There are no prizes for guessing why you ended up on this website. It’s not easy dealing with Keratosis Pilaris and frankly it is something that causes discomfort, as you become exhausted in managing it. Trying to find cover ups when flare ups return at the worst time, can be worrisome. Who really can you talk to about this? Unless it is someone who has KP, no one would really won’t understand what you are going through. Well, no more embarrassment, you are in a safe zone. Here you can get some answers and resources to aid you. You are not alone! I put this site together to offer you as much information as I could fine on how to cure Keratosis Pilaris. If you find this information useful, as I believe you will, please leave a comment or email me by using info found on the contact page. Thank you for taking the time to read, and I hope you find the answers and cure you are looking for.
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Did you inherit bumpy skin?
Bumpy skin can be caused by a host of reasons. If you are allergic to certain foods or pathogens, a chance of bumpy skin irritation could occur. Perhaps your body chemistry is changing and acne sets in. This can cause bumpy skin. However, these particular bump outbreaks are temporary, and is usually induced by a change in body chemistry or allergic reaction.
However, there are bumps that may be caused by genetics which is the case in Keratosis Pilaris aka chicken skin. So, if you have KP, did you inherit bumpy skin? Unfortunately, the answer may be a resounding yes. I covered this briefly in another post, what causes Keratosis Pilaris, but due to its importance it is necessary to go over again.
As you know, Keratosis Pilaris is a skin condition characterized by a buildup of Keratin in the hair follicles which forms into raised chicken like bumps.
The majority of research points to it being largely hereditary. It is estimated that bumpy skin Keratosis Pilaris affects between 40-50% of the population worldwide. Added to the issue is that you are more likely to be a sufferer of KP, if your mom or dad has had it. The research statistics also confirm that between 30-50% of all patients who have Keratosis Pilaris have a family history of the condition.
Another thing to keep in mind is if you are of Celtic descent you are twice as more likely to contract the bumpy skin of Keratosis Pilaris.
Finally, if you are a female, you are more susceptible to the condition than a male would. But, there is hope with research and proven systems such as “Banish My Bumps.” Bumpy skin caused by KP can be a thing of the pass. The great thing about “Banish My Bumps” is it is guaranteed, making it Risk Free. Try it now, just click the picture.
Argh! Why is my keratosis pilaris so itchy? (4 Steps To Relieve the Itch)
If you have KP chicken skin there is a strong possibility that you may encounter an itch or two on the raised bumps. However, a slight itch is different than having Keratosis Pilaris that is itchy. Keratosis Pilaris itchy is a constant itch every time you have a KP outbreak.
Unfortunately, if you have itchy KP there is no known reason why some people who suffer from the condition are more prone to itchy skin. I am sorry about this. But, I am not going to leave you empty handed. All known research shows that itchy skin is comprised of small amounts of dead skin. When dead skin accumulates, the itchy sensation begins for chicken skin sufferers.
So, what do you do?
- First of all the goal is to keep your skin from drying out.
- Lotions, moisturizers and urea cream should be use continuously to prevent dryness which induces itch.
- Keep your water just warm while in showers or in baths, so as to not dry out the skin. It is also best to hydrate your system.
- At minimum, have 8 glasses of water a day.
The 4 steps outlined will aid in itch prevention and help control the irritation caused by Keratosis Pilaris being itchy. Control and prevention is one thing, but a cure is another. For that reason, I want to point you to a resource that has not only been proven to work but guarantees a cure with no risk. It is “Bumps Be Gone” and you can access it by just clicking the picture to check it out.
Is it possible to have Keratosis Pilaris and Tattoos?
Tattoos are work of art that provide expression to the individual. Many are colorful and provide a talking piece for the casual observer. But what if you have Keratosis Pilaris? Can you participate in this body art expression? I explore those questions in this post.
To begin with you already know that Keratosis Pilaris is a skin condition where excess keratin forms in the hair follicles producing those chicken skin bumps. The question you should ask yourself is, how severe is your KP condition, and will having a tattoo exemplify your condition? You see a Keratosis Pilaris tattoo is not initially a problem.
This does not mean that caution should not be taken. With any skin condition you have to weigh the pros and cons. If you place the tattoo on a place of your body that is not affected than a tattoo probably will not be an issue. However, there is a risk of it provoking an allergic reaction which can intensify your Keratosis Pilaris symptoms.
Let’s be clear here tattoos involve puncturing the skin and injecting it with ink. This process could have adverse effects on the healthiest of skin. So, a decision on obtaining a Keratosis Pilaris tattoo will have to be weighed with much more caution.
Ideally you will start with a small one to see how your skin reacts. Then you gradually increase the size. If you have sensitive skin the risk of getting an infection and having allergic reactions just increased 5 fold. Redness, itching, and soreness will be magnified. Just something to think about!
This poses another question:
CAN A TATTOO COVER UP MY CHICKEN SKIN?
I hesitate when giving an answer to this question for some of the reasons outlined in the previous paragraphs. But the truth is, a tattoo can cover up chicken skin. Now I am not suggesting you get a tattoo on an affected area that is like throwing oil on a fire.
However what if a tattoo was placed on area that typically gets affected, but was in remission? If or when a KP skin breakout occurs, there is a strong possibility it would be less visible.
However, their also could be the opposite reaction in which the KP skin becomes more irritated and makes life unbearable for you. Which in that case you will have to look at getting the tattoo removed.
Unfortunately, the verdict is mixed on a Keratosis Pilaris tattoo. Technically you can have Keratosis Pilaris and a tattoo, but it really depends on how severe your KP skin condition is.
6 Steps on How to Treat Chicken Skin When it’s On Your Bum
Keratosis Pilaris is always an issue. As you already know it is a hereditary condition, where excess skin cells build up around the individual hair follicles. It is bad enough when you have it in the typical formation spots, such as your upper arms or legs.
However, KP becomes another animal if you find Keratosis Pilaris on your buttocks. It could be itchy, a blotchy red rash and bumpy, all at the same time. It could be a nightmare. In this post we tackle this sensitive topic, and offer some solutions; by providing 6 steps on how to treat chicken skin when it is on your bum.
- First things first, is to try to smooth out those raised KP bumps. This could be done with a scrubbing stone. By incorporating a scrub and a series of micro-dermabrasions they will work to treat the chicken skin on your bum, making it a tad smoother.
- Secondly, you want to incorporate Glycolic and lactic acid. The most effective way to accomplish this is by looking into lotions and creams that contain glycolic and Lactic acids. Glycolic and lactic acids work as chemical exfoliating agents.
- Third, you want to look into a urea based product. Urea is that special ingredient that can soften any hard skin patch and works wonders in improving the appearance of Keratosis Pilars on your buttocks.
- Incorporate more vitamin A to help improve and restore a smooth texture.
- Repeat the process with slight variation as skin improves.
- Finally, for best results its best to look into a proven system that has been shown to work. I have one hear that is 60 day risk free guaranteed and designed to work its called Banish My Bumps and it comes highly recommended by many who suffer from Keratosis Pilaris. Check it out by clicking on the picture
The 5 Best Vitamins for Your Skin, When You Have Keratosis Pilaris.
Healthy skin is a desirable trait that everyone strives for. After all, your appearance is important. It determines how you feel about yourself. Chicken skin unfortunately alters your appearance, and makes you uncomfortable. But you already know that, right?
What about solutions? Well, todays post does just that, it is on combating Keratosis Pilaris, and it takes us to the world of vitamins. In fact, in this post we will cover the 5 best vitamins for your skin, when you have Keratosis Pilaris.
It is important to note that most skin problems begin on the inside, making a supplement regimen one of the most important tools in chicken skin treatment. Vitamin A stands on the top of the list for one of the best vitamin choices for Keratosis Pilaris. Why? Because vitamin A influences the physiology of the skin by promoting epidermal differential (fancy term for healthy hair growth on the body). It also promotes cell turnover in the skin and prevents the formation of blackheads.
You see, when your body lacks vitamin A, it causes the skin to become keratinized and scaly and mucus secretion is suppressed. Lack of vitamin A also gives way for the rough raised bumps on the arms found in KP. If you significantly increase your Vitamin A consumption you will see significant improvement to your skin, and less chicken skin outbreaks. Cod liver oil is not the most tasteful, but is an excellent source to obtain Vitamin A. You can also eat liver which also has a high concentration of Vitamin A.
Vitamin D stands as the second best choice for vitamins when you have KP. Vitamin D is one of those rare vitamins that tends to lack in most peoples diet due to our highly technological society. We simply don’t go outside enough. The main vitamin source of vitamin D for the human body is sun exposure.
Your body is able to process it by the Ultraviolet rays and without SPF blockers. This is not suggesting sun bathing, but getting outside more regularly for a walk or run without blockers will aid in combating Keratosis Pilaris. Lack of vitamin D is not only detrimental for your skin, but also lowers your immune systems resistance to ailments and skin conditions.
Vitamin K is third on the list due to its rarity. Vitamin K could be found in Liver and cod oil which are excellent sources for this rare vitamin. It plays a huge role in having healthy skin.
Zinc comes in at number 4 on the list of vitamins for KP. Zinc is an essential mineral in many physiological functions and regulates gene expression. It assists in the proper structure of proteins and cell membranes which improves wound healing.
Think of chicken skin as a wound that needs healing, and Zinc plays a pivotal role in healing. Its role in immune function, DNA synthesis and cell division is unparalleled. Make it part of your dietary supplements and you will have faster healing with scars and scratches as an added bonus.
Vitamin C rounds the list off on the best 5 vitamins for chicken skin. Why it is primarily known for combating colds it is necessary for the extracellular stability of the skin. When you lack vitamin C you will notice you have rough dry skin and corkscrew hair growth. Lack of vitamin C also causes follicles to become damaged and impairs the proper collagen formation which leads to Keratosis Pilaris. Be sure to make sure you have a regular dose of vitamin C in your diet.