We finally have the solution to chicken skin

Tuesday, 18 August 2015


If you suffer from Keratosis Pilaris (those pesky little red or white bumps that form on the back of the arms and sometimes the legs), you will know how annoying it can be.

A type of eczema, the bumps are clogged pores, in which skin cells have become hardened and inflamed. Sometimes these bumps also contain an ingrown hair.

We have tried nearly every lotion and potion and nothing seemed to really rid these bumps – until our beauty ed tried the combination of an exfoliating brush, a scrub containing salicylic acid and a smoothing cream for dry, problematic skin.

Why these three products?

“Unfortunately you cannot get the Neutrogena body products in SA anymore and I love the Pink Grape Fruit range from Neutrogena. I have to cheat a bit and work with what is available, so I use the face scrub (shhhh, don’t tell). It contains salicylic acid and smells divine and all I need is a drop on the back of both arms as it spreads wonderfully. I turn on the Clarisonic and scrub for a few seconds on each arm and rinse.

Post showering, whilst my skin is still slightly damp, I rub on NeoStrata’s Targeted Problem Dry Skin Cream that helps target Keratosis Pilaris. It contains alpha hydroxy acids, which help to exfoliate the skin and soften rough, dry patches.

I have been doing this routine for over a month and can see dramatic results!”
– Zoe, BSA Beauty Editor

If you are still getting nowhere you may need to make an appointment with your dermatologist.

Other articles you may be interested in:
Everything you need to know about Keratosis Pilaris
The deal on microdermabrasion
Antioxidants and your skincare routine
Emotional skin saviours
Natural skin remedies

Written by

Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin!

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    I think the salicylic acid may irritate my sensitive skin. What brands can be used for sensitive skin?

    2 years ago •

  1. Nariman Yasin

    This of great help to me as I have this problem .tnx

    2 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I’m so glad I came across this article. I know a few people who have bumps and would benefit from this method.

    2 years ago •

  1. biancadorp

    I agree with users – Environ Dermalac is great and the results are fast.

    2 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I use Environ’s Dermalac for my legs for the same problem and it helps quite a lot. Also got my friend to use it for her arms and it also did wonders. Just apply like normal lotion and then make sure you wear sunscreen if you’re exposing yourself outdoors.

    2 years ago •

  1. Remona Engelbrecht

    Wow this is a great article! I always thought there was nothing I could do about the bumps except to try and live with it. I am definitely going to try this advice.

    2 years ago •

  1. Robbiemoss

    This is great. I think after winter we all kind of struggle with this. Thank you

    2 years ago •

  1. mtsoka

    wow this is amazing I have to try soon

    2 years ago •

  1. Rashmee Bagirathi

    Neostrata works brilliantly.alternatives to clarisonic include dquip facial cleanser;or clinique facial brush or a cactus brush from body shop

    2 years ago •

  1. Ubiebo Ogulu

    Where can I find the Clarisonic?

    2 years ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Hi Ubiebo, the Clarisonic is available at Stuttafords stores.

      2 years ago •

  1. Charmaine

    I would surely love to try this product. Some samples will be highly appreciated.

    2 years ago •

  1. Tanusta

    Hi who stocks NeoStrata’s Targeted Problem Dry Skin Cream and how much is it ?Thanx

    2 years ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Hi Tanusta. You can find NeoStrata products at selected salons (Skin & Body Renewal stocks it and they have many branches throughout SA). The price is roundabout R425.

      2 years ago •

  1. NatashavanWyk

    This sounds great! I was wondering if I can us it on my 7 year old daughter? She has bad Keratosis Pilaris . Thanks!

    2 years ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Hi Natasha
      We’re not 100% sure on this one – we don’t think it will be a problem, however, if she has sensitive skin then the salicylic acid might be too strong for her. We would recommend running this by your GP before you try it.

      2 years ago •

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