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Banish Chicken Skin

By New You Editorial
Posted On Mar 02, 2013

New You Beauty Tip: A new way to fight those annoying skin bumps

 

 

You might not have it, but you definitely know someone who does and the time is now to amp up your skincare regime and fight. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 80% of children and up to 40% of adults suffer from chicken skin (keratosis pilaris). Those white (and sometimes red) bumps on forearms, thighs and face occur when dead skin fills with sebum (oil) and becomes lodged in the opening hair follicles. Although it poses no health risk , Chicken skin is genetic and cannot be eliminated completely. If you or someone you know is suffering, prescribe an exfoliator such as Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Bar made with acne-fighting acids followed up by an intense moisturizer to balance the PH level of the skin (CeraVe). If your condition is especially stubborn, seek over the counter or prescribed lactic acid products and Vitamin A creams. Remember, that chicken skin is chronic, so the key to staying smooth is maintenance.