May 14, 2022

The very best treatments for Strawberry/KP

Have rough bumpy and dry skin that is often called strawberry or chicken legs? Well you are in the right place as we have compiled the very best treatments for chicken skin and where you can find them. These products range from lotions, to serums to scrubs and are at different price point. They can also be used to combat uneven skin tones and ingrown hairs.

What is Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris is a genetic disorder that results in the buildup of keratin, a hair protein in the pores. The keratin clogs the pore, blocking the opening of growing hair follicles. This results in small and rough bumps that maybe be brown, red or darker than the skin tone.  It may appear on the face, legs, arm, back and buttocks.

There is no known cure for KP and it usually clears up on its own with age. However there are treatments that can be used to manage and alleviate the symptoms and give the skin a better appearance.

KP responds best to a combination of exfoliation and hydration. When choosing products to treat KP, it is best to look for those that contain lactic acid, salicylic or glycolic acid. The best part about exfoliation and hydration is that it also treats a plethora of other skin conditions, such as acne, hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone) and helps combat ingrown hair. We have previously talked about the benefits of exfoliation.

While exfoliation is greatly recommended, it should be done on moderation. Do not scrub the hell out of your skin, it might only make your KP worse. Please be gentle and remember to mostuirize use sunscreen. 

Products to treat Keratosis Pilaris

CeraVe SA Lotion for Rough & Bumpy Skin

Active ingredients: Salicylic acid, Lactic acid, Hyaluronic acid.

This CeraVe lotion is an amazing product. It not only moisturizes the skin but also exfoliates at the same time. No wonder it has a cult following.  It exfoliates with a combination of AHA (Salicylic acid) and BHA (lactic acid) while locking in moisture in your skin with hyaluronic acid. It also helps protect and strengthen the skin barriers with its combination of three ceramides.

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Amlactin Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion

Active ingredients: 12% lactic acid

This moisturizer is recommended because of its 12% lactic acid formula. Lactic acid helps break down and soften keratin in the hair follicles. It is an effective exfoliator. This lotion is a gentle exfoliator, suitable for all skin types and has a light weight texture. It does not leave the skin feeling greasy.

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Eucerin Roughness Relief Lotion

Active Ingredients: Urea, Shea butter

This lotion is great for KP as it contains urea, an alpha-hydroxy acid which is highly effective in breaking up and softening keratin. It also helps the top layer of the skin retain moisture which is essentially what your skin needs when you are dealing with KP. The lotion is formulated with shea butter which is a great skin moisturizer that helps hydrate the skin.

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Alpha Skin care renewal Body Lotion 

Active ingredients: 12% Glycolic acid

With a 12% aha concentration, this lotion exfoliates and moisturizes the skin. It tackles a wide range of skin conditions and is certainly a go to for KP.  Its consistency is thick and rich but it spreads smoothly. 

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The Ordinary 7% Glycolic Acid Toning Solution

Active Ingredients: Glycolic Acid

This toner works perfectly for KP due to its concentration of glycolic acid. It buffs away at the rough and textured skin, dissolving keratin and revealing smooth skin underneath. And yes, you can use it on your body. It is a great exfoliant.

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Paula’s choice skin perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant with Glycolic Acid

Active Ingredients: 8% Glycolic Acid, Green tea and chamomile, Hyaluronic acid

This gel formula not only exfoliates the skin revealing smoother, more radiant skin underneath, it also provides longer lasting hydration thanks to the hyaluronic acid. The green tea and chamomile extracts are powerful antioxidants that soothe the skin and protect it from damage. This gel is perfect for getting rid of those rough bumpy texture on your face. Helping you achieve smoother and more even skin tone. 

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Pixi Glow Tonic 

Active Ingriedients: 5% Glycolic Acid

This formular is refining but overly refining but not overly aggressive. Pixi`s glyolic acid not only removes dead skin cells and minimizes the look of pores. It is perfect for clearing out uneven skin tone on face.

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