Are you conscious about showing off your skin during the heatwave? Only if you suffer from Keratosis Pilaris you would know how frustrating those small, red bumps are. And although they small and harmless the damage they do to the your self confidence is enough to make you diss the sleeveless shirts. And it’s almost impossible to enjoying the summer breeze without thinking of your condition. No wonder if you are researching solutions on KP. So how can keratosis pilaris be cured? What can you do at home? And what is the best way to keep your skin keratosis pilaris free?
What is Keratosis Pilaris?
Keratosis Pilaris is a very common but harmless skin condition. One which typically presents itself as small pimples on your skin that looks like permanent goose bumps. They can appear anywhere on the body such as the back of your arms, legs, bottom and even the back, face, eyebrows and scalp. Their most annoying characteristic however is that they can get itchy or red.
The condition occurs when there is a build-up of a substance called Keratin, a natural protein, which in fact is the main component of the hair as well as healthy skin. This, excess Keratin blocks the openings of your hair follicles, which can cause the small red or white bumps to appear.
Keratosis Pilaris also takes the name of “chicken skin” as the skin takes on this appearance.
So, how can Keratosis Pilaris be cured?
Unfortunately there is no specific cure for Keratosis Pilaris that will eradicate the conditions completely. However on the positive side, there are some clinical treatments such as laser hair removal or medical microdermabrasion that will significantly reduce the sympthoms and appearance of Keratosis Pilaris. And of course there are a number of things you can try at home also to maintain the condition and lessen the negative side effects.
Some of these are the following;
Tip 1 – Soothe your skin with moisturising lotion after every shower or bath. Also make sure you apply to the skin while it’s still dump.
Tip 2 – Gently exfoliate and gently wash your skin to remove dead skin cells.
Tip 3 – Use skincare that contain ingredients which will soothe your skin, make it softer and loosen the dead skin cells. These could be glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid or tretinoins.
Tip 4 – Never rub your skin, but pat dry after shower or batch.
Tip 5 – If you suffer from a severe case of KP that causes you a lot of redness and itching you may be prescribed steroid creams by your GP. Although only resort to this as the last option. As steroids can make your skin thin and sensitive.
Disclaimer! For the most suitable skincare always consult your trusted skin practitioner or GP.
To learn more about the Clinical treatment options that are most suitable for you specific skin type, please contact our friendly team who will be able to assess and advise further.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no-obligation consultation and patch test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does the treatment work? Why is it effective? How many treatments you need? What’s the best treatment for your skin? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.
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