Though keratosis pilaris has no effect on overall health, it can be quite the nuisance for those who suffer from this condition. Keratosis pilaris can cause individuals to be self-conscious about exposing their arms, legs, and other affected areas. For those with the condition, it may help to understand what can cause those little red bumps to flare up — and how you can avoid it.
Not Getting Enough Vitamins
Vitamins are part of a foundation for healthy, soft skin. If you are not getting enough Vitamins A and K in your diet, you may be seeing some of the side effects on your skin. Eating foods rich in vitamins may help approve the appearance of the bumps and has lots of other health benefits!
Too Much Exfoliation
Hashly scrubbing your skin with a loofah or exfoliating glove may seem like it would help get rid of bumps, but it actually could be having an adverse effect. Rubbing the skin may cause it to dry out and become rougher over time.
Not Enough Sunlight
Some may notice that their keratosis pilaris may be slightly better in the summer — that’s because sun exposure can help to calm outbreaks! During the winter months when your arms and legs are bundled up, skin barely sees the light of day. Light exposure to the sun may do your skin some good, but we never recommend indoor tanning as a solution.