Guide To Different Types of Skin Bumps And Tips To Treat Them Naturally

How many kinds of skin bumps do you know? Here is a list of skin bumps along with characteristics and possible treatment options. 

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Jul 14, 2020 11:41 IST
Guide To Different Types of Skin Bumps And Tips To Treat Them Naturally

Bumps are common but you must identify them for proper diagnosis. While acne, blackheads and whiteheads are common and identifiable, there are several other kinds of bumps on the skin that require your attention. You may not be familiar with these and so, ignore. While these are just small little bumps, they may grow and cause big troubles for you. Here is a skin bump guide for you.


These are what we are most familiar with blackheads and whiteheads. The major difference between them is one is closed and one is open. Blackheads are open pores with melanin inside them that gives it the black appearance. Whereas, whiteheads are closed pores. These do not do any harm to the skin but are extremely frustrating.

If you tend to get a lot of them, use a salicylic acid-based facial cleanser daily to clean out the clogged pores.


These have an appearance like whiteheads but they are relatively more visible and bumpy. These mostly occur around the eyes, cheeks and nose. These pearly white bumps emerge when dead skin cells and sebum get trapped in the dermal layer. These get automatically clear after some time but you can consult a dermatologist to get rid of them asap.

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Keratosis Pilaris

If you spot goosebumps-like bumps on your arms and legs, these are probably Keratosis Pilaris. Mostly, these occur due to the overproduction of keratin that obstructs hair follicles to grow. You get to see them mostly after the waxing session. If you see these every time after waxing, it is better to switch to shaving. Also, exfoliate the area regularly to allow the hair to grow normally.

Skin tags

Brown tags or warts are often genetic or caused after a viral infection. You get to see them on the neck and shoulders the most. The common treatment methods to remove these skin tags or warts are cryotherapy or cauterisation. However, they may retaliate if they are genetic.

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This is a skin condition where some part of your skin is overwhelmingly red or pink. A cluster of tiny red bumps on the skin makes you look pinkish. Sadly, there is no cure for this condition yet but it can be controlled. Avoiding direct exposure to the skin and using mild skin care products can help. These are different from seborrheic eczema.

Ingrown hair

Women who wax or shave their hair would know about this skin condition. When the hair removal is not done properly, a part of the hair gets stuck and doesn’t come out. This causes small red bumps that are sometimes filled with pus. There are many ingrown hair home remedies you can try.

If you experience them often, the best possible way to counter them is exfoliation. You should exfoliate your skin to shave off the dead skin cells layer and allow the hair to come out. 

Inflamed zits

Inflamed zits or inflammatory acne are big pus-filled, red bumps that are caused due to a bacterial infection. There are various kinds of inflamed zits such as red papules, pustules, cysts and nodules. To combat these, using oil-free products with salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are the best solution. If they are severe, you must visit a dermatologist for proper examination and treatment.

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