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Skin Care That's Suitable for Skin Prone to Keratosis

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If you are wondering whether you should be using skincare products that are suitable for skin prone to keratosis pilaris, it’s important to first understand the signs and symptoms. This medical condition typically results in a rough, bumpy skin texture and is most often found on the back of the arms and legs. Also referred to as “chicken skin” due to its similar appearance, it is extremely common and can be managed through a personalised skin care plan.

Overview

Presenting itself on different parts of the body, including on the face, arms, legs and back, this dry, bumpy skin condition does not pose a serious health concern. To help improve its appearance, it is important to select skincare products suitable for skin prone to keratosis pilaris as this skin condition can be a cosmetic issue for some.

Signs and Symptoms

● Typically found on the back of arms, legs, and buttocks with a texture feeling coarse and bumpy in patches
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It appears as white bumps on the skin and can be surrounded by dry, red skin
● Those with a dry skin type may experience more noticeable bumps1
● Topical products such as cleansers and moisturisers may help improve skin’s appearance

Causes of Dry, Bumpy Skin

Dry, rough, bumpy skin can sometimes be caused by an accumulation of keratin, a skin protein that can block the opening of the hair follicle. Skincare products suitable for skin prone to keratosis pilaris help to exfoliate the skin and unblock the keratin build-up, resulting in smooth, moisturised skin.

The main sign that you should be using skincare products suitable for skin prone to keratosis pilaris is if you notice the appearance of small, firm bumps in patches on your body. These painless bumps usually appear around the back of the legs, arms, and buttocks, and can be surrounded by red sensitive skin. Selecting skincare products suitable for skin prone to keratosis pilaris is even more important in the winter months, and for those with a dry skin type, as dry skin can worsen the skin’s appearance. 1

Facial Care Suitable for Skin Prone to Keratosis Pilaris

Whilst these patches of dry, rough, bumpy skin often present on the body, it can also affect facial skin. Try not to scratch the bumps as to avoid inflammation and scarring, and use gentle facial products without harsh chemicals.2 The CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser is a gentle exfoliating cleanser that is suitable for skin prone to keratosis pilaris on the face and body. Containing salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, and 3 essential ceramides, the CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser helps to maintain moisture and strengthen the skin’s barrier.

If you are unsure whether you need to use products suitable for skin prone to keratosis pilaris, consult a dermatologist who can perform an examination and confirm the cause of your skin condition, providing tailored recommendations.

Recommended Products

CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser 

The CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser is a gentle exfoliating cleanser that is suitable for skin prone to keratosis pilaris.



CeraVe SA Smoothing Cream

The CeraVe SA Smoothing Cream contains both salicylic acid (a Beta Hydroxy Acid) and Lactic acid (an Alpha Hydroxy Acid) to exfoliate dry, rough skin.

References:

  1. https://mdedge-files-live.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/files/s3fs-public/Document/September-2017/082030177.pdf
  2. https://www.dermcoll.edu.au/atoz/keratosis-pilaris/