Then you may have Keratosis Pilaris sometimes known as KP for short.

You’re not alone, up to 40% of the population may have Keratosis Pilaris

KP or keratosis pilaris presents as either white or reddish bumps and is more common than you think. It is thought that up to 40% of the population may have this condition. The rough bumpy skin is caused by a build-up of keratin within the hair follicles causing the skin to appear almost like permanent goose bumps. The skin will usually feel dry and a bit like sand paper.

Keratosis pilaris usually gets worse in the winter months. It is often associated with dry skin conditions such as eczema and does run in families.

A smooth process

If you’re looking for a solution for your rough and bumpy skin, a combination treatment of microdermabrasion with a retinol cream will help. We also recommend gentler exfoliation by glycolic based body scrubs and glycolic based body creams to gently exfoliate the areas concerned. The glycolic body scrub and cream will control the condition however chemical peels can also be a useful when treating KP.

Exfoliation will increase penetration of active ingredients of your cosmeceutical product.

For more information on treatments and products or to book an initial consultation at Harley Street Skin Clinic Reigate call 01737 247246 or email me and I will facilitate your appointment for you.

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