5 Things NOT to do for Kids with Keratosis Pilaris


If you have a child with keratosis pilaris, eczema (atopic dermatitis) or sensitive skin, you’ve probably read quite a bit online about what to do to treat your child’s skin.  From creams to scrubs, and vitamins to allergy medicines… You’ve likely been bombarded with hundreds of methods to try. But what should you AVOID?

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What causes Keratosis Pilaris in children?

Keratosis Pilaris is a hereditary condition, which means you or your child likely inherited the condition from his/her mother or father. It is caused by the excess build-up of dead skin cells around individual hair follicles.  This is a genetic condition and is NOT caused by parental neglect and bathing too infrequently. Keratosis Pilaris is commonly seen in children and […]

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What is Keratosis Pilaris (also known as “KP”)?

What is this dermatological condition called Keratosis Pilaris? Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition diagnosed in approximately 40% of the population.  So if you or your child have KP, you are certainly not alone! It is characterized by tiny bumps on the skin, usually found on the outer areas of the upper arms, thighs, and cheeks (often referred to […]

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How much do you know about KP?

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Did you know that Keratosis Pilaris is caused by the excess build-up of dead skin cells around individual hair follicles?  It is commonly seen in children and teens, but can begin as early as infancy. KP is a genetic condition and, despite common misconceptions, is not caused by parental neglect and bathing too infrequently. It's important to know how to treat keratosis pilaris. Nowadays, there are more and more products […]

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Keeping your baby’s skin hydrated at bath time

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  * EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of our top 10 most popular posts and products for 2015. * Bathing your baby is an essential (often daily) task, and can often lead to dry skin. Dry, irritated skin lead can potentially lead to a variety of other issues, including KP flare-ups, scaly skin and even baby pimples. Try washing your […]

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So many of us are incredibly busy these days that we gather more and more of our daily news and updates from Facebook and Twitter everyday. If you haven’t already, click on over and follow us to ensure you receive the latest tips and tricks for treating your or your child’s KP from all of us here at KPKids.net. Facebook: […]

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End of Summer Travel with KP

The end of summer is drawing near and many families are trying to cram in just one last vacation before school starts again. But before you pack all your toiletries and zip up the suitcase, don’t forget to include your KP essentials for taking good care of your kids’ skin while you travel. We highly recommend our favorite KP Duty Cream, […]

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Our favorite KP products for Winter

The winter season is in full effect around the country and that means the temperatures are likely pushed to extremes. Cold weather often brings on super dry skin, so be prepared to add extra moisturizing products into your child’s skincare regimen.   How are you changing your child’s skin care routine when the seasons change?  Tell us in the comments […]

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