What is keratosis pilaris?
You know those red bumps on your upper, outer arms (or legs) that aren’t quite pimples or a rash? That’s Keratosis Pilaris, and it’s caused by a build-up of keratin (dead skin). The excess keratin blocks the opening of your hair follicle, forming a 'plug' which is what causes the bumpiness and inflammation.
Aside from occasional itchiness, the bumps don't come with too many symptoms. The appearance is the main reason people want to treat it.
What can cause keratosis pilaris?
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
- Gluten intolerances or Coeliac disease
How do I get rid of keratosis pilaris?
- Regular exfoliation
- Reducing gluten intake
- Tribe's 'Smoothing Body Moisturiser'
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'). Tribe's 'Smoothing Shower Gel' and 'Smoothing Body Moisturiser' contain natural fruit enzymes to gently dissolve the dead skin build up and 'unplug' the hair follicles.
Apply to your body once a day and in just one week, you can have a more even skintone and silky, smooth skin.