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Do you suffer from little white/red bumps on your upper arms or other areas?
Does it feel like sandpaper when you rub your hands over it?
Does it make you self-conscious to wear sleeveless shirts?
You may be suffering from Keratosis Pilaris. I do.
WebMD gives the definition of Keratosis Pilaris as “a common, harmless skin condition. It causes small, hard bumps that may make your skin feel like sandpaper. The bumps are often light-colored. They usually appear on your upper arms, thighs, and buttocks, sometimes with redness or swelling.”
What causes Keratosis Pilaris?
WebMD states “Keratosis pilaris is caused by a buildup of keratin, the protein that protects skin from infections and other harmful things. The buildup forms a plug that blocks the opening of a hair follicle, but doctors don’t know what triggers the buildup.”
I have been dealing with this for a few years now. The only thing that seemed to make it better was tanning, rather it be in the tanning bed or in the natural sunlight. I wanted a better way and so far, it is helping tremendously!
Enter: Selsun Blue
3 steps to help your Keratosis Pilaris.
- Lather the dry area that Keratosis Pilaris is in with Selsun Blue and let it dry. I let it set for about 5 minutes.
- While in the shower, I wash all areas and try not to let the water and soap hit the Selsun Blue area. I basically use it as a soap on this area. Before you exit the shower, rinse the Selsun Blue off as you rinse the rest of your body.
- After you are dried off, apply a moisturizing lotion to the area. You can find my favorite moisturizing lotion here.
Please remember: I am not a doctor. This is simply a routine that was mentioned to me that I tested out and it has really helped. Not cured it completely, but it has made me feel much more comfortable with my skin. It may not work for you, but it wouldn’t hurt to try.