5 Things You Don’t Know About Dry Skin

5 Facts You Don't Know about Dry Skin | KPKids.net

Dry skin is a pain. Literally, dry skin is a painful reaction to your body's lack of water. So why does your skin get unusually dry and how do you repair the damage that's been done? How do you keep your skin healthy and prevent it from itching and feeling tight? To maintain healthy skin, it's important to understand the reason why your skin becomes uncomfortably dry. Once you learn the cause

What Your Answers to our Skin Care Questionnaire Have Taught Us about Keratosis Pilaris

What your Answers to our Skin Care Questionnaire have taught us about Keratosis Pilaris | KPKids.net

The results are in! Your helpful responses have taught us volumes about what you, as a parent of a child with keratosis pilaris, are struggling with and how you're treating this often-frustrating skin condition. In January of 2017, we asked readers about their experience with their child's keratosis pilaris, what clears it up, what makes it worse, and what they want to try in the future to improve their skin long-term. We left

Recommended Products for Children with KP: 5 – 8 years

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Our children become more independent every year, and managing the health of their skin becomes very important during the ages of 5 - 8 years. But how do you teach them the basics of good skin care at this age?       Show them daily. Establish good habits from the beginning and your child will feel more comfortable taking care of their sensitive skin. Opt for shorter showers over long baths. Studies have shown that

How a Humidifier can Help your Child’s Dry Skin

How a humidifier can help your child's dry skin | KPKids.net

A humidifier is an indoor fan unit that circulates water vapor into the air. With humid air circulating through a room (especially a bedroom), your body can absorb some of that moisture into your skin, nasal passages and throat to keep you healthy and feeling great. Dry skin... sensitive skin... keratosis pilaris skin... eczema skin... All types of skin can benefit from added moisture. And an added bonus? No clogged pores. How

What causes Keratosis Pilaris in children?

What Causes Keratosis Pilaris in Children? | KPKids.net

Keratosis pilaris (ker-uh-TOE-sis pih-LAIR-is) is a common, harmless skin condition that causes dry, rough patches and tiny bumps, usually on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks.  The bumps generally don't hurt or itch, but can become unsightly or embarrassing to young children and teens. But what causes keratosis pilaris in children? Keratosis pilaris is a hereditary condition, which means your child likely inherited the condition from their mother or father.  If you

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