(Closed) keratosis pilaris brides?!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

Another vote for Amlactin. Smooths out the skin and minimizes the bumps. 

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I just went to the dermatologist yesterday for this reason. He prescribed something (I’ll get the name when I pick it up today) that is a medicated moisturizer. 

I’ve always noticed that it’s worse in winter, I think from dry skin and the sun does help. Exfoliating and moisturizing help, but nothings made it go away.

has anyone had it completely fade?  My dress will show my arms and I had prescriptions years ago that helped some, but not completely. A steriod helped the most, but was temporary use only and it’s been a while. I’m hoping the new creme works!

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have it on my upper arms and legs.. it’s so difficult to get rid of it.  I’ve been paying more attention to moisturizing lately, but the ONLY thing that truly worked for me was going on a vegan diet.  I did this years ago when I was still in high school and noticed that the KP on my arms disappeared.  I’m thinking it might be dairy, but I’m not prepared to give it up… which is crazy considering I would like to get rid of the bumps! So.. I’m kinda stuck at this point.  I might work up the will power to give up dairy and see if that’s what causes it for me.  I read that it’s different for everyone and it takes a lot of trial and error to see what works best.

 

Oh and the reason I quit the vegan diet was that I missed eating meat. I only did it to see if I could lose weight (which it helped with), but in the end I couldn’t maintain it.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We got taught in med school that a lot of times it is due to a Vitamin A deficiency! That is why going on a vegan diet helps. Moisturizing helps tons too of course and exfoliating. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@krisashpete:  Tanning and KP Duty cream by DermaDoctor

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have KP on my arms bad. The coconut oil makes a HUGE difference in smoothing the bumps. Mostly the redness stays away if I dont pick at it. I put coconut oil on my arms after my shower. I swear by it. Im still making an appointment with the dermatoligist before wedding day though.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

Coconut oil which has already been mentioned and sudocrem and nappy rash creams really help for me!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have KP on my upper left arm and it’s quite noticeable. I kind of got used to the fact that it’s not going away so I don’t let it bother me any longer. I just use body lotion to moisturize the spot. 

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Commenting to follow!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

AmLactin is good for KP and you don’t need a Rx anymore. I really liked Salex Cream (Rx Only) but it’s pretty expensive.

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My DH has this pretty badly down is arms and I’ve recently noticed I have it mildly down the back of my arms.KP was actually a topic they did on the show “The Doctors” a while ago and they had very easy home rememdy tips that seem to work!

-A scrub made from sugar and olive oil. Apparently sugar actually disolves the keratin buildup that’s causing the bumps and because kp is a dry skin condition, the olive oil really moisturizes.

-An aspirin scrub – basically crush around 10-15 aspirin and mix with some water, the aspirin contains an ingredient (don’t remember the name anymore!) that’s included in a lot of high end creams and prescriptions for kp and also helps reduce the redness and inflamation

-Dandruff shampoo – contains salicylic acid and some other ingredients that help slough the skin on top of the keratin buildup and will reduce the bumps

 

Hope this helped!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

commenting to follow, I will def. need these tips.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@emilibenn:  Has your DH tried any of these remedies with success then?

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