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Get Soft Now The pimplelike bumps that often surface on the triceps are called keratosis pilaris -- pores that have been clogged with hardened skin cells. To clear them up, rinse with a wash containing a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), such as salicylic acid, which is found in Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Body Wash ($6.39, drugstores).
Stay Smooth Forever Though it may seem counterintuitive, it's crucial not to scrub any trouble spots on your upper arms. "Rubbing will only inflame these sensitive patches," Dr. Karcher says. Instead, slather on a lotion with exfoliating and moisturizing lactic acid twice a day to stay bump-free. Try lightweight Vaseline Renewal Age-Redefining Body Lotion ($5.99, drugstores).