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Keratosis Pilaris is a skin disorder commonly known as \'chicken skin\'. The disease leaves the skin dry and bumpy. Although it is not harmful, it commonly causes feelings of embarrassment and shame, particularly when visible skin areas such as the cheeks, upper arms or legs are affected. In this article we are discussing four of the most successful keratosis pilaris treatment options.

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Top 4 keratosis pilaris treatment options


Keratosis Pilaris is a skin disorder common across the divide among adults and

young people, particularly adolescents. The disorder brings about lots of small, tiny,

crimson or tan colored bumps, rough to the touch. They appear around the cheeks,

thighs, upper arms and buttocks largely on the hair follicles. The skin disorder leaves

sandpapery regions on the affected area of the skin.

Some cases usually clear and end without any treatment, but this is not usually the

norm in every case. A single keratosis pilaris treatment does not exist and diverse

options are available to deal with the disorder. Regular programs of skincare can

deliver great temporary improvement with the key being continuous treatment. Here

are four options for the treatment of keratosis pilaris.


One of the most regular and effective ways for the treatment of keratosis pilaris

(commonly also known as ‘chicken skin’) is moisturizing your skin continuously as if

your skin is a dry type. This includes the use of a good keratosis pilaris cream,

perhaps containing glycerin and lanolin among other ingredients. You can also use

petroleum jelly to calm the skin disorder. Apply the rich skin care cream on the

affected rough spots once you have taken a bath while the skin is not dry. As a result,

the moisture will be sealed to infiltrate deeper for the remedy to last as long as

possible. Remember lubrication is everything in the treatment of keratosis pilaris in

virtually all cases.


A number of treatments for keratosis pilaris have been developed from the trigger or

deficiency causing the skin disorder. As a result, how to get rid of keratosis pilaris

using retinoids has been considered. Retinol is derived from vitamin A and lots of

skin care products released in the market today contain the compound. Lack of

vitamin A in the body has been cited as a keratosis pilaris set off. Retinol also

unclogs pores on the skin stimulating the production of collagen.

Products containing retinol leave the skin smooth after exfoliation, removing

imperfections and skin cells already dead. Use of retinoids or products containing

retinol is effective enough for results to be seen in 90 to 120 days.


There are a number of ways on how to treat keratosis pilaris today. One of the newest

methods is removal of the hair using laser methods, particularly pulsed light laser that

removes the hair right from the follicle level. In turn, keratosis pilaris is reduced as

each hair strand is eviscerated; the keratin blocking the pore is also removed by the

laser. There is a possibility keratin and hair might return but you should be sure of a

soft skin that’s keratin free for months.

Top 4 keratosis pilaris treatment options


A number of acidic ingredients in keratolytic lotions can help deal with keratosis

pilaris. The acid elements work by making the skin epidermis to break down on

the affected area. As the skin loosens up, the disorder is shed out. Acidic agents

popular in keratosis pilaris treatment include Ammonium Hydroxide, lactic acid and

AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid), among others.

Those with sensitive skin and cannot use keratosis pilaris cream with powerful

chemicals should consider other methods such as coconut oil as you can read here: