Chicken skin, the never ending goose-bumps, whatever you want to call it, we want to see the back of Keratosis Pilaris.
Try these Keratosis Pilaris tretaments:
1. Ameliorate Skin Smoothing Body Lotion, £27.50
Give your skin a healthy dose of lactic acid, allantoin and urea which speeds up the skin’s natural shedding process, so newer, smoother skin can work its way to the surface. You’ll also find glycerin which draws moisture to the skin, and sweet almond oil which ensures everything stays silky soft.
This lotion is slightly thicker than Ameliorate, which makes for a great nighttime body moisturiser. Its genius is in its urea and lactate formula. Urea might sound gross – yes, it is indeed found in urine and no, you’re not putting pee on your skin – but it works. It’s already found naturally in our bodies and is there to help maintain a healthy moisture balance and a strong skin barrier (both essential if you want to banish the bumps). Adding more of it to your skin helps to trap more moisture within its layers.
Lactate on the other hand is the same as lactic acid and will boost cell turnover and bring fresh, smooth skin to the surface.
3. Cane + Austin Retexturizing Pads for Body, £56
Don’t be put off by the price. If your KP is on the manageable side you’ll probably see enough of an improvement with regular use of Ameliorate and/or the Eucerin Intensive Lotion. But, if you need more help getting rid of those bump, try these. They’re saturated in glycolic acid, which exfoliates the skin and smoothes over Keratosis Pilaris. There’s also vitamins A, C and E plus COQ10 to keep your skin hydrated and ward off clogged follicles.