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BUMPKLEAR

Dermatologist-Recommended Smoothing Therapy System for Very Rough, Bumpy, Dry Skin

The only two-step system designed to reduce the appearance of redness and bumps from keratosis pilaris, body acne, and other rough, bumpy patches on your body.

Keratosis pilaris (“KP”) is a common skin condition (40% of adults) that causes rough, dry bumps on arms and legs that can resemble goose bumps or “chicken skin”.  For KP and other rough, bumpy skin problems like body acne, dermatologists recommend using moisturizing products with alpha-hydroxy (AHA) or beta-hydroxy (BHA) acids.

BUMPKLEAR Bumpy Skin Wash & Lotion are specially designed to reduce the appearance of redness and bumps from keratosis pilaris and can smooth and soften any area on your body with extremely rough, dry skin.

  • Two unique, dermatologist-recommended formulas
  • AHA & BHA to exfoliate skin and reduce the appearance of redness and bumps from KP
  • Soothing, moisturizing ingredients to help soften and smooth rough, dry skin
  • Visible results in just days*

For best results, use BUMPKLEAR Bumpy Skin Wash in combination with BUMPKLEAR Bumpy Skin Lotion for everyday care of your rough, bumpy skin.

*BUMPKLEAR consumer data. Individual results may vary.

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Learn More About Keratosis Pilaris (the rough bumps on the back of your arms)

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What is Keratosis Pilaris?
Keratosis Pilaris, or “KP”, is characterized by rough, bumpy skin on the backs of arms and tops of thighs that look like goose bumps. Resembling “chicken skin”, these bumps can appear in different colors, including the same color as your skin, white, red, pinkish purple (on fair skin), and brownish black (on dark skin).1  Some can also have noticeable bumps that look like pimples or a rash. Keratosis Pilaris can't be cured or prevented. But you can treat it with moisturizers and prescription creams to help improve the appearance of the skin.2

Keratosis Pilaris results from the buildup of keratin, a hard protein that protects the skin from harmful substances and infection. The keratin forms scaly plugs that block the openings of hair follicles, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin. No one knows exactly why keratin builds up. But there may be a genetic component and it can also occur in association with other skin conditions such as eczema. Dry skin tends to worsen this condition. The plugs appear most often on the upper arms, the fronts of thighs, and sometimes on the buttocks.  In children, it can also occur on the cheeks.

Keratosis Pilaris is not contagious and the bumps are not harmful. However, the “chicken skin” appearance can be very embarrassing and the patches can become very dry and itchy if not kept moisturized.  The condition typically worsens in the winter, and it is more common among those with atopic dermatitis (eczema) than in the general population.

Helpful Hints for Managing Your Keratosis Pilaris3,4:

  • Relieve the itch and dryness: Keratosis Pilaris often flares when the skin becomes dry. A creamy, rich moisturizer can soothe the itch and dryness. A rich moisturizer with vitamin D can help soothe and moisturize your skin, which will help reduce the appearance of bumps. For best results, apply your moisturizer:
    • After every shower or bath
    • Within 5 minutes of getting out of the bath or shower, while your skin is still damp
    • At least 2 or 3 times a day, gently massaging it into the skin with Keratosis Pilaris  
  • Remove dead skin cells: Look for body wash and moisturizer products that contain an ingredient that removes dead skin cells (a keratolytic) to help break up the keratin plugs causing the bumps as it moisturizes your dry skin. Examples of keratolytic ingredients include:
    • Lactic acid (AHA)
    • Glycolic acid (AHA)
    • Salicylic acid (BHA)
    • Urea

Make sure to use keratolytic products as directed.  If your skin become too dry or irritated, stop using the product for a few days.

  • Diminish the bumpy appearance: To diminish the bumps and improve your skin’s texture, dermatologists often recommend exfoliating (removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin). You can slough off these dead cells gently with a loofah, buff puff, or rough washcloth. Avoid scrubbing your skin, which tends to irritate the skin and worsen keratosis pilaris.
  • Rethink hair removal: Shaving or waxing skin with keratosis pilaris can cause more bumps. Laser hair removal can remove the hair without causing a flare-up.
  • Take shorter showers and baths: To prevent overly drying your skin, take shorter showers and baths (20 minutes or less) and use warm rather than hot water. Also, limit bathing to once a day.
  • Skip the self-tanner: These tend to make the bumps more obvious rather than hide them.
  • Keep your skin moist: Plug in a humidifier when the air feels dry, which can help prevent dry skin.

1 American Academy of Dermatology website: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/bumps-and-growths/keratosis-pilaris#symptoms, last accessed 02/20/17
2 Mayo Clinic website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/home/ovc-20168343, last accessed 2/20/17
3 American Academy of Dermatology website: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/bumps-and-growths/keratosis-pilaris#treatment, last accessed 02/20/17
4 Medline Plus: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001462.htm, last accessed 2/20/17



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