I have suffered from little bumps on the back of my arms and top of my legs for a looong time, my sister is in sympathy with me as she has the same thing, apparently this is another one of those hereditary skin conditions we have been luck enough to be lumped with.
I have read many things about what it means to have these rashes but the best explanation I have found is that it is excess dry skin that blocks skin folicles and produces little bumps on your skin. I am self conscious about them but my husband always said he doesnt even notice that I have them. I notice them and I notice my poor son has them too.
For years I have tried things, including expensive peals and creams. The dermatologist tried to give me stuff for it but ofcourse it was laden with chemicals even though she said it was "natural". Well my arse it was natural, once I started reading the labels there was no way that stuff was touching my skin.
A couple of weeks ago I started reading about dry skin brushing. Basically you take a rough kind of brush (you want it to me made from natural fibers) and you rub your skin in a circular motion. So I got myself one and started rubbing my skin up. It hurts at first, it is a sensation you need to get used to but let me tell you, it is well worth it!! Basically it helps slough the dead skin off and helps your circulation, you feel a little tingly and very clean after a week or so.
Those little bumps, no longer on my arms and defenently looking better on my legs. I think it is a combination of the skin sloughing, the dead sea soap and then moisturizing afterwards , my skin is looking remarkably shinier and better!
I wish I had a before and after but I just didn't think it would work for this, I actually bought it for stretch mark reduction. I havent seen any of that so far but I am happy with the keratosis results.
Here is the brush I bought, I would suggest it for any skin troubles or even if you just want your skin to look better :)