According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), keratosis pilaris appears as tiny bumps on the skin. These painless bumps occur when the skin around the hair follicles builds up with keratin, causing the skin to look scaly, bumpy and red. Keratosis pilaris typically affects the skin back of the arm, upper thigh and face.
A common skin condition, keratosis pilaris can flare up during winter months when the cold weather dries out skin. There is no cure for keratosis pilaris, but a regular skin care routine that involves moisturizing the area can really help reduce the flare of it. Our office carries Glycolix™ Glyco-Urea 15-15 Cream. This product uses glycolic acid and urea to moisturize skin and promote cell turnover for softer, smoother skin.
If you need help creating a skin care routine that works best for you and your lifestyle, schedule a consultation with me by calling 814.231.7878.