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Do you have those bumps at the tops of your arms?

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NickNacks Mon 14-Mar-16 19:12:27

I've had them...forever!

I've tried exfoliating, moisturising, diet changes, every tip I've ever read on here including the one below which I must give credit to another poster - I'm ashamed to say I can't remember who!

I picked up this Soap and Glory 'The Scrub of your Life' tube today and have given it a try. After one use I have noticed a definite improvement both in the look and feel of my arms. I can't wait to continue using it and will update!

SaveSomeSpendSome Mon 14-Mar-16 19:15:03

I have these but they are lots of small spots.

I ve had them all my life, my aunt is ithe only person in our family with them.

Nobody seems to know what they are

bonzo77 Mon 14-Mar-16 19:17:30

They're probably keratosis pilaris. They're genetic. Much improved with heavy duty exfoliation and moisturiser. As a teenager I used a scourer and hand cream. Sunlight also helps.

Handsupbabyhandsup Mon 14-Mar-16 19:19:15

It's gluten intolerance that causes them for me. Gone if I'm gluten free but they come back once I have a few exposures

AnyFucker Mon 14-Mar-16 19:21:04

I love that Soap and Glory scrub.

DonkeyOaty Mon 14-Mar-16 19:21:16

Keratosis pilaris

Urea cream works (stuff like flexitol)

NickNacks Mon 14-Mar-16 19:22:39

I've tried Flexitol and many other creams with Urea in and they haven't worked sad

hollinhurst84 Mon 14-Mar-16 19:24:36

Soap and glory clean on me shower gel helps too. Got fruit acids in. I tend to leave it to sit on my arms for a bit while I wash the rest of me

NickNacks Mon 14-Mar-16 19:26:00

I am adding the whole range to my birthday list!!

nothruroad Mon 14-Mar-16 19:26:37

I used that a couple of years ago after reading about it on here and the spots have never come back. I'm so much less selfconscious now.

DrivingMissLazy1 Mon 14-Mar-16 19:27:13

I scrub every day with an exfoliating sponge (a bathroom sponge sized version of one of those kitchen sponge/scrubs iyswim). I then use moisturisor. This has always worked for me.

MrsUnderwood Mon 14-Mar-16 19:35:10

exfoliating mitts and the Dove moisturising shower gel worked for me.

JennyOnAPlate Mon 14-Mar-16 19:51:21

The only thing I've found which makes the slightest difference to mine is sunlight. I spent 6 months rubbing flexitol in and it made bugger all difference sad

AnyFucker Mon 14-Mar-16 19:57:23

that scrub is great after shaving legs too

allegretto Mon 14-Mar-16 19:59:28

I grew out of them at around 35 (now in my forties) so if you are younger there is hope!

GiddyGiddyGoat Mon 14-Mar-16 19:59:31

A low carb diet is the thing that got rid of mine - no sugar and they've disappeared completely.

oldlaundbooth Mon 14-Mar-16 19:59:37

You are all WRONG <bangs gavel>

The only thing that works on those annoying little red spots is reducing sugar in your diet.

I had those annoying bumps for years - low carb and low sugar sorted them.

NickNacks Mon 14-Mar-16 20:01:12

I'm 34 and 10 months! grin

Roseberrry Mon 14-Mar-16 20:02:54

It works on your arms but not on legs sad

It's interesting to read about a low sugar diet helping though. I'm addicted to sugar and keep thinking I must give it up, getting rid of my dotty legs might be the final push. Would just not eating sweets etc be enough or do you have to give up everything that ha sugar in? For example tomato soup has a fair bit of sugar, is that off the cards?

GiddyGiddyGoat Mon 14-Mar-16 20:05:48

It's not just me then - it must be true!
Yes, go cold turkey on the carbs - your spotty arms will thank you and you'll feel 10 years younger....

TurnOffTheTv Mon 14-Mar-16 20:06:12

I've been using Eucarin with urea twice a day for two weeks now and my legs and arms feel amazing. I'm nearly 40 and have hated them for years. You have to be diligent in applying though.

TurnOffTheTv Mon 14-Mar-16 20:07:18

NickNacks Mon 14-Mar-16 20:08:32

I tried diet changes and nothing worked!

I'm currently on Cambridge diet and still no difference.

SauvignonPlonker Mon 14-Mar-16 20:14:54

Got them too, am very fair-skinned so am self-conscious about them and my bingo wings.

Roseberrry Mon 14-Mar-16 20:16:20

I've just ordered some of that turnoffthetv, do you put it on once a day?

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