We have good news and bad news. Which would you like first?
Did you say, “mix them into an exciting rainbow news swirl”? Okay, perfect. That would have been our approach, too.
Bad news first. There’s no cure for keratosis pilaris, sometimes called “KP”. You can treat the symptoms to some degree, but you can’t prevent the condition entirely. The good news, however, is that it almost always occurs in younger people and clears entirely by the age of 30.
The bad news is that sufferers may find rough, dry skin on their cheeks, arms, thighs, and buttocks. These patches feature raised bumps that redden the skin and give it a texture like mild sandpaper. The good news? These patches are painless and rarely itch. Apart from their physical appearance, it’s easy to forget they exist.
Here’s another dose of good news. Keratosis pilaris isn’t contagious. You can’t pass it on to someone else. It’s a genetic condition that causes a variant of normal skin. That means — a dash of bad news is coming — you’re stuck with it. Your genetics chose your skin for you and your only option is to play the hand you’re dealt.
And what hand is that? Lotion, and lots of it. Lotion for keratosis pilaris helps soften the rough patches, improving their resilience and appearance. This is the best news of all. You may not be able to prevent the condition, but you can limit its impact on your life.
The best rainbow-swirled news sherbet has a happy ending. And a cherry.
How to Apply Lotion for Keratosis Pilaris
As critical as lotion for keratosis pilaris is, it’s only half the treatment equation (don’t worry, it’s a very easy equation — no math involved.) Dr. Eddie’s has developed a two-step process that tackles the most common causes of moisture loss in the skin. Our Happy Cappy skincare routine for dry skin will reduce redness, improve your skin’s texture, and bring you wealth beyond your wildest dreams.
That last bit isn’t true. We just wanted to make sure you’re paying attention.
Happy Cappy: A Two-Step Solution for Sensitive Skin
Moisturizing lotions help lock moisture into the skin, fortifying it with penetrating emollients that strengthen its natural protection. This works best when your skin’s natural moisture barrier is in good shape to begin with. Any damage your suffer before applying cream can limit your moisturizer’s effectiveness.
That’s why you need a two-step approach — and start with your cleansing regime. Harsh detergents, fragrances, dyes, and other chemicals can harm your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Favor a mild shampoo and body wash free of unwanted additives, safe for every day use with sensitive skin.
Step one. Bathe daily in lukewarm water. Hot water can irritate the skin and trigger inflammation. Gently cleanse your skin with Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Daily Shampoo and Body Wash. It’s formulated for infants and children but effective with adults, too. This rinses away dirt, skin, and excess oils without stripping your skin’s protective layer.
Step two. Pat dry with a soft towel and then apply lotion for keratosis pilaris. Now is a good time to distinguish between the words “lotion” and “cream.” A cream is thicker and will do a better job at moisturizing. Sometimes the trade off with a cream is that can be “greasier” than lotion. Not so with Happy Cappy Moisturizing Cream; it has a light feel that absorbs effortlessly into the skin to bolster and protect your critical moisture barrier.
This two step process is effective for a range of dry skin conditions. Redness is often reduced considerably. The characteristic bumps — hair follicles filled with keratin — tend to retreat, smoothing the skin’s texture. The overall appearance of your patches will improve, sometimes dramatically.
The Happy Cappy two-step solution for sensitive skin includes our daily shampoo & body wash and moisturizing cream in one convenient bundle. Side bonus to switching to Happy Cappy? The rest of your skin will be well cared for, too.