Kerotosis Pilaris vs. Other Skin Conditions

Many people confuse keratosis pilaris for acne, eczema, psoriasis, along with many other skin conditions. And many people don’t even get diagnosed with KP because they think that “Oh, it’s just acne”, and therefore don’t bother to have a trained physician look at their skin. Because of that, they won’t know how to treat their KP to help improve their skin and stop their KP outbreaks from getting worse.

In order to show people the clear differences between keratosis pilaris and these other skin conditions that it’s often mistaken for, we’ve put together this example so people will be able to see the clear differences in these conditions.

kp on faceacne

The photo above is someone with keratosis pilaris, while the one on the right is common acne.  Notice how the redness covers a larger area of the face when it’s KP, while with acne the redness is only right around each zit or pimple. Also, if we were to look at the person with KP close up, you would see that there are many small little “bumps” all over the affected area of the skin.

keratosis pilaris on the back









Above, the photo on the left is again KP, while the person on the right has psoriasis. Again, notice that with keratosis pilaris there are many small bumps, while psoriasis consists of large, splotchy areas of skin.

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.