Since I read Bottled Beauty's blog post on "Chicken Skin" or Keratosis Pilaris, as it's known, I have been on a quest to try to find out what kind of things can help.
Before reading about it on the above post, I did not know KP existed. I just thought I had bad skin. I suffer from horrible red bumps on my upper arms. All the time...
Sourced from http://www.keratosispilaris.org/ ....
Keratosis Pilaris is a very common genetic follicular disorder manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles.
An excess of the protein known as Keratin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming numerous tiny rough bumps on the skin. Sometimes, these bumps can become irritated causing the follicles to redden excessively.
KP is often misdiagnosed and treated as acne. Most types are more evident during teen years.
It can also appear after pregnancy or at any stage of life.
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So, as I mentioned I began looking at ways to improve KP. The most common solution is exfoliation. I have always exfoliated the affected area but the results are short lived. It makes the area smooth for a few hours but I then notice the bumps have began to reappear.
Other forms of relief are said to come from laser treatment and sun tanning. Sun tanning for me has never resolved KP.