Paula's Choice Resist Body Treatments

By Tuesday, May 01, 2018 , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I have talked a few times before about my Keratosis Pilaris, it is bumps on my skin that feel awful and are very unsightly (but don't hurt or anything). Pretty much my skin lacks the ability to naturally shed dead skin (woo, fun 😕). Since I am always on the hunt for something new to treat it and help me have smooth skin without any real fuss I bring you my review of Paula's Choice Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA and 10% AHA.

Paula's Choice Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA has Salicylic Acid in it, which is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) which helps to exfoliate gently. It exfoliates past the skin surface and into the pore, helping remove the hard clogged skin, resulting in smoother skin. BHA also helps with redness and soften the skin, two other key parts to KP.

Now, if you are like me with really built up KP or just a stubborn case, you may need an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). Paula's Choice Resist Skin Revealing Body Lotion with 10% AHA has Glycolic Acid as its AHA and works more the surface of the skin to smooth and exfoliate. 
The more I read about Paula's Choice's Resist AHA treatment and BHA lotion and how they effectively clear up KP,  the more I learned that people had the best results by using an AHA at night and the BHA in the daytime. Getting the benefits of both formulas and their acids. After a few weeks of using the AHA all the time and then switching to the BHA all the time and liking the results but still not being where I wanted to be, I decided to try the day/night routine switching up the formulas. Boy did that ever work for me.

My skin cleared up in a matter of a week. I don't find my skin dry at all, I find the lotions super hydrating and effective with the bumps.

Added bonuses with the lotions is that my elbows are finally soft. This is something that I have never had in my life, so I am pretty stoked to have nice soft elbows (something Mr. Fox naturally has and I have always been jealous of). The lotions aren't runny or thick, they are just a nice consultancy. They absorb quickly but leave you hydrated and soft. Unlike Lactic Acid lotions (an AHA) I have used in the past that have left my skin burning and sticky. Oh yeah, no burning whatsoever, and I am pretty sensitive to that kind of thing.

My KP is primarily located on my upper thighs, bum and upper arm area. The rest of my skin still gets the treatments, but areas that are extra dry like my forearms and calves and belly get some extra love with some Vichy Ideal Body Balm most days and I have felt that this routine is good enough to keep my skin hydrated and soft.

Overall I am really impressed with both Resist lotions and how they keep my skin soft, hydrated and bump free. definitely, a must try if you are trying to clear up some Keratosis Pilaris.

*Products sent for review purposes, all views and opinions my own.