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Let’s Talk: Keratosis Pilaris

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chicken skinDid you know that up to 50% of the population experiences ‘chicken skin’ at some point? More commonly known as Keratosis Pilaris, this is a treatable and (very) common skin condition.

What is Keratosis Pilaris?
Do you or have you ever had dry, rough patches of tiny red or white bumps on your arms, thighs, cheeks, or other parts of your body that would not go away?

There’s a chance you may have (or might have had) Keratosis Pilaris (K.P.). This skin condition is not serious or harmful, but can be a nuisance. Generally it does not hurt (nor is it itchy) and oftentimes it subsides by the age of 30.

Who Does K.P. affect?
Keratosis Pilaris does not discriminate based on age, gender, or ethnicity and therefore can affect anyone.I

Think I Have Keratosis Pilaris. What Now?
Although there is no cure for K.P., it can be managed by using gentle, skin-softening skin care products in combination with exfoliating products, particularly both mechanical (i.e., face scrubs) and chemical exfoliants (i.e. alpha hydroxy acids and salicylic acid).

It is always best to consult with a dermatologist to advise you on the best option for your case of K.P.

Think you might have Keratosis Pilaris?
Check with your dermatologist and if approved by him/her, check out our products that cater to Dry/Sensitive skin as well as our Face Scrubs, Glycolic products and Salicylic-Acid based products.

 

Author: Lee Ann

I am a Licensed Esthetician and Freelance Professional Makeup Artist based in the Princeton, New Jersey area. My passions are all things beauty and I have an unhealthy obsession for anti-aging. When I'm not writing a plethora of articles, I enjoy indulging in shopping, music, fine dining and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip from the E channel to People Magazine. Email me if you have questions leeann@mariobadescu.com Feel free to visit my Google+ page.

2 Comments

  1. Keratosis Pilaris is commonly called chicken skin by many.

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