Read below to find out the top five most likely causes for the annoying red spots on the skin and learn how to get rid of them properly.
Acne is a condition that affects the skin's oil glands and it is typically associated with blackheads, whiteheads, and pus-filled pimples, but those red bumps around the mouth, jawline, chest, and back, are also acne, named cystic acne. So, the best treatment is the use of a product that contains benzoyl peroxide, which can kill acne-causing bacteria and at the same time help reduce inflammation.
Keratosis pilaris are hard, little red bumps that appear on the back of the upper arms and thighs. They don't produce any symptoms but, can make the skin feel rough and dry. So, look for creams containing skin-exfoliating ingredients, like lactic acid - a sugar-derived AHA acid, that not only moisturizes the skin, but also dissolves keratin bonds for fewer bumps.
Eczema is caused by a damaged skin barrier, which leads to inflammation and dry, red, itchy bumps that can appear almost anywhere on the body, but most commonly inside the elbows. So, use topical steroid creams, gentle cleansers and avoid hot showers. Also, to prevent moisture loss use a humidifier in the bedroom.
After exposure to heat or sweat, the skin can break out into small, red bumps, itchy spots, and blisters known as heat rash, usually found in areas with lots of sweat glands, like the back or chest, though it can really occur anywhere. So, cool off and dry the affected area as soon as possible. Once it is dry, apply a thin layer of topical steroid cream to calm the inflamed skin.
Rosacea is a condition that causes the skin to overly-react to triggers that usually don’t upset the skin, like spicy food, alcohol, hot beverages, stress, and the environment. So, the best way to treat rosacea is to keep the skin barrier in a good shape. look for products that reduce irritation, as well as actively protect the skin from the sun.