(Closed) keratosis pilaris brides?!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1959 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Growing up I had the stupid little red bumps on me cheeks, back of my upper arms, and my thighs. Now I’ve figured out a pretty good formula to keep them away. I still get them on my thighs but they are pretty much gone from my face. I find that exfoliating every day and using a good thick body lotion really helps. I have dry skin so I use DDF Moisturizing Dew every day on my face and it’s really helped. I find that getting some sun helps as well, as my bumps usually aren’t as bad in the summertime.

Post # 4
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

For a short-term cure, apparently you can get a prescription cream called Diprosalic which contains a corticosteroid (to help with the redness) and salicylic acid (to help with the bumps). I used a corticosteroid cream and Lac-Hydrin for the week of my wedding and it did help enough that I could wear a strapless dress! It’s not good to use corticosteroids long term, but I think it’s okay for wedding purposes 🙂

Post # 5
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have it on my arms and thighs.

Believe it or not, I use a rougher exfoliant one time a week (I use this scrub that I buy at Walmart:  http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tree-Hut-Coconut-Lime-Shea-Sugar-Butter-Scrub-18-oz/10849796 ) and I make sure that I use a loofah when I use body wash in the shower between exfoliations.  It really does wonders for the condition of my skin.  After exfoliating I use the St. Ives Naturally smoothing oatmeal and shea butter lotion because it mosturizes without irritating my skin. 

I agree that tanning makes it MUCH better and I plan to be a beautiful golden bronze on my wedding day, but it doesn’t make the redness go away completely.  I think I may have my arms airbrushed along with my makeup on the day…not sure yet.

Post # 7
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know if there is anything scientific to this, but I use an almond oil body wash that I’ve noticed soothes the redness on my arms! It’s from L’Occitane.

Post # 12
1959 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@krisashpete:  Yes it’s not specifically for KP, it’s just a face lotion but it’s sooo light and won’t make you break out (I have very dry skin along with KP) so I use it every day after exfoliation. I love it much better than other moisturizers I’ve tried. And they have a version with SPF. You can get it at Sephora and probably Ulta as well

Post # 13
1034 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms. I really like Amlactin lotion. You can get it at the drug store. Also, Oil of Olay body lotion works well, as does any type of body oil.

I figured out that it’s not the sun that improves my skin in the summer, it’s the extremely oily sun products I use! Tanning in a tanning bed is AWFUL for your skin. Don’t do it!

Also, using a sugar scrub with sugar and oil works very well! 

Post # 15
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have KP on my arms and legs. I exfoliate in the shower and then use almond oil afterward and before drying off. I rub it the oil in and then wipe off the extra after a few minutes. I do this everyday.

Thankfully, my wedding is in October so I will be wearing a bolero or shrug to cover my arms. My dress is long and since it will be colder out I plan on wearing panty hose or tights under my dress.

Good luck to all the brides with KP!

Post # 16
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have KP on my upper arms that is noticeable. The KP on my cheeks has subsided as I got older, so it isn’t a concern for me anymore. I like this thread because I would love to try some new methods to make my arms less inflamed.

Right now all i use is Amlactin XL. The XL version of this lotion is extremely thick and doesn’t smell the greatest. But I put it on at night (when I remember) and not during the day. My dermatologist recommended this non-prescription lotion. The best way to make it work is to use it every day and it will take a bit of time before the inflammation goes away. 

My biggest problem is that I don’t put it on every day. Oops. But it definitely works!

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