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