I spent years searching the internet for advice and product recommendations for my KP. The advice was scrub moisture and scrub again. This lead to my KP getting irritated, inflamed and much worse. If you don’t know what keratosis pilaris or ‘chicken skin’ is, it’s due to the over production in keratin which leads to clogged hair follicles. This leaves lots of white bumps on your skin. It is very common and difficult to budge.
I first started seeing improvements in the KP on my face when I started using good skincare products and stuck to a daily routine. It’s important to not overly strip your skin of it’s natural oils so use a gentle cleanser like the cerave hydrating cleanser and you should always follow up with a hydrating and thick moisturizer. Cutting out the physical exfoliant and replacing it with a chemical exfoliant will make the most difference to your skin. Salicylic acid is a great ingredient to look for in an exfoliant. You should exfoliate every other day on the KP on your face (following up with a moisturizer). Though the skin on your body isn’t so sensitive so you might be able to exfoliate everyday on your arms ect. Though if you don’t want to do a two step routine on your body the SA cerave cream could be a great option as it exfoliates and moisturizes.
You should see a noticable reduction in your KP in a couple of months but improvements could be noticable almost straight away.
I hope this is helpful to anyone struggling with their KP as I know how it can knock your confidence. 🙂