Get Rid Of Bumps on the Back of Your Arm: Keratosis Pilaris

Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 5.24.27 PMYou guessed it. Aspirin saves the day again for the DIY’ers.

First things first. Nothing will help if you continue to pick them. Picking only makes things worse! Here is what you can do to help:

Aspirin (I linked you to the bulk bottle to cut cost per treatment. At they ship FREE with $49 purchase) comes from the same source as salicylic acid which is a great chemical exfoliant. Keratosis Pilaris (those little chicken skin bumps on the back of your arms and thighs) need to be exfoliated. Loofas sometimes just aren’t enough. Aspirin can be greatly reduce the bumps by crushing several tablets up and making a paste with water. Scrub scrub scrub! Let the medicine do its thing, and rinse clean.

If you want a quicker cleaner version of this treatment, get Image Skin Care Clear Cell Salicylic Clarifying Pads and simply wipe them down every night. I LOVE THESE THINGS. *you can also use these to spot treat pimples, or on the whole face for acne prone skin to prevent breakouts. **cut the pads in half and it lasts longer!

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4 thoughts on “Get Rid Of Bumps on the Back of Your Arm: Keratosis Pilaris

  1. Christina

    I switched to “Kiss My Face” rosemary and olive oil soap and it cleared mine up almost completely. I make a facial exfoliater with one part baking soda to one part salt and enough olive oil to make a paste. I keep it in a baby food jar and use it in my arms and thighs once or twice a week as not only are the bumps gone but so is the redness.

  2. Tara Hill

    Safety question: is it possible to absorb too much aspirin through t he skin while using them as a scrub? Aspirin being a blood thinner concerns me.

    1. bestbeautyadvice Post author

      That I am not sure. I would think that the absorption is way less than ingesting it. You may want to ask a physician.


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