KP: What is it, and how do you treat it?

Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a skin condition marked by patches of skin that are dry, rough, and appear in pimpled clusters.

Common areas for this condition are the back, thighs, arms, and legs. Given the appearance of KP, its sometimes referred to as “chicken skin”. There is usually no pain or itching associated with KP.


    The cause of KP is the build-up of keratin (skin protein) which clogs hair follicles. It’s also important to note that there is a genetic component involved as well. People who deal with eczema are more prone to develop keratosis pilaris and being deficient in vitamin A is also a contributing factor. The symptoms of KP can worsen during the winter months, as well as other locations with harsh dry climates.

Currently there is no cure for keratosis pilaris, however there are quite a few ways to treat the symptoms. Some of the more common treatments include:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Topical creams (aimed at removing dead skin cells like our Skinfood products)

Another approach to treating keratosis pilaris is to exfoliate the skin and to make sure that it stays moisturized as well. Donata Skinfood offers a range of products that can aid in the treatment of keratosis pilaris symptoms. This natural approach is an alternative to avoid some of the harsher treatments that can sometimes worsen the condition. Being gentle in treating KP is paramount. When showering, make sure the water isn’t too hot and avoid being too abrasive when cleansing the skin.


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Donata’s content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any question you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on Donata’s website.

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