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What Causes Keratosis Pilaris?

Though not harmful, many keratosis pilaris sufferers would like nothing more than to get rid of the unsightly goose bumps that are the hallmark of the condition. So what causes keratosis pilaris? A fibrous protein called keratin forms the skin’s outer layer. Keratosis pilaris occurs when excess keratin …

What is Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris, also known as lichen pilaris, follicular keratosis, “KP,” or “chicken skin bumps,” is a common but harmless skin condition. It causes small acne-like bumps and rough patches that make the skin feel like sandpaper. While keratosis pilaris is not painful, some sufferers do experience mild itching. What Causes Keratosis …