What is Keratosis Pilaris and Products That Can Help

By Rebecca Grambone 


Ever been embarrassed to wear the backless dress that’s been hanging in your closet because it reveals too much of your rough skin? Or found yourself only wearing short sleeve tops underneath a cardigan because those little red bumps on your arms won’t seem to go away?

Chances are, you have Keratosis Pilaris, otherwise known as that skin condition that makes you look like you always have goosebumps. Now there are definitely different degrees as to how serious this can get, but for most people who deal with Keratosis Pilaris, the skin condition can easily be treated at home.

Here are some top-notch products that can help soothe your skin and will make you feel confident in any skin-revealing clothes:

REN Clean Skincare AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum ($42)

unnamed-1I first came across this product on Marianna Hewitt’s Instagram Stories. The blogger confessed that she too deals with tiny red bumps up and down her arms, and highly recommended this body serum made by British skincare company REN Clean Skincare. The body serum feels like a moisturizing lotion and exfoliates the skin, leaving it feeling smoother and softer, decreasing any skin pigmentations. With natural ingredients that are rich in probiotics mixed with lactic acid, your skin will feel rejuvenated and hydrated for days. Definitely adding this one to my skincare routine!


Mario Badescu Skincare Keratoplast Cream Soap ($12)

As a big fan of Mario Badescu products, I feel as if you can’t go wrong with this brand because there is a product for every skin type! The Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cream Soap is perfect for treating any type of skin irritation, from eczema to ache, and of course Keratosis Pilaris. This light exfoliant is made with a beta hydroxy acid that will leave your skin feeling refreshed, ridding it of any unwanted buildup under the skin’s surface. Anyone with combination skin should consider adding this product to their shelf pronto!

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps ($30)

unnamed-3Last winter, my sister kept raving about this product during a visit to Blue Mercury. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps is a rich moisturizer that will give any dry skin new life without the greasy residue. The popular product has ingredients such as Cocoa Butter and Beta-Carotene, which will give your skin an instant natural glow, while also softening any roughness. So if an exfoliator is not your cup of tea, be sure to give this product a try! 


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