What is Keratosis Pilaris and How Do You Get Rid Of It?
Keratosis Pilaris is a skin condition that looks like tiny white or red bumps, similar to chicken skin, usually found on the arms, legs, back, and buttocks. They are dry and may feel like sandpaper. Although the appearance is bothersome, it does not pose any health risks and it is not contagious.
Keratosis Pilaris is caused by the build up of keratin (this is the hard protein that protects the skin from harmful substances and infection). The keratin blocks the opening of hair follicles, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin. It may be associated with some genetic disease or skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis. Dry skin makes keratosis pilaris worse.
To get rid of the Keratosis Pilaris bumps, do the following: