How Snail Serum Can Eliminate Keratosis Pilaris!

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Keratosis pilaris, or otherwise known as KP, is a very common genetic follicular disease that has symptoms of rough bumps on the skin and therefore known as "chicken skin." Generally it will appear on the outer sides of the body in addition to the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except the palms or the soles of feet.

Studies have shown that KP affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and around 50 to 80% of all teenagers. Women suffer a higher rate of KP contraction than men do. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from moderate to severe. Moderate KP bumps are scattered and with no or very little irritation. Severe KP will include large areas with almost no smooth skin at all. The majority of the severe cases include bumps that are very irritating and sensitive.

Keratosis pilaris is particularly common in teenagers on the upper arms. It may occur in babies where it tends to be most obvious on the cheeks. Keratosis pilaris is unsightly but completely harmless. It is usually worse during the winter months or other times of low humidity when skin dries out, and may worsen during pregnancy or after childbirth. Here is when the problem can become exacerbated with a higher pronunciation in texture and color.

Keratosis pilaris tends to occur as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates around hair follicles (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy.

Keratosis Pilaris Treatment

As the hair follicles become plugged with hair and with dead cells from the outermost layer of skin, the skin loses its ability to renew itself. The excessive adherence of this material leads to the formation of these scaly plugs. Treatment requires that the dead cells shed off to open room for fresh and healthy cells to take their place. What is necessary is a skin care treatment that will unplog the blocked follicles in order for the skin to resume its natural regeneration process.

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