Skin Care Terminology and Facts Dictionary - K

kaolin:a clay mineral, also know as China Clay. Used for its highly absorbent qualities to help clear skin of excess oils and dirt. For explanation how clay masks work in skin care, see Nancy K Brown Home Page - RESOURCES - Skin Topics - Skin Care Topics - Clay Masks.
keratosis pilaris:small, rough bumps, found generally on the face, upper arms and thighs. Made of keratinized debris, which is too large to exit the pores. Tough to get rid of, scrubs will not work. The only things which works is a good quality glycolic acid exfoliator, such as the Nancy K Brown Hand & Body Lotion + 12% Glycolic Acid.

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