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Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a common condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet).

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Organic Body Polish is the finest salt scrub made today. Our salt crystals are perfect crystalline cubes, so they do not scratch the skin like other salt scrubs. They exfoliate gently yet effectively. Organic high oleic safflower oil is fast to absorb, and rinses clean, unlike other scrubs which leave a greasy film on you and on the shower floor. Our Certified Organic formula includes only beneficial ingredients, no dangerous synthetics or petrochemically processed ingredients. Organic Body Polish is your Certified Organic alternative to body wash, lotions and creams. So you can have radiant skin without exposure to carcinogens, hormone impersonators and endocrine disruptors commonly found in conventional personal care.

Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin, which is cream colored, surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year-round, it is during the colder months, when moisture levels in the air are lower, that the problem can become exacerbated and the goose bumps are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture. Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin's "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. The hair grows encapsulated inside the follicle and may become infected. It becomes a crisis of congestion in the skin, happily it is a condition which can be easily healed, and then prevented with gentle and healing exfoliation.

Its simple to use,

Soak or shower until skin is warm and hydrated, rub Organic Body Polish in circular motions, over the affected areas.

The bumps may be reduced with each use, and should be all but gone after 3 polishes. The salt will help to heal any secondary infections. They key is to be gentle, not aggressive. Polishing will improve the skin tone with the very first application. Polishing regularly will keep skin smooth and supple.

Other helpful lifestyle choices that will support your healthy skin

Drink half of your bodyweight in ounces of water daily. This does not include other beverages, just clean pure water.

Refrain from using conventional body wash or lotion.

Dry brush your skin with a soft bristle brush on the days that you do not use Organic Body Polish.

Best Aromatherapy scents for reducing Keratosis pilaris;

  • Sweet Orange
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Lemon Ginger

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