Bumps On The Thighs? What You Need To Do

Bumps on the thighs can make you feel self-conscious about showing your thighs in a swimsuit or in shorts, and they may also make you itchy. These bumps are more than likely caused by dry skin cells that have blocked your pores and caused ingrown hairs. You need to clear up the dry skin and then take care of the ingrown hairs. Read on for what you can do to clear up the bumps on your thighs or other areas of your body.

Slough Off The Dead Skin Cells

To help remove the dead skin cells, use a loofah or a natural bristle brush to gently slough off the dead skin cells that are blocking your pores. Move the loofah or the natural bristle brush in small circles and gently remove the dead skin cells. Don't press too harshly so you don't damage your skin and cause further irritation. Repeat this every time you shower or bathe to keep your skin clear. Use a moisturizing body wash to help clear up dry skin.

Moisturize Every Day

Moisturize your skin daily to prevent dryness from setting in and to hold in moisture. Apply the moisturizer to every part of your body, especially your thighs to prevent skin bumps and to clear up your skin. Apply a thick moisturizer to your skin after you shower to help hold the moisture in your skin.

Allow Bumps To Heal Naturally

Make sure you aren't picking the bumps on the skin, as you will damage the skin and can leave yourself with open wounds that can eventually turn into scars on your thighs. Instead, allow them to heal naturally. With moisturizing and sloughing off the dead skin cells, you will gently remove the dry skin cells from your pores and remove any ingrown hairs as well.

Wear Loose-Fitting Clothing

Be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing to prevent too much friction which can further irritate the bumps on your thighs. Wear breathable clothing, such as cotton, that is loose-fitting and that doesn't rub too much on your skin. 

If you have bumps on your thighs and they itch or are irritating, and you also have dry skin, it is more than likely dry skin cells that have accumulated and are clogging your pores. Don't pick at these bumps; instead, allow them to heal naturally and do what you can do to get rid of the dry skin cells. Talk to your dermatologist if you continue to get these bumps and are not able to get them to go away. A medicated lotion may be necessary to help hydrate your skin.

For more information on dermatology, contact a professional near you.