Body Lotions and Creams to Smooth Your Rough, Bumpy Skin

Bumps on a log? Fine. Bumps on your skin? No thank you!

Woman moisturizing skin with lotion.
Hello moisture, g'bye bumps.Andrea Piacquadio, Pexels

Body lotions and creams with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)—an umbrella group of naturally occurring acids including lactic, malic and glycolic—can help smooth out bumpy skin. Here are the ingredients to look for, plus our picks.

CeraVe SA Lotion for Rough & Bumpy Skin | 19 Ounce | Vitamin D, Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid & Lactic Acid Lotion | Fragrance Free
The replenishing ceramides in this gentle formula have time-release technology for long-lasting hydration.CeraVe

When fruit acids—lactic, salicylic and hyaluronic—combine with anti-inflammatory vitamin D, the result is smooth, calmed skin with no clogged pores. Ceramides are a crucial ingredient for smoother skin: The lipids help form a barrier to preserve moisture.

AmLactin Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion , 14.1 Ounce (Pack of 1) Bottle with Pump, Paraben Free
Gentle enough for twice-a-day use, this formula still contains prescription-strength AHAs.AmLactin

Products with AHAs can make you more prone to sunburn, so anytime you use one and are headed outside, make sure to also layer on an SPF.

Puriya Intensive Moisturizing Cream for Sensitive and Irritated Skin, Dermatologist Reviewed, Clinically Tested Plant Rich Formula, Soothes Rough, Dry, Scaly Patches, Trusted by 300,000 Families
This botanical-forward concoction is natural enough to slather on your body and face to nix any itchy spots without leaving a greasy residue.Puriya

Earth goddesses looking for a plant-derived option for kicking scaly skin to the curb should look for ingredients like honey, shea butter, aloe vera, amaranth and jojoba oil, which smooth, soothe and hydrate.

Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion with 17.5 Free Acid Value Glycolic Acid, Keratosis Pilaris, KP, Smooths Rough & Bumpy Skin, Chicken Skin, Fragrance-Free, 8.4 oz.
If the price dissuades you, consider that this one does everything the others do (including repairing cracked heels, elbows and knees) but has anti-aging properties as well.Glytone

Glycolic acid (a type of AHA) stimulates collagen production, to tighten skin and minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. But beware, anyone with dry or sensitive skin: Glycolic acid can irritate, so leave it to the oily, combo and normal folks.