Causes For Keratosis Pilaris

Hi, everyone. It’s Tammy from infinity skin and body just coming on here for one of our lockdown lives. So this week’s topic is keratosis pilaris.

So for those of you who did miss taryn’s live yesterday, basically what keratosis pilaris is it’s that rough, kind of like red bumpy skin, that you get commonly on the backs of the arms.

You can also get it on the butt cheeks, the thighs and the back of the legs as well. So what we’re going to be doing this week is just going over your treatments that you can get in clinic once we re open, but also some at home products that you can use to help with that rough texture.

Because it is very annoying. So what i’m going to do today is kind of talk about some of the causes of this, so they’re not too sure what the actual cause is. But they have found, like a correlation with certain types of people with different diseases or conditions and things like that, that do you suffer with the keratosis pilaris so the first one is people who suffer from eczema or dermatitis.

Do more commonly get that dry, bumpy texture on the back of the arms. It is more common in winter as well. So obviously your skin is going to be a bit more dry, dehydrated.

You’re going to get that build up of dead skin, which essentially is what keratosis pilaris is. It’s a build up of keratin, so your dead skin, which then blocks the hair follicles and you get like a buildup like bumpy red patches. Another cause as well is it’s really common in childhoods, so if your kid suffers from it, they will most likely grow out of it.

Not always, but most of the time they do grow out of it. Another thing is, it can also be genetic. So if you do suffer from those chicken skin on the back of your arms, you can thank you moment, dad for that, because it can also be genetic factors as well another cause as well is it’s shown to be seen in people who are a little bit overweight.

So if, for instance, obesity a lot of the time, they will have that keratosis pilaris. Another condition as well is diabetes as well as any anyone who’s a bit malnourished can get this as well.

So i’m just going to briefly skim over the causes because I am going to go into more detail on saturday about some of the lifestyle factors and things that you can do to help with this. So another thing as well is pregnancy, which, unfortunately with pregnancy, you kind of cop everything. So if you are pregnant and you do notice, you’re getting to be like a bit of bumpiness, almost break out like but just uneven kind of texture.

It will most likely go away once you do give birth. So that’s nice to know. Another thing as well is if you suffer from hayfever or if you do have any allergies, you will tend to get those as well, as well as intolerances. Now there’s not too much research done into this, but they have found that people who have dairy intolerances and intolerances to gluten as well can sometimes get those the excess buildup of dead skin.

So they’re just some of the causes, I guess, for keratosis pilaris. But like I said, they’re not too sure what causes their buildup of dead skin, but it is usually just genetics, so that’s always nice, so what we going to do tomorrow, we’re going to go talk about the treatments that you can get in clinic.

It’s pretty much just anything that’s exfoliating and going to get rid of that build up of dead skin, so we’ll go into that tomorrow and then your at home skincare routine as well. So the actual products that you can use on those areas which help a lot with getting rid of the keratosis pilaris.

And then on saturday, we’ll be going over some lifestyle factors that you can introduce to help with keratosis pilaris as well. So that’s it for today’s live guys.

Enjoy the rest of your day and we’ll see you tomorrow.

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