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Grater skin: harmless, but still annoying

Whether on the upper arms, legs or bottom: unsightly pimples cause rough skin, which is why it is also called grater skin.

The horn nodule (keratosis pilaris, keratosis follicularis, lichen pilaris) is colloquially referred to as grater skin. Because the skin of those affected is indeed very rough and uneven. It is a cornification disorder (over cornification) that affects the hair follicles. The outer sides of the upper arms and thighs are particularly affected, but there can also be spots on the buttocks and on the sides of the face (cheeks).

The typical symptoms appear: small, hard nodules that give the skin a “dotted” appearance similar to goose bumps. The nodules, visible as small dots, are usually a bit darker than normal skin color, often also reddish.


Usually the skin type is generally rather dry. Although the grater skin is quite harmless from a medical point of view, those affected find it quite annoying.

In particular, girls in puberty and young women suffer from keratosis pilaris. The disorder is not curable, but the symptoms decrease significantly with increasing age.

The exact cause of the cornification disorder is still unclear, but a genetic cause is very likely. In addition, keratosis pilaris belongs to the group of atopy stigmata - these are physical characteristics that are found as hypersensitivity reactions, especially in people with a predisposition to atopy.

These can be allergies, for example, a very classic example is neurodermatitis - also called atopic eczema, by the way. Grater skin is also observed more frequently in connection with obesity.

How can you help?

Green Peel treatment – Green Peel aestheticians know that in many cases one treatment is needed to treat Keratosis pilaris and bring back beautiful smooth skin.

Unlike other peels, Green Peel can be safely done any time during the year.

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