Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris is small rough bumps that usually appear on the upper outer arms, thighs, or buttocks, commonly referred to as chicken skin. This is caused by the build-up of keratin in the hair follicles. It is common in people with a background of atopy (eczema, asthma, sinusitis). As tempting as it can be we advise against trying to scrub this away with physical exfoliators as this can make the problem worse. We recommend the use of gentle, fragrance-free cleansers. Urea based moisturizers with other ingredients such as Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Glycolic Acid help to break down excess keratin and decrease the appearance of this condition.

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