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Ugly Skin
03godsgirl30 posted:
I am a very pale person, and actually I would be fine with that if I had pretty skin. But my skin is anything but- the main problem I have is small red bumps on my arms, mostly on the top near where the bicep is. (Always been like that.) At other places, there are just splotches and unevenness. Besides constant spray tans or intense tanning lotions that cover all the color of the natural skin, is there anything I can do to fix this? Thanks!
atti_editor responded:
Hi 03godsgirl30,

The bumps on your upper arms could be keratosis pilaris -- a harmless skin condition that causes small, hard bumps that are often light colored but can be accompanied by redness. Have you had these looked at by your doctor? No testing is needed to determine if this is what is causing the bumps, only a visual exam. Here is some more information on keratosis pilaris along with some treatment options. Although it cannot be cured, there are some measures that you can take to reduce its appearance. Not scratching at the bumps, generously applying moisturizers, and using exfoliants on the area are just a few options.

You may want to consult a dermatologist about the splotches and uneven skintone that you describe. He/She may have some suggestions for long-term treatment (such as this information I found on laser skin resurfacing) that could remedy this problem.

Best wishes,
03godsgirl30 replied to atti_editor's response:
Thanks so much! Honestly, I had no idea that my skin could be an actual condition with a name. I will definitely look into these pages!
jessicapbutler replied to 03godsgirl30's response:
I was also suffering from similar type of problem.I was having acne problem on cheeks in one particular place and due to that my skin was getting rashes/redness with the use of creams.Then I consulted dermatologist ,he suggested some medications,proper diet and LIFT BLUE suctions cups for maintaining the skin from getting damaged.

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