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Old 08-31-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
 
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It seems a lot of you have Keratosis Pilaris on your arms and/or legs. Does anyone have it on their face?

I'm asking because I finally realized that the tiny, annoying bumps I have on my legs and arms are probably KP. They're not so bad now, but when my skin gets dry in the winter they get really noticable. I'm glad to know what they are - and how to treat them. I also realized that the tiny bumps that are always present on my forehead look exactly like the ones on my arms. I've always thought they were some sort of tiny acne pimples, but it would actually make sense if they were KP. So far, though, I haven't read about anyone who's had them there.
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
 
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Can't say that I have ever heard of it being on the face. I was told it usually stays to the arms and legs but I would think it could be possible.
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badgercurl~ I have KP on my arms and legs and not too long ago started getting similar bumps near my brows, on my cheeks and forehead. I did some research and yes, it is a form of KP.

There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders. I have the KP Rubra on my arms and legs and the breakout on my face is the alba form, which is without the redness and probably is what you have. I find that it is easier to treat the form i have on my face, compared to my arms and legs. Lots of exfoliation and gentle masks.

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Old 09-02-2004, 05:02 PM   #4
 
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badgercurl~ I have KP on my arms and legs and not too long ago started getting similar bumps near my brows, on my cheeks and forehead. I did some research and yes, it is a form of KP.

There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders. I have the KP Rubra on my arms and legs and the breakout on my face is the alba form, which is without the redness and probably is what you have. I find that it is easier to treat the form i have on my face, compared to my arms and legs. Lots of exfoliation and gentle masks.

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Thanks for the info fuzzygurl! KP alba sounds exactly like what I have on my face. I've been exfoliating a lot, and it seems to be working. Do you have any favorite gentle masks?
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Old 09-03-2004, 08:33 AM   #5
 
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My favorite masks aren't easy to find but they last a long time. I have a cucumber melon peel that i use only every couple of weeks because it's fairly drying. The other is a clay mask that is so refreshing~ sorry i can't think of the names and i'm at work so i can't just go look at the tubes. i got both of them at Wal-Mart.

I also use the Biore Acne wash once a day and i haven't had a breakout on my face since i've been using it. And i had it pretty bad around my brows. I make sure and exfoliate every day and use the Jergens skin smoothing lotion on my face as well as arms and legs where i have breakouts. I think Jergens is one of the best lotions i've tried so far for keeping my KP at bay without having to use a prescription. I'm thankful that i don't have it as bad as some; my brother has it really bad, all over and he's so self-conscious about it.

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Old 09-16-2004, 12:03 PM   #6
 
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An update...
I've been using face wash containing BHAs (L'Oreal Ideal Balance Foaming Gel Cleanser) and using a moisturizer regularly at night for the past two weeks, and the bumps on my forehead have really decreased in number. I think they probably were KP, or something related to it. I'm glad I found something that works!
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