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What Causes Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin, which is cream colored, surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plugs (a process known as hyperkeratinization). The alpha hydroxy acids in KP Elements Exfoliating Skin Cream dissolve this excess keratin and clears the follicles. In addition, our KP Elements Body Scrub helps break up the keratin that’s clogging your follicles to relieve redness and irritation.

KP is a genetic condition – some people are more prone to developing it due to skin type and family history. If your parents have KP, you are more likely to develop symptoms. Because KP is genetic it cannot be cured, but continual treatment with KP Elements can keep your skin clear indefinitely.