Why Exfoliation is Key to Fading Keratosis Pilaris
What is Keratosis Pilaris?
Do you have small and scaly red bumps on your thighs, arms, cheeks or butt that just can't seem to go away? This is known as Keratosis Pilaris (KP), a common skin condition caused by the buildup of keratin (a hard protein that protects skin from harmful substances) in the hair follicle. The keratin blocks the opening of hair follicles, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin.
KP is often associated with genetics, dry skin, eczema and ichthyosis, and affects around 50-80% of adolescents and around 40% of adults. Although KP is a harmless skin condition, its cosmetic appearance is a source of concern for many.
How can the Dewy Hours exfoliating glove fade KP?
Although there is no cure to KP, regular exfoliation with the Dewy Hours Exfoliating Glove can help minimize the appearance of KP. Removing the build-up of dead skin cells once a week reduces keratin build-up and plugged hair follicles. Most of our customers begin seeing results within 3-4 weeks.
KP can worsen when your skin is dry, especially during the winter months. After exfoliating, make sure to moisturize your skin while it's still damp to lock in the moisture.
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.