How did I get keratosis pilaris?

If you have been recently diagnosed with keratosis pilaris, you may have read lots of misleading information on the internet saying that it was caused by your diet, the sun, or any number of other factors. This simply is not true.

While some things do affect your KP, like cold weather, sweat and other factors, they do not cause it. There are things that you can do to lessen the chance of an outbreak, as well as to avoid irritating the areas of your skin that are already affected. But, regardless of what online forums you might have read, nothing you did caused your having keratosis pilaris.

The truth is, it’s genetic. That’s right, in nearly every case of KP, there has been a long family history of it. Even if your parents and / or grandparents have never shown and signs or symptoms, it can skip a generation or two while the gene that causes your KP stays in your family.

Recently, an all natural treatment for keratosis pilaris has been getting a lot of national media attention. Many people are attributing their being KP free to this new system, which uses commonly available ingredients that can be bought at any grocery store. You can learn more about it here.