Causes of Pimples on Upper Arms

A number of people suffer from acne. About 70% of the population in America suffers from this skin disease. Acne can occur anywhere on the body and depending on the area where it appears the causes may also differ. For instance, the causes of pimples on the tongue are mainly due to food allergy. 

Majority of people find pimples popping up on their face. There are also some of them who don't have pimples on the face but have it on the arms and back. 

Though this people are lucky enough to have a clear face but combating with these pimples on upper arm can be pretty challenging. It is not that easy to get rid of it.

Causes of Pimples on Upper Arms

90% of the causes of pimples on upper arms are due to dry skin. The skin of the upper arm tends to collect a lot of dead cells as it lacks proper attention. These dead cells clog the pores and lead to the formation of bumps on the skin. These bumps are related to acne but they are not acne in actual. Most people forget this upper portion of their hands. They would treat their elbows with extreme care by exfoliating it and moisturizing it. But the upper arms are neglected till summer sets in. 

Other causes could be hereditary problem such as Keratosis pilaris, hormonal shifts and even vitamin D deficiency. Hormonal shifts occur most commonly among pregnant women which lead to the occurrence of pimples. Keratosis pilaris is not harmful and responds to the treatment through exfoliation and moisturizing. As far as the Vitamin D deficiency is concerned, you can take vitamin D supplements along with your daily diet or expose to sunlight for few minutes. However, tanning skin is unhealthy so it is best to avoid over exposure to sunlight. 

As far as the treatment is concerned, there are a couple of ways that can be adopted to get rid of this skin disorder. The easiest way is to scrub your body with a loofah and apply a generous amount of moisturizer on that area. 

Exfoliating the pimple prone area will also be helpful in getting rid of it as it is formed by dead cells. You can also try using a stronger lotion than you normally use. For the treatment to take effect, you need perseverance and continue what you have been doing to get rid of pimples. It will take atleast 15 days to show its effectiveness on the pimples.