Deal with Keratosis Pilaris this winter

Keratosis pilaris

Deal with Keratosis Pilaris this winter

 

Keratosis Pilari is a common, harmless skin condition that causes dry, rough patches and tiny bumps, usually on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks. The bumps generally don’t hurt or itch.

Symptoms

Keratosis pilaris can occur at any age, but it’s more common in young children. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Painless tiny bumps, typically on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks
  • Dry, rough skin in the areas with bumps
  • Worsening when seasonal changes cause low humidity and skin tends to be drier
  • Sandpaper-like bumps resembling goose flesh

 

I have been suffering from Kp for the past 7 years . For many KP rises due to a reaction to a product, for me it arose due to waxing . YES! WAXING. It was like I woke up a sleeping tiger.

Ever since then I have struggled with it. I stopped wearing sleeveless.

I have found a few products that have worked for me . Lets be honest, my KP hasn’t magically disappeared or anything , its still there. But its a lottt better. With proper CONSISTENT care, I have found a mix of products that have worked for me.

 

Hot baths are a BIG NO NO. Hot water and most bubble baths strip your skin leaving it tight and dry.  The key is to find a bath product that actually moisturises your skin while you soak, we developed the Softening milk  bath oil with this in mind.

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Right after the bath, I like to use a toner. I love using PIXI glow tonic. I Know I know, it wasnt designed for this purpose, but since it contains Glycolic acid it works great for unclogging the pores which in turn  helps with KP

Kp

Here are some products that have worked for me. Honestly I keep switching them. They all have proved themselves to me ..

 

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Tackle chicken skin with  KP Duty body scrub, which has both AHAs and a buffing component to rid your limbs of dry and bumpy patches. 

 

Kp skin care
AmLactin Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion 12% is a great antidote, boasting a formulation packed with AHA’s to exfoliate and promote cell turnover without causing irritation. 
Keratosis pilaris
Exfoliate and moisturize your skin with this moisturizer which is packed with not only lactic acid, salicylic acid, and hyaluronic acid, but also with three ceramides  that help the skin maintain a hydrated and healthy protective barrier.

 

 

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