Saturday, October 15th, 2016
For the most part, we have learned to purchase boneless, skinless chicken to fill our dinner plates. This has to do with the fat content in the outer part of this bird. New research is actually showing that the fat found in chicken skin is the good kind, the kind we want to eat. But that is not the topic of this blog. The chicken skin that we want to discuss is the kind that may show up on your body. Technically, this condition is called keratosis pilaris, or KP – or chicken skin. The dry, tiny bumps that develop on the thighs, legs, or other area may not be harmful; but they sure can be frustrating.
Keratin is an important protein that is found in the skin. It protects it from infection and harmful substances. Sometimes, this protein builds up around hair follicles. It is joined by extra skin cells, which lend to the rough texture of the tiny bumps.
You may not have Keratosis Pilaris, but chances are someone close to you does. According to research, as many as 4 in every 10 adults has this condition. Though it is said to have a genetic link, as much as half of all patients have no family history for “chicken skin.”
The point of treating keratosis pilaris is to smooth the texture of rough skin and prevent the exacerbation of the condition when the weather changes.
Here’s how you can do this:
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