can anyone advise me on my post pregnancy skin?

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Emma Bagnall

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i am so frustrated, i had a baby 5 months ago, and ever since i had him, the skin on my arms, thighs & back have dry lumps and bumps. i have tried body brushing, drinking loads of water, massaging bio oil, monu, clinique, aqeous cream, anti hystamine tablets, and i cannot get rid of it? been to the doctors, basically said live with it, its only blocked follicles. any ideas? pevonia used to do a reactive skin care cream, but i cant remember if its for the body or just the face. i would really like to get it sorted before summer, so i can get my bikini on! appreciate your help:)
 

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Hiya

Dermalogica do some great body treatments that can help target this problem.

I understand that you have been trying to sort it out yourself but try and book yourself in for a body treatment as the therapist can get everywhere and do a deep tissue massage which will help loosen the blocked follicles.

Dermalogica do one treatment which is an exfoliating body scrub, then they wrap you with a nourishing sea mud pack. While your in the wrap the mud actually heats up. This is the description:

"Stimulate circulation while smoothing skin with this body wrap therapy that promotes skin nourishment. Natural earth clays draw out impurities while Ginger and White Tea stimulate circulation and smooth skin."

I hope this helps

Lima
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hi, 1stly congratulations on ur baby!! secondly this sounds like it could be a circulation problem? have u tried having massage? it would stimulate all of the blood vessels, and get evrything moving, u could try massaging the areas yourself? with a good thick cream. is the skin rough? i cant remember if u said u had tried a good exfoliator? i have this on my upper arms, and i have been told it is circulation related, also if i think about it this area of my body does always seem cold, i exfoliate everytime i bathe, followed by a thick moisturiser. i hope this help a little? my little boy is almost 7months and im still recovering from the mess he left me body in lol! wouldnt change any of it 4 the world though, ps- good luck on the bicini ive long given up on ever looking good in one of those again xxxx :hug:
 

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ive just had a baby too..but dont think this problem is very familiar.
i am also part of this forum

Baby Talk Zone

tell them andria recommended you - its all mothers and babies, and we are agreat team there, im sure smone will know what it is..and what to do - if it were me though, i say this is smthing for the doc to sort out....a simple cream, antibiotics might just do the trick...
 

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hi, 1stly congratulations on ur baby!! secondly this sounds like it could be a circulation problem? have u tried having massage? it would stimulate all of the blood vessels, and get evrything moving, u could try massaging the areas yourself? with a good thick cream. is the skin rough? i cant remember if u said u had tried a good exfoliator? i have this on my upper arms, and i have been told it is circulation related, also if i think about it this area of my body does always seem cold, i exfoliate everytime i bathe, followed by a thick moisturiser. i hope this help a little? my little boy is almost 7months and im still recovering from the mess he left me body in lol! wouldnt change any of it 4 the world though, ps- good luck on the bicini ive long given up on ever looking good in one of those again xxxx :hug:
no, its not rough, just bumpy! you dont have to feel them either, they are clear to see:cry:
 

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apparently its called keratosis pilaris. anyone seen this before apparently it affects alot of people in the winter. there must be something i can use to help. i read taking a supplement called graphite can help... anyone taken it? i have never heard of it before!
 

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ive just had a baby too..but dont think this problem is very familiar.
i am also part of this forum

Baby Talk Zone

tell them andria recommended you - its all mothers and babies, and we are agreat team there, im sure smone will know what it is..and what to do - if it were me though, i say this is smthing for the doc to sort out....a simple cream, antibiotics might just do the trick...
congrats on your baby hun,:hug:
 

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Emmie B,
You are right about the keratosis pilaris. The only way I found to get rid of it is to exfoliate A LOT. I know you tries before but I would go toward the acids (glycolic, salicylic) if you have access to them. It should take about a month if you do it often.
 

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will give it a bash and let you know. thanks. xx
 

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congrats on the baby

i would recommend regular exfoliating and massage
 

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