Fall is finally right around the corner. Yay for cooler weather and swapping tank tops for sweaters! For people suffering from Keratosis Pilaris, sweater weather is about more than just keeping warm — it’s a chance to hide those pesky bumps on their arms and legs. But what if you didn’t have to hide? Here are some tips to keep your skin in top top shape and your KP under control this fall.
Don’t forget the moisturizer
When you’re covering up with sweaters and jackets, it’s easy to forget that your skin still needs to be moisturized. However, moisturizing is even more important in the winter due to those dry, cold conditions — especially for people with Keratosis Pilaris. Without hydration, keratosis pilaris bumps can become even more inflamed and irritated. A moisturizer with intense hydration will keep your skin looking fresh and smooth through the winter months. (Bonus points if your moisturizer also exfoliates like this one from KP Elements!)
Protect with SPF
Just because you’re not lounging on the beach, doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk of sunburn! While you’re still transitioning to long sleeves and jeans, be sure to cover up any exposed skin with sunscreen. Not only is sunburn bad for your skin in general, it can cause flare ups of your Keratosis Pilaris as well.
During the winter, many people blame dull skin on a lack of hydration when the real culprit is dead skin clogging up your pores. Exfoliation is key during those cooler months to polish your skin back to its summer glow — even more so if you suffer from Keratosis Pilaris. KP Elements Body Scrub helps to slough off those dead cells and excess keratin, leaving you with clear skin.