How to treat KP (Keratosis Pilaris);

Monday, 23 May 2016



Hello Lovelies;

Today I'm writing a post that's very close to my heart as it's something which has and still knocks my confidence. I am learning to treat (there is no cure) it. I suffer with KP on my legs pretty badly. When I was younger people thought it was just freckles - more like red bumps. KP is pretty common but if you do want to minimise it these steps have helped me. You can get KP on your arms, legs - in some cases your face and all over your body! I hope these little tips can help someone and all these products have 100% helped my skin.

Moisturiser:- KP's normal trait is being very dry and rough skin so moisturiser as much as possible can help a lot. Whilst moisturising alone doesn't help, it makes your skin a lot softer. I use the Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion. I have eczema so this treats that as well as soothing my skin. It's pretty Holy Grail for me. Wouldn't use anything else to moisturise my body. Remember to use daily - especially after having a bath, shower or going swimming.

Exfoliate:- This is another big step! With having rough red bumps, exfoliating is the best way (along with moisturising) to make your skin softer and get rid of the dryness. I have two steps with this. When I wash my hair, I tend to have a bath and after washing my hair I'll put my hair in a bun and use the Lush Buffy Bar - This is holy grail again, like I wouldn't use another exfoliator on my body. It exfoliates as well as being moisturising. The other time I exfoliate is when I Epilate - my epilator has an exfoliating head and after 'shaving,' I use The Body Shop Early Harvest Raspberry Bodyscrub  - just as a more gentle exfoliation. 

Shaving:- This has made a big difference. I use to use a normal shaver, but I bought the Braun Silk-Épil9 which is an epilator - instead of just shaving the hair off it pulls it (yes, it's uncomfortable). I found this better than shaving because I didn't have to do it as often. KP has a lot to do with hair follicles so after my skin has calmed down from using this it looks a hell of a lot better. 

Fake Tan:- I tried a sun bed once as I heard it would help, never again! KP is common with pale people, and whilst I've dealt with the dry, rough skin the red dot pigmentation is still there. I bought the ST.Tropez Gradual Tan (in shower) on a whim. I am pale so anything else seems so scary to me. I did buy the express tan as well, but I'll stick to this for now. I has helped a lot. My skin isn't as pale so the redness isn't as prominent.  


Those are so far, all the things that have helped my legs. I feel so much more confident. Whilst I still dislike getting my legs out in public, I went swimming and felt a lot better for the first time in such a long time. I hope these tips can help some of you out. 

Do you suffer from KP?
Do you use any of these products?
What are your tips?



2 comments:

  1. Very helpful and informative post! I happen to also use the Lush Buffy Bar:)
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  2. Glad to hear you've managed to find products that work so well for you, hun. :) I tried the early harvest raspberry body scrub for TBS and yes, it is totally amazing! <3

    Kay
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