June 23, 2011
Sometimes, those unsightly, dry, raised bumps on your arms are the result of more than just a bit of dry skin. If you've been moisturizing daily and still can't seem to get rid of this pesky problem, perhaps there's more to the issue than meets the eye.
"If the backs of your arms look like gooseflesh and feel scratchy, like sandpaper, and you're prone to dry skin or eczema, you could have a benign, common condition called keratosis pilaris," Allure.com explains. "It's caused when keratin, a protein in the skin, forms hard plugs within hair follicles."
To treat this skin condition, the news source cautions against exfoliating with harsh scrubs, as this can worsen irritation. A moisturizing product containing alpha hydroxy acids paired with a cortisone cream can help zap those suckers for good.
The issues that some women have with dry skin aren't limited to just the arms, however, but fortunately, the same ingredients help effectively heal the skin on your face. La Thérapie Crème Régénérante Regenerating Night Cream for radiant skin contains alpha hydroxy acids that work to exfoliate the skin much more gently than most standard scrubs. Use it daily to help reduce the appearance of all of your imperfections on your epidermis.