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Keratosis pilaris – What you can do about it

Why does my skin look like goosebumps or chicken skin? If your skin tends to develop small bumps and rough patches on the arms and legs, you might suffer from a skin condition called keratosis pilaris. Find out below what can trigger this disorder and what you can do about it!

What is keratosis?

Keratosis (keratosis pilaris, keratosis follicularis) is a disorder of keratinization that is caused by an overproduction of keratin. The accumulation of keratin clogs the hair follicles and forms coarse, sandpaper-like bumps on the skin. It is not uncommon for keratosis pilaris to be accompanied by very dry skin. The affected areas feel very rough and bumpy. By the way, you’ve probably already heard of keratin as an essential component of our hair and nails.

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What does keratosis pilaris look like?

Symptoms of keratosis pilaris may include::

  • Clogged hair follicles and small, white papules
  • Dry and rough skin
  • Bumpy skin that looks like goosebumps
  • Affected areas: Upper arms, legs and buttocks; rarely the face

What does keratosis pilaris look like?

Symptoms of keratosis pilaris may include::

  • Clogged hair follicles and small, white papules
  • Dry and rough skin
  • Bumpy skin that looks like goosebumps
  • Affected areas: Upper arms, legs and buttocks; rarely the face

Causes and triggers of keratosis pilaris

The exact causes of keratosis pilaris are still unclear. Genetic predisposition seems to play a role, as well as various internal and external factors. It is more common in people with dry skin and it is sometimes linked to skin disorders like atopic dermatitis.

 

The first symptoms of the skin condition generally appear in childhood. In most cases, keratosis pilaris is just an unpleasant cosmetic problem that doesn’t cause much trouble in the form of itching, pain or other kinds of physical discomfort.

Skincare for keratosis pilaris

If you’re looking for an effective, long-term keratosis pilaris treatment, it is very important to find suitable skincare products and to use them regularly.

The best products for your skin

Do you suffer from keratosis pilaris? Then these products are ideal for your skin.

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Moisturizing body oil

Our body oil with vitamins A, C und E helps damaged skin to regenerate and makes dry and rough patches soft again. Especially after exfoliating, the effect is very noticeable. The oil protects the skin from drying out and can even be used to support the treatment of scars. We recommend applying the oil daily.

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Regular exfoliation

It is really essential to include regular exfoliation as part of your weekly skincare routine. And it’s not just your face that needs exfoliating. A good body scrub can work wonders for improving keratosis pilaris. Body scrubs can address the root cause of the problem by removing keratotic plugs and prevent the appearance of new pimples and bumps. Our refreshing Ginger-Sea Salt Body Scrub exfoliates the top layer of the skin and removes sticky dead skin cells, while moisturizing the skin with nourishing oils. Chemical peels are another great way to get keratosis pilaris under control. Our pre-soaked AHA exfoliating pads with glycolic acid and lactic acid are designed for daily use and they can also help to prevent clogged pores.

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More skincare recommendations for keratosis pilaris

Our Recovery Serum with vitamins A, C and E is specially designed to strengthen the skin barrier and repair damaged skin. For best results, apply the serum to affected areas after exfoliating. Body lotions are also an essential part of your routine if you have dry skin or keratosis pilaris. The selection is huge – even for sensitive skin. Our anti-aging body lotion with hyaluronic acid provides intense hydration, smooths the skin and protects it from drying out.

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Tips for soft and smooth skin

Our tips for beautiful skin:

  • Stick to a consistent skincare routine
  • Exfoliate regularly
  • Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water
  • Saunas can have a positive effect on the skin
  • Avoid sudden temperature changes (e.g. hot, dry air from indoor heating during winter months)

Tips for soft and smooth skin

Our tips for beautiful skin:

  • Stick to a consistent skincare routine
  • Exfoliate regularly
  • Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water
  • Saunas can have a positive effect on the skin
  • Avoid sudden temperature changes (e.g. hot, dry air from indoor heating during winter months)


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