Skin Tip

Keratosis Pilaris

Do you have Keratosis Pilaris?

Have you ever noticed those tiny little bumps on the back of your arms or legs? Still trying to figure out what they are? Want to get rid of them?

Those tiny little bumps are called Keratosis Pilaris, “KP” for short. They occur when the hair follicles get plugged with dead, dry skin. KP is typically found on the back of the arms and legs but can also affect the backside. You may notice them more in the colder, dryer months. The bumps are harmless but can be bothersome, making the skin feel rough and dull.

Here are some simple solutions to minimize Keratosis Pilaris (and create smoother skin).


Solution #1


Regular exfoliation is a vital step in any skincare routine. It involves the removal of dead skin cells that accumulate and clog the hair follicles, which can lead to rough, uneven skin texture. By incorporating daily exfoliation techniques, such as dry brushing, scrubs, or chemical exfoliants, you can effectively slough off dead skin cells, revealing a smoother, healthier-looking complexion. Not only does it help improve the skin’s texture, but it also allows skincare products to penetrate better, leading to more effective results.

At Quartz, we have several exfoliants to choose from, and one of our favorite products for Keratosis Pilaris is ZO Skin Health Body Emulsion. It contains Retinol and Lactic Acid to increase cell turnover, gently exfoliate and hydrate.

Solution #2


One of the best ways to manage Keratosis Pilaris is by following a two-step process that involves exfoliating and moisturizing. We recommend exfoliating your skin during or after a bath or shower to get the best results. After exfoliating, apply a moisturizer to your skin immediately to help lock in moisture and keep your skin feeling soft and smooth. By following this two-step process regularly, you can help improve the appearance and texture of your skin and prevent future KP breakouts.

If you’re looking for hydration we have a variety of options available for you to choose from at Quartz Mind, Body + Skin.

Unsure where to start?

Everyone's skin concerns are unique. We invite you to book an Aesthetic Consultation to learn the best treatments and products to smooth and hydrate skin this winter.

ZO Skin Health 

Body Emulsion

AM + PM | All Skin Types

Multi-action body crème that improves quality, smoothness and overall appearance of healthy skin.


Exfoliates dead skin cells
Soften & smooths skin texture
Restores hydration
Helps even skin tone


MIFA All-Over Oil

AM + PM | All Skin Types | Face + Body

All-Over Oil is a powerful, lightweight restorative oil that sinks in beautifully, leaving skin smooth, bright, and glowing from head to toe.


Combats dryness, aging and dull skin
Helps minimize hyperpigmentation and rosacea
Locks in hydration and creates a protective barrier
Revive dull, fatigued skin on your face and body

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