I have red bumps on my skin, what to do?

Red bumps on the skin can be quite frustrating. They can be itchy, painful and affect your self-confidence. If you are dealing with this annoying skin problem, know that you are not alone. There are many men and women who come to the skin therapists at The Laser Clinic with this complaint. We can tell you in advance that red bumps can be caused by many different things. Still, we hope this article does take you a big step further toward solving your red bumps, on the road to calm and healthy skin.


Possible causes of red bumps on the skin

Have you suddenly started suffering from red bumps recently? Consider an allergic reaction, infection or insect bite. Allergic reactions can be caused by certain substances such as cosmetics, detergent, perfume or foods. Maybe you can check your hallways to see if you did anything different than usual.

Have you been suffering from red bumps on your skin for some time? Then it could also be a skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis or rosacea. But maybe it’s ingrown hairs or maybe it’s due to overstimulation from using skin products with stronger ingredients such as retinol or glycolic acid.

You see there are many different causes of red bumps on the skin. As a skin therapist, we can best help you by seeing your skin and listening to your story. That way, we can figure out the cause together and create a customized consultation or treatment plan for you!


Can I already do something about red bumps myself?

While it can be tempting to doctor yourself, when it comes to red bumps, it is important not to try just anything. In fact, it can also aggravate the red bumps!

Still, as a skin therapist, we can give you some safe advice to start with.


  1. showering and soap

Do not shower more often than once a day. Water can dry out your skin, reducing the protection of your skin barrier and making red bumps worse. While doing so, use a mild skin-friendly shower oil. In fact, aggressive and strong foaming shower gels can further dry out your skin.


  1. Avoid scratching

Scratching can further irritate your skin and cause infection as dirt from your nails gets into the skin. In fact, with red bumps, the skin barrier is often compromised, and it is then less able to protect you. Applying a cold compress or cold cloth, can provide relief from itching and pain.


  1. Take a close look at your skin care

There are many products that can help, repair, soothe or care for your skin. But unfortunately, there are other products on the market that do not. For example, you may be hypersensitive to certain ingredients such as alcohol or perfume. You may also be unsure which products are best for your skin. This doesn’t help with red bumps either. As a skin therapist, we can tell you exactly what to look for so that you only use on your skin, what is really needed.


Treatments for red bumps

At The Laser Clinic, we offer a range of treatments for red bumps when you can’t get rid of them on your own. Depending on the cause, we can help you with soothing products and skin care recommendations. Medical peels and microneedling can be used to strengthen the skin barrier. And when there is rosacea, redness such as vessels or ingrown hairs, laser therapy is a great solution!

Because the skin therapists at The Laser Clinic are very experienced with red bumps and treatment options, we are recognized by all health insurance companies. Do you have supplemental health insurance? If so, you may be eligible for reimbursement.


On the way to calm and healthy skin

In short, are you getting stuck with the red bumps on your skin? Then don’t wait any longer and opt for professional advice during a free initial consultation with one of our experienced skin therapists. Book an appointment today for a no obligation consultation with free skin scan and advice, so you know exactly what you can do about the red bumps, to regain even skin.

Written by skin therapists Manon & Lori

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