No one likes to admit that they have some unheard-of skin condition. That’s why I never really made much of the red bumps that have flecked my upper arms for years. I just assumed I was weird and that there was nothing to be done. End of story. Until I bumped into the DERMADoctor display at Sephora a few months ago.
DERMADoctor’s creator, Dr. Audrey Kunin, has been handing out non-prescription skincare remedies for years. She combines dermatological treatments with a non-threatening, cosmetics approach. Her best selling treatment? KP Duty, a dry-skin remedy that effectively treats keratosis pilaris, a.k.a. chicken skin, a.k.a weird red bumps on your upper arms. Go figure – I’m not a freak, but just one of many women who suffer from KP.
I’ll be honest and admit that I didn’t have very high hopes for KP Duty. Which is why I was blown away when, 4 days after applying the lotion to my upper arms for the first time, I noticed a significant reduction in redness. Within 2 weeks, my arms were smooth, with an even skintone I haven’t enjoyed since 1994. I’ve got the product’s high level of glycollic acid and urea (a humectant for moisturization) to thank for that. I’ve stopped using it daily, and just rub it onto my arms a couple times a week. For maintenance, I’ll be stocking up with Sephora’s KP “Double Duty” – 2 bottles of lotion for $67 (a $72 value).