Keratosis Pilaris (KP) - Adults

Stuart Millar Updated by Stuart Millar

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Red small, rough bumps over the upper arms that persist. Can involve the thighs and sides of the face. An inherited, long-term condition of dry, bumpy pores. After years, it improves with age.


Dr. Harlan typically treats his adult patients for keratosis pilaris (KP) by having them first moisturize 2x daily, using a recommended moisturizer.

Dr. Harlan notes that Amlactin or Lachydrin lotions with lactic acid are helpful in the treatment of keratosis pilaris. This type of product can further soften the rough, bumpy pores.

If the redness or itching persists after a week of consistent moisturizing, he has them apply SmartLotion® 2x daily in addition to the moisturizer until the redness improves, then has them reduce the SmartLotion® applications to 1x daily.

This is why long-term safety was so important to Dr. Harlan when he formulated SmartLotion®. For whatever maintenance schedule his patients require, he wanted to ensure that there would be no chance of side effects. Rest assured, SmartLotion® is 100% safe for long term use, as demonstrated in his peer-reviewed safety study.

To read Dr. Harlan's peer -reviewed safety study, please click here.

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Lichen Planus/ Lichen Simplex Chronicus