Ameliorate Skin Smoothing Body Polish

Marie Claire


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    The Bump-buster

    If keratosis pilaris (raised white or red bumps on the upper arms) is causing you to cringe at the thought of going sleeveless, try Ameliorate Skin Smoothing Body Polish, £19.50. This scrub exfoiliates with lactic acid and microdermabrasion granules, stimulating new cell production deep in the skin, while manually buffing away the dead, dry and rough stuff from the surface.

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Treatment of Keratosis Pilaris – Chicken Skin

Keratosis Pilaris - Chicken Skin

It may surprise you to learn that Keratosis Pilaris, often abbreviated ‘KP’, affects nearly 40 percent of the population of the world though in reality this could be even higher. Often called ‘chicken skin’, Keratosis Pilaris is a benign disorder of the skin generally characterised by rough, red bumps around the hair follicles mostly on the arms though it can also affect the thighs, buttocks and rarely the face.

Keratosis Pilaris results from the accumulation of a protein that is present in skin called keratin. Keratin is a protective substance that prevents harmful bacteria from entering skin. In Keratosis Pilaris, keratin and dead skin cells block the opening of the hair follicles, a process referred to as hyperkeratinisation, forming hard plugs which resemble goose bumps.

Keratosis Pilaris can vary in appearance and below are some examples. Read More…