Posted by: Liz | 2009/07/06

Pimples on upper arms and shoulders

I' m 33 and suddenly battling with a lot of pimples - I' m getting these small pimples (they are not very obvious, but I can feel them when I run my hand over my skin - small white spots) on my upper arms and shoulders and pimples just under jy jaw line - these are red and takes quite a while to get better even if I apply acne cream. I' ve never had a clear skin because I have a bit of an oily skin, but nothing like this. Could it be a deficiency of some sort. Of course now I' m scrubbing my face and my upper arms and shoulders to try and get rid of them. Please give me your views.

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Dear Liz
It may due to hormonal factors. Try Benzac cream on the areas.
dr Bets

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Posted by: Been there | 2009/07/06

Hi there, I have the same problem on my upper arms and was told it was because my skin was dry. There was a definite improvement when I started using cream daily. It' s a bit different to the pimples one usually gets on one' s face.

Don' t scrub too hard as the scrubbing actually irritates the skin and can cause more breakouts.

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