Having rough, bumpy skin on the back of the arms and thighs (and sometimes on the face) is a condition called Keratosis Pilaris, where dead skin cells block up the hair follicles. While it’s very common and completely harmless, it can be frustrating for those who suffer from it.
What can you do?
Here’s an effective way to control Keratosis Pilaris on the arms and legs.
Step 2: After the shower, apply an exfoliating serum on the body (I recommend AHA Smoothing Serum 20%) ) which contains a powerful percentage of Glycolic Acid. Follow with a body lotion. Repeat every other day…
This keep the bumps to a minimum and reveal smoother, softer skin.
Note: You can’t get rid of this condition permanently, but if you’re consistent about exfoliation, it should improve considerably!
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Posted March 25, 2010 by Renée Rouleau
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