Tiny White Bumps on Arms or Thighs – Keratosis Pilaris Treatment
If you have tiny white or slightly red bumps on your upper arms or thighs, you may be among the 40% of the population that has a condition known as keratosis pilaris. It is so common, that if you do not have it, chances are that someone you know does!
Keratosis pilaris, referred to as KP for short is a benign condition in which keratin, a protein in the skin, forms hard plugs within the hair follicles. KP may appear similar to “goose bumps” and often has a “sandpaper” feel. It runs in families and is more common in children and adolescents. Keratosis Pilaris usually worsens in winter months due to lower humidity. Again, although harmless, some may find it cosmetically unappealing.
Treatment Solutions for Keratosis Pilaris
Treatment is geared at mild exfoliation and added moisturization which can diminish the bumps but is not a cure. Skinfo carries a host of products aimed at such treatment. These include: Mavena Lipolotion or Special Care Creme, Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash and Rejuvenate Facial Cream Step 2 or 3, and Skinfo Soft and Smooth Body Lotion. These products may be used in combination with Skinfo Soothing Cream for best effect if much redness is present. A Clarisonic brush also helps to exfoliate the dry bumps gently as well as increase the penetration of these ingredients.
Our Skinfo Skincare Specialist or your provider will help you choose the best products for your skin types. A prescription strength topical may also be recommended by your provider.