2 Ways To Treat KP:

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    2 Ways To Treat KP For Good!

    Hi!
    I have been using one of the 2 treatments I am about to tell you guys for exactly 1 week today and my skin is almost bump-free... but give it a week or two...And in some parts I am with NO bumps and NO red marks...Just like a regular/normal skin !!! YAY!!!!!

    The reason I have 2 treatments is because I "found out" the main ingredients who need to be "put" on your skin to make the KP go away, but since you have to have a prescription AND need to have the products/creams done, I thought I would give a try with over the counter products that had almost all the "main ingredients" so I could see if it would work (it did!) and then come here and have something "find-able" to you all, because I know not everyone can go and have some products/creams done all the time. I live in Brazil, so I thought that maybe not everywhere in the world people would have the same access to make prescription products...

    So here is the Over The Counter Treatment:
    And YES, it works!
    • Don't use soap (try not to. Use only if you have an actual dirt on your skin) where you have KP. You need that natural moisture!
    • Use a moisturizing shower lotion ( I am using one from Dove. Use whichever you want, just as long as it's moisturizing). Why moisturizing? Because it will soften your skin even more to help you scrub the KP away during shower (which is the next step!).
    • Scrub the affected area with a (now it comes the part where I wish I knew the name of the thing, so I will explain it in the hard and long and foreigner way!) glove that is made of a material VERY similar to a towel. The glove is NOT made of natural fiber or anything hard like that! It's kinda soft, but it WILL scrub your KP (somehow gently, if you think of the damage a natural fiber one can make!) if you massage it with pressure. It really looks like it's made of a thick towel. Oh, of course, put the moisturizing lotion in it and massage like you mean it!
    • Now, after you wash it all off, take your shower and dry yourself (!), put the Clear and Clear Adstringent with 2% Salicylic Acid on your KP affected areas. Yes, it WILL STING! It will sting for about 10 minutes. Be patient, because I've been doing this for a week and it has decreased enormously, because since the bumps are going away, now I have LESS bumps to scrub and immediatly throw Salicylic Acid on them! You will need to put the adstrigent in your hands and soak your KP area with it. It does not come in a spray bottle and I would not recomend to put in a spray bottle, because I DO believe you have to SOAK, like, really wet your KP area with it. Yes, half of the bottle is already gone within a week, but I believe this product is cheap anywhere in the world (at least "cheap" like "it will get rid of my KP so yay!" cheap). Wait about 30 seconds to dry before go to the next step.
    • Now, you will put Neostrata Ultra Smoothing Lotion 10 AHA ( it has 8% Glycolic Acid and 2% Citric Acid, and it has things to make your skin don't sting so much. yeah, you thought the sting feeling was over...Not so fast!) on your KP areas (It won't feel like you are putting too much, like you are adding layers and layers of products, because the Adstringent vanishes away after about 30 seconds and this lotion is super "thin" like. I am sorry, I am Brazilian and can't elaborate more about the feel of the lotion, but the bottle says it has a "elegant touch" or something like that...). Let it dry. I say to let it dry because I think that if we put our clothes too soon the clothes might take the lotion away from the KP area and then it won't work that well, since it needs to be on your skin 24/7 to have the desireable effect. It's kind of a paranoid thing, I know, but doesn't it make sense?
    • Baby, that's it!
    • No, wait:
    • You have to do it again, WITHOUT the scrubbing part, at night before you go to sleep. "Throw" the adstringent on your KP area ( really wet it), let it dry, then put the lotion. It will sting again! But you are gonna make through it!
    Do that for a week. Really. Do it. You will sooooo be happy with what you will see. Smooth, baby!
    If you think it's not working, KEEP DOING IT! Since we are all so desperate with this KP thing, we pay too much attention and will not be able to see the difference if we keep staring at it!
    Do it for a week and on the 7th day you WILL see that your skin is sooooo incredibly much better!!!
    Trust me! I have tried everything. I have it all over my arms (and forearms), entire legs ( to the toe!), butt, belly, a little on the hands, and a little on the back. I did this "trial" on my arms.

    www.neostrata.com

    Now to the Second Treatment. This is the one I will actually do, because the above one I just tried so I could come here and have a "easy" to find treatment option. This treatment seems to be a more "complete" treatment, more "risk of not working-free" treatment if I may say so.
    And because maybe some of you find easier to just order the creams/medications than find these products above.

    Here are the "formulas":
    • Moisturising Shower Lotion with: 10% Sufur and 3% Salicylic Acid (Just ask to do a moisturising "base" to the shower lotion and it will be a moisturising shower lotion! You will do the same thing as the above treatment, but you will use this lotion, instead of the Dove one. "Towel Glove" and scrubbing included!!!!
    • Lotion #1 ( for day time) : 15% Glycolic Acid, 3% Salicylic Acid, SPF 30 ( Neutrogena has a Lotion like this, but the % is way lower...it's called Neutrogena Skin Smoothing Body Lotion, but I have NOT used it, so I don't know if it will work as well or at all on this treatment...). You HAVE to wear a SPF 30, because you are dealing with Glycolic Acid, ok? You will put this lotion after the shower ( because it absorbs better) and in the morning. That means you will have to take a shower first thing in the morning, my friend!
    • Lotion #2 ( to sleep in) : 40% Urea, 15% Glycolic Acid, 3% Green Tea (yes, I am not tripping...Green Tea!). You will put this lotion after shower ( WITHOUT scrubbing your KP area, but you CAN and SHOULD use the Shower Lotion with your hands on your KP area. But it's not mandatory) or just before you sleep, if you don't feel like taking a shower (tsc,tsc...).
    What is the deal with all the ingredients:
    • Urea: Moisturizing. We need to moisture our skin. Specially because we are dealing with Glycolic Acid, which is not that much different from Retinol when it comes to sun exposure. We lose our "natural barrier", our "natural moisture" when we use Glycolic Acid, so we need to moisturize.You can go out in the daylight with Glycolic Acid (not Sunbathe, please! Actually, you have to stop using it for 2 days before sunbathing, because you skin gets very thin, very sensitive to the sun when you are using Glycolic Acid.), but think of it as if you were using Retinol. You just don't mess, a.k.a., forget yourself under the sun, with Glycolic Acid, much less Retinol!
    • Green Tea: Sounds weird, but Green Tea is anti-inflamatory, which will help get rid of the most stubborn part of our KP: the redness of our bumps! Green Tea sounds very good now, doesn't it?
    • Glycolic Acid: It produces more collagen and elastin and will "fill in" the white "dots" (that were red "dots" before) with "new skin", that means, it will make your white dots become skin colored again, instead of white or red.This one you put 2 times a day, so your skin is constantly renewing itself, ok?
    • Salicylic Acid: It's a chemical exfoliator. It's good for blackheads on your nose too, because it cleans deep into pores and will get rid of your blackheads, which are actually dirt that has oxidated because of its contact with the air (oxigen!). Since you will scrub your skin, the Salicylic Acid will get in there and chemically exfoliate, which, for us KP sufferers, this cool Salicilic Acid will try (and eventually, Thank God, successfully) avoid the "extra" keratin build up in our beautiful and loved skin, which causes the bumps. The continued use will keep our pores always "clean", so that will end up stopping our bumps to come back (and make our skin sting less when we apply the Salicylic Acid on !)!
    • Sulfur: This is the one I don't know too much about, but I know it's like the Green Tea. It's anti-inflamatory. But I am not sure. Someone here might know it better. But I can assure you it's good to get rid of our KP!
    • SPF 30: Yeah, because we need to prevent FUTURE skin problems, because I think we are all DONE with skin problems already, aren't we? And because we are dealing with Glycolic Acid.
    Guys, that's it!

    Above all, the most important thing is to have discipline!
    YOU HAVE TO DO IT EVERYDAY!!!
    Be Brave! You Can Beat This! ( I sound like Oprah right now...). Actually, you can control it. But you can beat it first!! And then make sure it won't come back!
    Don't worry, after a while it will become automatic to you, just as everything else you have a time in the day to do in your life.
    You will see!Don't you want your KP to go away? Then you have to do something about it! Because NO ONE will do it for you! It sucks, but you are the ONLY one who can treat your KP. I can give you the formula, the products, everything and your KP will only go away if YOU feel you are worth the trouble. If you feel YOU are worth having to scrub, sting, put lotion, etc EVERY freaking day ( probably not of your life, because I think after it's gone you can make this twice a week. It would sound so dramatic if it were every freaking day of your life, but it isn't. And that's good!)!!!!!!
    You are in charge now. Go make that KP go away!!!!

    Good Luck!
    Treat yourself with love, you are your best friend!
    TheShotOne
    Last edited by TheShotOne; 02-26-2006 at 12:40 PM.

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    Hi!
    Is anyone trying it?

    Ok. So you don't HAVE to shower in the morning. You can Shower before you go to bed! And if you think the Neostrata Cream is too expensive, you can try to find a cream with Glycolic Acid 10%. Neutrogena has one, but I don't know how much is the %. And I do think that, since we all want to treat this ****(!), and it's a forever thing, we should try the treatment that works, no matter the price. Of course I am talking about a normal "expensive" price. If a Neutrogena Cream that doesn't have enough Glycolic Acid is about $10 bucks and the Neostrata, that WILL get rid of your KP is about $20 bucks, you will be throwing your time and money away by using the Neutrogena product. I am a 24 year old girl, and I am not buying 2 mascaras and a bunch of lip gloss or anything like that, that all us girls tend to OVER buy, so I can have the money to treat my KP, because NO lip gloss will be used to go out if I have KP, because I will just NOT GO OUT!

    So this treatment is working to me. It has everything the I'M NOW KP FREE thread has, but it also has Glycolic Acid, which is going to build the NEW skin way faster (just as the Salicylic Acid speeds up exfoliation, the G. Acid speeds up the skin renewal), and the Green Tea that will get rid of the red dots faster.

    I DO, however, also recommend the I`M NOW KP FREE Thread to all readers because it makes ALL THE SENSE what the girl used, and let`s face it, the girl is now KP FREE!!!!!!

    If that treatment is not enough for your KP, just add the Glicolyc Acid from Neostrata, and I garantee you, it WILL WORK!

    Good Luck!!!!!!!
    Free KP! Free KP!
    TheShotOne

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    do you have pics?

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    I will, tomorrow, start the treatment on my legs.
    I was doing this treatment only on my arms, because I saw no point in wasting a bunch of product all over my body and end up with no results.
    So, since I will be starting doing this treatment tomorrow, I am , yes, going to take a picture of my right thigh (because it's easier to take a pic of my right thigh, just because of that!) and will post it in about a week (because that's when you can already start to see visible results) together with the picture with the "improved" thigh.

    So, expect some pics soon!
    I personally HATE to see pics of KP. I find them very ugly and nasty (I saw some while google-ing KP), which is NOT my opinion when I see them in my everyday life. I don't know, the picture makes it looks worse, like it makes it ACTUALLY be a desease, instead of just a everyday and ordinary bumpy and red skin ... But I will post it as a thumbnail, so everyone can decide if they want to see it bigger or not! It's just a thigh, the right thigh, so I hope people see it as a "experimental" thing!

    And I WILL post it in a week! You WILL see a pic here! I am not saying I will post and then not post it! I WILL post it! So, stick around to check the improvements! I will keep posting weekly the improvements!

    Bye!
    TheShotOne

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    Hi!
    I could only start my Leg treatment yesterday, but here is what I will do:
    I will open a new thread and in a week post a picture of my leg from yesterday and one picture of my leg in a week. So what I am planning is to post a pic every week so you all can see the evolution of the treatment ok?

    See you next week!
    And I will open a NEW Thread!
    Bye!

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    I am trying the Neostrata on one arm and another suggestion on the other arm. I am going to compare results and post.

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    I just ordered Neostrata a few days ago and it's suppose to come in the mail today. But i think I got a different one: NeoStrata Oily Skin Solution AHA 8.

    I read about it in another thread. Quote"
    Self Magazine's answer to KP
    I recently read a blurb about "NeoStrata Oily Skin Solution" as being THE answer to KP. They promise within a month I'll be shopping for tank tops.

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    Hello TheShotOne!
    Im a sufferer too blah... anyways I would like to try out your second regime however I have done an online search for products that you mentioned and cant find any that match exactly. Instead I get a whole bunch of cosmetic companies that have similar products but not exactly with the ingredients and percentages that you mentioned. Could you let me know where or the names of the products so I can try to find them to try them. I would really really appreciate it! MUAH!
    Thanks

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    It's Retinol at 0,05% not 5%!!!!!!!!!!

    Truffles74,
    The thing is that the secind regimen has to be done by a dermatologist. It's the only way to get those products.

    However, I have stopped doing the treatments because I just can't seem to find the discipline to do it everyday, since I leave at a very cold place in my city and all those creams require me to be naked and they are sort of cold!

    But since I've started doing the FRIST treatment, my KP, even thou I stopped doing it for a month or so, has decreased tremendously! It's actually pretty ridiculous what this treatment can do to your Kp. I have about only 10 percent of what I used to have, even thou I am not doing it constantly. I guess I swept away all of the old Kp and now I only have the few ones that "show up" since then. The new ones look like pimples, instead of that red ones we all have. I don't know why is that. I saw it at a magazine that I have and that unfortunately I can't scan it because I did a Back Up of my computer and now I have to call someone to install all the programs again.

    In one of my magazines, I found the regimen that the girl from I'M NOW KP FREE! probably used to get rid of her Kp, so I'm looking forward on scanning all these to you guys. After I answer this post I'll call a technician and see if he can explain to me over the phone how to fix my computer.

    I encourage you all to try the FIRST regimen.

    I'm not saying it will GET RID of ALL your Kp. Maybe for some people, IT WILL. I have (used to!) A LOT, I mean, A LOT of Kp and my skin is really dry. My friend had only a very few of Kp and tried it and it gave her some pimples, like 3, but then I guess you can treat it with a Clean & Clear gel that they have, a clear one in a small tube. I mean, C'mon, having Kp or ahving 3 pimples? And she totally gave up on the treatment because It gave her those pimples, but then, I couldn't even tell she had Kp if she didn't tell me about it.

    I have now very little Kp, but I still have the red dots of it. I onec used ONLY retinol at 0,05% and it made my legs completely smooth and the red dots were in a light tan color instead of red. I'm REALLY considering doing this treatment again. It was a 1 month thing to achieve it and I was actually putting it everyday. I'm just soooo lazy to do all this treatment, but I guess at that time I had the discipline!

    I'm now putting the astrigent about 2 to 3 times a day and my arms (and hands, which is sooo odd!) are flaking off (I don't know if that expression exists, I'm Brazilian...), which is good, because that's what our body can't do by itself. So I put the Neostrata over it. It sucks that Neostrata is so expensive, Or I'd put it on my legs...I use about 1 entire bottle of the Clean & Clear stuff per week, no kidding. I put it on my legs, tummy and arms. Ican't put on my back because I just can't reach it! It DOES make your skin get smooth, but it doens't do TOO much about the red dots. It lightens it up a bit, but I guess you have to keep doing it so all the red surfaces and then you keep doing it to prevent it from appearing again.

    This Kp is very annoying and hard to treat. I think it's amazing how some people over this board get rid of it. I keep thinking they didn't have the kp, but something similar... But I deep down I think they actually had kp! I think the trick is to have discipline, because those were the only times I saw improvement, like real improvement on my Kp.

    Oh, by the way, I don't scrub my legs in the shower, I only put the Clean&Clear stuff 3 times a day, and I have to say, it seems like the scrub is useless, because my legs get smoother even without using it. But I just cannot think a scrub doens't help!!!! So I keep scrubbing my arms with it!!!! I know it's an odd thing I just said, but that's how I can see what works and what doesn't: I'll scrub my arms and NOT scrub my legs and by that I'll see which ones get kp-free faster.

    Ok, I'll call the computer guy now, because I think the scans will aloow you guys to read about it and decide what will YOU choose to do about YOUR skin, ok? It's so much better when the choice is OURS instead of believing in someone from the board. I know I got everything I could from this board and THEN compared to those in the mags BEFORE I made a decision about what to do on my skin, so I want to give you guys the chance to do the same, ok?


    Bye! And hope my scanner works!!!!!


    TheShotOne
    Last edited by TheShotOne; 07-28-2006 at 02:58 PM. Reason: It's Retinol at 0,05% not 5%!!!!!!!!!!

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    I'm sorry there are so many errors in writing and grammar, but I'm writing really fast and I'm in a hurry... Do, I'm very sorry about th errors in any of my post!!!

    Thanks for understanding!

    TheShotOne

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    I'll try the first treatment... I'm too lazy to write the other one down =3

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    Greetings,

    I'm on day 3 (been scrubbing for about 1 week though) of the first method and i can honesty say that there's a noticable improvment. Bumps aren't as raised and aren't AS red. Will post updates as they're available. I have severe kp by the way so perhaps it'll take more time.

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    I have had KP since I was little, I am now 30 years old, and I have it on my arms, back & stomach! But I am still able to model, I was in a 2004 Bikini calendar if you look close at the pictures you can see it on my stomach. Its been stressful, depressing and extremely frustrating. Moving to AZ from OH assuming that technology would be more up to date due to a larger city, I was hoping I would find a cure. I went to the dermatologist on Tuesday March 6th she told me I was the 1st person shes ever seen it on the stomach and told me that within the past year they have found something that will help it go away its called Kerol Redi-Cloths she had given me 2 samples and a prescription for 20 pads and asked me to apply it 2 times a day and make another appointment in 30 days. I used my 1st pad Tuesday night, it burned a little on my stomach & arms felt like I was on fire but I took the pain. I skipped Wed and Thurs I looked at my stomach and noticed that of those damn little bumps are gone!! I looked a few times actually. Try it!! Let me know if it works

    Good luck

    Kim

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    I bought some of the Clean and Clear Astringent stuff last weekend or sometime around there. I've been using it just at night after my showers (all I do in the shower for my KP is scrub with an exfoliating glove thing), and then I put a 20% AHA lotion on (that I've been using since the beginning of February) after the astringent, and within a week I've noticed a considerable decrease in the redness of my upper arms (the only place I use it, I don't bother with the super mild KP I have on my thighs).

    Putting the lotion on my arms after showers (or anytime, I put it on usually 3 times a day) has never stung before, but putting it on after using the astringent makes it sting (as does the astringent itself), but the decrease in redness is well worth a couple minutes of stinging. The dots (I don't really have any bumps anymore at all) are also a LOT less noticable.

    Hope this helps.

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    Yeah actually i didn't feel any sting from neither the astringent or the aha. Mind you i reside in CANADA and i'm using AHA 10 as that's the strongest i can buy off the shelf.

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