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I need rid of my KP/Keratosis Pilaris before I have a breakdown.

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CabbageSoupy Fri 06-Oct-17 00:17:07

Well, bit of an exaggeration, but its awful. I have the full whack, its everywhere on my body except face, feet and fanny its bright red and sooo dry. Coming up to winter it gets so much worse. I've improved it massively by using exfoliating gloves and a rich moisturiser but the redness persists and the bumps never fully go.

I need rid of it. Please could I have your best products, regimes, vitamins, diet tips anything! Thank you..

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Jiggler Fri 06-Oct-17 00:27:36

Glycolic acid. I smear the Superdrug Glycolic Overnight Peel on my upper arms. I wish they sold it in massive tubs though rather than just the 30 ml tubes.

Lactic acid also works.

CabbageSoupy Fri 06-Oct-17 00:36:02

@Jiggler I have that for my face!!

Jumps out of bed to smear it on my body

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coffeeandrainbows Fri 06-Oct-17 03:58:17

I found coconut oil helped mine (on my upper arms) a lot. However, it did nothing for my friend who had KP on the same area so maybe worth a try but sadly not a sure fix.

Other than that, definitely try some chemical exfoliation which seems to work much better than physical for KP.

mrscampbellblackreturns Fri 06-Oct-17 04:55:39

Ameliorate body lotion is good for it or ummm pregnancy which may be a tad extreme.

WhooooAmI24601 Fri 06-Oct-17 13:26:12

Korean Italy Towels are great for KP. I use mine once a week after a good soak in the bath and my skin is lovely and soft. Nip & Fab do a moisturiser that contains Glycolic Acid that's fab, too.

blodynmawr Fri 06-Oct-17 13:45:16

I take 1000mg cod liver oil every day (for my joints) and find it keeps that the mild KP I used to have on my upper arms under control. HTH smile.

PineappleScrunchie Fri 06-Oct-17 13:50:46

I find that any cream with Urea in it gets rid of mine. I just use it every 6 months or so when it comes back.
I think the one I use is a Eucerin one but I just check the label for Urea.

MrsMoastyToasty Fri 06-Oct-17 13:54:27

I found that mine started to disappear when I gave up gluten and cut out some dairy foods . It wasn't an overnight thing, but a gradual improvement over several months.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 06-Oct-17 13:57:36

You need a cream with a high percentage of urea in it , works a treat.

Jiggler Fri 06-Oct-17 13:59:00

Glycolic acid was so much more effective for my KP than the Eucerin urea cream.

LemonadeWithACherry Fri 06-Oct-17 17:36:00

Mine is almost gone now but it used to be awful, I picked my arms until they looked terrible.

I make my own body scrub with sugar and olive oil which I use on dry skin then shower off. I use Palmers cocoa butter (in the jar) liberally- it's marvellous stuff and has transformed my kp.

abigailgabble Fri 06-Oct-17 17:49:34

I have found ameliorate to be useless. at the moment I'm trying aveeno emollient from their baby range. the only thing that made mine better was pregnancy but it's back now sad mines never itchy though so maybe it's different. i don't have dry skin at all but I have tons of chicken skin.

Bamaluz Fri 06-Oct-17 18:28:03

Mine went when I started taking fish oils.

babster Fri 06-Oct-17 18:32:50

DH had this and it improved massively when he cut down on dairy.

Lotsofsausage Fri 06-Oct-17 18:34:23

Korea italy exoliating kit from amazon (green one) had really helped mine, ask glycolic acid and keeping it moisturised. you have to be pretty strict and not forget!

PoohBearsHole Fri 06-Oct-17 18:34:43

Mine cut down by going gluten free so don't discount diet smile

Hedgehoghogger Fri 06-Oct-17 18:37:41

Mine also went when I became gluten free

magicstar1 Fri 06-Oct-17 18:46:58

I noticed mine disappeared on a sun holiday, and was gone for months. Best thing I've found now, is L'Occitane almond shower oil...I haven't had any reoccurrence since I started using it.

abigailgabble Fri 06-Oct-17 19:02:42

😒 but i love gluten

TheNoseyProject Fri 06-Oct-17 19:11:04

I use the nip and fab glycolic scrub on mine and the put this cream on. It’s not gone but it’s hugely reduced.

LemonadeWithACherry Fri 06-Oct-17 19:15:06

Yeah I forgot to say I went gluten free too. grin

It's really not that hard nowadays!

jenthehen Fri 06-Oct-17 19:19:52

Giving up gluten for me too, it's worth it. You soon get used to the diet change.

Branleuse Fri 06-Oct-17 19:25:09

its often a reaction to gluten. Id cut out gluten and maybe dairy for a few weeks or months and see if theres any improvement

fabulousfrancesca Fri 06-Oct-17 19:37:49

Korean Italy towels and a eucerin cream with 10% urea

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