Keratosis Polaris is an overproduction of skin surrounding the hair follicles. It can trap bacteria in the skin and cause an infection of the follicle called Folliculitis. Mild anti-biotics and washing with an antibacterial soap can eliminate the Folliculitis symptoms but the keratosis Pilaris is a chronic condition. It is very very common. Use of an exfoliating wash and lotions containing lactic acid are is the treatment of choice of many people with K.P.