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A few months ago I went to the dermatologist to have a full body check of my moles and freckles. During my exam, the doctor mentioned that I had bumps on the backs of my arms. He told me it was a fairly common condition called Keratosis Pilaris. I had no idea I even had these bumps! He had recommended a brand of lotion I could pick up at the drugstore to use on my son’s eczema and told me it would work for me as well. He also told me it would help where the sides of my feet get really dry and flaky. Unfortunately, the lotion he recommended didn’t work for either of us.
A couple weeks ago, I learned of the brand Exuviance’s Retexturing Treatment. It’s an exfoliating treatment for arms and legs and is also appropriate to use for Keratosis Pilaris as well! The Glycolic Acid formula is supposed to lightly hydrate while exfoliating and banish dry skin over time. They also state that there are added anti-aging benefits with continued use and that this treatment smooths lines while restoring elasticity and suppleness. After using regularly, my skin would be smooth and radiant. It all sounded great, so I was anxious to try it!
I decided to use the Exuviance RetexuringTreatment on both my upper arms where the Keratosis Pilaris is, and along the sides of my feet. The package states it can be used on the arms and legs, so I’m not quite sure the sides of the feet really fit into it’s intended use, but I was curious to see if it would give me better results on the dryness in that area than other products I have tried.
On day one I applied the Retexturing Treatment in the morning. While I didn’t see (or expect) immediate results of the Keratosis Pilaris, I did see immediate results on the dryness on the sides of my feet. Whenever I apply lotion to my feet, they don’t appear as dry immediately after. The real test here was seeing how long the results lasted. Eight hours later, the area was still hydrated and nowhere near as dry and flaky. For Keratosis Pilaris it is recommended to use the treatment at least twice a day so, I re-applied the treatment to both my feet and arms again before bed.
After five days of using the Exuviance Retexturing Treatment twice a day, I am really happy with the results I’ve gotten so far. I don’t need to reapply this product or any other lotion to the sides of my feet in the middle of the day like I used to because they are staying smooth and hydrated much longer! It’s really nice being able to wear sandals or flip flops without having to worry about how bad my feet might look as the day goes on. The photos of the skin on the back of my arms don’t seem that different to me but it is starting to feel smoother to the touch. I know this area might take a little more time to clear up, but I’m seeing progress already and really believe I will continue to.
There are a few precautions that need to be taken when using this product. First, it is not recommended that it be used immediately after shaving. This isn’t an issue for me since I don’t use it on my legs. You’re also supposed to limit exposure to the sun when using this product, and for a week afterwards since it contains alpha-hydroxy acids which can make you more likely to get a sunburn. Being this is mid-summer, I was a bit concerned. When I did have to go out, I used plenty of high SPF sunscreen and protective clothing and was fine.
After five days of use, I can honestly say I would recommend this product to anyone who has persistent dry flaky skin or Keratosis Pilaris. The price is $42 for a 6-ounce tube, and while it is higher than the drugstore brand I tried, the results are must faster and far better. The immediate improvement in the dryness around my feet and how long it lasted after even just one use was really impressive. I plan to continue to use it on the areas of Keratosis Pilaris and expect I will see continued improvement there as well.
If you’re interested in Exuviance’s Retexturing Treatment you can find more information and purchase it on their website: www.Exuviance.com