Monday, 3 August 2015

How to get rid of those Annoying Arm Bumps

Get rid of bumps on the back of arms exfoliation and moisturising

Arm bumps or keratosis pilaris to give it its proper name is a harmless condition that results in rough, almost permanent like goose bumps on the back of some people’s arms. Excess keratin builds up blocking the hair follicles resulting in the white bumps on the back of the arms and this article explains it a whole lot better than I can if you want more information! 

There are a few things I do to minimise the appearance of my own “arm bumps” which is important for me especially in the summer when I’m wearing t-shirts and sleeveless tops. This is just what I’ve found that works for me as I don’t particularly like the look or feel of them on myself and if any of you are bothered by the same condition it might help you too :)

When I’m in the shower I’ll make sure to exfoliate using exfoliating gloves like the ones pictured (which are £1 from Poundland) and a good exfoliator like Soap and Glory’s Pulp Friction. This lathers up really nicely while providing a good exfoliation ensuring my skin is at soft as possible.

After I’m dried off I will moisturise my body as normal then use a thicker cream such as Nivea Soft or First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream to rub in a splodge (technical term there) quite vigorously onto the backs of my arms until it’s all dried in. I feel like this action gets the blood moving like dry brushing would but takes a lot less time!

My arms will be a little red afterwards from the rubbing but this soon calms down to leave nice, soft almost bump free arms! (Sadly I don’t think anything gets rid of them completely) I’ll exfoliate about once a week but will rub the thicker cream on my arms about twice a week to keep them as soft as possible and the bumps at bay!

Have you got any tips to get rid of the arm bumps or any products that help you?
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  1. Such a good post, never seen anyone mention this before! I only seem to get them if I don't moisturise for a while x

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    1. Thanks Jodie :) yeah moisturising helps so much! Xx

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  2. I dont suffer from this but I know some people do and this is helpful!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. Such a good tip! I exfoliate but am so lazy with moisturizing my arms- I'll add it to my routine!

    She Likes to Shop

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  4. Really helpful post! I will remember this!!!
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    xx

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  5. Ooh I have the First Aid Beauty repair cream, I will definitely try it for this :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  6. I have keratosis pilaris to and as well as exfoliating using Lush's Honey I Washed the Kids or King of Skin, really moisturizers and smooths out my skin! Emma xox

    http://beautywithemm.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Great post! It was interesting to read it! :)

    With love, Nastya Deutsch ♡
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  8. I don't have this problem but many people I know do, I'll share this with them! Great and helpful post this is! :)

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  9. Lovely post! Thank you, for this good tip :)
    xx Katha
    showthestyle.blogspot.com

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  10. This is such a useful post, Im so glad I don't get these that badly though!

    Tia | at0ut.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Tia! Yeah they can be really annoying! Xx

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  11. I don't suffer from this but Rituals has great scrubs, maybe they'll be helpful (:
    Nati xx
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    1. I'll look into it! I haven't tried anything from Rituals before! Xx

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely! Such a helpful post x

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  13. I know a couple of people who have those bumps so I'll suggest this method to them! Really helpful post.

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  14. I did wonder if it was just me that got weird little arm bumps, it's good to hear it's an actual condition though & I'm not on my own. These are great tips and I will definitely be following them x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

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  15. A really helpful post, I'll have to try some of these tips out

    Emma emhasrednails

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  16. Thank you so much for posting this!! My sister and I are the only people I know to suffer from this, and I've tried a number of things like BioOil and exfoliating on its own, but they've only helped a little bit. I will definitely be picking up some exfoliating golves after reading this :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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    1. The exfoliating gloves make such a difference! Even with normal body wash or soap if you don't want to use an exfoliator with them! I hope it helps! Xx

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  17. Thanks for sharing this - I always wondered why I always seem to have goosebumps! I must get my exfoliating gloves out more often :) x

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  18. Wonderful post! I love it:)

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  19. I have this problem too but to be fair it doesn't bother me much so i leave it as it is. Great tips though xx

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  20. This was so helpful as I suffer from this and never really knew it`s name. Or that it`s quite common and I`m not a freak. I love all the body products from Soap&Glory, they`re just amazing!

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    1. Yeah it's really common I think some people just get it worse than others :) I love Soap and Glory! Xx

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  21. ive never known what the name for those bumps were, but i agree with how annoying they are and how it stops you from wearing particular tops! this was a good post on how to exfoliate them!! x

    illustratedwardrobe.com

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  22. My friend was literally just talking about how 'arm bumps' creep her out the other day! I never knew the proper name for them ha! Very informative post :)xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Haha it seems like everyone has a different name for them! Thank you :) xx

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  23. I hate the bumps on my arms, so I could really do with some of those gloves - they look perfect xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. So much more effective than using an exfoliator on its own! And cheap too :) xx

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  24. Nice post, dear!
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  25. Adore your blog & style!

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  26. nice idea, a little at home spa treatment.

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    xx Falasha

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    1. Thank you, I will check out your blog :) xx

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  27. Great post, I look a little spa day at home so definitely going to try this out!
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  28. I don't really suffer from those bumps on my skin and I'm very bad at exfoliating my body but when I'm in a mood for it I always use those kind of gloves, they do excellent job and are so cheap! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. They make such a difference! I love them! Xx

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  29. such a helpful post :) I recently got some exfoliating gloves and they've literally changed my life haha!

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    1. Thank you Clare! I agree, they make exfoliating so much easier! Xx

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  30. i tried body brushing. not only did it banish those pesky bumps but it smoothened my skin over-all and i noticed it gave me a bit of a glow :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Oh brilliant! I tried it once then just kept forgetting! Xx

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  31. Love this post, I hate those pesky bumps!

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    1. Me too! They are a pain in the you know what! Xx

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  32. Love Nivea my fav ..great post
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  33. This is actually a really lovely post and not many people talk about things like this so it's always good to see something new!

    Loving all the products especially Soap and Glory - such a wonderful brand! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you! Yep Soap and Glory is one of my favourite brands too! Xx

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  34. Omg, I have the weirdest arm bumps so I will definitely HAVE to try this! Thank you so much for posting this!! I'll let you know how I get on! I love your blog and I'd love to keep in touch :)

    Lots of love,
    Marshmallow Skye
    xoxo

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