Chicken skin treatment was the last thing on my mind when I began to be afflicted by Keratosis Pilaris.
It is estimated that 40% to 50% of grownups worldwide experience Chicken Skin without even knowing it. Many people have been found to have good genes that can prevent occurrences of this skin illness.
It appears to be connected with reduced humidity and tight clothing that are irritating the chicken skin bumps. Also it appears to become more inflamed during pregnancy and for a couple of months following birth of a child.
Doctors and medical scientists do not know what causes excess keratin to develop on some people’s skin and not on others; however, keratosis pilaris seems to run in families, so a genetic predisposition to the condition is possible.
Chicken skin is caused by keratin, the hard protein that is designed to protect the skin from infection or harmful KP treatment substances, building up in the skin and creating a plug that blocks the hair follicles on the skin.
Spending long periods of time in a hot shower or bath will strip your skin of essential oils and dry it out, so use water that is less hot and keep your shower time to 10 minutes to avoid losing moisture.