What You Can Do
You can’t prevent keratosis pilaris, but you can keep your skin moist to lessen its effects.
Some simple things can help keep your skin comfortable.
- Don’t scratch at the bumps or rub your skin roughly.
- Use warm water rather than hot for bathing and showering.
- Limit your time in the water.
- Try soap that has added oil or fat.
- Use thick moisturizers generously on the skin.
- Add moisture to the air in your home with a humidifier.