Red bumps are also known as Keratosis pilaris and are found mainly on the hands and legs. It usually does not cause any discomfort or pain unless the these red bumps get inflamed. But these bumps look very bad and force people to wear full sleeve clothes . Many people feel embarrassed to wear short clothes because of these hideous bumps and are forced to abandon their beautiful skirts and sleeveless tops. But you don’t need to throw out your favourite clothes any more! All you need to is follow these simple tips and remedies and you will notice these hideous red bumps on arms are finally starting to disappear.
Handy Remedies for Treating Red Bumps on Arms:
1) Coconut oil skin scrub
Take two tablespoons of coconut oil and two tablespoons of brown sugar or granulated sugar. Mix the oil and sugar until you have a paste. Rub this paste on your body in circular motions before or after taking bath. Wipe it off and then wash with water. Coconut is known for its anti-inflammatory properties which is very vital for sensitive skin. It gets totally absorbed into your skin and therefore plain water is sufficient to remove all the sugar crystals.
2) Sponge scrub or loofah
Use a loofah gourd or a piece of sponge, every time you bathe and rub your arms . You can use a wash cloth too but if your skin is extremely sensitive then you should definitely opt for a konjac sponge. It is extremely gentle on the skin. Don’t try to rub all the red bumps at once. It may inflame the follicles and irritate your skin. If you are already making use of scrubs then you need to try a bit rougher ones to even out the red bumps on arms over a couple of days. Always apply a good moisturizer after taking a bath so that your skin remains hydrated.
The best and simplest way to get rid of red bumps is exfoliation. It removes all the dead cells present on the skin surface and also the extra ones over the follicles. It opens them up and releases trapped hair. You must do exfoliation regularly to keep your skin smooth and soft. Exfoliation can be done by chemical peeling of skin or mechanically. No active chemicals are involved in the mechanical exfoliation but it tends to irritate your sensitive skin. Constant rubbing will make your skin rough and dehydrated.
4) Oatmeal skin scrub
All you need is two tablespoons of crushed oatmeal and two to three tablespoons of milk or water. Oatmeal is a very skin-friendly and gentle scrub to smoothen out the red bumps. Make a mixture of crushed oatmeal and water or milk and apply on your skin. Rub this paste on your skin in a circular motion for some time and then rinse it off. It might be a messy but it actually works and makes your skin soft and smooth.