There are many people out there struggling with Keratosis Pilaris a.k.a “Chicken Skin” – I’m one of them. The skin disorder has always made me feel uncomfortable because of all of the bumps on my skin. Through out the years I’ve tried finding different treatments to get rid of it. There are many treatable options but not all of them works for everyone. That’s one of the things I had to learn down the road before I discovered the treatments that worked for me. It is important to know that some people might have mild to severe Keratosis Pilaris (KP). That’s why it is important to understand that not all treatments will work for everyone. However, that does not mean you should give up! Eventually, you will find treatments that will work for you – Just like I did!
How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris?
I made a video a while back talking about this topic. If you’d rather see my video – Watch the video below. If not, continue reading!
First of all, I’m not an expert of any kind nor do I claim that this will work for everyone. However, this is an effective method for everyone who wants to start treating their KP. Let’s get started!
What do you need?
I’ve listed the main products I’m currently using to treat my KP:
- Bath gloves
- Shea sugar scrub: tropical mango by Tree Hut
- Coconut oil: 100% organic extra virgin (Unrefined and cold pressed)
- Intensive Nourishment Body Lotion for Extra Dry Skin by Dove (Best product ever!)
The most important thing when you start treating KP is to scrub your body often. Why? Your body is producing to much of the protein Keratin which blocks hair follicles and causes bumps to develop. That’s why scrubbing your body will help you making your skin smoother. Another important thing is to moisturize your skin daily. The reason why is because if you have KP, then you are most likely to have rough dry skin. Scrubbing and moisturizing are the two key methods to treating your KP.
It is important to do this as often as you can every week. If you stop, then your KP will return and you have to start over again. Remember, more then 50% of the population has KP so you are not alone! Another thing to remember is that KP will improve with age. My KP used to be bad during my teenage years and has gradually improved throughout the years.
I’m currently doing more and more research on KP. If you are interested on seeing Part II with more tips on how to treat KP – leave a comment below! If you have tried out these methods then share your experience with me and others!