The ABCs of Keratosis Pilaris!

The ABCs of Keratosis Pilaris!

We have heard words like strawberry skin and Keratosis Pilaris many times, haven't we? So much that we think both are the same thing. Well it is not the same. 

Keratosis Pilaris is also called “chicken skin”. It is a condition where rough patches and small acne-like bumps appear on the skin. The appearance of keratosis pilaris bumps might vary; they can be red, brown, white, or the same color as your skin. It is more common among kids and teens and fades out or completely disappears gradually as one age. Also, this condition is absolutely not contiguous. 

It is caused by excess keratin, a protein that helps build your hair, nails, and the epidermis of your skin. In simpler words this main villain in our story called keratin gets built up around the hair follicles and blocks it causing keratosis pilaris. 

Now there are many ways that one can attempt to treat keratosis pilaris. Here are some cost effective and easy ones for you: 

  • Bye, Bye Long and Hot Showers: Try to keep showers short and avoid bathing with extremely hot water. Long showers and hot water can make the skin dry, worsening the condition. If you must take a long shower, you need to quickly seal in hydration with the best moisturizer for dry sensitive skin i.e. the Velvet Spray, in shower body moisturizer.
  • Say hi to Exfoliation: Along with using a moisturizer for keratosis pilaris, once a week a good exfoliation session is what can do wonders. The exfoliator will help unclog the buildup and smoothen the bumpy texture overtime. Remember not to be too harsh and follow the exact instructions given on the exfoliator that you are using. 
  • Finding yourself a BFF aka Moisturizer: Choosing the right moisturizer for keratosis pilaris is the most important step. Key to keratosis pilaris is to keep your skin hydrated and nourished all the time. There are many options available in the market but rarely any product has it all. Try Velvet Spray our in shower body moisturizer for dry sensitive skin. 
  • Keep an eye out for the ingredients: Now you have to keep checking the ingredients that you choose to put on your skin. Make sure the moisturizer for keratosis pilaris and exfoliator you are using uses natural ingredients and is sensitive skin friendly. Use synthetic fragrance free products, as they tend to dry the skin and 

Now, Hibiscus Monkey’s Velvet Spray is the best moisturizer for dry sensitive skin because it is 100% natural and free from any fragrances that can irritate your skin. This moisturizer for keratosis pilaris has no harmful chemicals, sulfates, parabens and mineral oils that can worsen the condition. We say it’s the best moisturizer for dry sensitive skin as it’s an in shower moisturizer it locks the moisture in your skin while it is still dry keeping your skin hydrated.

Another reason to call it the best moisturizer for dry sensitive skin is its light and non greasy formula that eliminates dead skin, reduces impurities and damage caused by UV rays,  prevents blemishes and bacterial growth, leaving your skin hydrated, clean and healthy.  The best moisturizer for keratosis pilaris is gentle on  the skin, but provides long lasting hydration. Dry skin exacerbates KP.

Further what makes Velvet Spray the best moisturizer for dry skin sensitive skin is that it is free of synthetic fragrances.  Synthetic fragrances are made up of thousands of chemicals which can cause irritation and allergies. Lastly, Velvet Spray is also the best  moisturizer for dry skin because it is 100% natural and free of synthetic chemicals.

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