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October 22, 2014

So Long, Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris, according to the Mayo Clinic is “difficult to treat,” a fact I could’ve told you myself, no M.D. required. Since, oh, puberty, I’ve tried everything to treat the swath of chicken bumps that cover my upper arms, from dry-brushing to dermatologist-prescribed creams. The only product that’s been remotely effective was a tube of KP Duty ($38) I picked up run years ago. After slathering my way through ninety percent of the tube, I noticed an improvement to my goose-like flesh, but the sticker shock just didn’t sit right with me, or my savings account.


Enter Gold Bond Ultimate Rough & Bumpy Daily Therapy Cream ($10), also known as the greatest impulse Target buy this girl has ever made. The bump-busting combo of major-sounding exfoliators (salicylic, alpha hydroxyl and beta hydroxyl acids) boosted with a smorgasbord of moisturizers, worked wonders within just TWO weeks. After a month of regular use? Velvety soft skin and my bumps are all but GONE. Have I mentioned it’s fragrance-free, costs around $1.40 an ounce and is available at your local Target or drugstore? Get it, girls!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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