Category Archives: Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris vs Exfoliation Experiment (Post 2)

Hello,

So, I have Keratosis Pilaris. (If you don’t know what that is check out my post “What is Keratosis Pilaris?”) Awhile ago I decided I was going to pitt my Lerosett and my Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter against my Keratosis Pilaris, (KP) for short. After following my original plan for a few days, I got lazy….Sorry guys. So instead, I started doing the following:

Every other day, or so (this experiment hasn’t been done with scientific precision) I have been using a sugar scrub on my two arms and my right leg and then moisturizing with EOS . I have been using my normal routine on my left leg. Meaning – washing it and moisturizing it occasionally.

While the KP has not completely vanished I have noticed an improvement. My arms seem smoother and less red. I will be continuing this experiment and will post pictures soon.

If you have KP, let me know what you have done to try to improve it and whether or not it helped!

Aiden

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Lerosett & Exfoliation & Clinique Body Butter vs Keratosis Pilaris (Post 1)

Before I get into how I am going to test the effects of a couple of products on KP, I am going to show you the existing condition of my KP:

 right arm

left arm

(1 leg,. both of my legs have similar levels of KP.)

Currently, all I do is use body wash daily. When I remember/feel like it I moisturize. (Which has been a lot lately.)

I will be doing using the Lerosett Clay Mask by Gunilla of Sweden
on both of my arms. I will be doing this every other day. Each time I apply it I will leave it on for roughly 30 minutes. I will also be moisturizing daily with EOS Boost Complete Care Hand and Body Lotion . (Not my favorite lotion, but the one I am currently trying out.)

Left leg – nothing different, normal washing and moisturizing.

Right leg – every other day I will do a sugar scrub on my right leg while in the shower. Then I will use my Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter. On days when I do not use the sugar scrub I will use the EOS Boost Complete Care Hand and Body Lotion . The sugar scrub, is simply white sugar that you buy in the store. I have heard it does a pretty good job as an exfoliant.

Today is my first day. I did my arms today. Tomorrow, I will do the sugar scrub on my right leg.

Here is a picture of my left arm with Lerosett
smeared all over it:

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What is Keratosis Pilaris?

right arm

left arm

Keratosis Pilaris, or “chicken skin” is a very common skin problem where one can get bumpy arms, legs, butt, chest, etc. I have it on my arms, legs, back and bum. There are different forms, one form is just bumps, where as the form I have gives you white bumps, and red spots on your arms. It is not serious and causes no health complications, and per reports I have read, it usually disappears before age 30. (Keratosis Pilaris is not acne.)

Basically, Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is caused by the buildup of a hard protein called keratin which makes up the outer layer of skin. (Your nails and hair are also made of keratin.)  This built up keratin blocks the opening of hair follicles.

I have dry skin, I have heard that this can contribute to KP. Also, the winter tends to cause KP to flare up more according to several articles I read. (I have not observed this, but I live in Florida…)

There is no known cure for KP but there are many home remedies I have heard of which include: exfoliating, using a humidifier, put vaseline on your skin nightly, moisturizing,etc.

Also, there are other things such as medicated creams you can ask your doctor about, or read about online.

I have been using the clay mask Lerosett for pimples on my face for ages, when doing the review for Lersoett I learned that Lerosett can be used for other skin problems as well.I am going to test the effect of Lerosett on my KP and I will be blogging about the journey.

For more information check out:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/keratosis-pilaris/DS00769

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, the information herein comes from my understanding of Keratosis Pilaris and my personal experience with it. The information here is not meant to diagnose or cure anything. As with all physical concerns a doctor should be consulted for medical information and treatment.

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