"Chicken skin" is a real skin condition known as keratosis pilaris. It's caused by a buildup of keratin that blocks the opening of your hair follicles (not because you ate a lot of chicken skin growing up), resulting in tiny, rough bumps. [Via Mayo Clinic]
Sadly, there's no cure or a way to prevent it. But you can make them appear smoother with the following hydrating and exfoliating products:
Best Products For Chicken Skin Or Keratosis Pilaris On The Arms
Dr. S. Wong Sulfur Soap
The anti-inflammatory properties of sulfur soap can do some serious business with skin ailments like KP, acne, and eczema! Using this once a day will prevent pores and follicles from being clogged via gentle exfoliation.
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Chicken skin = dry skin, so it's important to keep the affected areas always hydrated. We recommend this multi-purpose cream because it's thick and has a fast-absorbing formula. Plus, it contains a ~*special*~ ingredient to keep your body moisturized all day.
Nivea Crème 60ml, P173, WatsonsContinue reading below ↓
Face Republic AHA BHA Toner
Face Republic AHA BHA Toner, P499, BeautyMNL
First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub With 10% AHA
You'll love this gentle exfoliating scrub that's specially made to get rid of chicken skin or KP. It has AHA which gently polishes away the dead skin cells and unclogs blocked pores to reveal softer, smoother skin.
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The Inkey List Polyhydroxy Acid Toner
This gentle chemical exfoliator can not only be used to treat keratosis pilaris and brighten discoloration, too! Use it after taking a bath to allow the active ingredient, PHA, to properly sink into your skin.
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V&M Naturals Pure Active Emu Oil
We're not surprised with this one because emu oil is f-a-m-o-u-s for treating all kinds of skin conditions! It increases the number of healthy cells by locking the moisture in, and it protects the skin from pollutants.
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Egyptian Magic Cream
A natural cream that can do all sorts of ~*magical*~ things for your face and body! It contains honey, olive oil, and beeswax, for extra care and nourishment.
Egyptian Magic Cream 118ml, P2,610, SephoraContinue reading below ↓