3 Ways to Relieve Keratosis Pilaris (AKA Chicken Skin)

Almost half of the population sports the benign but somewhat-unsightly skin condition called keratosis pilaris. Commonly known as “chicken skin,” keratosis pilaris occurs when keratin, a type of protein that helps protect the skin, builds up and plugs hair follicles. This creates patches of bumpy skin, sometimes red in color, which most often appear on the arms, thighs, and rear. It is not entirely known what causes keratin buildup. Thankfully, on its own, keratosis pilaris is not a sign of bad health, and it usually disappears by age 30. But until then, it can be quite an annoyance. While the condition cannot be cured, there are several ways to help relieve its severity and potentially keep it at bay. Unfortunately, there is no one solution and results may vary from person to person. If you feel like ridding yourself of keratosis pilaris is worth the consistent effort it takes, now is the time to start trying out a new beauty regimen. Method #1: Moisturizing The most important weapon in your fight against keratosis pilaris is moisturizing the skin. Exfoliation, explained Read More …