Clogged hair follicles on legs

by Janine Bettis-Daniels
(charlotte nc)

I have severly dry skin on my legs, it's a problem that I've dealt with since I was a young girl and I'm 28 now. You see, my skin is very flaky and I have these black bumps all over my legs I thought they were black heads but after I bathe i tried to pop them and saw that they have little hairs and dirt in them. Please help me with a home remedy, I'm a preschool teacher and a mom of 3 small children (I'm holding my 4 month old now) and I can't afford to go to the spa and my expensive cosmetics to fix this problem.

Dear Janine,

You seem very busy! Well, here are a few things you can do regularly to help unclog the pores:

Before taking a shower/bath: Use a big towel which you will soak with warm water to which a bit of milk is added. Wrap your legs with it and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. This will soften up the skin. Next, use a good body scrub (those with brown sugar and glycerin are the best), either store bought or prepare one of the homemade body scrubs on this site. Scrub the legs well, using circular motion and not much pressure. This will help the circulation, open up the pores and slough off that dry, flaky skin. When you are done, resume with the shower/bath.

Black bumps can be removed the same way as whiteheads. Read the advice about removal of blackheads here.

Moisturizing freshly scrubbed legs is a must in order to prevent dry skin. Use a good quality moisturizer or alternatively, apply shea butter or cocoa butter. The latter smells better but both are excellent moisturizers. Moisturizers that contain glycerin are a good choice since glycerin locks in the moisture and keeps the skin soft and nourished longer.

Nili Nathan

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May 21, 2014
i hope this works NEW
by: Danielle

I also have dealt with this since I was a teenager I am now 28 and still have these bumps mine sometimes have white on them but always have a hair curled up in side and it drives me crazy. I can't wear shorts I'm embarrassed to show my legs at all I'll let you know how it goes wish me luck.

Aug 19, 2013
Help! NEW
by: Nikky

I honestly thought I was the only one with this problem, but mine are not only on my legs I have them all over my body including my scalp! I have tryed going through page after page of research but NONE of them mention how to get rid of all over the body clogged hair follicles! I want so desperately to have my smooth skin back. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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