Post # 1
I was reading the Bees with acne thread and it got me wondering about my own skin issue-Keratosis Pilaris (the small rough bumbs and pink/red polka dot pattern that can appear on parts of your body). While I have tried different things over the years on the back of my arms and sometimes it appears to get better, i thas never gone away.
Does anyone have a routine they follow that has helped with KP?
Post # 2
KatiePi: I’ll be interested in seeing the replies to this. I have chicken skin on my upper arms
Post # 3
Bridey77: Me too. I’m so sick of it. I sometimes use my face wash on my arms and it can help, but only to a certain point.
Post # 4
Yep. Alpha Hydroxy Acid, either in gel form or in lotions containing it (like Eucerin Intensive Repair), helps my upper arms a lot.
A lot of people have good luck with lotions that contain urea or lactic acid (Amlactin is a big favorite, there), but I find AHA works better for me.
I’ve also read of people having great luck with coconut oil.
Post # 5
- Wedding: A very pretty church.
I was once told to entirely change my diet and lifestyle and then it might get better…I decided to stick with the bumps
Post # 6
calendula: do you use Eucerin or do you have another brand you prefer?
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
So far no luck, I’ve tried AHA, Amlactin, KP Duty, Coconut Oil, and none have made it go away. Amlactin seems to work the best for me in terms of there at least being an improvement in apperance. Helichrysum oil also worked really well for me and I used it a lot before my wedding but it’s kind of expensive so I haven’t really kept up with using it long term.
Post # 8
ugh commenting to follow. I have these too. in many areas on my body. i would love to reduce the ones on my arms for my wedding.
i have heard good things ab amlactin, ive just been too lazy to buy it & try it
Post # 9
Paula’s Choice Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA. It gets rid of my KP as well as the acne I used to get on my chest.
Post # 10
I had this really bad throughout my teen years, it’s much better now, but still there.
I swapped to a no-soap shower wash. I tried using moisturing gels but it only made my skin worse.
I now use Dove shower care. It’s super gentle and soft, and now my arms are silky soft in patches, and not so bobbly everywhere else!
I have also swapped to a no-shampoo hair diet, I think even the chemicals running out of my hair onto my body was effecting it.
Post # 11
Using Amlactin was somewhat helpful for me in the past but the most effective thing I’ve found thus far is actually being pregnant! I’m 5 months along and it has mostly cleared up without me doing anything, although I’m guessing it will come back after the baby arrives.
Post # 13
I just take a pumice stone to the back of my arms, seems to smooth them out. Then follow up with a basic lotion, like an Aveeno or Oatmeal type.
Post # 14
I don’t know if it will work for anyone else, but I noticed that my bumps were almost gone when I was using a Lush shower smoothie (Turkish Delight).
Post # 15
I’ve heard apple cider vinegar can help, but I can’t find a good way to apply. Has any one else tried this? results?