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Old 07-14-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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Bumps on forearms in summer

It's winter where i am now, but i'm a bit apprehensive about summer. I first noticed this problem a couple of years ago and it wasn't that bad, but last summer it got me a bit down. My left forearms ends up worse than my right one and what basically happens is right where the hair is growing out of the pore in the skin a bump will appear. Sometimes it's normal skin colour, other times it might be a tiny bit reddish.

I don't like picking at anything and i left it, but a couple of times it got to me and i gave a little squeeze to see if anything would come out. A few times i noticed a firm white substance with what looked like a new hair curled up inside. I consulted a beautician who said i need to exfoliate, but i do that anyway. I thought perhaps i don't exfoliate hard enough and tried that too. Then someone suggest a few different moisturisers, which didn't help. I thought maybe the pores are getting blocked due to the moisturiser being too rich. I've tried everything and i don't understand why i've never had this before and suddenly in my late 30's it appears???

I'm considering going to a skin specialist if it happens again so badly, but just wondered if anybody had something like that happen to them and only in summer. I don't really sweat and that's something a couple of people have said that i ought to do some form of exercise which makes me sweat all over to purify the pores. I might sweat a bit under the armpits, but it's hard for me to break into an all over sweat.

The last suggestion i got from a so called expert was to go off dairy products and use soy products instead.

If anybody has any ideas i'd appreciate hearing them. Thanks

I forgot to add that these aren't pimples and they are not itchy.

Last edited by Audrey-B; 07-14-2006 at 12:48 AM.

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