Skin Care Remedies For Chicken Skin
Chicken skin is a skin disorder called keratosis pilaris that affects your cheeks, upper arms, legs, and buttocks. It is often mistaken for acne because they are small red/white acne-like bumps. It tends to appear as rough red or white dry skin. Those suffering with it will have itchy skin at times.
Typically people under the age of 30 suffer from keratosis pilaris. However, the good news is that it gets better with age and sometimes disappears.
Dermatologist says that chicken skin occurs by an excessive amount of keratin protein in the skin. The access protein plugs up hair follicles causing the red and white bumps. Excessive amounts of keratin protein on your skin makes it feel rough like sandpaper and appear like chicken skin, hence where the name comes from.
Still, to this day Dermatologists don’t know the cause of access keratin protein build up.
Here are some skin care remedies for your chicken skin.
100% Organic Coconut oil is a very effective home remedy for chicken skin because it has the best moisturizing properties. Coconut oil is a dream come true because it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits and promotes glowing skin.
The best time to apply your 100% organic coconut oil is right after a shower while your face is still moist for the coconut oil to assist in retaining moisture. However, for the best results, reapply your coconut oil throughout the day. Another great thing about coconut oil is you can eat it, and it will help your skin as well. Start by just eating a teaspoon a day working up to three tablespoons per day.
Need to exfoliate to get that dry, rough chicken skin gone? Try making a coconut oil sugar scrub. You just need white sugar, coconut oil and a teaspoon of honey, then mix them together. You should only use the sugar scrub twice a week ensuring to moisturize afterward.
Chicken skin causes itchy, rough, and dry skin, and oatmeal is the answer for all of that. Oatmeal will soothe your dry skin and scrub off the dead skin cells. Grind a ¼ cup of oatmeal in a food processor into a very fine powder. Add it to your bath water while you soak for a half an hour. Do this once weekly, and your skin will thank you! While you soak in your oatmeal bath, you can make the ground up oats into a paste by adding a little warm water. Then exfoliate your face for 15 minutes. Afterward, make sure you moisturize with coconut oil and repeat every couple of days.