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keratosis pilaris - jennie 
I know that keratosis pilaris is a common, hereditary skin condition that is supposed to disappear/reduce as one ages. I'm in my 30s and there is do disappearance of symptoms. Does anyone have experience with natural health treatments? Any suggestion will be appreciated!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Timothy Long - []
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Re:keratosis pilaris - Anne Lally - DE
My daughter and I both have severe cases of keratosis pilaris. We would appreciate any help you could give us. I'm interested in trying natural products. Thanks.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Buzz1998  
I hear this is a problem when younger and will outgrow it...however I am in my 40;s and it is just starting. I have it on my upper back and it is driving me crazy. The Lotion the doctor give me Lac-Hydrin is not working. I'm on my second year taking this med. Winter is so hard on me. It brothers me that I have to stop eating lunch (while out with friends) and put my hand down my back to scratch. I;ve been reading and this problem is like Rosacea, there just is not much studies of it going on in the medical field :-( I dislike my immune system. Wish I could replace it. Thanks, Buzz1998

Re:keratosis pilaris - Maria  
I have had Keratosis Pilaris for a long time and it is spreading all over my body. I am wondering if anyone knows of any treatment.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Danielle - Texas
I'm 33 and I've got Keratosis Pilaris. I'm looking for ways to fight it - preferably natural products, but at this point I'll try just about anything. It seems to be getting worse with age, not better! HELP!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Isabella - Toronto
I had a bad case of it when I was younger, and Lac-Hydrin coupled with Retin-A twice a day for 6 months or so permanently rid me of it!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Jeff - Mass
I'm 18 and have keratosis pilaris on my cheeks. I'm been ridiculed by my peers for years. My cheeks are constantly 'beat' red. The doctors have been telling me since elementary school that it would go away. It's not... Does anyone have any ideas for me?

Re:keratosis pilaris - Lauren - New York
I have a bad case of keratosis pilaris-it's on my thighs, upper arms, shows up beat red on my cheeks, which i wear makeup daily over but wish i didn't have to, and this is gross but it is on my buttocks as well. i would love for anyone to give me some advice on how to treat this. So far lachydrin, retin-a and those type of creams have not worked on me. Any suggestions? Thanks so much, any advice would be great!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Gustav - Ohio
People... checkout this site, The most informative site on keratosis pilaris I've found on the net. It helped me tremendously. Good Luck!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Teri - Oregon
My 15 yr old daughter has keratosis pilaris on her upper arms and cheeks. Her friends think she is blushing all the time. She has had this since she was a baby and we are also looking for help.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Michelle - Colorado
I also have keratosis pilaris on the back of my arms and was wondering about any natural treatments. I didn't discover it til I was older and it is not getting better. Thanks for any info.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Roxi - South Texas
I am 31 about to be 32 (but who is counting…lol) anyway, I know this forum is older and that no one may read this but I need help. I just found out the name of my skin condition which is Keratosis Pilaris. I have to admit that I am distressed at the fact that I cannot get rid of this. I know I was well into my 20’s when this started. In my late 20’s I started getting really dry skin. No matter how much lotion I put on my face it always flaks. That was what bothered me the most. I over looked the bumps on my arms but it seems they are really, really bad right now. People are starting to see it more now. I have purchased the loofah sponge, and I can teach myself to tolerate the scratching if it means I will rid myself of the bumps. The worst part for me is not the bumps but the read dots all over my arms and legs. They are far more noticeable. I have yet to find any info on if I can get that to go away. Thankfully the bumps are my skin tone but the circles are red and show up really badly. My face has been really red since my 20’s and I honestly thought that I had Rosacea but just didn’t get the pimples yet (but was told I didn’t have it). But reading up on Keratosis Pilaris it is very evident that it is most likely this. Can I make the red go away? Also, I find it hard to keep lotion on my body b/c I have problems with the feeling it leaves at either being heavy and/or sticky/oily. I have never liked the feeling and if I put it on I cannot sleep comfortably. Is there an over the counter product that will treat this without leaving me feeling like I am wearing plastic all over my body, which is the best way I can describe the feeling lotion gives me. Please, any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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I am 16 years old and have keratosis pilaris. Its so embarasing, people ask me if I pluck my eyebrowns and im a boy! my cheeks are also red along with my legs and top of my chest. Does anyone here know any suggestions to help me? and has anybody every had laser surgery on it? because my doctor recomended it. please write back any help would be appreciated

Re:keratosis pilaris - Brandie - Oklahoma
I recently started working for a company that has a product that could help. Have you ever heard of magnetic therapy? Well it might be the answer and a cheap one at that. The product is a magnetic shower head.. I know it sounds cheesy, but it has been clearing up many different skin conditions right before my eyes!! Email me for more info. Wouldn't it be worth a try? Email me and I'll send some info for you to look over.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Ash Klugerman - England, Leeds []
I was woundering where to get Lac-Hydrin coupled with retin-A, and is it painfull and what does it do, please any advice would be great

Re:keratosis pilaris - Kelli - Calgary
i have had KP since birth and its horrible! its probably the worst you have ever seen HELP ME!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Brian - California
Get sulfur/sacylic acid soap bars and shower w/ it when possible. Stinks, so I usually use it at night. Use a loofah and scrub good. After showers, use Palmer's cocoa butter w/ alpha hydroxy. Eliminate dairy products. Tan to get rid of scars. Didn't completely rid KP, but after 2-3 months, cut symptoms in half.

Re:keratosis pilaris - angie molina - tx
I have KP eally bad on my upper arms, and its such a pain! In the summer when its like 100 degrees I'm embarassed to wear short sleeved shirts. My bumps are really red, and its a huge self esteem issue. I am really worried about prom htis spring because I'm too self conscious to wear a dress I really like because it'll expose my KP. What do I do?

Re:keratosis pilaris - Chris - Illinois
I just recently noticed that I have some weird white-topped bumps on my upper arms I went to my doctor and she told me that it was keratosis pilaris. It's horrible! I can never stop scratching my arms! Luckily noone has noticed it yet except my doctor and my dad. Ijust hope that it doesn't spread. /:

Re:keratosis pilaris - abc - vancouver
hello! I have KP all my life and I really hate it. Some sites say that this condition is related to your male hormone levels. Keratosis pilaris is a androgen-dependent disease. And if this is true, then drugs or natural vitamins or minerals that can lower androgen level can help our KP condition. There is a product called "diane 35". It is a contraceptive pill and I heard some ppl tried it and works for KP. However, I never see anyone who really tried it and told me directly that their problem is cured. Anyways, this pill is for androgen-dependent disease such as acne and hiratsum. So.. maybe this pill really can cure KP.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Cindy - Illinois
Im 14 years old and i have KP. Im a really pretty irl but my kp is really bad. Its embarrassing to wear sleeve less shirts or shorts beacause i have it on my arms, thighs, legs and cheeks. ITS horrible because im always covered up and with my hair down. My friends want to see me wear something more revealing but they dont know i have kp so its really hard to do so. I wish someone could inform me on how to help me. ive tried benzoyle peroxcide 2% but it doesn't work noting seems to work its there in every season summer,winter, spring and fall. PLEASE HELP SOMEONE .......everything is so expensive and my family is on a budget and i cant possibly ask my mom even though she's aware of the problem but i cant be that selfish to let her buy a $100 lotion that doesn't work at the end.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Cindy - Illinois
P.S can kp worsen from eating dairy or greesy foods.

Re:keratosis pilaris - - California
What kind of scrubs can u use 2 get rid of keratosis pilaris & is it true that it can lead 2 asthma

Re:keratosis pilaris - Timothy Long - []
Begin by avoiding all junk food, all greasy food, fried food, dairy food, bad oils, polyunsaturated oils, soy foods. You need to eat healthy foods, more vegetables and fruits. Olive oil is good for you. So is real organic non-hydrogenated coconut oil. You need to get your liver healthy. See Extended Health Liver Support to detox your liver. Cleaning up you diet is very important, and supporting your Digestion. See Premier Digest and Premier HCL Detox Kit, and Loomis Enzymes. Also, be sure you are drinking enough fresh water daily and get plenty of exercise.

Re:keratosis pilaris - mike 
does anyone on this site think that a type of laser surgery would work which could maybe remove the hair and maybe a cream would be invented for it after the fact the hair is gone to fight it, like ive had kp for 4 years now and its all on my arms and back really bad and i havent taken my shirt off infront of anyone for 5 years i think and im 19 now, its wreaking my whole life, i hope somday i can be proud of my body but im really not and i dont even want to be with a girl because of the fact i cant offer the things another guy could or share those moments. i need help cause i really cant live like this anymore, someone email me and talk to me cause i dont know what to do,

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I would try Carmol 20 after exfoliating. I am 25 and have tried everything else imaginable. Its not perfect but it works and is affordable.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Joanna - Toronto
I have the same problem like all of u guys. Kp really goes to embarrassing me to wear shirts or shorts because i have KP on my arms, thighs, legs. Any suggestion, pls email me ! Thanks very much for help

Re:keratosis pilaris - k loks 
i have this same problem it looks really awful ppl tend to ask me what are those bumpy stuff on your sking is real embarrasing does any one know of any good products out there :( ? plzz email me back i hope to hear from any one tnk you :)

Re:keratosis pilaris - Gabby - Arizona
Man, I just checked on the internet about this... and bam! I'm lead here. I myself have had it all my life, my mother took me to the doctor, but she just said it was normal and one couldn't really do anything about it. I'm 20 now and still have it! It's spread from my upper arms to the sides of my forearms they're also on my thighs... I honestly didn't know what it was called until I came here. I've decided to try out Christine's homestyle regiment... i'll get back to you all and tell update you on how it goes.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Amy - Australia
I'm 15 and I too have had this problem all my life. I have it on both the back and upper sides of my arms, my thighs and I've also got rough, red cheeks because of it. Moisturising has helped me slightly but any other help or advice would be greatly appreciated :)

Re:keratosis pilaris - ana - Kansas City
My daugther is 13 and she is having a lot of problems with KP, I took her to the Dermatology, and told her there was nothing she could do and gave her some lotions that burn her skin, I am very consern, is there anything else i could give her. Please help.Her is real bad all over her body her upper legs is real bad.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Cat - Australia
I read that about 50% of the world has this condition! Some people suggest that KP may be the result of Vitamin a deficiency, or that increasing intake or applying topical vitamin a creams helps. In addition, Omega-3 may help as it also aids absorption of Vitamin a. Additionally, occasional exfoliation and frequent moisturisation with a thick ointment have been the most beneficial treatments for my KP. Good luck, and th more research you do the better you will understand and be able to manange yours!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Kayla  
I have KP too, pretty much all over. :( I've been posting on a board especially for KP sufferers at the "Keratosis Pilaris Forum". Here's the link, if anyone wants to join us:

Re:keratosis pilaris - christine - los angeles
I have kp too, and from what I have read about kp, it is genetic, and may go away on its own or return. A few years ago I finally decided to tackle it and figure what might work. I tried retin-a, worked a little bit, but was really expensive. Tried exfoliation, and that works a little bit too. Best topical I have found was a body lotion by Glytone with really strong glycolic acid. It does work almost immediately - my skin gets immediately smoother and softer and the more you use it, the better the results, and though the bottle is a little pricey, nothing like retin-a [I bought for 20 bucks for a bottle that can last a few months}. I also found a new product by Neutrogena I am going to try [Body Smoothing} that has got high reviews for kp use and is quite inexpensive -- lastly for the past few months I went on a general health diet, not related to kp, and cut out white sugar and white flour, my kp has responded really well to this. Unfortunately, it takes a pretty big commitment to alter your diet to this extent, I would try the topical lotions first.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Cindy 
I've had a lot of success using a combination of daily application of lotion (containing cocoa butter)and weekly tanning for 10-15 min. within 4 weeks of this, my condition improved 80% or so.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Lea - UK
Okay whoa whoa people. I'm a sufferer of the disease. I've seen my dermatologist about it. Two points, i know it dents your self confidence really badly but it isn't the end of the world. There are far worse conditions out there. Two, as far as im aware there is research going on into the problem. Creams wise, none worked for me although i do find aloe vera gel does keep my skin soft and its slowly exfoliating out.Dermatologists have given me an extensive insight into the problem. The best thing to do is hold up and wait. Do not fear! A solution will come!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Virginia - Hickory, NC
This sounds terrible, but I';ve found something that has made a vsat improvenemt my skinand I've had this my entire life. I use Johnson's soothing body wash (it's 1/3 lotion) while in the shower. I use a pumice stone on my skin where the bumps are. I scrub really hard in circles and then I use baby oil. After patting dry my skin, I use johnson's soothing bedtime lotion. Its the lavenderkind, i dont know if the other scents have the same ingrediants because they have different aims pringted on the bottles. Using a rock sounds like a bad idea, but it's made my skin look and feel so much better.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Jeanna - Virginia []
I have keratosis pilaris on the backs of my arms and I am so self- conscious about it. I have always had it but during and after my pregnancy it got really bad. My brother has it on his upper thighs. He didn't know it was KP. He just though it was acne so he used Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash along with a Benzoyl Peroxide treatment and he says it is totally gone! I know that KP is not acne but this stuff works so he says. The wash has 2% salicylic acid in it which I have heard is a good treatment for KP. I am going to go get the stuff today and see if it works for me!! I really want to find something that works and takes this horrible disease away so everyone that has it (including me) can feel better about themselves!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Niki - Los Angeles
Please everyone we are all the victims of natures little jokes. well I'm vegan, I take no dairy, eat well, exercise moderateley etc. So why does this persist? I even drink aloe from my back yard...well? the Pumice stone cut my skin, my skin was too sensitive. I use a loofah scrub everytime I shower...still I see a very small change. I even went to Sephora to buy that KP Duty derma doctor for 40$; however, the changes where none and even if it did work, who would want to apply a cream that cost 40$ and would last only about a week for the rest of their lives? not me. I do research like a mad woman and I recently ordered from a cream with 2% BHA. oh just please let this one work. please.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Heather 
Neutrogena Skin Smoothing Lotion. I've had this condition for years and for the last year I've used this lotion every other day, or every day, and it has improved it tremendously! It's about 95% GONE! From my thighs, and from the backs of my arms! This stuff is incredible!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Cait - Indiana []
I become depressed with my KP, its on my arms , and it looks like its on the very top of my knees (is that possible)My mom had it ( I am 15 by the way) and it out grew her, but I want it to go away, I have a pretty fact, but I hate those ruins my self esteem. Help? Please email me at

Re:keratosis pilaris - Brenda McCleery - Belfast []
The only cream that has ever worked and boy have I tried them all was a cream I got in Lanzarote called Anti Acne Leo but they do not do it anymore, I have tried the internet but without success. So if anyone knows where I can get a tube please let me know.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Michelle - NY []
I have also had KP for most of my life. In high school it didn't bother me as much, but now I'm extremely self-conscious and rarely wear sleeveless shirts unless its 90 degrees (or dark). I tried tazorac, tanning, amlactin, retin-A, topical steroids, glycolic acid, all to no avail. Currently I am using an expensive micro-derm abrasion kit and neutrogena smoothing lotion which I hear works well... so far I have seen minimal improvement but I am going to continue the regimen. I am so jealou of everyone without this condition!! My sisters don't have it, nor does my mother... none of my friends.... =(

Re:keratosis pilaris - Rachel - Windsor, Ontario []
I'm 17 and I think i have KP because i know what it looks like, and i have it on my legs. i am so embarassed to wear a bathingsuit, shorts, or skirts, because my legs are so ugly. I would really like to know of a success story so that i know what to do. If anyone could provide that, please e-mail me, because i'd like to have more self-confidence and this would truly help. Thank you for your consideration. I know how all of u feel.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Mary - San Diego []
My daughter has had an extreme case of keratosis pilaris. We found something that is making the KP go away. It is called "Pernox" and is sold at Walgreens. It comes in a small bottle and she uses it when she showers, morning and night. It is a cleansing scrub with sulfur and benzoil peroxide (I think) in it. It's expensive, about $19.00/bottle. But her face, arms, chest, back, legs are almost completely clear. She always wore sweatshirts to cover it up. Today she wore a shirt with short sleeves for the first time in two weeks. This is really working. Has also cleared up pimples-acne as well. We are thrilled. The dermatologist products didn't work at all, except for one suggestion - wash hair in baby shampoo and use Abba conditioner. We had used Pantene conditioner but Derm says it is "waxy" and clogs the pores and makes KP much worse. We agree. So, get Pernox, change to baby shampoo and Abba conditioner, and enjoy the results (may take two weeks to really see results). We are so happy!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Mary - San Diego []
My daughter has had an extreme case of keratosis pilaris. We found something that is making the KP go away. It is called "Pernox" and is sold at Walgreens. It comes in a small bottle and she uses it when she showers, morning and night. It is a cleansing scrub with sulfur and benzoil peroxide (I think) in it. It's expensive, about $19.00/bottle. But her face, arms, chest, back, legs are almost completely clear. She always wore sweatshirts to cover it up. Today she wore a shirt with short sleeves for the first time in two weeks. This is really working. Has also cleared up pimples-acne as well. We are thrilled. The dermatologist products didn't work at all, except for one suggestion - wash hair in baby shampoo and use Abba conditioner. We had used Pantene conditioner but Derm says it is "waxy" and clogs the pores and makes KP much worse. We agree. So, get Pernox, change to baby shampoo and Abba conditioner, and enjoy the results (may take two weeks to really see results). We are so happy!

Re:keratosis pilaris - ~k~JaNaE~k~ - Utah []
hey! i know how annoying this condition can be! its so hard and embarising! i contantly wear jackets even in 100 degree wether. just cuz of my "bumps" i have tried creams but ehy got too expensive...and i have tried lotioning a lot but that seemed to make them oh i want to say "build up inside my skin" and make them red. my k.p. is also spreadying all the way to my wrists. and im only 13 !!!!!!! i hate hate hate it and it seems like ther is no hope 4 me. and wen i want to get intimate with a guy it gets in the way !!! so if any one has any thing taht they think i should try then PLEASE write me an e-mail!! thank you who ever writes me! i REALLY appreciate it a ton ! you have NO IDEA!

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Re:keratosis pilaris - jillian - USA [n/a]
I found a website the other day that is all about kp.

Re:keratosis pilaris - emmanuelle - Beirut, Lebanon []
Hi, how nice to finally find others who suffer from the same problem as me! I have had KP since I was a child and I am 34 now. I have noticed that it has "spread" from not just my arms but to my thighs (front and back), hips, and knees, especially the inside the knees not behind the knees and my behind :( very embarassing. My problem is that I cannot find a lot of these products here and cannot order through the internet so if anyone can reccommend some home remedies it would really help. I used to live in the states and used to use lac-hydrin and it worked very well. This product is not available here so I am feeling discouraged. thanks for any other suggestions.

Re:keratosis pilaris - wendy - UK
Hi every one,well at least i found i'm not the only one weith this problem!Also do you find that you take longer to warm up where you've got this skin condition,cus me and my twin sister who are both 41,find that we do!

Re:keratosis pilaris - joe - USA []
I'm 27 and, ever since moving to Pittsburgh, my KP has definately worse (back of arms and inner thighs). Last year this time, at the end of the day, my KP would be so red and huge that I couldn't wait to get home to just take a bath. Some people would probably argue this wasn't the best thing to do, but it was just so dry and red, and it was a good temporary relief. Winter seems to be the worse, but these 2 tips have certainly helped me help alot. Number one, omega 3 fish oils (I use salmon oil, but any will do the trick) daily. Two, and the most important, avoid fluoride. I have never read anything about F, but I noticed that when I would go over to my parent's house for a week, my KP would pretty much clear up. F is just about everywhere...toothpaste, city water (at least in Pittsburgh), fountain soda and coffee made with city water, some mouthwashs, etc! It took me a couple of years to figure out it was the F, but now that I know, my KP is very, very, minimal and my skin looks and feels so much better:) I shower with hard, chlorinated and fluorinated water too, so I know even though the hard water may be leaving behind soap residues that can potentially dry out my skin, I still notice a huge improvement. Because I eat out often it's very tough to totally avoid fluoride, but I would say see what works best for you. To make sure I don't leave out any other details that may be making the difference, I now just drink cheap bottled water from the local supermarket, I avoid all products with sodium laurel sulfate too, and take Cu supplements sparingly.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Alison - []
Hey, wow....i had no clu that so many people suffered from KP. none of my friends or family has it. im 17 and i dont remember not having it.... right now im trying coconut oil.....but i just started so i cant say if it works or not, but its helped a few ppl. If anyone has tried something that has worked, please email me. i hate wearing long sleeved shirts and pants all the time. its so hottttt ...!!! i wish everyone luck with getting rid of KP...i feel your pain!!!!

Re:keratosis pilaris - sonya - ky []
I'm so happy I found out about this site. I've had KP all my life and I'm now 30. It can be very embarressing. I 've tried alot of different products. I recently bought a bottle of KP Duty and that stuff is too much money and not enough in a bottle. I can't keep buying that especially when I'm not seeing any results. They say keep using it but between me and my 2 kids that price is ridiculous. So I'm in search for something else that will work. I have it all on my arms and bottm parts of my legs my kids are startg to get it. So I'm trying to find the right solution that won't make them so insecure as I was growing up. I don't mind spending the money if I see results. But good luck to everyone out there who has KP.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Hannah - USA []
Sorry to just jump right into the discussion but does anyone know any real cheap treatments for Keratosis Pilaris that you can find at any regular store or anything? If you want to you can email me. Thanks

Re:keratosis pilaris - - []
Hi, I read all the messages here. And found out that Neutrogena Skin Smoothing Lotion can help KP sufferers...but unfortunately Neutrogena discontinued selling this product. Is it true? I really hate this skin disorders, I agree with all of you that it's so annoying and can low down my self-esteem. I am dying to find a treatment for this. I tried so many regimen...I used products from body shops but nothing works.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Mera - Texas []
I've recently been diagnosed with this fun condition and am currently in the process of finding something to control it. I will tell you that what brought on the worst outbreak that led to the doctor's visit was "Nivea Skin Firming Moisturizer." They should call it "Nivea Pore Clogging Nightmare" as my condition flared up so bad that it actually blistered from the tops of my shoulders down to my wrists. Something I found on accident cured the condition where I used to get it on the sides of my cheeks, which is the Clinque 3-step skin care system. I've been using the "oily skin" formula (level 3) since I have excess oil in the T-zone, and it's completely cleared up my cheeks. I've been doing research online and from what I can tell it may just be the salicylic acid in step 2, which is the "clarifying lotion" that is not lotion at all, but is actually more like a toner or astringent. Clinique has a sensitive skin version and I've heard you can take back the product and exchange for free for something else, which is what I'm considering as the process has the unfortunate side effect of drying out the skin around my nose, although the rest looks great. Has anyone used any clinique products on the face? I was also told to try CeraVe (available at Wallgreens, CVS) hydrating lotion and cleaner. I just purchased this today but at $12 a bottle for each I’d like someone’s option before I start shelling this out every few weeks. Also, I’ve been prescribed Fluocinoide Cream and Loprox Gel to treat my arms and face, the latter for my face. The Fluocinoide cream is burning the hell out of my arms, but ironically seems to be reducing the redness. I know these are not natural cures by any means, though it appears there isn’t one anyway. Has any one tried Witch Hazel? I’ve used it on my face for years, actually to water down the harsh astringents I had used on my face when my acne was really bad because I couldn’t handle the full strength. I’ve been wondering if its cleaning properties would help at all for the keratosis. Anyone have any suggestions or comments on any of these products?

Re:keratosis pilaris - mooza - albania
hi my cheeks used to be really beat-red with unsightley kp-pimples, but it has improved tremendously by using a cream with a high amound of urea (10 - 20 -30%) I would suggest you used Eucerin 10 % urea lotion, can be used on the face and is hypoallergenic, lots of support from a fellow kp -sufferer!

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Keratosis Pilaris treatments -Clear and Clear Astringent with 2% Salicylic Acid -Neostrata with glycolic -AmLactin cream Use produsts containing... Urea Green Tea Salicylic Acid Sulfur Glycolic Acid Lactic Acid

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also keep your skin mosturized with lotions containing the items above. -scrub your affected skin in the shower in a clockwise motion with a mosturizing body wash. -product i'm using now is a lotion containing glycolic acid.

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+, eating foods containing vitamin A helps. -vegetables. -fruits.

Re:keratosis pilaris - elizabeth - new york []
Try Omega 3 supplements. My sister and I suffer and she recently added this supplement to her diet and recommended it to me. I plan to try it. E.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Allyson - kentucky
Im 15 and have had kp for a few years now. I have it on my thighs and upper arms. Iv'e done extensive research on this condition and here are the products and routines thought to work best: 1. A humidifier... 2. Quick, lukewarm showers... 3. A lotion w/ alpha hydroxy acid- Try Eucerine intensive repair body creme... 4. Neutrogena Body Oil... 5. Vitamin A... 6. Softsoap cashmere bodywash for EXTRA dry skin... 7. Exfoliating w/ a loofa... 8. Johnsons body wash... 9. Sun exposure and... 10. Neutrogena Skin smoothing Lotion... None of these treatments are expensive. You should be able to find the products at a walmart or drugstore. Also, none of them are irritating, as that is another problem Ive had to deal with concerning my kp. I know first hand the confidence issues having it can cause, but almost half the population has it so dont let it get in the way of your goals. I hope this helps and good luck!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Keith - US
I'm a yong adult and I have KP. I've been using Clinique for a couple of years now. I'm type 3 skin, which is normal w/ oily spots. It has done wonders to my face. It is expensive, but worth every penny. Try the 3-Step first, and if you don't like it, you can exchange it or return it within 30 days. But I recommend it. All of their products are gentle and have no added scents, making them very mild for my sensitive skin.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Mike - []
I have heard a few comments from individuals who have said that aloe vera has worked well for their KP? Any supporters?

Re:keratosis pilaris - dawn - []
I have had kp my entire life, I'm now 22 and have heard coconut oil works. I have ordered some and will soon put it to the test. I tried extra virgin olive oil today in the shower and already I see a difference, so give that a try. I will let you know how the coconut oil works.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Jacqueline - N.y.c []
Well i have kp all my life i'm 15 nd i have slightly on my cheeks nd i hv it on my arms nd thighs i hv been bugging my mom 2 take me 2 the a dermetolight nd wat he has recomnded was lazer surgery i dnt know if its going 2 work but i dnt let kp ruin my life i hv great legs nd i'm not afraid of wearing skirts nd i do wear short sleeves shirts cuz ppl dnt notice it unless u make it noticeble it hsnt stoped me from living a normal life nd i was rly slef concious in the 9th grade i wud always wear long sleeves but it mad me look stupis so i stoped nd started just wearing a shirt nd i just started doing research this year but i cnt wait for lazer surgery :] idk if there r good results so if any1 noes plz tell me nd p.s dnt b so self consious about it it's reality nd evry1 has faoults its not ur faoult so get over it ^.^

Re:keratosis pilaris - Aurora - Home []
Hello All: KP is a very very common skin conditions. I coudl never put a name to it, but reading this board I htink I know wha tit is now. I have used neutogena skin firming lotion fo ryears, Its great...however it sbeing discontinued. Glytone has a lotion with the same formula. Basically waht makes this lotion so sucessful is teh glycolic acids base..these are good for cleaning our pores and resurfacing the skin. The glytone lotion is called retexurising spf 15. It some sin 8oz same as neutrogena and 120z. It showever a lo tmore expensive than neutrogena. Neutrogean was aroung 12$ this glytone is at $30...why on earth does neutrogena discontinue stuff. ?????

Re:keratosis pilaris - Aurora - Home []]
Sorry about the above posting..what I meant was Neutrogena skin smoothing lotion not FRIMING. Compare ingredients: Glytone: Neutrogena: I havent used the glytone but the neutrogena I have used for years now and I cant find anything that works as well. plus its compared to these expensive glytone products. But if its true that neutrogena discontinued then GLytone is my next alternative. Also try DDF glycolic acid wash and body lotion. I tried getting neutrogena this spring and there was none in the stores in my area. I went on a trip and found a few bottles, bought all the remaining bottles but I now have only one bottle left and the next oprion is to get anything online.

Re:keratosis pilaris - A - England
I can vouch whole heartedly for the fish oil. I'd had these odd spots on the backs of my upper arms since I can remember (I'm now 40), and in my mid 20's I developed red patches on my forehead and nose. I've never had these symptoms diagnosed, but after watching a recent TV program I can only deduce that it is the result of KP. However, last year, as part of an attempt to alleviate some joint pain problems, I started taking fish oil supplements. Miraculously, after a couple of weeks, I noticed (or rather my wife noticed) that the spots had disappeared! The red patches have also all but gone completely.

Re:keratosis pilaris - ali - ca []
I agree that neutrogena skin smoothing is the best out there, I am down to my last bottle and now it is discontinued...Has anyone been able to find it or something similar???

Re:keratosis pilaris - Taylor - Georgia []
Ive been using Amlactin for about 4 days now and my arms seem to gettin more red and more bumps are coming up. Is it supposed to get worse before it gets better?

Re:keratosis pilaris - mild kp sufferer 
i mainly get it on my legs, and it just looks like lots of red dots, looks worse in sunlight, also back of legs are bumpy, not sure if its even kp but i think it is cos hair does get trapped. don't know if this will work for anyone but try using 100% natural moisturiser containing sandalwood essential oil. i would recommend getting jar of coconut oil usually found in local asain stores and mixing in the sandalwood yourself, though you'd have to melt it first coz its solid at room temp. skin may dry out and flake first then hopefully it will reduce kp, i would advize to stick to natural remedies the acidic skin burning stuff might have an effect on your skin if you use it long term. post reply if anyone finds it helps!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Rose - Houston, Texas
I'll tell you what works wonders for me. Some others on this board recommend it , and I second the recommendation! Get the soap bars at or at You might also try together the special ointment at if there is too much drying when using these soaps. Use a brush to help exfoliate when in the tub. Hope this helps.

Re:keratosis pilaris - frank - il
well i tried soaps , lotion , everything for keratosis pilais , i found a great product that dont cure it , but clears it up , it works very well, and i have no more bumpy skin or sore little pimples , you wont belive it , i tried it out of desperation , stridex maximum strenth triple action pads i use them 2 to 3 times a day , on my arms , face and chest , give it a try , let me know , i saw improvement on the 2nd day , i hope it works for you as well as it worked for me , good luck fellow itchers

Re:keratosis pilaris - Susie - Toronto, Ontario
my kp is BAD! I have had it all my life...I am 30 now and it seems to be getting worse...Neutrogena [Body Smoothing} worked for me but then thay discontinued it...i say we all call the company and demand they put it back out there on the shelves...I have made the call already!!

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My Dr said this condition is more common in those with allergies. I am going to get my daughter tested for allergies and see if we can treat it from that angle.

Re:keratosis pilaris - jlkite -
Okay, first, STOP PICKING AT IT!! If you continue to pick, you will utimately scar & hyperpigmentation will be another hurdle to jump once you clear the KP. Keratosis Pilaris sis caused by a genetic condition called retention hyperkeratosis - your skin retains skin cells rather than sloughing them off. The skin becomes irritated & inflamed (which is only furthered by the picking). Alpha Hydroxy Acids (glycolic, lactic) & Beta Hydroxy Acids (salicylic) work by resurfacing the skin - AHAs dissolve the bonds holding the skin cells together so the dead cells can be safely sloughed off & BHAs work like a little "roto rooter" in the follicle, clearing out the built-up dead cells. AHAs must be 5% or higher to be effective. Anything 5% or under is more hydrating than exfoliating. BHAs should be 2% or higher. In addition to using products containing AHAs or BHAs, use a GENTLE buffing cloth (Dermalogica makes a great one - The Ultimate Body Buffing Cloth - it unfolds so you can easily reach your back, legs, etc.) & a lotion containing AHAs. Make sure the lotion does not contain any comedogenic ingredients. Pure, cold-pressed coconut oil can be a miracle for this condition - look into for ideas on where you can purchase it. If you can afford it, look into PCA's Body Smoothing Peel - it's a professional treatment you'll have to get done with an aesthetician. You can see a difference within 2-3 treatments. However, you will not see a vast improvement in the skin if you continue to pick or scratch at the bumps. You are damaging the skin & unless you just washed your hands, you probably have bacteria under your nails (EW, I know) which will only further the problem. Try eliminating the scratching & picking for two weeks & then begin treatment. Good luck!!

Re:keratosis pilaris - baronster - vancouver
Food senstivities are what is causing your KP, and any other skin conditions. I took a vega test and found I was sensitive(not allergic) to 38 foods, wheat and dairy being the biggest aggrivators. I had a very high candida yeast count. After 4 months I have attained excellent health and my skin has healed from bumps and redness. I saw a naturopathic doctor who did a vega test for the foods. (Don't worry about what the quackdoctor says about a vega test, he is a front for the FDA and he is a retired pyscholigist.) This is the cure to KP. google "leaky gut syndrome" and "autoimmune diseases" as our skin condition is an autoimmune disease and LGS is a digestive disorder that I was suffering from, and possibly you to.

Re:keratosis pilaris - nichole -
I agree with the baronster above. Probably food is the culprit. However I love bread and at times can't resist. For those times when I have bumps I found something that works great!!!! Why I don't know because I've tried every lotion, potion in book. But try L'Oreal Skin Bronzer. It's a tanning lotion but after 2-3 of applying it my bumps dissappear! While a person can't and shouldn't use this lotion everyday, it does really help!

Re:keratosis pilaris - emily -
I've had KP since i was about 10 years old (I'm 38 now). What works for me: 1. Gentle exfoliation with a loofa or bath mitt a few times a week. Dont scrub too hard or overdo it. 2. moisturize right after showering or bathing while your skin is still damp. In the evening I use a lotion containing a high percentage of urea (Carmol-10 or Carmol-20 are great). I alternate that with Paula's Choice "Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA" in the mornings (I used to use Neutrogena's skin smoothing lotion, but I've found this as a replacement since Neutrogena stopped making theirs). 3. taking fish oil supplements has helped. Carlson's Fish Oil has no fishy taste (it's molecularly distilled and lemon flavored) and won't give you gross fishy burps. I buy it in a bottle and take one teaspoon a day. It's actually a lot cheaper than pills. I have lived with this condition for most of my life, and I know how embarassing and annoying it can be. It usually does improve in the summer, but it never really goes away completely. Best of luck to all of you. I hope you find something that works.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Ana - Miami
I am 34 and still have a case of it, but lately (for the past month) it has cleared up. I began taking vitamin A and E, using a sulfur ointment called Prosacea, using Dove Nutrium soap when I shower with a mildly abrasive sponge, and applying coconut oil (in pure form... you can find it at soap right after I shower and before I go to sleep. It sounds like a lot, but it's worth it. I can now where sleevless shirts and not worry about what my arms look like. They aren't perfect, but they are finally not embarrassing!

Re:keratosis pilaris - June - Phoenix
I found that the less chemicals I put on it the better. I use a super mild and moisturizing natural soap that's organic and put an all natural skin care salve called "Soothing Calendula" from Caren. I also avoid junk food. This has really worked for me and my daughter. Hope this helps!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Kelly - Washington
Hi, My 5 yo daughter has this. I have recently been using baby oil from Arbonne, which is botanically based and has no mineral oil. It has really seemed to help, but we have only been using 2 times a day for about a week. There are also organic/ all natural baby oils out there that would likely be beneficial. Added bonus, you won't smell like baby products and, since it isn't mineral oil based, it absorbs into the skin really well. Hope this helps someone.

Re:keratosis pilaris - LeJena - Florida
I know of a product that has been known to cure theses skin conditions.

Re:keratosis pilaris - Vera - California
Has anybody ever heard of oil pulling (gargling with sesame or sunflower oil) which is an indian remedy. It suppose to detox or heal your body naturally or something. I read that it clears up keratosis pilaris. If you know anything about it please let me know if it works.

Re:keratosis pilaris - joy - florida
I was recently diagnosed with 3 different types of KP, 2 of which I've had my whole life and are so mild they never bothered me, but the other is a real pain in the @$$. Keratosis Pilaris Rubra (not rubra faceii). I hate it. It started 4 years ago on my feet, then after a few months disappeared miraclously only to return 6 months later. I've had it ever since. And it's spreading! It's now spread the entire length of my legs and has started showing up on my arms and the backs of my hands. For those who don't know KP Rubra is, basicly it's bright or brick red (on my complexion anyway - i'm pretty pale) dots that from a distance looks like someone has been commiting needle torture on me. Now, most KP treatments I've heard of are for taking care of kp alba (the most common - the little white goose bumps) or kp rubra faceii (potentially the most socially dibilatating) but not a whole lot on just the annoying regular rubra. Any one have any ideas to help specifically with that kind?

Re:keratosis pilaris - Ashley -
thanks for giving me hope when it's slipping away because the derm's keep telling me theres no cure, and im going to continue to try anything i can to help my kp. thank you for the advice/suggestions

Re:keratosis pilaris - myma -
For the face try 1) Kerapil LED - laboratoires d'evolution dermatologique and 2) Neostrata PHA 12 Bionic face cream

Re:keratosis pilaris - Shoma - India
Can anyone suggest a hypoallergenic toothpaste brand which does not have balsam of peru, cinnamac, eugenol and geraniol. I AM TRULY DESPERATE

Re:keratosis pilaris - alex - nj
well im only 14 ive had dis kp for like 3 years n im mostly get dem in da irritates alot n mostly da only way i can get rid of dem is take a cold shower or just relax in a cold spot n i mostly get dem in my back,arms,a little bit on chest n sometimes on top of my head..n im just wondering can i get dis kp off perminantly without no special cream or perscribtion

Re:keratosis pilaris - amanda - alberta
I don't know about anyone else, but I have both kp (entire life of 23 years on face, arms, legs, back, chest, even scalp sometimes) and a milk allergy that went undiagnosed for several years. There seems to be a direct correlation between the severity of the kp and consumption of dairy- since I cut dairy out of my diet, the bumps have almost disappeared, and when I accidently consume dairy now, in addition to all the other symptoms, the kp flares up again. I was using Lac-Hydrin when I was younger and found it made it worse- now I find that using Aveeno (or similar) unscented body wash in the shower, then similar lotion after helps as does being outdoors, using a humidifier in the house, drinking lots of fluids and generally having a healthy diet. Also, certain laundry soaps also irritate the condition. As much as it's hated, wearing short sleeve shirts helps vastly on the arms, even if it's just at home. When you wear long sleeve, try to make sure it is fabric that breathes and is a bit looser fit to avoid rubbing. As I said, I have been plauged with kp my entire life (it runs in the family), but the things I've mentioned seem to keep it under control- I really don't even think about it anymore and nobody else notices it either. Hope this helps someone.

Re:keratosis pilaris - emily - ohio
i hate kp. i just got it on my shoulders and back and i cry all the time about it. i've never really had a problem with my skin, except i'm very fare and i dry. but that can all be fixed. EXCEPT KP. i tried lachydren(laclotion) and benzoyle peroxide, and clindareach. none of them work. i've been using carmol lotion for a week now and i see little improvement. i'm a 16 yr. old girl with a winter formal coming up, a really cute boy for a date, and keratosis pilaris to accentuate my gorgeous strapless dress. i'm sad :[ help me?

Re:keratosis pilaris - Meredith - Alaska
Ther are so many posts on here that I just didn't have time to read them. I just want to tell you all that are suffering from KP to try adding Omega 3 fish oil or flax seed oil to your diet. I had moderate KP on the backs of my upper arms and on my thighs for years now and I've used all sorts of creams and manual scrubbing without success. I just started taking one 1200mg fish oil capsule once a day two weeks ago and for the first time my KP is almost completely gone. Please give this a try before you spend tons of money on expensive creams and time consuming shower rituals! Good luck!

Re:keratosis pilaris - Daniela - Texas
Vitamin A deficiency triggers KP. It's not what you rub on your skin, it's what you put in your body that will help you. Eat a handful of fruit rich in Vitamin A on a daily basis. Your KP will clear up completely.