Chicken skin, goosebumps skin, or Keratosis Pilaris is skin condition many women suffer from. This is more common in women than men. The hundreds of small, rough, tan or red little bumps around hair follicles on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and cheeks. This is more common in back of upper arm. Keratosis pilaris is not related to any medical problem but it does not feel smooth and good to touch your skin. Keratosis pilaris may appear in patients with dry skin conditions or atopic dermatitis. As it does not affect your general health, Keratosis pilaris is not curable but spontaneously improves over time and sometimes bumps get removed totally itself.
Anyone can have keratosis pilaris. This is more common in first 10 years of life and may worsen during puberty. When I was got my hair removal waxing done after that hundreds of tiny white bumps mapped across the backs of my arms. Later, people told me I am allergic to honey wax. Till that time I had no knowledge of medical as I was in my high school. But now, I know this run in my genetics even my mom had this. And the reason is My mom and i both have extremely dry skin.
The best way to get rid of this is to exfoliate and moisturize to treat the bumps and never do not pick at them. But it’s important to be mindful about over exfoliating. Whether you’re using a loofah for mechanical exfoliation or using lactic or glycolic acid for a chemical exfoliation, you should limit yourself to once or twice a week. Moisturise is the key of getting rid of it. Moisturise at least twice a day.
I use to get embarrassed because of this and tried a lot of products. And I present you the best products that helped me in managing or almost removing the keratosis pilaris or chicken skin.
MicrodermaMitt is 100% Natural Exfoliating Body Mitt. This is best for dry skin treatment that exfoliates without being harsh on your skin. No doubt this is expensive but this one investment is worth for you if you have dry skin. I could actually see the dead skin coming off with each scrub of this washcloth, and that’s something I look for in a mechanical exfoliator. This one is better than any loofah and you do not have to change this frequently. You buy it once and good to go for at least 5-6 years. It’s grossly satisfying. It leaves my skin smoother, more radiant & healthier in just minutes.I always follow up with moisturizer to avoid drying out my skin.
This product is a longtime personal favorite. I use it for face, any excessive dryness on body. It’s so creamy and hydrating that it works wonders to restore your skin after a scrub in the shower. The best part is its provides hydration but does not leave your skin greasy. It also smells lighter than other Nivea products, which I personally like since I don’t do heavy scented lotions.