Understanding And Soothing Keratosis Pilaris

Thank you for visiting Dermalure, where skin is our priority and our speciality. We believe that skin should be treated with utmost care. Our products are designed to be able to work with all skin types and have varying degrees of concentration that allow you to choose the perfect solution for you. We always have your health and radiance in mind, and it is our goal to provide you with #1 products that won’t break the bank. Our Los Angeles skin specialists create each of our peels to order and are happy to speak with you about your options at any point. Many of our customers with skin conditions such as Keratosis Pilaris find our products extremely helpful, as we have products that can successfully treat conditions such as this one!

Understanding Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris is a harmless skin condition that causes patches of small bumps to arise on the skin. These patches may feel rough to the touch, but they shouldn’t hurt or itch. They commonly appear on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks, and similar areas of the body. They are light-colored and most commonly appear on children and teens. You shouldn’t worry if you experience this condition, as it usually disappears by the age of 30.


Keratosis pilaris appears due to a buildup of keratin. Keratin is a protein that protects skin from infections and keeps epithelial cells safe from damage or stress. It is a very important material that makes up the outer layer of your skin, and it should be comforting to know that these buildups are common. They form a plug on your skin, blocking the opening of a hair follicle.

Kertosis pilaris is more likely to appear on people with dry skin, or on the drier areas of normal skin. This condition can be worse in the winter months, since there is less moisture in the air during this time. It is normal for these bumps to arise, clear up, and come back at different points of the year.

Your doctor can diagnose keratosis pilaris by looking at your skin. If you have sensitive skin or other skin conditions such as eczema, it is more likely that you will experience keratosis pilaris at some point. It’s nothing to be afraid of, and here at Dermalure, we have the perfect products to help soothe your skin and help your skin look and feel better.

The Perfect Soothing Mechanism

Here at Dermalure, your skin is our specialty. Our products are designed to work with a variety of skin types and common skin conditions, so we can assure that you will be able to find the perfect solution to your specific skin concern. If you are experiencing keratosis pilaris, your skin most likely needs more moisture. Our salicylic acid products are great for people with this skin condition, as salicylic acid increases the amount of moisture in the skin as well as dissolves the substance that caused the skin cells to stick together in the first place. Because of this, these products make it easier to shed the unwanted skin cells that have caused the bumps. Our salicylic acid peels are deep strength peels that work with stubborn skin problems such as this one, as well as acne, and clarity and skin tone issues. We have lighter-strength salicylic acid peels that are better for those with sensitive skin, and they also work well to help these skin issues. These peels will penetrate and clear pores that have become clogged and make way for healthier skin cells.

If you want to use our stronger products, we recommend that you consult with your dermatologist or esthetician before use.

Contact Your Los Angeles Skin Experts Today

Here at Dermalure, we have created top-tier products to give your skin exactly what it needs. All of the products we have to offer are paraben-free, and our exceptional customer service center is always here to help you figure out exactly what you need. We are built on family values and always embody honesty and trust. With continued, conscientious, and correct use of our products, we guarantee that your skin will begin to look younger, smoother and healthier. This is our specialty! If you are ready to soothe and clear up your keratosis pilaris bumps, give us a call today. You may reach us by phone at (877) 336-4652 or send us a message via our website. We look forward to helping you transform your skin and start the year off with a bang!

Benefits of Dark Chocolate for Your Skin

Cocoa Powder on spoon and Dark Chocolate background.

Of all the many food products made from cocoa beans, chocolate ranks right up there as one of the most favorite treats enjoyed the world over. And everyone knows that chocolate is the gift to give for Valentine’s Day as the sweet treat symbolizes love and affection. Dark chocolate tastes somewhat bitter, making it less popular than milk chocolate. However, when it comes to health, the dark variety is preferable over the lighter types that contain lots of sugar and other additives. Below are a few ways dark chocolate benefits the skin.

Reduces Inflammation

Once eaten, “good” microbes in the gut ferment the chocolate into anti-inflammatory compounds that are absorbed into the body, lessening inflammation throughout the body, including the skin.

Protects Against Harmful UV Rays

The European Journal of Nutrition found that consistently eating dark chocolate for 12 weeks significantly reduces moisture loss in the skin, resulting in fewer sunburns. This is because the high cocoa levels in dark chocolate boost blood circulation to the skin capillaries, helping them draw in more oxygen and nutrients to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays.

Promotes New Skin Cell Growth

Dark chocolate contains important minerals like iron, zinc and copper which promote skin cell growth. Regularly eating small amounts of dark chocolate can help with common skin conditions like eczema and acne.

Protects the Skin Against Damaging Free Radicals

The antioxidants present in dark chocolate protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals to keep the skin soft and supple. Just eating one ounce of dark chocolate every day that contains at least 70% cocoa can keep the skin smooth, hydrated and free of blemishes and breakouts.

If you plan on incorporating dark chocolate into your daily diet to help you achieve clearer, softer and healthier skin, be sure to choose high quality dark chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa content and to only eat 1 to 2 ounces a day.