Style & Beauty
Carla · 21/07/2005 06:42
No, mm, but I'm had them since I was about 14 so I shall be watching this thread with interest! I try to get to know and love mine
A friend has them on her upper thighs, too, and her doctor recommended exfoliating. They didn't shift them for her, they didn't shift them for me, and it obviously hasn't worked for you, either
Pesky little blighters, aren't they?
binkie · 21/07/2005 11:58
They're an excess production of keratin (stuff hair is made of) condition - think nearly half of people with caucasian type heritage have it. Exfoliate & moisturise is the only thing you can do. Also can show up as a sort of dusting of tiny dry bumps between eyebrows, which is what my ds has.
Here is a link .
binkie · 21/07/2005 12:43
A waxing lady suggested using the Body Shop mitt-things - made of knitted rough nylon string - in the shower. Hasn't got rid of them, nothing could, but I tell myself they're not as bad. Think the only time they really seemed to go (for a bit) was after lots of sea-swimming.
So did nobody think the link was interesting? Am I a lonely medical nerd?
Chuffed · 21/07/2005 13:03
I have these too and went to a dermatologist about it as I have really white skin they show up like a rash as they are redish. If I fake tan or have a little natural tan they aren't as obvious. They have recently finished some successful testing on I think it is a vitamin a cream that you can't use if ttc, carrying, bf so haven't been able to use it for 2years now but it did clear up a small patch on my arm.
It is one of those really common awful things.
biglips · 22/07/2005 19:36
molly - mine went like that too when i was pg and my baba is now 9 months old too... its started off that i had a permenant body heat rash as i was like a walking boiler as it was on my back and my arms but the rash is still there abit on my back but arm is the same and also got like tiny whitehead on some of them too... i havent tried anything yet..
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