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What the hell is chicken skin (aka Keratosis Pilaris)…for those who don’t know its red, rough, bumpy skin that likes to appear in the back of arms and sometimes on my legs. It’s basically a buildup for keratin in the hair follicles. It’s kinda like a pimple (it looks like goose bumps) because it’s clogged. I have a small case of chicken skin on the backs on my arms. I used to exfoliate a lot but to no avail. I didn’t know what was wrong and then I read an article about something called chicken skin. Exfolitaing may help your skin or it could irritate your skin more. Â With this condition you need a treatment (lotion) that will breakdown that clogged follicle like lactic or glycolic acid. I choose the first. I bought a lotion called AmLactin Mousturizing Body Lotion ($17). The AmLactin lotion is really used for dry skin but it also helps with chicken skin because it gets rid of that clogged, built-up skin. My skin has gotten smoother and bump free since I started using it. I also saw a reduction in redness. A lotion like this can be expensive but since there is no cure for chicken skin, it should help a lot. AmLactin has a slight mediciny smell, but it doesn’t bother me at all.
Do you have chicken skin?
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