5 Rules For Banishing KERATOSIS PILARIS
1. Watch Your Shower Temperature
everyone loves a hot shower, but it can dry out skin and leave it dehydrated. this can then lead to inflammation, so try turning the temperature down from hot to tepid.
2. Don’t Be Tempted To Pick
don’t even think about squeezing those bumps, as picking can lead to unfortunate scarring, which is far harder to remove than KP. so resist that urge immediately.
3. Do Exfoliate Regularly
if you suffer from keratosis pilaris, then a good exfoliator is key. the Derma Doctor KP Duty Dermatologist Formulated Body Scrub, £34.0, is a real hero for blitzing away dead skin cells without causing irritation and also leaves the skin feeling smooth.
4. Do Keep The Skin Hydrated
lack of moisture is one of the biggest triggers when it comes to inflammation caused by KP, so get slathering. we love Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion,£.0. this clever two-in-one treatment moisturises and contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliant to smooth out skin.
5. Don’t Forget SPF
the sun’s rays can aggravate keratosis pilaris and while a sunscreen won’t prevent bumps from forming, it can help to stop them from worsening. wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30 to encourage smoother skin. we’re obsessed with Tropic Skin Shade Mineral Sun Protection,£8, as it’s not packed with chemicals so won’t irritate your bod.