How to Get Rid of Clogged Pores on Your Arms

By LeafTV Editor

Clogged pores can lead to acne on your face, but they can also occur elsewhere on your body. On your arms and legs clogged pores can lead to a skin disorder called keratosis pilaris, or chicken skin in common parlance, that causes tiny red bumps on the skin. This disorder usually runs in families, but a few steps added to your daily skin-care routine may help clear up the problem.

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Keeping your pores unclogged can help prevent keratosis pilaris flare ups.

Step 1

Apply a skin cream containing beta hydroxy acid or glycolic acid to the affected area at least once a day. Experiment with different productsto find the one that works best with your skin.

Step 2

Rub moisturizing lotion onto your arms two to three times a day.

Step 3

Exfoliate once or twice a week with a loofah or sponge and an exfoliating cleanser. Apply the product directly to the loofah or sponge, then rub it into your skin using a circular motion. Press down harder than you would when using soap in the shower, but not hard enough that you irritate your skin; the point is to strip the topmost layer of skin without damaging it any further.

Step 4

Moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer after exfoliation.

Step 5

Use a moisturizing body soap in the shower. Use it sparingly as soap tends to dry out the skin.