Dermatologists explain how to deal with chicken skin!
Keratosis pilaris is a build-up of keratin –the kind of protein found in our hair– in our pores that blocks the opening of growing hair follicles, this results in red patchy skin, generally located in the back of the arms. Here you’ll find expert advice on how to treat them.
You cannot cure it
It is impossible to eradicate this condition as it is a genetic condition and for some reason, the follicles on the outer arms and thighs get clogged and it won’t go away.
Although there is not a permanent solution, you can make the bumps go away with glycolic and lactic acid treatments, this will make your skin feel softer.
Instead of using a body scrub, you can go for a brush and a salicylic acid cleanser to penetrate follicles.
After having a shower apply a body lotion with lactic acid that will loosen your cells over time and gently exfoliate the skin.
See your dermatologist
If at-home treatments do not work for you, be sure to consult a specialist, a dermatologist will know how to reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris.
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