) as it is hardly noticable on you.
I have found a nice tan help's so I try and aim to go on holiday for 2 weeks each year. With tanning cream, sun tan and going in the water all the time helps get rid of them, but they always come back.
Failling that, I am considering getting 2 tatoo's to cover most of my upper arms.
I have not found anything to get rid of them completely which is what I want to do, they seem to be getting worse for me.
I am in need of some cream, anything that will fight against them.
[QUOTE=tymbnuip]With the weather getting warmer I would quite like to be able to wear short-sleeved tees but I don't really feel confident doing it because I've got these little red spots on the sides of my upper arms. Does anyone else have them and/or know how to get rid of them?! I'm getting totally sick of them...
I went to the doc's today, we both sat there and researched it on the net and his info files.
We came up with Glycolic acid cream, and cream containing Urea.
I do not have this condition in the extreme, my skin is reasonable, I just have deep in red dot's under my skin on my arms mainly.
Someone mentioned Salicylic acid cream at 2%...The glycolic acid cream is the stuff I think...it has a hyroxy meaning it will hydrate the skin and help reform new poors. I think those ret dot's are poors that are not reforming.
Glycolic acid cream £9.99 (ebay)
Urea cream £7.99 (ebay)
Retin-A cream (quite expensive) but works twice as fast but you get a lot less for the money.
Neutrogena - Multi-Vitamin Acne Treatment (after exfoliating and before bed)