How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris
Keratosis Pilaris: Symptoms and Causes
Keratosis pilaris is a harmless condition caused by excess keratin (a natural protein that mains the health and structure of your hair, skin and nails) clogging your hair follicles, resulting in tiny white and red bumps on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Researchers believe that individuals with dry skin and eczema have greater chances to develop keratosis pilaris.
If these symptoms sound familiar to you, know that you're not alone. In fact, 50-80% of adolescents and around 40% of adults experience keratosis pilaris. Even though the condition cannot be cured, thankfully, there are many remedies that can help.
Keratosis Pilaris At-Home Remedies
- Moisturize. Gently pat try your skin with a towel after stepping out of the shower/bath and moisturize while your body is still damp. Doing so helps lock moisture in your skin.
- Choose the right bath and body products. Use mild and fragrance-free bath and body products to avoid irritating your skin. Avoid harsh soaps and plastic loofas (they transfer bacteria onto your skin).
- Water temperature. Take warm showers and bath instead of hot ones. Hot water can dry out your skin, especially during the winter months.
- Wear loose clothes. Tight clothes cause more friction to the skin.
- Exfoliate regularly. Investing in a high quality exfoliating glove, such as the Dewy Hours Exfoliating Glove, to gently remove excess dead skin once a week. Avoid applying too much pressure, as it can aggravate the condition.
Keratosis Pilaris Before and After
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Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice. Content is based on customer reviews and is for educational purposes only. Please consult with a physician regarding any health-related diagnosis or treatment.