Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition, there’s no need to be overly worried about it. It has been estimated that 50-80% of adolescents suffer from keratosis pilaris at some point as well as 30-50% of adults. It often appears on otherwise healthy individuals and is more or less medically harmless. Regardless, many people feel self conscious about these red bumps and sometimes itchiness and dryness occurs in the area. There are several ways to minimize these little bumps through a keratosis pilaris treatment. You can once again feel confident going sleeveless!
What’s happening in your skin when this occurs is that your body is producing more keratin than it needs. The extra keratin has nowhere productive to go, so it ends up in pores surrounding and trapping the hair follicles. The follicles keep growing while being trapped. These pores become rough bumps that are red on light skinned people and dark spots on dark skinned people. They can often be mistaken for mild acne. However, topical acne treatments can actually make the bumps even worse. The small bumps caused by keratosis pilaris are usually found on the back, face, thighs, and back of arms, but they can occur almost anywhere.
The foundation of your keratosis pilaris treatment plan should be some basic lifestyle changes. None of these should be too difficult to follow and they can make a big difference in your appearance and confidence. After you make these adjustments you can also try adding into your routine a product like the KP Elements skin cream if you haven’t seen the results you were hoping for.
One tip is to keep your baths and showers short. Using very hot water or being in this water for too long can remove the necessary oils from the skin. Also, make sure to be eating enough Omega-3s from healthy foods like salmon. If you can’t get enough from your diet, take a supplement because Omega-3s are one of the keys to keeping your skin producing healthy, smooth skin cells. Stress has been found to worsen skin conditions, so try to relax and manage your stress through something like meditation, walking, or yoga. Seeing the results from these keratosis pilaris treatment efforts can take months so be patient!
If you struggle to follow these steps or to supplement the lifestyle changes, a keratosis pilaris treatment like KP Elements exfoliating skin cream and body scrub can help you get the results you want quicker. Use these products separately or together for the quickest results possible. Our formula combines the newest science with proven healing ingredients from nature to wash off the extra keratin trapped in your skin. Use the scrub when you take a shower and afterwards apply the skin cream to stay treated all day!