Keratosis Pilaris is a genetic skin condition that affects 40-50% of the world’s population. Commonly called ‘Chicken Skin Bumps’ the symptoms keratosis pilaris are clusters of small red bumps commonly found on the upper section of the arms, thighs and buttocks. While there is no known cure for keratosis pilaris there are some effective ways to treat it. Check out these top 5 tips to treat keratosis pilaris.
The main goal of treating keratosis pilaris is to soften the bumps on your skin. The best way to do this is to moisturize at least twice a day with a really good moisturizer containing glycerin and natural ingredients. Seacret’s Dead Sea Body Butter is the perfect moisturizer to treat keratosis pilaris as it not only contains dead sea minerals commonly known to treat dry skin, but it also contains glycerin, shea butter, jojoba oil and other ingredients that naturally soften the skin.
#2 Take a Lukewarm Bath
Taking hot baths or showers can scald the skin and dry it out. Turn down the hot water tap and opt for a lukewarm bath or shower. Your skin will thank you.
#3 Scrub Away
Incorporating a scrub or exfoliation into your skin care regime will effectively treat keratosis pilaris. Rubbing off excess dead skin buildup will help to improve the condition in the long run. Seacret’s Salt & Oil Scrub is a great exfoliator. Enriched with Dead Sea minerals this scrub gently exfoliates dry skin stimulating cell renewal. It also has a blend of refreshing natural oils that moisturize your skin for a healthy, rejuvenated glow.
#4 Catch Some Rays
Keratosis pilaris is usually less noticeable in the summer, which may have ties to being in the sun. Spend a little time outside to receive the hormonal boost the sun provides while helping your skin clear out dead cells.
#5 Oil Up
Using products that contain coconut oil and vitamin E will work to soften your skin and effectively treat keratosis pilaris. Another great ingredient to look for in your skin care products is Sea Buckthorn. This plant is made into an oil and is super effective for treating many skin conditions, including keratosis pilaris.