Around four in 10 people have red dots on their upper arms, called keratosis pilaris. Surplus skin cells form around hair follicles, resulting in lumps.
If you're wearing a strapless dress and want to achieve the smoothest skin possible, exfoliate three times a week with a fine-grit scrub - try the Weleda Birch Body Scrub - or, ideally, non-abrasive chemical exfoliant 'pads'. We would recommend Origins Brighter By Nature High-Potency Brightening Peel Pads for the best resutls.
The clearer the skin, the more welcoming it will be to all the firming moisturisers and body oils that are hitting the shelves this season - from Dior's firming creme, Clarins' tonic body treatment and Sisley's anti-aging concentrate firming body care.
As seen in the July/August 2012 issue of Brides