What is Keratosis Pilaris?
WebMD, the well-respected online forum, describes Keratosis Pilaris as:
“Keratosis pilaris is a common, harmless skin condition. It causes small, hard bumps that may make your skin feel like sandpaper.
The bumps are often light-colored. They usually appear on your upper arms, thighs, and buttocks, sometimes with redness or swelling. They can also show up on your face, but that's less common.
Except for some itching, keratosis pilaris doesn't hurt and doesn't get worse. Many children and teens get it, and it usually disappears as they get older.”
WebMD also gives the cause as follows:
“Keratosis pilaris is caused by a buildup of keratin, the protein that protects skin from infections and other harmful things. The buildup forms a plug that blocks the opening of a hair follicle, but doctors don't know what triggers the buildup.
If you have dry skin, you're more likely to have keratosis pilaris. It's usually worse in the winter months, when there's less moisture in the air, and then may clear up in the summer.
It often affects people with certain skin conditions, including eczema (also called atopic dermatitis).
Your doctor can diagnose keratosis pilaris by looking at your skin. You don't need to be tested for it.”
WebMD also postulates:
“You can't prevent keratosis pilaris, but you can keep your skin moist to lessen its effects.
Some simple things can help keep your skin comfortable.
· Don't scratch at the bumps or rub your skin roughly.
· Use warm water rather than hot for bathing and showering.
· Limit your time in the water.
· Try soap that has added oil or fat.
· Use thick moisturizers generously on the skin.
· Add moisture to the air in your home with a humidifier.
Again, WebMd says the following about the treatment of Keratosis Pilaris:
“There's no cure for keratosis pilaris. But moisturizing lotions or creams may help your skin look and feel better. A variety of these are available over the counter, but you'll need a prescription for stronger versions.
Two types of products that go directly on the affected skin often improve keratosis pilaris. You'll need to use them daily for several weeks before you'll see a change. You should follow the suggestions above, too, for long-lasting results.”
Living with KP Home Remedy to Treat and Manage Keratosis Pilaris Naturally
The author, Jennifer Richards was a long-time sufferer from Keratosis Pilaris and this lead to her decision, after spending hundreds of dollars on prescription and non-prescription remedies, which didn’t work, to do her own research. This research lead to her finding a solution, which worked for her and she decided to share this by publishing a forty (40) page book titled Living with KP Home Remedy to Treat and Manage Keratosis Pilaris Naturally.
About the Book
The book, which consists of forty (40) pages has three (3) chapters in addition to the introduction. These chapters, and the corresponding pages, deal the topics as stated below:
Chapter 1: What Is Keratosis Pilaris? 6
Chapter 2: Keratosis Pilaris Treatment 9
Chapter 3: Keratosis Pilaris Treatment Summary 35
The author, starts the, in the Introduction by speaking about her own experience with KP and expresses the appreciation that there are many other KP sufferers, like her. In the Introduction Jennifer Richards very clearly articulates why she embarked on this project, of writing a book, and how it can help other KP suffers, like herself. Quoting from the book:
‘…A lot of time and effort has gone into the creation of this book, and my hope for you is that you experience the same results that I and countless other people have from using this remedy.
If you are like me and the millions of other people out there that suffer from keratosis pilaris, I'm sure that you have extensively researched and searched for treatments, only to have been frustrated by the fact that there is no legitimate "cure” found in the medical world. Like me, you have probably made numerous appointments with your dermatologist only to have creams prescribed that irritated and caused redness with minimal effects on your skin. There are so many side effects from using such products, such as severe dryness and ﬂaking, as well as having to avoid the sun altogether.
I can tell you from personal experience that I spent years using different creams, and nothing ever gave me the results that I was looking for.
My dermatologist would always tell me that there is no cure for keratosis pilaris, and it can only be managed through medication. I was so frustrated and embarrassed that I started to do extensive research, and I was sure that there were other people out there like me. I was fortunate enough to ﬁnd online communities of people struggling with the same issue. You are not alone!”
I found that Jennifer’s own writing so aptly articulates the actual problems faced by persons with KeratosisPilaris, and advice, coming from someone with the condition, that it is pointless paraphrasing at this stage. I have therefore decided to actually quote the writings of the author, Jennifer Richards. She continues, in the Introduction, as follows:
“…There were people out there who were frustrated with not being able to wear short sleeves, who were frustrated with wasting their money on products that didn't work, and most of all, irritated with the red bumps on their arms that wouldn't go away. These people turned to all kinds of crazy remedies, some offering minimal results while others did not. Other people found treatments that seemed to work for them but were not sure why they were seeing results. I also happened to ﬁnd unrelated information at the time, which I thought had nothing to do with keratosis pilaris. However, the more that I started to research, things started to click into place. I started emailing dermatologists and different skin care experts with my questions and my thoughts were conﬁrmed! I put together all of the information that I had and the research I had done on keratosis pilaris, and I came up with my own customized treatment with the best information from my extensive study on the topic.
My plan was simple: Attack keratosis pilaris on all levels at the same time.
I immediately started to try the plan myself, and I saw almost instant results. The best part of all was that there were no prescription creams or over-the-counter medications that I had to use! Everything was all-natural and could be purchased at the grocery store, which meant that I was saving serious money overall. I can't even tell you how much money I have spent the past several years on numerous products and treatments, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was in the $1000s. That’s how determined I was to beat this.
You may have spent even more $$ on your search for a cure!
Even better, my technique offers the unexpected side effect that your skin in all areas will start to improve in its appearance. I began to share my technique with other people suffering from keratosis pilaris, and they saw the same success!
With that being said, I wish you the best and hope you receive the same results that I did with smooth and clear skin due to my proven keratosis pilaris remedy.”
Note: Please keep in mind that keratosis pilaris is something that needs to be managed on a daily basis. You must integrate this simple system into your daily routine. If you stop using these techniques, the keratosis pilaris will return. Keratosis pilaris, or KP, may begin to clear up on its own as you get older, but for the time being, you must work to treat this skin issue.”
One of the things Richards is very clear about, in the Introduction of Livingwith KP is the fact that her book is based on her own experiences, her research, and what has worked for her. She is very clear in stating that she is not a medical doctor. The ‘Disclaimer’ section is so important it merits reinforcing as follows:
“**Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor do I claim to be a medical professional. Although the methods within this guide are gentle and natural without the use of harsh chemical medications, if you have any type of reaction to the techniques whatsoever, please discontinue right away and consult with your doctor or dermatologist. If you do have an allergy or reaction, I am not qualified to diagnose those issues. I am just a normal sufferer of keratosis pilaris like yourself who is happy to share my treatment with you after months and months of research and testing to find something that really works.”
The introductory section of the book is now coming to an end. Jennifer ends the
Introduction as follows:
“With that out of the way, let's get started! I will try to make this as enjoyable of a reading experience as I can for you. Although I know some of the material may be in-depth regarding the topic of keratosis pilaris, it is important for you to understand the root of this skin issue and the techniques that you must use to remedy it.”
Having completed the preliminary matters, it is now time to get into the ‘meat of the matter’ i.e. the chapters 1-3 which deals with What Is Keratosis Pilaris?, Keratosis Pilaris Treatment and Keratosis Pilaris Treatment Summary, respectively. In an effort to peak persons’ interest in the treatment and the other contents of the book, Living with KP Home Remedy to Treat and Manage Keratosis Pilaris Naturally, the author Jennifer Richards provides the download of the Introduction and Chapter 1, free of cost. This can be sourced from the website at http://www.tinyurl.com/25xf5v7 and will be quoted here as follows:
CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS KERATOSIS PILARIS?
Let's start out by taking a look at what keratosis pilaris is since it is important to know your enemy if you plan to beat it. From this point forward, I will refer to keratosis pilaris as KP.
Keratosis pilaris is also called KP and follicular keratosis. This is a common follicular condition that is genetic, and it manifests as rough bumps on the surface of the skin. It is most often found on the back and outer upper arms, and the lower arms can also be plagued by this condition. You may ﬁnd KP on the tops of the legs, thighs, hands, ﬂanks, buttocks, and any other area than the palms or soles of the feet. In less common cases, these bumps will appear on the face, and many people mistake them for acne.
KP affects 40% of the adult population worldwide and up to 50- 80% of adolescents. It is more common for women than for men, and there are different types of keratosis pilaris to classify: • Keratosis Pilaris Rubra: Red and inﬂamed bumps on the head, arms, and legs. • Keratosis Pilaris Alba: Rough and bumpy skin without irritation. • Keratosis Pilaris Runra Faceii: A red rash on the cheeks.
Keratosis pilaris will often look like goosebumps, and it appears as small rough bumps on the surface of the skin. For this reason, many people who suffer from KP have no idea that they have this condition so that it will be commonly confused with acne.
What Causes KP?
KP is simply caused because the human body produces too much keratin, which is a protein found in the skin. This excess keratin production is cream colored, and it starts to surround and clog the hair follicle in the skin. This creates hard plugs due to the process of hyperkeratinization. This condition only causes an outer issue in the appearance of the skin, and it will appear to be hard bumps that look similar to acne, although they are not itchy or painful.
Most people commonly suffer from keratosis pilaris throughout the year, but when the weather becomes colder, the problem can become worse simply because there is less moisture in the air. This will make the KP look more obvious in its texture and color. Many of these KP bumps on the skin will contain an ingrown hair. This is due to the keratin from the skin plugging the hair follicle so that the hair cannot exit from the skin.
How Do I Know If I Have KP?
Good question! You will know you have KP if:
• You have small bumps on your arms, legs, torso, or face on a consistent basis. • You exfoliate regularly, but the small bumps don't go away. • You feel that you may suffer from constant acne on your face and body. • The small red bumps on your skin look similar to goosebumps.
• When you pop the small red bumps on your skin, a hard, white substance will come out. This is the keratin protein that has clogged the hair follicle.
•You may experience itchiness in the bumpy patches on your skin. • The bumpy patches are dry and rough in texture.
If you have any or all of the above symptoms, the odds are that you are suffering from KP. Again, I am not a medical doctor capable of a diagnosis, so you may want to make an appointment with your dermatologist to determine and conﬁrm that you have KP.
Now you have an understanding of what KP is and what causes it. This will help you to better grasp why the treatment I have developed is so effective.”
Having read both the contents of the introductory parts of the book i.e.? If you haven’t previously been diagnosed but may be curious about some of these symptoms, if you read the Introduction and Chapter 1 you would have a full understanding of what is KP? What are the signs to look for? Could you have the condition? It is now time to move on to the real matter you may have for reading this report. How can it be treated?
To get this information you will need to read Chapters 2 and 3 in the 40-page version of the Living with KP Treatment Guide. These chapters deal with the following topics:
CHAPTER 2: KERATOSIS PILARIS TREATMENT
In Jennifer’s letter to KP sufferers, on the website, she gives the following encapsulation of the second chapter. This is where she goes into the treatment method she developed - The Keratosis Pilaris Treatment. She says “…What I can tell you is that you'll need just 4 all-natural ingredients and 3 containers to make this treatment work. It should cost you less than $20, if that. In the regimen, you'll make two sprays and one scrub, 3 steps total. That's it! And I walk you through it, step-by-step, including how often to use each one.’
She also focuses on the proven regimen required to eliminate this malady. In this chapter, she therefore speaks about the ‘4 key philosophies’. She says …’My regimen is based on 4 key philosophies to ridding your skin of KP forever: exfoliation, balance, moisture, and a surprise philosophy that your dermatologist would NEVER tell you. The regimen is all about treating your skin with gentle, natural care--not harsh chemicals.”
CHAPTER 3: KERATOSIS PILARIS TREATMENT SUMMARY
This chapter deals with a summarized version of the treatment plan referred to as the Treatment Quick Start. She says “…This summary of the KP-Free regimen will get you a quick start if you don't want to read the whole book off the bat (even though it's less than 40 pages). With this, you can get started fighting your keratosis pilaris and then go back and read why everything is working the way it does.
And that is a very brief summary!’
If you have Keratosis Pilaris or think you may have KP, based on the signs and symptoms shared by Jennifer, you need no more encouragement than what she has shared on the website http://www.tinyurl.com/25xf5v7, where she has emotionally shared her experiences over the years, the failed treatment plans she participated in , the many dollars she ‘threw down the drain’ while suffering emotionally and socially.
She also tells about the reaction from others who, after her treatment, asked “… What are you doing differently? You look great!"” She therefore asks the question “What is Clear, Smooth, Touchable, “Show-Offable” Skin Worth to You?
She also while again reinforcing her own experiences also challenges sufferers:
‘Growing up with KP, I would have given anything to go out in the sun on family vacations and wear a strapless dress confidently to my senior prom.
I know the same is true for you.
I know you're tired of spending tons of money on a condition you feel like you shouldn't even have in the first place.’
Here Jennifer Richards makes the promise ‘…that the Living with KP eBook and ingredients for the regimen is going to be the last purchase you ever make to treat your KP.
There will be ‘No more expensive prescriptions.
No more outrageous derm fees.
Just all-natural, smooth skin.
To access this please go to http://www.tinyurl.com/25xf5v7
If you visit the website you will experience for yourself Jennifer Richard’s articulation of the condition, how it affects you and what can be done. Here she speaks to the discounted price of the book; which has been reduced, for this offer, from $57 to 47. “…I have been selling the Living with KP eBook for $57, and it's been flying like hotcakes.”
Jennifer, goes on, and says in the offer:
Right now, the Living with KP eBook--which details the complete KP treatment you'll need for smooth and clear skin--is only $47.
That's it. $47 and you're on your way to the smoothest, most beautiful and touchable skin you've ever had in your life.
And these promises are guaranteed.
If you don't see results after following the treatment strictly for 60 days, please let me know and I'll get you a full refund.”
Between the website and the book Living with KP Home Remedy to Treat and Manage Keratosis Pilaris Naturally there should be the information needed by those persons with KP to get lasting relief. You really, also, have nothing to risk. If it doesn’t would you have a money back guarantee. What do you have to lose? Nothing! And everything to gain.
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