Follicular keratosis is a skin disorder that affects both adolescents and adults. The disease can be recognized by the characteristic red papules at the mouths of hair follicles. They occur most often on the hands, groin area, underarms and legs. Follicular keratosis can be chronic or resolve spontaneously after some time. It is considered a cosmetic defect rather than a disease, so it very often does not require complicated and specialized therapies.
The lesions appear in areas that are frequently depilated. The papules are dry and, although they appear to be filled with pus, they do not contain it. The condition of the skin often worsens in autumn and winter, when it is exposed to dry and warm air from radiators.
The cause is believed to be the deposition of a skin protein called keratin, which blocks the outlets of hair follicles. The formation of follicular keratosis is also believed to have a genetic basis. Clogging of the hair follicle outlets results in rough and lumpy skin.
Treatment of the symptoms of follicular keratosis depends largely on well-chosen skin care. Moisturizing the skin is key to improving the appearance of affected skin. In many cases, follicular keratosis resolves spontaneously with age.
As a supportive treatment for follicular keratosis, use Ph.Doctor's 12% Lactic Acid Face and Body Peeling. It will gently exfoliate the epidermis, cleanse, moisturize and have an anti-aging effect. It will have a regulating effect on sebum production. The peeling has a smoothing effect, stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and ceramides.
FACE: Apply to cleansed and dried facial skin. After 10-15 minutes, wash off the product. Use 1 - 2 times a week.
BODY: Apply to cleansed and dried body skin. Wash off the acid after 15 minutes. Apply 2 - 3 times a week.