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During summer, when we wear light clothes, some people can’t help but notice small bumps on their skin usually more visible on the arms and thighs.
This common skin condition is called keratosis pilaris, commonly described as “chicken skin”, because it makes the skin look like a recently plucked chicken.
Although it is harmless and not contagious, chicken skin can be very annoying and, if not treated, can worsen with time.
Let’s find out 6 daily things that can trigger this unpleasant skin condition:
Using too aggressive body scrubs
Although exfoliation can help lessen chicken skin, aggressive body scrubs can actually worsen your condition.
Although hot showers don’t actually make the skin swell, being under hot water for too long can worsen your condition.
Since chicken skin is caused by a build-up of keratin in the pores, comedogenic products can worsen the condition.
You aren’t eating enough fat
When your body doesn’t receive enough fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6, it may cause your skin to inflame, making the small bumps more visible.
You may be drinking too much milk
Most people can’t imagine going a single day without a cup of coffee with milk or cream, but dairy can cause food sensitivities that contribute to unpleasant health conditions, including chicken skin.
Your clothes are too tight
Wearing tight clothes isn’t good for your health for many reasons, and it can worsen chicken skin.
0:00 Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin) Causes
0:34 Using too aggressive body scrubs
0:53 Hot showers
1:23 Perfumed soaps
1:43 You aren’t eating enough fat
2:00 You may be drinking too much milk
2:30 Your clothes are too tight
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