Keratosis Pilaris

Fab or flub?: Nivea's new lotion leaves skin thirsting for moisture – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fab or flub?: Nivea's new lotion leaves skin thirsting for moistureFort Worth Star TelegramThose who have read this column before may recall that I suffer from keratosis pilaris on my arms. This condition often worsens during the winter months due to the season's cold, dry air, all of which requires extra moisturizing efforts. Luckily, Nivea …

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, …

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