What on Earth is keratosis pilaris?
Keratosis Pilaris! Sounds scary doesn’t it? But don’t worry, it is a very common skin ailment. It's the name of a skin condition that leaves you with pimply skin on the back of your arms, buttocks, thighs, and occasionally your faces. These pimples can be red or white and although they may be ugly or acne-like, they're in fact completely harmless. Keratosis pilaris shouldn't be confused with keratosis pilaris atrophicans, which is associated with hair-loss or actinic keratosis, yet another dermatological condition. Even though it tends to get worse during winter, when environmental factors dry out our skin, it doesn't cause pain or itchiness. So don't panic, keratosis pilaris is completely benign!