Salicylic Acid: A promising skin agent – Sun.Star
Salicylic Acid: A promising skin agentSun.StarSalicylic acid, which is otherwise known as “beta hydroxy acid” is a key ingredient used to treat a wide variety of dermatologic problems such as but not limited to: dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, acanthosis nigricans …
Products to Smooth Out Your Keratosis Pilaris Once and For All (bellasugar)
"You have such perfect skin – you look like a porcelain doll!" This is a compliment that I'm used to brushing off. (I do have pretty good skin, but I swear it's all about the foundation brush!) Don't hate me just yet, though: only the skin on my face looks flawless. My upper arms, thighs, and butt are covered in tiny little red bumps that I thought were breakouts for years. Turns out, they're actually caused by a common skin condition called keratosis pilaris (KP).
According to Dr. Jennifer Linder, dermatologist and PCA Skin chief scientific officer, this is a common misconception, and a damaging one at that. "Avoid picking at keratosis pilaris – it causes inflammation and irritation." Instead of sebum buildup like a blemish, KP is caused when the "keratin in the skin forms hard plugs inside of hair follicles," Dr. Linder explained. If you have it, you know how annoying that plucked-chicken texture is. It mars the look of a sleeveless top, ruins hot-dog-leg poolside selfies, and must feel awkward and rough to a new snuggle buddy. And, worst of all, it flares up in the cooler months because of low humidity, …