Keratosis pilaris, or KP, is a common skin condition that affects many people. It's characterised by small, red or white bumps that appear on the skin, particularly on the arms. Although KP is not often harmful or painful, some people may choose to reduce its appearance.
If you would like to reduce their appearance, we have compiled a few easy to follow tips that may be helpful:
- Exfoliate regularly: Use a gentle exfoliating scrub or a body brush to help remove dead skin cells & unclog pores. This can help to smooth out the bumps & improve the texture of your skin.
- Moisturise daily: Keeping your skin well-hydrated is key to reducing the appearance of KP. Use a moisturising lotion or cream, or oil with high-quality ingredients and long-lasting hydrating qualities.
- Use a gentle soap: Harsh soaps & cleansers can irritate the skin & make KP worse. Choose a gentle, fragrance-free soap or body wash that won't strip your skin of its natural oils.
- Try a topical treatment: If these first steps do not work for you, there are several over-the-counter creams & lotions that can help to reduce the appearance of KP. Look for products that contain ingredients like salicylic acid, urea, or alpha-hydroxy acids.
- Consider professional treatments: If your KP is particularly severe or painful, you may want to consider seeing a dermatologist for professional treatments.
One possible moisturiser you could try is our award-winning HempLavish Nourishing Body Oil. This luxurious body oil is specially formulated to nourish & hydrate dry, rough skin, while also helping to reduce the appearance of KP. Its key ingredients, including hemp seed oil, sweet almond oil & vitamin E, work together to moisturise & soothe the skin, while also helping to improve its texture & tone.
In addition to its powerful moisturising & smoothing properties, HempLavish Nourishing Body Oil is also free from harsh chemicals & artificial fragrances, making it gentle & safe for even the most sensitive skin. With regular use, this body oil can help to transform your skin, leaving it looking & feeling softer, smoother, & more radiant.
For additional healing properties, you can try mixing or layering HempLavish with our award-winning HempHydrate Refreshing Gel Toner. This toning gel is packed full of moisturising & healing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid & aloe vera. This combo is sure to leave your skin glowing!
If you're looking for a natural & effective way to reduce the appearance of KP on your body, try incorporating HempLavish Nourishing Body Oil into your daily skincare routine. Not only will it leave your skin looking & feeling amazing, but it's also a luxurious & indulgent treat for your senses. If you need an extra boost, try this alongside HempHydrate Refreshing Gel Toner and see extra hydration and glow. Give it a try & see the difference for yourself!
If you would like to read more about our products, check out our last blog on why you should try sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase to improve your skin's condition.