For years I’ve been blighted with these horrible little red pimples on the tops of my arms. I’ve tried exfoliating, blasting them with cold water and slathered on various lotions and potions with very little effect. The skin surface usually improve during the summer thanks to the sun but the red pimples never completely disappear.
Then I read about using Flexitol heel balm to treat this skin condition, which Googling reveals is called keratosis pilaris.
I’ve been using this cream for years on my poor old cracked heels but it never occurred to me to try it on my arms. The balm contains urea, which is supposedly brilliant for this skin condition and I have to say, although cynical at first, it definitely works. I’ve been using it for a few days now and my arms already look better (now to tackle the dreaded bingo wings).
I’ve also just shelled out on a Phillips Lumea laser hair removal gadget so I’ll report back on it’s effectiveness in a few weeks.