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Lovely Lady Bumps

blog_beauty-2-1Fergie sings about Lovely Lady Lumps, but for those of us who struggle with not-so-lovely bumps on the backside of our arms, and sometimes on our thighs, we aren’t singing. These bumps are the result of an un-curable skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris. My dermatologist explained to me that it’s actually hereditary. If you have KP, you need a solution for the red bumps on the backs of your arms and legs that won’t go away, no matter how much you scrub at them. Even though it’s an un-curable situation, you can keep those pesky bumps at bay by using a few choice products that genuinely work—if you use them regularly. KP is caused by blocked hair follicles. So here are a few products that will help clear things up for you: AmLactin, an over-the-counter moisturizer that helps significantly; DERMAdoctor KP Duty Dry Skin Repair Kit; Papaya Body Lotion by Mario Badescu; and A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap by Mario Badescu. Good luck, and say good-bye to your lady bumps.

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