When was the last time you wear sleeveless tops? If you can’t remember the last time you did because you’re quite embarrassed to reveal those tiny, rough bumps at the back of your upper arms, let us help you out! Here at our Phoenix dermatology practice, we have helped women deal with keratosis pilaris, also known as chicken skin, through a combination of our cosmetic services and skin care products.
Although chicken skin is benign, it could be appear unsightly at the back of one’s arms,thighs, neck and buttocks, resulting to a lot of sufferers shying away from sleeveless shirts and shorts. Below is a quick guide to helping you smooth out the bumps and improve the appearance of your chicken skin!
1. Moisturize every single day.
One of the most effective ways to smoothen out bumps and prevent further chicken skin developments is by moisturizing daily, particularly after showering or bathing when your skin is still damp. This is particularly important during the winter months.
2. Make it a habit to use body scrub on your showers.
Chicken skin is a result of the accumulation of dead skin cells that are stuck in your hair follicles. You can reduce the appearance of chicken skin by reducing the amount of dead skin cells through daily scrubs.
3. If the condition doesn’t improve with the aforementioned tips, get in touch with us! We can help you choose the appropriate OTC skin care products and cosmetic procedures to help you get rid of chicken skin!
Finding a Qualified Dermatologist in Phoenix For Your Chicken Skin
Here at our Phoenix dermatology practice, our resident dermatologic surgeon Dr. Toni Stockton is an expert in a wide variety of skin conditions — from monitoring moles, treating skin cancer, eczema, and psoriasis to using dermal fillers, lasers, and radiofrequency to rejuvenate our aging skin.