“Chicken Skin” Bumps: Keratosis Pilaris

Those little bumps are called  keratosis pilaris, a common skin condition that usually affects the arms and thighs (although it sometimes appears on the buttocks and face, too). It’s caused by a buildup of the protein keratin, which can plug a hair follicle, resulting in a bump. It isn’t serious, but it feels rough, looks unsightly, and can be hard to get rid of.

Because keratosis pilaris affects 50% of the entire world’s population, this reaction isn’t surprising. KP is somewhat more common in children and adolescents; 50 to 80% of children have KP. Adults needn’t feel neglected. Keratosis pilaris affects 4 out of every 10 adults, too. Women are slightly more prone to developing keratosis pilaris. Most people with KP are unaware that not only is there a designated medical term for the condition, but that treatment exists.

Try our 10% GLYCOLIC PADS

Simply cleanse the affected area then wipe a pad on it  every night

Glycolic acid helps exfoliate dead skin cells for smoother, softer skin

 

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