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What Causes Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris is a relatively common skin condition characterised by reddish rough bumps typically found on the outer arms, thighs, hands and buttocks. Often referred to as chicken skin there is said to be no known cure for this condition, although treatments such as ointments and moisturisers can improve the appearance of the skin. It is estimated that an average of forty percent of the world’s population will be affected by keratosis pilaris and that the condition is more common in women than men. The various forms […]

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Treating Keratosis Pilaris on the Face

Facial presence of keratosis pilaris is medically known as keratosis pilaris rubra faceii. It is thought to be inherited yet its cause is still not entirely known. The condition can often be mistaken for other skin conditions such as acne as the typical symptoms and appearance are those of small red bumpy patches mainly on the cheeks. The bumpy appearance is caused by an overload of keratin in the hair follicle which prevents the hair from erupting due to becoming plugged. Sadly there is no known cure […]

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Skin HydrationTreatment for Keratosis Pilaris

Lack of moisture can result in the skin’s condition becoming worse, particularly for those who suffer from keratosis pilaris. The cold winter months are those in which anyone with this skin condition will want to keep their skin as hydrated as possible or be faced with inflammation of the skin that they will be desperate to cover up. Since the winter weather is drier, those parts of the body exposed to the elements such as the hands and face are prone to exaggerated symptoms of keratosis pilaris. […]

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