Goosebumps, bumpy patches, chicken skin? What do those three things have in common?
All three are nicknames for an affliction that scientifically goes by the name of keratosis pilaris. Sounds pretty awful, doesn’t it?
Unpleasant, that’s what it is. Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a common skin condition in which keratin proteins in the skin form hard plugs in hair follicles, leaving skin looking bumpy, dry, and oftentimes, red. KP is common in younger individuals, and those who generally suffer from eczema. KP, synonymous with dry, flaky skin, manifests itself tenfold in the harsh, dry climes of winter.
So what’s a bumpy, scaly person to do? Exfoliate and moisturize, that’s what.
CeraVe, known for their exceptionally gentle, extremely effective moisturizing products, is bringing a whole new weapon in the war against KP. Brand new to the family is the SE Renewing Lotion, a moisturizer that combines all of CeraVe’s fantastic moisturizing agents with the exfoliating power of salicylic acid and ammonium lactate. I have it on good authority that each particular ingredient is effective in treating KP, but never before have they been combined.
As a longtime sufferer of eczema, I have accepted this lotion into my daily routine with (now bump-free!) arms wide open. With just one week of continued use, those annoying white bumps on my upper arms and outer thighs all but disappeared.
CeraVe SA Renewing Lotion is an excellent addition to anyone’s skincare routine, especially for those who suffer from keratosis pilaris. Look for CeraVe SA Renewing Lotion at a drugstore near you, coming soon!