When I was about 6 years old, my mom noticed bumps on my face. She kept me home from school that day and took me to see the doctor. He said it appeared as though I had dry skin and that perhaps using a different soap would help. I don't actually remember anything changing from that point, but as I got older I got very bumpy skin on the backs of my upper arms and thighs, as well as having them on my face. They didn't itch, or hurt. They were just bumpy.
About 2 years ago I went to a dermatologist for a completely unrelated reason and she took one look at me and said that I had Keratosis Pilaris. Basically, bumpy skin. It's caused by excess skin cells that build up around the hair follicles. There really isn't a CURE for it, but there are some things you can do to help minimize the bumps. One of which is the body cream I made!
I completely stumbled upon that little trick as it was not at all the purpose or even a hope of mine! The dermatologist prescribed an Ammonium Lactate lotion. I did try it, and it did work, but I didn't like the smell of it, nor did I like rubbing those ingredients on my skin during a pregnancy, or after while breastfeeding. So I just stopped using it.
I love using the body cream from head to toe when I get out of the shower. A couple of weeks after starting to use it, I was amazed at how soft my skin felt! Even my face was smooth! It's a lovely feeling to have smooth skin, and from a natural product, for the first time in 30 years!
As I researched a bit, I found that as many as 50% of adults have KP. It's extremely common! Some people have had luck with just rubbing straight coconut oil on their skin too! So that's always a possibility to try if you have it too! But, in case you were looking for more reasons to love the body cream I make, this would certainly be up there on my list of suggestions for it. :) It is really amazing stuff. In fact, yesterday I noticed my son's hand was very chapped. In less than 24 hours and a couple of applications, his hand looks almost normal again!
If anyone is interested in buying some, here's the link to my shop page - SHOP