Do you have some light colored bumps on your skin that often come up with swelling or redness? Do you feel itching? If yes for both the signs, then you have keratosis pilaris. Oh! Don’t be so scared. It is a common and really harmless skin condition. In this condition, small and hard bumps appear on the skin that make your skin feel like it’s a sandpaper. These usually show up on thighs, upper arms and buttocks. Face is a less common part of the body where these bumps show up.
See, this skin condition arises because of keratin buildup. Keratin is a protein that helps in protection of skin from infections and many other harmful things. The keratin buildup, whereas, leads to the formation of a plug which blocks the hair follicles opening. The person having a dry skin is more likely to get this problem or to people who have eczema (atopic dermatitis).
Now, the treatment is what you need to know. This condition has no cure but moisturizing creams and lotions can be used for making skin feel better. The improvement in the skin can be seen with the usage of topical exfoliants, topical retinoids and laser treatment. These are the things which can make skin better if problem has exceeded its limit.