Keratosis Pilaris

Tackle rough, bumpy skin

One of the most common skin concerns affecting 1 in 3 people in the UK, Keratosis Pilaris, also known as chicken skin, is not harmful in any way but can become frustrating when all you really want is soft, smooth skin.

Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a build up of keratin in the hair follicles of the skin. This build up blocks the follicles and creates hard, rough skin which can be seen as little rough bumps that are often found on the backs of arms, on the thighs and in some cases can be found on the front of the arms and the upper back.

The bumps can appear as tiny white bumps, tiny red bumps or tiny bumps the same colour as your skin, and often look like a rash. They can sometimes itch and become irritated or they may not cause any irritation whatsoever.

This skin condition is more common amongst children, females and anyone suffering with Eczema, and commonly starts during childhood. It tends to be hereditary so if one or both of your parents had it, it is likely you will also develop it.

Keratosis Pilaris or 'Chicken Skin' can naturally disappear with age but if you’d prefer not to put up with it, there are skincare products you can use to help manage its appearance and treat it. These products exfoliate the skin, removing the dead skin cells and the build up of keratin on the skin. They help smooth the skin, leaving it soft and even in tone and texture.

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