Have you noticed small, red bumps on the back of your arms, cheeks, or on the sides of your thighs? You probably didn't know what to call them or where they came from. These unsightly red bumps are produced by friction, dryness, and sometimes weak hairs trapped within the follicles. Keratosis Pilaris occurs on the face often during puberty and is sometimes mistaken as “rosy cheeks.” This condition usually runs in families, so your parents or siblings probably have it too.
In most cases it is only a nuisance disorder, but can still cause embarrassment. There are different treatments you can use to help this skin issue, without having to take medications or go to a dermatologist.