DERMAdoctor KP Duty Holiday Kit For Your Body:
Do you remember the cartoon character “Big Chicken” also known as”Foghorn Leghorn? He was a Warner Brothers cartoon character famous for saying “when I tell a joke, you better laugh.”In real life, chicken skin is no laughing matter. On a serious note, if you have chicken skin (Keratosis Pilaris) you know that the patches of dry, bumpy skin can occur almost anywhere on the body. It is a common problem, but one that is actually challenging to treat.
While you can’t cure chicken skin, you can exfoliate the bumps and soften the dry spots. That’s where KP Duty by Dermadoctor can help. If you think you may be suffering from keratosis pilaris, you should consult with a dermatologist.
The KP Duty Winter Wonderful Set For Your Body:
My first suggestion to treat this condition (or dry skin in general) is to use a humidifier. However, while you’re at it, consider the KP Duty Winter Wonderful Set ($68). Two generously sized 8oz. tubes with flip top lids provide moisturization with KP Duty Dry Rough Bumpy Skin + Keratosis Pilaris Moisturizing Lotion with 10% AHAs + PHAs and exfoliation KP Duty Dermatologist Formulated Body Scrub Exfoliant for Keratosis Pilaris and Dry, Rough, Bumpy Skin with 10% AHAs + PHAs.
Help Your Skin, Chuck, the Cluck!
KP Duty Body Scrub Exfoliant for Keratosis Pilaris and Dry, Rough, Bumpy Skin has 10% AHAs + PHAs with a dual-action exfoliation of chemical + physical ingredients. It’s a one-and-done clean, clinical, and cruelty-free formula. Along with the chemical exfoliation, there are soothing and calming botanicals such as evening primrose, black currant seed, and borage oils.
Use this once or twice a week (as tolerated) on your skin while it is still dry. Non-abrasive synthetic beads lift away dead skin cells while anti-redness agents help deal with irritation and sensitivity. Just apply a small amount of product and gently massage it into dry skin with your fingertips. Rinse, and pat dry. Buffered glycolic acid makes the product less irritating, although it’s still not recommended for those with ultra-sensitive skin. KP Duty isn’t a wimpy scrub. It provides a deeper, more thorough treatment that also can help to prepare skin for self-tanning and post-bathing treatments (e.g. body acne, keratosis pilaris, dry skin concerns, shaving bumps, ingrown hairs, and bleaching). Don’t overdo it.
KP Duty Dry Rough Bumpy Skin + Keratosis Pilaris Moisturizing Lotion has a blend of 10% AHAs, BHA, urea, and green tea plus PHAs help to chemically exfoliate dry, rough skin. But at the same time, there are 8 essential ceramides, skin lipids, and soothing botanicals that protect and moisturize dry, sensitive, challenged skin. It’s not for your face, but makes a good 4-season moisturizer for the body, arms, legs, hands, and feet. A large tube will last for a while since you don’t really need much if you are treating just a few, specific areas.
However, with both this product and the Body Scrub, you’re exposing new skin to the sun’s damaging rays. So be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen containing at least SPF 30 to prevent any increase in sun sensitivity. Start sparingly and use as your skin will tolerate it.
Dr. Audrey Kunin is a board-certified dermatologist, author, clinician, educator, television personality, founder and Chief Creative Officer of DERMAdoctor. She created the brand to address the all-too-common skincare concerns that were overlooked in the beauty Space. You will find all sorts of products to handle all sorts of skin concerns. Take a look at the website. You will be glad you did! https://www.dermadoctor.com/
New Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Skincare Set:
I was looking through some of my columns and realized that advicesisters.com hasn’t reviewed anything from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics for a long while. Could this really be? I wondered. Anyway, it turns out that a fabulous Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Detox and Balance Collection Kit ($58) arrived on my desk the same day! Talk about serendipity!
This nicely boxed kit is primarily geared to those with a Combination- Oily, Sensitive, or Acne-Prone skin. But the products are generous travel sizes that give you a chance to try some really stellar products.
What’s in the Set?
Petite Micellar Water (kind of self-explanatory–cleanses skin without water – see our advicesisters.com stories mentioning micellar water.
Petite Daily Enzyme Exfoliant Crème. This tube with flip top cap dispenses a dual enzyme peeling scrub and mask that begins by massing it onto your dry skin. Then add warm water and watch it morph into a cream mask. Leave it on your face for five minutes and see your skin glow. There are a lot of interesting ingredients in this creme so I’m adding a link to them.
Petite Detox Nourishing Masque. This is a non-drying, nourishing, and detoxifying Charcoal and Kaolin masque with honey, caffeine, licorice root extract, and Canadian Willowherb to help to reduce redness, even skin tone, and gently get rid of impurities and excess oil to leave skin hydrated and glowing.
Petite Hydra Luxe Water Crème. I love the name. (sounds so luxurious) and also the oxygen-free pump jar with a rose gold band. The gel/creme moisturizer has Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, Calendula, and Allantoin to soothe, boost collagen production, reduce redness and oiliness, and help to fade discoloration. To my delight, this one is good for all skin types, including sensitive skin. If your skin is acne prone you can also indulge in this wonderful moisturizer. I wish I could bathe my entire body in this product!