What is Logifeel-IMF® Urea and Lactic Acid Cream?
The quest for clear skin doesn’t stop at the neck. With breakouts possible virtually anywhere you have hair follicles, we’re always on the lookout for the best treatments to banish bumps anywhere on the body. But what if the bumps aren’t your typical acne comedones? If you’re experiencing areas of little, rough bumps that look more like red goosebumps than zits, you may be dealing with keratosis pilaris or KP.
Keratosis pilaris is a build-up of keratin – a hair protein – in the pores that clogs up and blocks the opening of growing hair follicles. As a result, small bumps form over where the hair should be. KP happens because of a dysfunction in the hair follicle. It results in small bumps resembling ‘chicken skin’ that can occur on arms, legs, or even your face. And just as KP can look similar to acne, the approach to reducing it is similar to that of acne. Treatment of KP responds best to a combination of exfoliation and hydration.
Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids are the way to go. When treating keratosis pilaris, it is important to look for products with lactic, salicylic, or glycolic acid to help smooth skin, that’ why Logifeel-IMF® Urea and Lactic Acid Cream was created.
Keratolytics: Keratolytics are compounds that break down the outer layers of the skin and can decrease the thickness of psoriatic plaques. This class of compounds includes salicylic acid (2%–10%), urea (20%–40%), and alpha-hydroxy acids (glycolic and lactic acids). Along with providing added comfort, thinner plaques allow for enhanced penetration of other topical medications. Keratolytics can be applied once to several times a day as long as they do not cause irritation.