Bumpy Skin

What Does It Mean To Have Dry, Bumpy Skin? Find Out If It's Keratosis Pilaris!

Dr. Shireen Singh
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


Many people report having dry skin with bumps and while many of them shrug it off, many people also spring into action to mediate the situation. But what are these bumps and are they something to be taken lightly and shrugged off? Let’s find out.

What Is Keratosis Pilaris?

A skin condition referred to as chicken skin by many, is a condition that while it seems like a serious one due to its name, isn’t actually really a serious one. Many people have this condition and are identified by checking for bumps on dry skin. These bumps usually appear on the upper arms, thighs, and hips and in rare cases may appear on the back and chest. This is normally non-painful and non-contagious and hence isn’t really a worrisome condition. While it can affect people of any age, it is mostly common in adolescents and can improve with age.

Also Read : Keratosis Pilaris: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

The reason one can have keratosis pilaris is simple. Keratin is present in our body which is usually a mix-up of proteins such as keratins, enzymes, and KFAPs. In people who have Keratosis Pilaris, keratin accumulates around their hair follicles and thus causes renowned bumps on dry skin.

Keratosis Pilaris

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This is generally considered to be a cosmetic issue and hence not really much of a serious or major health issue. However, it can affect some individuals who pay particular attention to their appearance and are reasonably justified. If you’re concerned regarding this, it’s best to seek out a dermatologist and have a proper diagnosis catered to your personal situation.

Do you Have Keratosis Pilaris?

As previously discussed, the best way to go about approaching this is by checking if you have bumps on dry skin, dry hands, etc. Even better would be going to a proper dermatologist and having yourself checked up. There are one in a million chances that you may have red dots on your skin and red bumps on your skin such as red spots on your legs and maybe your hands.

Again though they might be alarming, they are nothing but inflammation and slight scarring due to the bumps being itchy and irritated. These may also sometimes have ingrown hair in them. This condition may be more accentuated in the winter due to dry skin problems increasing and leading you to have dry hands, legs, etc. However, there is nothing that can’t be treated thanks to the advancement of medical science. We are going to learn about how to take care of Keratosis Pilaris in this next segment!

Can You Treat Keratosis Pilaris?

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And now we move on to other methods you can try to get rid of these red dots on skin and red bumps on the skin!

Also Read : What Is Keratosis Pilaris? Remove It Using ThriveCo Bumps Eraser Exfoliating Scrub!

1. Topical Exfoliants

Topical Exfoliants

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There are some prescription creams you can try. These creams will contain some ingredients such as lactic acid, salicylic acid, or alpha hydroxy acids. Also known as topical exfoliants, depending on their strength are available to buy either with a prescription or you’ll have to grab one from your dermatologist.

2. Limit Bath Time

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Even though we all enjoy a relaxing bath, long shower baths and showers (especially with hot water) tend to remove oils from our body and hence cause us to have dry skin. Thus to avoid having the lingering risk of keratosis pilaris we can try and at least limit our bath time and also use warm water which will help save our skin and water at the same time!

3. Moisturize


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Moisturizing your skin can also do the trick. After all, the root cause of the issue is dry skin and razor bumps so moisturizing it will help regulate the situation. You can use moisturizers that contain petroleum jelly, glycerin, etc. to do the needy!

While the scary and almost clinical term keratosis pilaris is scary, there are definitely ways we can handle the situation and have a keratosis pilaris treatment. Since it isn’t a very serious issue you need not worry, but if you have razor bumps or red spots on legs or wherever that are causing issues, then if you wish, consult a dermatologist or if preferable this blog.

About Doctor :

Dr. Shireen Singh

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS, MD Dermatology, is a trusted dermatologist with over 8 years of specialized experience. Passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their hair and skin care goals, she combines cutting-edge technologies with personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. She's dedicated to helping you achieve vibrant hair and glowing skin. Dr. Shireen loves research and is here to share her expertise for your health and happiness.




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