Keratin buildup, common in skin, can lead to blocked hair follicles and small white bumps. When this natural skin protein causes a blockage, the condition is known as keratosis pilaris. While the bumps look like acne, they actually contain hardened keratin rather than pus. There is no cure for the harmless condition, but with a steady skin-care regimen, you can limit the problem.
Rub a cloth gently over keratin deposits in a circular motion.
Rinse the affected area of your skin with warm water. Pat your skin mostly dry with a towel without rubbing or squeezing the deposits. Leave your skin slightly damp.
Apply a lotion containing either lactic acid or urea. As it helps moisturize your skin, it will begin to dissolve the keratin.
Repeat these steps for a few weeks. If you still notice a problem, apply a cream with a Helix Aspersa Muller complex as an ingredient. The main component of this complex, glycoconjugates, may help reduce excess keratin.
After you have reduced the appearance of keratin on your skin, continue a steady moisturizing routine to prevent future keratin deposits.