Keratosis Pilaris


Small acne-like bumps

Small rough, red or skin coloured bumps

Mainly located around hair follicles

Goose bumps or chicken skin appearance

Dry, rough patches

In some cases, itchiness


Avoid hot showers as they can dry the skin further

Use a loofah to gently exfoliate

Use moisturising body lotions and creams

Glycolic or salicylic acid




Keratosis Pilaris is completely harmless.

Keratosis Pilaris is a very common skin condition that is seen most often on the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. These bumps can be experienced by babies and teens as well as adults. This form of keratosis is caused by dry skin cells getting caught in hair follicles and clogging them. This tends to form little bumps or pimples and a rough dry texture to the skin. They are not painful or bothersome but can be unattractive. A topical cream is usually recommended by a dermatologist to treat the condition.