Sunday, 1 September 2013

Keratosis Pilaris "Living with KP" Ebook Review

I have been lucky enough to stumble across an ebook about keratosis pilaris by a woman named Jennifer Richards titled "Living with KP". Now I am really sceptical about purchasing these kinds of products, but I guess the electronic medium meant that I'll have the ebook as soon as I paid for it. This is my unbiased and honest review of the ebook, in case anyone is interested in buying. I am not being paid to do this review nor am I affiliated with this product in any way. These are just my personal opinions. If you'd like to visit the original site click here.
"Living with KP" by Jennifer Richards tackles keratosis pilaris (red bumps on arms/legs) from a very new point of view. Upon finishing the ebook, I became really excited to try the method in the book. It was something I didn't ever think about trying, and boy! was I happy I stumbled across it. I don't want to be a kill-all and reveal the authour's secrets but let me tell you, I'm sure you'll be happy you are reading this.
I liked that the book was very short. Most ebooks I buy online are far too long and you end up getting bored before the good bits. With "Living with KP" the book basically has 3 chapters, "What is keratosis pilaris", "Treatment method" and "Summary". Its a really easy and simple method too.
AND BEST OF ALL - ITS 100% NATURAL!!!
Click here to see what I'm talking about.

Coming from a scientific and medical background, I thought I should put Richard's book to the test. Firstly her information on the causes, types and formation of keratosis pilaris was spot on. But you're probably thinking - DOES IT WORK ALREADY???
And I hear you! I tried the system, and most of you will have the "ingredients" lying around at home. Anyway, I tried her system religiously and, to be honest, her claim of massively decreasing your keratosis pilaris in as little as 3 days was... off by only a little. I'd say my own results came about after day 5! But like come on! Who cares if you follow this easy regimen for another 2 days. My keratosis pilaris was rough, dry and worst of all RED! I had it on my outer arms, upper thighs, and on my back. I hated wearing short sleave clothing and this has lasted for a good 7 years, but within 5 days, I WAS AMAZED! And it just keeps getting clearer and clearer.
Click here to visit her site
I can honestly say that my keratosis pilaris disappeared by 95%. I woke up on day 5 and was SHOCKED beyond comprehension. From about day 3 on-wards the redness had died down massively, and day 4 and 5 saw just a different texture to my skin. It was finer, softer and most importantly SMOOTHER! 
I'm so glad I came across Jennifer Richard's "Living with KP" and I thank my close friend who pointed me in its direction.
So I just wanted to share this precious discovery with you guys because I now its hard to try a bunch of products only to realise that they fail. But in all honestly, the price of the ebook is probably the same as a bottle of product anyway, except the information in this book is sooo valuable. So please, I urge you to have a look at it, give it a try and see for yourself because the only thing you have to lose is your keratosis pilaris!
Click here to visit the site. Thanks alot guys
Keywords: How to get rid of keratosis pilaris, red bumps on arms/legs, chicken skin

Thursday, 20 June 2013

The Best Explanation of Keratosis Pilaris on the Net

So I'm sure you've all read this:

"KP is when hard keratin plugs clog up your hair follicles leading to a rough bumpy appearance, blah blah blah"

But has anyone actually asked the question as to why it only seems to occur in very specific areas, that is back of the upper arms, side of thighs, buttocks, etc. Why is it that this condition seems to plague about 50% of the developed world's population and not many under-developed countries? Why is that a disease could be hereditary? What is the evolutionary advantage of passing on diseased skin genes to your children???

After much, much research I think I have finally pieced it together in a way that I don't think anyone has ever been told and I will share this with all of you. I'm going to call it "Al's Theory on Keratosis Pilaris". Please read on for details.
So about 9 years ago I was suffering from extremely unsightly face and back acne. The dermatologist prescribed me a drug named Roaccutane which I took religiously for 3 months. The side effects became so bloody intolerable that I quit the drug on my own and didn't care about my skin, as long as the nose-bleeds, headaches, and anger episodes stopped. Anyway, I saw the dermatologist again and told him what I had done. He said 3 months is pretty much the longest one should stay on that drug because of the liver damage it can do.

I was confused. About a month later I had full-blown keratosis pilaris on my upper arms and a little on my thighs. I was thinking to my self "oh great, out with one skin condition, and in with another". Back then I was a rather heavy little boy. I was pretty inactive, commuting to university by train, doing a lot of sitting in class and studying with very little physical activity.

Anyway, it was only quite recently that I did some in-depth research on Roaccutane and realized that it destroys liver cells. I had already worked out that my acne was caused by a combination of bad diet and hormones, and now my liver had reduced to about 80% of its original size (through liver testing at a hepatologist). I studied the liver in detail next and its role in human physiology and was shocked to discover just how vital it is - its the big filter of blood in the body!!! It also makes bile which is the "soap" that the body uses to break down the fats in our diet.

Ok, so when the liver is damaged, its ability to produce bile is impaired and consequently, our ability to assimilate fats in our diet is compromised. We know that harmful substances are stored in fat cells in the body. Fat is stored for future survival situations where the body needs a quick supply of energy, but the body packs on more fat if the liver is compromised, because of its inability to break down fats using bile. Can you see what I'm getting at?

Since the liver is the big toxin filter of the human body, it doesn't take a bad-ass drug like roaccutane to severly damage it. Environmental toxins such as junk food, preservatives, additives, flouride, pollution, etc all place a burden on the liver. This is why the developed world can suffer more from KP than the under-developed world - because our food is more highly processed and bad for us. When the liver begins to suffer, its bile-producing ability suffers. Remember it is the soap of the body. Without it, we can't break down fats effectively. Triglyceride fats then become stored in the characteristic location of the upper arms, the thighs, the butt, etc where they house hazardous poisons that the liver has not been able to neutralize due to its heavy burden.

The good fats we eat do not end up making it into good use in the body such as for the creation of soft, supple skin and may be excreted prematurely from the body. Toxins held in the fats cells on your upper arms begin to leach out of cells and damage the next layer up - your skin! And with a small amount of good fats being used by your body properly, its no wonder that KP then gets called a "dry skin condition". Without the lubricating and hydrating good fats in the diet, the skin will suffer and cause the characteristic hard, stubborn skin. The inflamed look that we see at the KP sites is an inflammatory process linked to the leaching of toxins from the fat sites and into the skin layer.

I hope you understood all that. KP is a LIVER DISORDER! Fix the liver and you will fix the skin!

Fortunately, the liver is a tropho-restorative organ, which means it has the ability to regrown after it has been damaged. This is where we can finally begin to recover!!! In my natural medicine course, I have stumbled upon one herb that is a super-star when it comes to regrowing liver cells. This herb is generally taken for liver problem likes cirrohsis and fatty-liver disease in naturopathy, but after making this logical connection between liver health and skin health, I decided to give this herb a shot.

The herb is called MILK THISTLE, and it is a liver tropho-restorative, antioxidant and a bile stimulant. I have been taking this herb in a tablet form for the past 4 weeks now and the effects are truely amazing. It brings about a new texture to the skin as the regeneration of liver cells aids in processing environmental toxins much more effectively. This will, in turn, purify the blood and, combined with mild exercise, will help with weight-loss. I have also experienced an increase in energy.

Please give this herb a try at restoring your liver and notice your skin heal from within.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Kick Keratosis Pilaris off the Edge with ‘Le Edge’


I am SUPER excited to be sharing this with you guys right now. I’ve been working on something for a good couple of months on the appearance of Keratosis Pilaris that I had to make sure that this new “discovery” was safe and effective to use. I am so excited and pleased to introduce to you the ‘Le Edge’!!

My keratosis pilaris comes and goes and I truly believe that diet plays a massive role in its resurgence and persistence. However, I have been using the Le Edge exfoliation tool twice a week in the shower and this thing is MAGIC!!! For those who haven’t heard of Le Edge, it is based on the ancient Roman and Greek bathing tool known as a Strigil which was used for scraping oil, dirt, grime and dead skin cells off the surface of the body. The Le Edge brings this highly effective and completely safe modern rendition right into your own shower. The Le Edge has a stainless steel blunt blade that is used during a warm shower or in the bath to glide over the skin. Under the blade, you will be shocked at the amount of old skin cells and dirt that the tool captures. I was lost for words at how easily it removed the clogged skin plugs and ingrown hairs and after using it twice a week for 3 weeks, my skin was absolutely smooth and soft. This thing is AMAZING! I know that a lot of KP sufferers like to pick at their little bumps or try and free that little hair stuck in the middle of the clogged pore (I know I did). The Le Edge will make sure you have nothing to pick at again because of how easily it “shaves” off the keratin plug allowing your skin to breath FINALLY!! Do not be discouraged by the word ‘shave’. It does not take out a single hair or “pluck” you.

The Le Edge is small, compact, lightweight and completely portable. Do not be deterred by the fact that there is a stainless steel blade involved like I initially was. It does NOT cut the skin. It simply glides over it gently. Gently but EFFECTIVELY. It can even be used on the face and neck. That’s how safe it is. This thing is powerful and a must-have even for those who desire to remove gunk and grime off their skin after a hard day’s work. The Le Edge is not electrically powered. Do not be deterred if you have dry, sensitive skin either. This tool is perfect for freeing up the dry, ash-like, top layer of the skin.

You wont believe what comes off your skin, and after a nice exfoliation session during a warm shower, I usually apply a tiny amount of Jojoba or coconut oil. The Le Edge removes all the surface debris that regular shower gels, soaps, and cleansers simply do not remove. Plus the Le Edge removes them without any harsh chemicals. Once this layer of dead epidermis is removed, oils and moisturizers work SOOO much better because they have a much greater chance to penetrate into the deeper levels of the skin instead of sitting on you making you look greasy.

I highly recommend this tool for those who suffer from KP, and even for those who crave soft smooth skin FAST. The results I got were incredible and in record time. It cleared my skin of the hard keratin plugs and the redness began to calm down even after the first use. A couple of weeks later, my skin is smooth, NOT RED, and I actually where singlets in Summer now!!!

TIPS: Always use the Le Edge in a warm shower or bath. Never attempt to use it dry as it will just leave red streaks on your skin. The warm water makes it glides so much more easily and safely. Also, go against the grain of your keratosis pilaris. For example, my KP was on my upper arms so I didn’t go with the hairs, I went in long gentle glides up from my elbow to my shoulder. It is much more effective than going from the shoulder to the elbow. Get it? Against the grain! Also, try applying your oils on after your shower while you're still wet and softly blot dry.

I've looked everywhere for these things and I've seen them going for some pretty crazy prices. However, Amazon.com has them stocked at the cheapest price on the internet by far. Check them out below.
Peace and Love,

Al  
 

Friday, 7 December 2012

What is Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis Pilaris (or KP for short) is a genetic disorder of the follicular (hair) cavity which is far more common than I once perceived. According to statistics, about 75% of people aged 14-25 have this skin condition, most without even knowing it. Those who do notice the condition often report rough, red/brown bumps typically on the back of the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, sometimes on the back and can even manifest on the face.

Most people who suffer from keratosis pilaris describe the disorder as having chicken-skin, or a constant state of goose-bumps. Some bumps may retain the natural colour of the skin rather than becoming red and inflamed. Some people commonly mistake KP for acne or a rash. This is not the case. Although keratosis pilaris is more common in women, many adolescent males typically experience rough bumpy skin on the outter side of their upper arms.

There are three medically classified variations of this condition, and they include:
- Keratosis Pilaris Rubra: red, inflamed bumps on the arms, legs, back and neck
- Keratosis Pilaris Alba: the "white" version of KP where there is little redness and discolouration, rather just a cosmetically-unappealing appearance without irritation
- Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii: red rashes on cheeks and jaw.

Although KP is not life-threatening to any degree, sufferers often have cosmetic complaints due to the unsightly state of the skin.

The causes of KP are very misunderstood. Common belief leads teenagers and concerned parents to engage in behaviour involving vigorous scrubbing of the affected skin. This is not only detrimental to the acid-mantle of the skin, but may even worsen the condition. Popular belief also exists that keratosis pilaris can not be cured. This is another misconception.

Keratosis pilaris comes about due the body's inability to promote cellular turn-over and exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. Keratin, an adhesive protein found in the skin, is produced in excessive amounts leading to a sticky cohesion between epidermal skin cells and making it increasingly difficult to slough the outer layer properly.

Most people notice their Keratosis Pilaris worsens in the Winter time or in colder conditions.

Below are graphics of what you can expect in the case of keratosis pilaris






Keratosis Pilaris  apparent cure video off youtube:


Friday, 30 November 2012

Skin: Keratosis Pilaris

SKIN: it is the one part of ourselves that we project to the world. It is through our skin that we have the ability to interact with our outside environment and it is our marvelous skin that holds us all in. But as I sit here and begin what is a delayed project in helping people understand and perfect their skin, I am amazed at the amount of complexity presented to consumers from the beauty industry regarding the health of the skin.
All we want is perfect, flawless skin... and I'm going to show you how you can achieve it. Whether it's rosacea, keratosis pilaris, dermititis, eczema or the dreaded acne, I can divulge that it all begins from one common and (most importantly) simple problem. Fix the problem, fix the skin. Stick with me and I'll give you the best information and tried-and-tested methods to regain healthy skin