Our go to guide on how to deal with Keratosis Pilaris and dry skin this winter season. Ameliorate’s range is designed to help combat such problems by not only visually calming KP but also improving your skin health with each use.
Keratosis Pilaris and central heating
If you have Keratosis Pilaris, cold weather, central heating and low humidity can play havoc with your skin. Working in a warm office, walking around air-conditioned shops, watching TV with an open fire and central heating dries the air which in turn dries your skin.
Most dry skin is caused, quite simply, by your skin losing water. So, while your Keratosis Pilaris bumps need to be managed with gentle exfoliation and an Alpha Hydroxy Acid, your skin also needs a bigger daily dose of moisturisation than usual.
For some with KP this can be in the form of applying lotion twice a day, others invest in an oil-rich body cream to really lock in the moisture while some just grit their teeth and wait for summer.
Our advice is to look for a lotion or body cream that promises at least 12 hours of hydration, something that can pull moisture into the skin via humectants and protect your skin to stop the water evaporating in the first place. Our Transforming Body Lotion is designed for this and it exfoliates bumps.