The little red spots on your skin are not as serious as you might think. It is quite simply keratosis pilaris, which many people suffer from every day.
What is keratosis pilaris?
This skin disease (which isn’t really a disease) is essentially an over-production of keratin. So, because the body doesn’t know what to do with it, the effect it creates is increasing the skin’s pores and creating a rough texture. This happens most frequently to young women with white skin. It can also be more prominent in winter, due to the cold and the friction of clothing. Keratosis pilaris is always symmetrical, so if one of your legs is suffering, the second will also suffer… However, you should know that there is absolutely nothing contagious about it, and having keratosis pilaris absolutely does not mean that you are suffering from something more serious! It’s very often a family issue…
How do you overcome keratosis pilaris?
Unfortunately, you cannot totally eradicate keratosis pilaris. It’s very often your body that’s in charge: in fact, as you grown older, you will naturally lose the keratosis, or in any case it will diminish. But if it is bothering you right now, there are very simple ways to reduce it. For example, you can regularly exfoliate the rough areas, and then apply a body cream that contains salicylic acid. This will reduce the rough texture of make your skin softer.
You see, it’s not life threatening!