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How to Select the Best Cream for Keratosis Pilaris?


Are you struggling with Keratosis Pilaris and seeking the best cream to alleviate its symptoms?

You are not alone, this skin condition is extremely common, affecting about 50% to 80% of teenagers and 40% of adults at some point during their lives. Selecting the right cream is crucial for effective management of this common skin condition. With numerous products available, finding the one that suits your needs can be daunting. 

This guide will provide you with essential tips and factors to consider when choosing the best cream for Keratosis Pilaris aka KP, helping you achieve smoother, healthier skin and regain your confidence. Say goodbye to those bumpy, rough patches and embrace a more comfortable and confident you with the right cream for your skin.

What to look for in a Keratosis Pilaris cream?

When selecting a cream for Keratosis Pilaris, several key factors should be considered. 



Firstly, look for creams containing exfoliating agents like urea to help unclog pores of keratin and smooth the skin's texture. The deciding factor between a cream that works and another that doesn’t is the concentration of the active ingredients, urea has to be 20% for it to be moisturizing and exfoliating to be useful for Keratosis Pilaris.



a cream for bumpy skin contains urea 20% and therefore was created to work for this skin condition its formula is designed for athletes’ skin that is in constant contact with environmental factors (dirt, sweat, contaminants) that make KP worse.


Moisturizing ingredients such as urea, glycerin, and shea butter prevent further dryness and irritation and help soothe itchiness and discomfort. Fragrance-free products are also recommended as KP is related to sensitive skin that can get irritated or worse with products with fragrance. 

Skin type

Lastly, consider your skin type and any potential allergies when making your choice. Always consult a dermatologist to ensure the cream's suitability for your specific condition.

What’s the correct way to use Keratosis Pilaris cream?


To use a cream for bumpy skin effectively, follow these steps. 

  1. 1) Start by cleansing the affected area with a mild, non-irritating cleanser and pat it dry. For active people try an after workout body wash a syndet soap that is tough on dirt and gentle on your skin. 
  1. 2) Apply a small amount of the cream to the affected areas, gently massaging it in a circular motion. Use the cream once or twice daily (for faster results), as directed by the product label or your dermatologist. 
  1. 3) Avoid applying the cream on broken or burned skin. 
  1. 4) For best results, consistently use the cream over an extended period and be patient, as improvements may take time. 


    You can find more information regarding the normal duration of KP on our blog post Keratosis Pilaris Popping: What you Need to Know and learn more about this common skin condition.

    Remember to protect your skin from excessive sun exposure with sunscreen. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.


    Why choose our “cream for bumpy skin” with urea?


    Avanza Skin’s a cream for bumpy skin is the ideal choice for addressing Keratosis Pilaris and similar conditions due to its unique benefits.

    It contains urea 20% which is a powerful exfoliant that helps to gently remove dead skin cells, unclog keratin plugs , and smooth the rough, bumpy texture associated with Keratosis Pilaris. This process promotes skin renewal, leaving you with a softer and smoother complexion.

    Urea is also an exceptional moisturizing agent, as it attracts and retains water in the skin, effectively combating dryness and maintaining optimal hydration levels. This is crucial for individuals with Keratosis Pilaris, as excessive dryness can exacerbate the condition.

    Our cream is specially formulated to be non-irritating and non-comedogenic, ensuring it won't clog pores or cause further skin issues. Additionally, it contains soothing ingredients to reduce redness and discomfort.

    Avocado oil boosts collagen production and is a powerful antioxidant that can delay the appearance of skin aging. It also contains Shea butter which moisturizes and helps treat KP.

    Choosing Avanza Skin’s a cream for bumpy skin means selecting a high-quality product that is dermatologist-recommended and carefully designed to target the specific needs of those with Keratosis Pilaris and who are active. Experience the confidence of smoother, healthier skin with our exceptional cream.



    Keratosis pilaris, a skin condition often called chicken skin due to its appearance, typically affects individuals during their younger years and adulthood. While there is no cure for it, the condition tends to improve and may resolve naturally as one ages.

    Avanza Skin’s a cream for bumpy skin is a high-quality cream that is dermatologist-recommended and contains the specific ingredients to treat and prevent Keratosis Pilaris in people who work out.

    Avanza Skin has products to prevent and treat keratosis pilaris. Find the right products that meet your skin and hair needs - in less than a minute. Take our quiz to find out!