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Keratosis Pilaris - What it is and how to prevent it


What is keratosis pilaris?

You know those red bumps on your upper, outer arms (or legs) that aren’t quite pimples and aren’t quite a rash? That’s Keratosis Pilaris, and it’s caused by a buildup of keratin or dead skin. The excess keratin blocks the opening of your hair follicle, forming a plug which is what causes that bumpiness and little inflammations.

Aside from occasional itchiness, the bumps don't come with too many symptoms. But their appearance is something a lot of you want dealt with ASAP.

What causes keratosis pilaris?

  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • Gluten intolerances or Coeliac disease
  • Heredity 

How do I get rid of keratosis pilaris?

  • Regular exfoliation
  • Reducing gluten intake

An effective way to get rid of the bumps is with regular exfoliation. Physical exfoliation (rubbing) isn’t always ideal though, as it can irritate the already-inflamed skin.

 A more gentle approach is to use something with AHA’s (acids) or fruit enzymes to dissolve the dead skin (known as 'chemical exfoliators). That’s where Tribe comes in! The 'Fruit Tingle! Body Moisturiser' contains natural fruit enzymes from papaya and pineapple to gently dissolve the dead skin build up.

Apply this luxe moisturiser to your body once a day and in just one week, you can have a more even skintone and silky, smooth skin. 

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