How to deal with keratosis pilaris.

How to deal with keratosis pilaris.

Although harmless, keratosis pilaris (KP) can be annoying. It shows itself as tiny red bumps or dry patches—often on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks, or bum. Here we’ll go into the cause of KP and what can be done to treat it—there's hope!

What causes keratosis pilaris?

The small bumps associated with KP are actually a build-up of the protein keratin. The excess keratin clogs up hair follicles (aka your pores) and causes those rough, bumpy patches to appear. Even though the world of dermatology isn’t quite sure why some people develop KP and others don’t, it’s important to remember that it’s super common and completely normal.

So, what can you do about it?

While KP may never completely go away, you can treat it! Since KP is essentially a clogged hair follicle, anything that will exfoliate that follicle and help lift excess protein and dead skin from the pore can reduce the appearance of KP. 

Boie’s Face and Body Scrubbers are excellent options for gentle, hypoallergenic exfoliation. It’s also a good idea to try topical exfoliants like products with lactic acid and salicylic acid.

We get tons of reviews about our Scrubbers helping people with keratosis pilaris. Check out a couple below!

​​Smooths KP skin

I have KP bumps on my arms, I have for as long as I can remember; the gentle daily exfoliation of the silicone “washcloth” has my skin smooth and soft. I will be buying more!

-DeAnne T.


This thing is amazing! I originally got it just to be more sustainable and hygienic, but I was pleasantly surprised that it has promptly almost completely eliminated my keratosis pilaris (which loofahs would just irritate). AND it's easy to use with bar soaps! My skin and I highly recommend this scrubber.


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