I get bumps all over my legs and the back of my arms that look like goose bumps but I have them all the time. Starts just above my ankles. It's not razor burn either and I've used all kinds of lotions and stuff but they are still there. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
my sister said my pores are just sensitive..and I've heard lots of people say they have it too and say there is no way to get rid of them.. but I want really smooth legs and arms. :(
does anyone know anything more about this situation. I'll be okay if you tell em there isn't anything I can do about them.
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Go to your dermatologist, and talk to him about Keratosis Pilaris. The more commonly used term is "chicken skin" (personally I don't like to think I have the skin of a chicken :P ). I found that there is a way to make your skin smooth, or at least smoother, by just rubbing the affected areas with Vasaline Lotion every night before bed. However you might still have red spots.
The condition is genetic, where your skin produces too much keratin (hence the first part of the name "Keratosis"). If there's too much keratin, then hairs get trapped underneath the skin's surface and becomes inflamed, which leads to those bumps you see. But don't worry, they don't stay forever. Eventually people outgrow the condition. I think almost 50% of the population has it, so it's nothing more than an eyesore.
In the mean time, talk to your dermatologist, and use Vasaline Lotion. I hope this helps!1