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30 Jun 2010 - 19:0335435
Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii (KP) make up?
Hi everyone.

I know this probably seems a bit of a weird place to ask but I suspect I'm talking to people who are experienced with make up and cover ups so as I've had a bit of 'dutch courage' I'm gonna ask it - does anyone know anything about this condition or anything that might help it?

Of course I'd love to hear of any miracle cures but I'm not that optimistic. Basically, any make up hints, diet tips, anything really would be welcome.

If you google image search Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii you will the the kind of unfortunate skin disaster I have to deal with every day

Keratosis pilaris is the common form of it, but doesn't affect the face - I am lucky enough to get it everywhere it can go :'(

If you you are lucky enough to have not had first hand experience, my skin is anything but greasy, I have never had acne, and no moisturiser, oil or treatment on this earth seem to help :/

However, I am willing to try just about anything to make it go away!


01 Jul 2010 - 17:1035495
Before I say anything, a disclaimer: I'm no doctor and don't know if what I recommend can cover up your problem or if it'll aggravate it.

If you're thinking about covering up, you can consider using camouflage makeup such as Coverderm, Covermark and Smart Cover. Camouflage makeup is used by people who have birthmarks, burns and vitiligo (depigmentation in patches of skin). It's also useful for covering up tattoos. When used well, camouflage makeup will make these problems totally invisible. Of course it won't even out bumps but without the redness any bumps will be less visible.

Here's a video of the before and after of using camouflage makeup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvXv2d4YsKU

This link has more info on camouflage makeup: http://www.birthmarksupportgroup.org.uk/camouflage.php

As for making it go away for real... I hope the others have suggestion, or your GP can refer you to a specialist!


01 Jul 2010 - 20:1535509
Thank you so much! I've never heard of those kind of products so I've just ordered some samples to try. That video was amazing, too, I feel a bit more confident I ccould learn to get my make up to work for me now ^_^

Thank you xx


23 Nov 2010 - 12:5645579
Yeah you can prevent Keratosis pilaris... Home remedies for keratosis pilaris are...

*When you shower or bathe, use a loofah with your body wash. By removing dead skin, you assist your body in preventing follicular clogging.
*The skin on your face is sensitive. Too much of a good thing (exfoliating) can irritate the affected skin.
*Pat yourself dry after bathing. This is to keep from removing all moisture form the skin. As dry skin is associated with keratosis pilaris, moisture-rich skin prevents follicle plugging.
*Moisturizers vary in quality - get a good one and apply it. Some moisturizing options are urea, alphahydroxy acids or retin-A, a form of vitamin A. Apply moisturizers after showering.


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