A few weeks ago I introduced you all to the First Aid Beauty KP bump eraser as a new product I was trying out. I’ve been having a great time with the product so far.
Before this year I had no idea what keratosis pilaris (KP) was. But after a little research into the skin changes I was experiencing I found that the dark spots I’d recently developed on my legs were KP. The colloquial name for these spots is strawberry legs. Though the name strawberry legs is limited to those only affected by KP on the legs, KP can be found on other parts of the body.
What is Keratosis Pilaris/ KP?
According to Cedars Sinai, “Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a common long-term (chronic) skin condition. It causes small, scaly bumps on the skin where there are hair follicles. The bumps are extra keratin.”
Upon learning what KP was, my next question was “how can I get rid of it?’ And that’s why you’re reading this post now. Strawberry legs are not the most attractive thing to look and moreover, they certainly don’t feel great either. Research states that KP tends to improve with age but I don’t want to wait and neither do you.
How do I treat KP?
The most common answer to improving KP is exfoliation and moisture. Exfoliating will reduce the appearance of the bumps and release anything trapped in your follicles and that is where First Aid Beauty KP bump eraser comes in. Follow up your exfoliation routine with daily moisture with a rich, creamy lotion and body oil.
For moisture, I pair my Vaseline lotion with rosehip seed oil on busy days outside the house. If I’m spending the day at home I’ll use shea butter and rosehip seed oil on my damp skin.
First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Review
Pumice, Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Lactic Acid, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Palmitic Acid, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sorbitol, Colloidal Oatmeal, Tocopherol, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Bisabolol, Hydrogenated Coconut Acid, Xanthan Gum, Steareth-20, Steareth-21, Myristic Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, EDTA.
First Aid Beauty’s fast-acting KP body scrub reveals healthier-looking skin with Glycolic and Lactic Acids at a combined level of 10% to help loosen skin’s top layer while also decongesting pores with pumice buffing beads, delivering the benefits of a chemical peel and micro-dermabrasion treatment in one.
It is said to work best for dry skin, normal skin, combination skin, oily skin. And promises to be a solution for dryness, dullness, uneven skin tone, uneven texture.
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Benefits I found
Before I found the KP bump eraser I was using a sugar body scrub. It was good but here’s why the KP bump eraser is better:
1. Great ingredients
The ingredients offer both physical and chemical exfoliation. First Aid Beauty KP Bump eraser’s first ingredient is pumice. These tiny pumice beads are amazing at smoothing rough skin. Whoever thought of that is pure genius! The pumice beads are the physical exfoliants that manually sloughs off the top layer of skin to reveal fresher, smoother skin.
While the pumice beads do that, the glycolic and lactic acid chemically exfoliate the skin by deeply penetrating the skin to fade dark marks, improve dullness and the skin’s natural moisture factor.
2. Softer skin
It leaves the skin incredibly soft. After my first use, my skin was notably softer, buttery smooth even. It felt like I had finally done my shower routine right. Every use since the first time has given me this same buttery smooth result. It was only after having this same experience over and over that I realized just how rough and bumpy KP made my skin feel before.
If smoother skin is what you’re looking even if you don’t have KP this body scrub will help you achieve it.
3. Gleaming skin
My skin is so smooth it gleams. After a fresh hair removal session and exfoliation, my skin is soft but my skin truly gleams after I’ve applied my butter and oils. I’m talking about the kind of gleam and clarity to make you see your own reflection. It’s beautiful.
I thought the sugar scrub did a good job of exfoliating my skin until I used this product. If I were to rank the two products I’d say rank the sugar scrub a 6.5 on a scale of smoothness and the KP bump eraser a 10.
Not only does it improve skin texture but another impressive fact is how long the effects of an exfoliation session lasts. My skin remains smooth for almost the whole 7 days until it’s time to exfoliate again.
4. Soft, supple skin
The KP is not gone yet but the dry, crackling skin I once had is a thing of the past. I exfoliate once a week and that’s been enough to significantly change my skin from dry to soft and supple.
It’s a gentle product. Despite using a high percentage of exfoliating acids I had no adverse reaction or tingling while using the product.
All in all, the First Aid Beauty KP bump eraser is a product I’d highly recommend and I can’t wait to see what my results will be in another month or two. I only bought the mini size so I’ll be purchasing another soon.
To summarize based on my own experience, the KP bump eraser is an effective body scrub for dry skin types troubled with strawberry legs/KP. Not only does it smooth the skin but it gradually fades the dark spots. Consistent use will change your dry, rough legs to buttery, smooth legs you won’t think twice to show off.
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