She Realized That She Was Getting Chicken Skin On Her Arms. I Had No Idea This Is The Reason Why!

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If you have tiny, hard, whitish-red bumps that appear on the back of your arms, then you likely have chicken skin. It sounds a lot worse than what it actually is and the bumps are harmless. For most people, the worst part about having them is their appearance since they pop up randomly and look rash-like or similar to acne.

An estimated 40% of people suffer from the condition and you can easily self-diagnose yourself by checking for tiny bumps on the backs of your arms and legs. If you have it, chances are you’re already very much aware of it. However, many people don’t actually know what causes chicken skin or how they can combat it.

The medical term for the skin condition is keratosis pilaris. It’s named after the keratinization of hair follicles on the skin which happens when our bodies produce excess amounts of keratin, a skin protein. Basically, that extra keratin begins to clump together around hair follicles and causes a bump to form and raise up.

Eventually the hair follicles often become trapped underneath all of the excess keratin which blocks the pore and plugs it off. The hair keeps growing inside the closed off follicle, making it an ingrown hair, and if you look closely you can sometimes see it in the middle of the bump.

One of the main issues people have with chicken skin is that it’s notoriously hard to get rid of or control. It often appears worse in the winter when air temperatures are colder and moisture levels are lower. However, it also varies highly from person to person and one individual’s experience can be drastically different from another.

One product that gives visible results was Clearasil Ultra exfoliating scrub. It reduces the appearance and feeling of bumps and that it has worked to keep them at bay ever since she started using it. The active ingredient in the scrub is salicylic acid which is often a main ingredient in topical anti-acne treatments and creams.

It’s very important to always keep your skin moisturized and to apply lotion as soon as you get out of the shower or bath. Check out the video for more information and routines and remedies that can work for you. Maybe it can also work for you!

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