Keratosis & Make Up

Keratosis is just one of the skin conditions that intend to ruin our appearances as we get older. It is mainly caused by overexposure to sunlight, particularly its ultra violet (UV) rays. However this sun damage does not happen overnight, instead it does so over an extended period of time spent in the sun. But can we really avoid the sun? No, we cannot.

Still, trying to prevent keratosis might be worth doing. You may not be able to hide from the sun but you can be smart. You should avoid being in the sun when it is most intense; between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wearing sunscreen with an SPF factor of 30 or above is very important in protecting yourself against sun damage or keratosis.

Having someone stare at your keratosis can be quite uncomfortable. It can be found in the face, upper arms and back, and occurs when there is a build-up of keratin in the skin. Keratin is the structural component found in the outer layer of the skin. This component is important to having healthy skin, hair and nails. Keratosis appears slightly raised above the skin; rough and scaly in texture. If you ask me, this could really create a stare.

Nevertheless, since your keratosis may cause you some amount of embarrassment, you may want to cover them up. Though they are not contagious, in spite of their unsightly look, some may have this perception. But supposedly, you can’t afford the laser treatments right now, there some beauty fixes that will cover a birthmark, a tattoo or even your keratosis.

The secret my friends, is in the make-up, medical or corrective as it is sometimes called. This kind of make up is very thick and hence will be able to cover any scars or lesions which are raised above the skin, such as keratosis.  Although thick, it is easily applied and blends well into the skin. It is also long-lasting and will not rub off on your clothing. The best part, its waterproof; so if you have decided against treating your keratosis then covering it with make up is the next best option.

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