Keratosis Pilaris -otherwise know as those annoying little red bumps on the back's of your arms and thighs.
They say it can affect up to 50% of us and I know alot of my friends complain about it.
Keratosis Pilaris is a genetic skin disorder which cause little red bumps in patches on your upper arms or thighs and resembles chicken skin. No one has figured out what causes it but hopefully today I might have something to help get rid of it.
And with summer fast approaching (yes I know we live in Ireland but when that week of sunshine does arrive you want to be ready for it) its time to start prepping out skin.
You can reduce skin roughness and redness by taking lukewarm showers and using a mild, soap-free cleanser. Also applying moisturiser daily helps. These two products have been tried and tested and proven to help get rid of these nasty little spots.
Eucerin Intensive 10% Urea Treatment Cream/Lotion
Dermatologists often recommend a moisturizer that contains urea and alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). AHA's help exfoliate rough, dry skin, and urea provides intensive moisture. This combination of exfoliation and hydration works to reduce KP bumps. Eucerin Intensive 10% Urea Treatment Lotion contains Lactic Acid (a form of AHA) to exfoliate and Urea to hydrate. It is available from any good pharmacy and costs approx €12.
NeoStrata Lotion Plus
This fab lotion is formulated with 20% AHA (glycolic acid), a chemical exfoliant which does all the scrubbing for you. It works to dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. NeoStrata claims that it “correct signs of aging, even and brighten skin tone, and improve skin texture”.
It is fantastic for keeping your skin smooth. Oh and for fake tan lovers this is an amazing product. Not only does it keep skin smooth and soft it helps your tan apply more easily and fade more evenly.
And it even works on ingrown hairs. So over all this is a fantastic product.
It is available in selected pharmacies nationwide RRP €23.
So I hope that helps a little. Has anyone tried either of these remedies before? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time...Be Happy!
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