Technology ate my homework… I wrote a few weeks ago about Hair Bump Chicken Skin on My Legs & Butt. The scientific term for the bumps caused on legs, butt and back of arms from the body producing too much Keratin is Keratosis Pilaris (or KP for short). I promised to report back on the results of the method I chose with before and after pictures. Then, ALL the pictures I had on my phone disappeared (including the ones from my trip to the Milan Burlesque Festival) into the great cyber beyond, never to be found again. It took me a few moments of silence, followed by a few cursing sessions (sorry Mummy) to get to a space of acceptance and move on. I’m better now. I am ready to report my results thus far, sadly sans pictorial.
My choice for the past few weeks has been option #5 from my first blog – 2% Salicylic Acid face wash (used on affected areas) & Amlactin Lotion. I’ve been using it twice a day with an exfoliating scrubbing cloth. From what I read, it would take about two weeks before any results would be seen. It’s been just over a month and I can say that I do see some results. The bad news is that the dark marks from the bumps are still visible. However, the good news is that the feeling of the bumpiness is gone. My legs and arms feel smoother than they have in years! Also, there doesn't appear to be any new bumps forming.
I have almond Dr. Bonner’s liquid soap on deck. I’ve also been giving the coconut oil an apologetic side eye. Everything I read about it is touting its antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties. I’m debating between keeping the current regimen going for a few more weeks vs. going for the Dr. Bonners with gentle exfoliating and coconut oil route. In my imagination the coconut oil would fade the spots. The added moisture from the Dr. Bonners would keep the skin from hardening around the hair follicles. Speaking of moisture, I recently was gifted a box of goodies from Soakology in Maine. My favorite item is the balancing bath-melt and body oil. It is a bar that you can either pinch a bit off and drop into the bathtub or rub in hands to apply to the skin directly as an oil. Holy moisture heaven Batman! I want to go to Maine now just to visit Soakology. Special thanks to my fairy Soakology angel ;-).
Has anyone out there tried any methods out on their KP with favorable results? Share!
I wanna know about it so write and let me know either in the comments or email me if ya the shy type. :-)