1. Keratosis Pilaris, a skin condition causing tiny acne-like bumps and patches in the butt and arms, is genetic. There’s no cure but it can be managed by using non-soap cleansers that preserve body oil and by moisturizing it with a cream that doubles as exfoliator.
2. Bikini line skin irritation (i.e., ingrowth hair, swelling, redness) is likely caused by faulty shaving and infection. A warm compress is the immediate remedy to relieve the pus. Then moving forward, exfoliate twice a week to remove the skin that traps the hair.
3. Stretch marks are common. Body fats that break the connective tissues result in striped appearance. Treatment options for stretch marks include light therapy, retin-A, and lasers.
4. Scars are the result of overproduction of collage after wounds are healed. Within 6 months following the scar’s appearance, regular application of silicone gel helps reduces the scar. But after that window, treatment options now include cortisone injections, lasers, and light therapies.
5. Calloused soles are due to aging and friction. Weekly Epsom salt soaks soften the callouses. You can slough off the skin with a pumice file. Then, pat your feet dry and moisturize with creams with either glycolic or lactic acid.
6. Scaly, bumpy patches can be psoriasis or allergies. Every morning, use salicylic acid lotion for mild exfoliation. And every night, you can apply non-acid ointment with coal tar for inflammation relief. If the condition persists, contact your dermatologist.