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People With Bumpy Skin Swear By This Lotion

Roughness, be gone! The products in this post were updated in March 2018.

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Everyone who has chicken skin (aka keratosis pilaris) knows the struggle of rough skin.


According to the American Academy of Dermatology, keratosis pilaris is a common, harmless skin condition that appears as tiny bumps on the skin. Although you could also have another skin condition, or simply dryer-than-average skin. 💁


Welp, according to Amazon, the answer to all your scratchy problems is called AmLactin Body Lotion, and it's beloved by 1,411 reviewers.

If you're thinking, "Ugh, yet another friggin' lotion to add to my shelf of reject bottles," then just peep this before/after photo of a user who used AmLactin to clear up her bumpy, red skin:

Elizabeth / Amazon / Via

"I had a bad case of keratosis pilaris on my legs, but two months later, it's COMPLETELY gone. It's amazing. My skin is very sensitive and it worked just fine with it. Please get this if you're trying to get rid of your keratosis pilaris." —Elizabeth

Another reviewer echoed the sentiments: "I've searched for years, and this is the best product I've found for keratosis pilaris. When used as directed, I noticed a big improvement, especially during the dry winter months." —LShrader87

It works for all other dryness-inducing skin problems too. The lotion cleared up 80% of this customer's "alligator skin":

Bkgirl10 / Amazon / Via

"I have been called alligator skin or reptile skin all of my life. I have been to dermatologists, used expensive lotions and ointments, and have been told that it would never clear up or that it would get better as I got older. I discovered AmLactin last year and the first bottle cleared my legs 80%! I cried. I am on my second bottle now and love this product. My ichthyosis is almost cleared up." —Bkgirl10

And if you just have plain-and-simple ashy, dry AF skin, this lotion can be your winter savior too.

Here're some promising reviews:

"No more cracked winter fingers! My husband and I have tried everything — but this doctor-recommended lotion really works." —Charlie

"I've had dry skin my entire life, but now that I'm in menopause it has gotten even worse. My skin feels wonderful and looks great. I use this after my shower every other day and will never use anything else." —Chris Roth


Reviews here have been edited for length and clarity.

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