Bees with Keratosis Pilaris-Has anything worked for you?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

KatiePi:  I’ll be interested in seeing the replies to this. I have chicken skin on my upper arms 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

calendula:  do you use Eucerin or do you have another brand you prefer?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee

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
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Helper bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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
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Newbee

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 # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Commenting to follow

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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?

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