5 Rules For Ban­ish­ing KERATOSIS PILARIS

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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.

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