Keratosis Pilaris is a very common skin condition that many experience on their legs, arms, elbows, and even face. Research shows that 40 percent of adults have keratosis pilaris to some degree at some point in their life, which is all the more reason to ensure your skincare routine does not just include your face. While these little red bumps are not harmful, they can be very annoying. The bad news is keratosis pilaris can happen essentially anywhere you have hair follicles. The good news is with the right products you can treat KP, and when you follow a routine you can even prevent those little bumps from happening in the first place.
How to treat and prevent keratosis pilaris, KP, or chicken skin
As much as we wish there was an overnight cure - there isn't. The best way to prevent KP is to follow a skincare routine that includes exfoliating and hydrating the skin. Lucky for you, our 100% natural sugar body scrubs do both! Keep reading for more information on our recommended routine for preventing KP and chicken skin.
Exfoliate your skin to treat KP, red bumps, and chicken skin
You should be exfoliating 2-3 times a week in the shower with one of the following scrubs: Nude, Bermuda, or Sweet Escape. All of the Bushbalm scrubs will help soften skin and body hair, prevent ingrown hairs, soothe redness and bumps, and individually they each have their own added benefits. To find out which scrub is right for you, check them out here. It's important to not over-exfoliate, especially if you have KP as this can irritate your skin even more. It's also important to ensure you are using a gentle, lightweight scrub like our 100% natural products when exfoliating.
Keep your skin hydrated
It's extremely important to keep skin hydrated, but not with anything thick or with products that could clog your pores. Use a natural light weight formula like Nude Oil, or Sweet Escape Oil. Calming ingredients like jojoba oil and copaiba oil will help thirsty skin, soothe redness, and keep skin soft. For best results, you should apply one of these oils within the first two minutes of getting out of the shower while the skin is most absorbent.
How Bushbalm Skincare Has Helped People With Keratosis Pilaris
So many Bushbalm customers write us daily to leave reviews, and share routines that have worked with them to soothe and soften their KP. Here is an example of what worked for Alyssia.
Alyssia's Experience With KP and Bushbalm Skincare Products
"I suffer from Keratosis Pilaris and I have super dry sensitive skin especially on my body. I always had tiny bumps on my upper arms that were just very annoying and my doctor told me to use and good gentle exfoliant for the body and a good moisturizer. I decided to try the Nude exfoliating scrub. It changed my shaving process forever. My Keratosis Pilaris is actually so much better ever since I introduced this in my routine. The scrub is the best to prevent ingrown hair and it suits my sensitive skin very well. It leaves your skin so soft it’s like brand new skin. I would recommend it and it lasts a very long time because the smallest amount can go a long way! If you have these annoying tiny bumps anywhere on your body you should for sure try it!!🤩"
Ready to say goodbye to KP, little red bumps, and chicken skin? Reach out to email@example.com if you need help establishing a skincare, everywhere routine.