What is Chicken Skin, and Why Do You Have It?

Written by Your New Trainer on . Posted in Acne treatment, Keratosis pilaris itchy, Treatment for skin cancer

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Has anyone ever told you that you have ?chicken skin?? This is a term often used to describe Keratosis pilaris, which is a skin condition that causes red bumps to appear on the skin. Most commonly these bumps will pop up on the cheeks, thighs, or the back of your arms. So what exactly is keratosis pilaris?

A Buildup of Keratin

Though they may look like pimples (which are buildups of oil and dead skin cells), keratosis pilaris is actually a buildup of keratin in the hair follicles of your skin, essentially forming a bit of a ?plug? that blocks the follicle?s opening. Normally, keratin helps to protect your skin. This happens