How to Get Rid of Keratosis Pilaris and Prevent It From Coming Back

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Our skin is a wondrous thing, the largest organ on our body. We spend an obscene amount of time obsessing, admiring, and lamenting over it—especially when it tends to act in a way we don’t understand (or agree with… Curse you, stubborn zit).

Case in point: keratosis pilaris. Two strange and slightly scary-sounding words that could explain why you’ve been getting those tiny, rough bumps in patches on your arms and legs. But how do you know for sure? To help you avoid getting sucked into an internet black hole, we got our resident skin expert and celebrity aesthetician, Renee Rouleau, to school us on this common skin condition—including how to get rid of it for good.

Keep scrolling for the 411 on keratosis pilaris.

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