By Macaela Mackenzie
It causes rough, bumpy patches typically on the upper arms, thighs, butt, or even sometimes on the face.
Keep reading to learn how to smooth things over.
Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition.
Since KP is caused by plugged hair follicles, exfoliating can help clear things up. Products containing alpha-hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids, like our Charcoal Smoothie, can also help.
Moisturizing will not make the “chicken skin” disappear but it can make the bumps feel markedly less prickly.
“A combination of laser treatments can reduce swelling and redness and tackle any pigmentation,” says Shari Marchbein, M.D. “However, this is not necessary, nor is there a guarantee to improve redness, since KP is a natural skin variant.”