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Soothe Keratosis pilaris or "chicken skin" with Rich Body Cream

Keratosis pilaris, often called "chicken skin", is a common skin condition characterized by patches of rough, bumpy skin caused by dead skin cells clogging hair follicles. These small warts usually appear on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks. The condition is not contagious and usually does not cause discomfort or itching. As summer approaches and you prepare to show more skin, many are looking for ways to alleviate this condition for smoother, healthier looking skin.

Symptoms and causes

The most prominent symptom of keratosis pilaris is the appearance of visible small rough bumps that resemble goosebumps or chicken skin. These warts can appear anywhere on the skin where there are hair follicles, but not on the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. Common areas where the condition can occur are on the upper arms and thighs, buttocks or cheeks. Additional symptoms may include:

  • Dry, rough skin: The skin around the roots of the warts may feel dry and rough, and sometimes redness may occur.
  • Itching: Some people may experience itching or irritation in the affected areas, especially if the skin is very dry.
  • Winter Aggravation: Symptoms may be worse during the winter when humidity is low, making the skin drier.
  • Improvement during the summer: For many, symptoms may improve during the summer when the humidity is higher and the skin is exposed to the sun.

Keratosis pilaris is due to a build-up of keratin, a hair protein found in our pores. This blocks the hair follicles and forms small knots. Although the exact cause of keratin accumulation is unknown, it is linked to conditions such as atopic dermatitis and genetic factors.

Image from Skinome's study.

Treatment options

Although there is no cure for keratosis pilaris, today there are several methods that can help treat the condition or prevent it from getting worse. The condition often improves naturally by the age of 30. Moisturizing treatments can relieve itchy, dry skin and improve its appearance. Common ingredients such as urea and lactic acid help remove dead skin cells and soften the skin.

Skinome Rich Body Cream: A promising solution

Our clinical study of 35 individuals with self-diagnosed keratosis pilaris showed significant improvements after using Skinome Rich Body Cream for three weeks, with many participants noting smoother skin and significantly fewer pimples.

An external research study of 30 women with keratosis pilaris who used Skinome Rich Body Cream for eight weeks showed an average improvement in skin smoothness and reduction of warts by 30%.

Picture from Skinome's study with Ita test laboratory.

Key ingredients in Skinome Rich Body Cream

  • Prebiotic alpha-glucan oligosaccharide: Prebiotics that moisturize and strengthen the skin's microbiome.
  • Urea: Moisturizes and strengthens the skin's barrier function.
  • Squalane: Mimics the skin's natural fats, squalene, and provides softening effects and improves the skin's elasticity and barrier function.
  • Zinc: This mineral plays an important role in the skin's natural function and cellular processes, helping to reduce irritation.
  • Niacinamide: Vitamin B3 which strengthens the skin's barrier function.
  • Ceramide NP: A skin-identical lipid that helps rebuild the skin's structure and reinforce its barrier.

Conclusion

Keratosis pilaris, although medically harmless, can be cosmetically bothersome. Skinome Rich Body Cream, with its unique blend of effective ingredients, offers a promising treatment option for those looking to improve the appearance and texture of their skin. Both our internal and external studies highlight its effectiveness and give hope for smoother, healthier skin. As you prepare for the summer season, keratosis pilaris treatment can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your skin.

Fresh skin moisture

Rich Body Cream

Rich Body Cream is a softening and intensely moisturizing cream for the body intended to care for and strengthen dry and sensitive skin. The formula contains substances that build up and strengthen the skin barrier and that support the skin's microbiome, for healthy, balanced skin. A high content of the skin-specific lipid squalane has a softening effect and improves the skin's barrier. The natural moisture binders PCA and urea together with zinc, niacinamide and glycerol provide an intensive moisturizing effect. Clinically tested on Keratosis Pilaris with good results. Dermatologically tested on sensitive skin.

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