At one time or another, most of us, especially teenagers, get those annoying skin bumps on the upper arms. Not the big red acne bumps, but those small skin bumps my mom always called ‘dirt bumps’. It always made me feel like I wasn’t washing good enough, but no matter how hard I washed them they still seemed to stick around. As a teenager, it was a life and death situation. If I only knew then what I know now.
Bumps on Upper Arms
After spending an extra five minutes scrubbing the back of my upper arms with a pouf each and every day, I came across a product that was made for the face which contained sea salt for exfoliating. Instead of using it on my face, I squirted some on my washcloth and worked the sea salts in a circular motion to get rid of skin bumps on my upper arms. It worked great until one day…they quit making the product.
I was devastated because at the ripe old age of twenty-two and a newlywed, I wanted to look like I knew how to take a bath, but the skin bumps wouldn’t go away. I even noticed them on the back of my thighs. I bought new poufs often and even used loofas, but they only helped take away half of the skin bumps.
After a while, they went away on their own and stayed gone for several years. Needless to say, I was very happy until this past winter when they crept back up on me, and I am thirty-seven!
Foot Scrubs and Skin Bumps
After becoming a mother, I discovered things are not always as they seem, and you can use products differently than just what the manufacturer markets them for. That’s when I decided to get rid of those pesky little skin bumps once and for all.
I was standing in the shower a couple of months ago washing the backs of my arms over and over as I always do, when it occurred to me that my foot scrub contained sea salts, which is a main ingredient in many body scrubs. If I could use it on my feet why not my upper arms?
Without a second thought, I poured a quarter-sized amount of the foot scrub onto my loofa and began washing away. Of course, I didn’t stop at the skin bumps on my upper arms. It felt so good that I used it on the backs of my legs, my chest, and my back. After only a few days, the skin bumps were gone and they have remained gone.
I won’t have to worry about them discontinuing my foot scrub either, because there are dozens of foot scrubs out there that contain exfoliants to remove dead skin and bumps on skin.
Words of Advice
I will caution you to test a small patch of the foot scrub on your skin before washing a large part of your body just in case you have an allergic reaction to it. Also, some foot scrubs are more harsh exfoliants than others, so do some searching for yourself to find the best one for you or your teen.
I would also be careful when using it on pimples that are inflamed or large. Always talk to a doctor if you are concerned about a bump, as some can be an indication of a more serious condition.