Q&A from Batty’s Inbox: Keratosis Pilaris / Chicken Skin

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“Hi Jamie,

I’m just wondering if you have a product for keratosis pilaris/chicken skin? If you don’t, what products to you think might work for it?

Thanks!”

 

 

batty's answer

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I don’t have anything specifically for  Keratosis pilaris (KP) but what I would suggest is the following twice a day:
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1. Cleanse/exfoliate with my sweet orange body nut scrub

(optional step: apply hydration mist or hydra healing gel.  Some people won’t need this step, but for others, this step will make all the difference!)

2. Next apply my rosacea serum (if the first layer absorbs quickly, apply a second layer.  The more layers the better).

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4. You could also try adding a layer of my body balm to the areas before going to bed – just make sure the areas are covered so you don’t get it all over your linens (a suggestion would be to wear a 3/4 length sleeve shirt if the affected areas are on the back of your upper arms – be sure its a shirt that isn’t something you’re opposed to getting the body balm on as it could leave slight oil residue on the fabric unless a pre-wash treatment is done. This usually isn’t an issue but if you do use the body balm for KP I imagine it will be a fairly large area and will require a thick layer applied. I use it overnight occasionally and hasn’t had a problem with oil residue but I did want to mention it just in case!)

It will take some time to soften up the hard plugs in your skin but stick with it.

Additionally, Keratosis pilaris is a classic sign of vitamin A deficiency. However, don’t start taking vitamin A tablets without consulting your family doctor, nutritionist, or naturopath – it is easy to overdose on this fat-soluble vitamin. Rather, try to get it from healthy foods that are rich in vitamin A like carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes, spinach and pumpkin.

Combining what I’ve outlined here will provide external and internal support for your KP and if you stick with it, you should see positive changes.

I hope that helps,
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