But you can make the rough, bumpy skin disappear.
I know this because I have it. Here's how I "got rid" of mine:*
- Age....As you age, the keratosis pilaris will lessen. Hey, finally something good about getting older!
- Warmer vs. Colder....KP is much less noticeable in warmer months/climate.
- Don't exfoliate....I try to really limit the amount of exfoliation, if any, my upper arms receive. This really works.
- Moisturize....This is the biggest key to subduing those symptoms. Keep your favorite moisturizer (the thicker the better) in the shower and use it as soon as you're done bathing (be careful getting out of the tub!).
- Expensive to Cheap Products That Work:
- See a dermatologist. He/She can prescribe various products with high doses of salicylic acid that can help.
- Try KP Duty. I have used this product (Sephora & online) for years and, if applied regularly, will give those smooth arms KP suffers want.
- Try Coconut Oil! I was introduced to this product via blogger Claire over a year ago, and THIS IS THE MIRACLE PRODUCT. I'm serious.
- Apply a small amount to the affected areas (yes, a small amount or you'll be very greasy) at least three times a day. For example, I apply it when getting dressed, during the day, and after a shower/before bedtime.
- Within a week, you'll notice an incredible difference. And after a month or two, your arms will have no feeling of KP, although the bumps will probably remain visible (hence no pictures of my arms). Smooth arms! If you stop using the coconut oil (or any of the above solutions) the rough bumps will come back.
- Pure, extra virgin coconut oil works the best. It's solid and a jar of it will last a long time.
- Coconut oil can be purchased in health/grocery/beauty stores, and online, for $5 and up.
IT WORKS! I urge you to try it.
What favorite beauty cure do you love? Or favorite natural product? Do you have KP?
*I know that phrase, while a misnomer, is what people will search for, and I want them to know there's a solution.