Smooth, Sexy Arms
"Don't let keratosis pilaris (KP) keep you from feeling confident in your own skin. While this condition, marked by tiny bumps on the backs of your upper arms, can be tough to wipe out, there are several easy ways to reduce the appearance of flareups. For advice, we turned to Ranella Hirsch, M.D., a dermatologist in Boston."
Exfoliate the right way
Scrubbing rarely smooths bumps and often exacerbates redness. Instead, apply a cream with a chemical exfoliant, such as an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), at least once a day. Hirsch likes NeoStrata Ultra Daytime Smoothing Cream SPF 15.
Expert Strategy "Keratosis pilaris affects about half of women, and while there is no cure, moisturizing frequently and choosing the right chemical exfoliant for your skin are key to managing the condition," says Ranella Hirsch, M.D.