Keratosis pilaris

What is it?

  1. It is normal, if we define normal as something that is very common and not dangerous or even problematic. It is harmless and does not hurt or itch. So why does it have a Latin name? Just like “cellulite” a serious-sounding name makes it worth a product that will make money for the companies that sell it. But go to a dermatologist and he/she will tell you to forget about it.
  2. Remedies: wait. As we age, the skin gets thinner and the K.P. goes away.

Keratosis pilaris results from the buildup of keratin.  The keratin forms a scaly plug that blocks the opening of the hair follicle. Usually many plugs form, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin, usually dry skin.

If you still want to get rid of K.P. (in my opinion, people often stop worrying about a “condition” once they are told that it is normal and /or easy to sort out.)

So here are some options.

Option 1: use Skin Actives alpha/beta exfoliator as directed. Rinse well, dry with a towel, apply some Every Lipid Serum or Ultra Moisturizing cream.

Option 2: Exfoliate with Ascorbic Acid crystals on moist skin. Rinse well, dry with a towel, apply some Every Lipid Serum or Ultra Moisturizing cream.

Option 3: Exfoliate with 20% Vitamin C serum (use as directed). Rinse well, dry with a towel, apply some Every Lipid Serum or Ultra Moisturizing cream.

With these suggestions, you can work out your own favorite way of controlling K.P. Or you can wait a few years and it will go away!.

 

 

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