If you ever looked at your arms, legs, thighs or butt, and wondered what those annoying tiny red bumps are that just won’t go away, then this article is for you!
You’ve tried all kinds of ointments and creams, but still there they are! Well, here’s your answer: it’s a harmless, hereditary skin condition, named keratosis pilaris.
If you have it, then you probably got it from one of your parents. Don’t worry, you are not cursed; 1 out of 3 people have it, so it is quite common! The good news is that it is harmless. It’s just a cosmetic thing. The bad news is there is no cure. But you can treat it!
KP is caused by built-up keratin in your skin. Although a useful protein that protects your skin, in excess, keratin clogs the opening of the hair follicle, and your skin’s pores become enlarged and rough to the touch.
You can treat KP to make your skin look and feel better
According to dermatologists, here’s what you can do, even if the effects are visible for a short time:
– First of all, DON’T SCRATCH! It’ll make it worse.
– Use creams containing salicylic acid, lactic acid and/or urea.
– Use mild soap, preferably PH neutral soaps.
– Have warm, rather than hot baths and showers.
– Moisturize on a regular basis.