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Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris Treatment

What is Keratosis Pilaris? 

Keratosis Pilaris, also known as KP or "chicken skin", is a very common skin condition that creates small, hard bumps on the surface of the skin. These bumps form as a result of an excess buildup of keratin; keratin is a protein that is part of the skin and hair. Currently, it is unknown what causes this buildup in the first place. Nonetheless, the extra keratin clogs the pores and causes a bumpy rash to appear. KP is commonly found on the upper arms, thighs, chest, elbows, and the tush. 

How to treat KP? 

The best way to (naturally) treat KP involves: 1) removing the excess buildup of keratin; and 2) restoring the skin's natural moisture. We've put together a step-by-step routine that will fulfill these conditions and leave your skin KP-free:

Step #1: Unclog pores
Before showering, gently buff your skin with our Nordic Dry Brush. Made with densely packed all natural bristles, this brush will unclog your pores by gently breaking down the keratin deposits that cause KP. We recommend using this product 1-3 times a week (pre-shower) - depending on how sensitive your skin is. Lightly stroke the brush in an upward motion towards your heart.

Step #2: Exfoliate
Our ultra-thin sugar based scrubs are gentle yet effective. This product will exfoliate away dead skin cells and small bumps, without drying out your skin. Each scrub is infused with nourishing oils to help rejuvenate and reveal healthier-looking skin. We recommend using the scrub 2-3 times a week in the shower - depending on how sensitive your skin is. 

Step #3: Treat
Our treatment oils are formulated to moisturize and soften the skin in order to help prevent clogged pores/excess keratin buildup. We recommend using a treatment oil on a daily basis. For the best results, apply the product within two minutes of stepping out of the shower since the skin is most absorbent during this time. 
Step #4: Repeat 
Being consistent with your routine is key to treating Keratosis Pilaris. It will take time, but your skin will thank you!