How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris Or Itchy, Bumpy Red Skin on Your Arms

If I told you that I am going to help you understand and treat your Keratosis Pilaris, you would say, “What is he talking about?” But if I told you that is a fancy medical term for chicken skin, which is that rough, itchy skin that occurs on the top and outer parts of some people’s arms and also on the front of their thighs, then it might ring a bell.

It is particularly common in teenagers and young adults. It also can itch and get inflamed, but more importantly, it looks really funny. When you have this condition, you will see all these little white studded bumps on your skin with pink skin in between. It is not dangerous but it certainly looks funny and does not feel good.

The treatment for Keratosis Pilaris is to use exfoliants. The hard little bumps that form when you have this skin condition represent over growths of dead cells on the top of the hair follicle. All you have to do is literally dissolve them away with a chemical exfoliant. Whatever chemical exfoliant that you use for your face, you can use on your arms. Wherever you have your chicken skin use your chemical exfoliant twice a day. In three to four week, or more in certain cases, you will notice a shrinking of those little hard bumps. Ultimately, the redness caused by the Keratosis Pilaris will go away, and you will be free of the itching and impact of your chicken skin.