They call it ‘chicken skin’, those unpleasant dots that appear as if they were bubbles under the skin and are really unsightly, as well as ugly to the touch. In particular, during the summer season, when we discover the arms more, they immediately jump to the eyes and it puts us a little embarrassed. Here, if the situation is this it is likely that you suffer from ‘keratosis pilare’. The name is scary, but rest assured, you can solve the problem very easily. If it has not happened to you to have this disorder, you will certainly have seen it very often on others, because it is a very common problem. But the rule ‘common sickness means joy’, here is not really valid and even if health has nothing to do with it, the aesthetic problem remains. But why does this happen? The reason is to be found in the excessive production of sebum in the hair follicles, which would block the pores. The consequence is that the skin dries up, hardening it and making it rough and causing the onset of unsightly spots. In particular, it is adolescents and women who suffer from this disorder, by virtue of greater hormonal activity. (continues after photo)
But let’s get to the point. How to get rid of it? First of all, it is a good idea to use a cleanser that is not aggressive on the skin, and that is neutral: for example, Marseille soap or Aleppo soap. This is the best way to hydrate your skin. In fact, moisturizing is the key word for great results. Hydrate your skin, twice a day, using a cream that your specialist will be able to recommend. The drier your skin is in certain areas, the more you will be allowed to use moisturizing products. Furthermore, to avoid excessive sebum production and cleanse the pores, it is recommended to use an exfoliating product at least once a week. (continue after the photos)
To prepare a good exfoliant at home, you can prepare coconut oil and brown sugar: simple and effective. But always be careful not to rub the skin too much, as it could redden or damage and thus cause the opposite effect. After using your scrub, don’t forget to finish the treatment with a moisturizing product. If the problem continues to persist even after trying these solutions, we recommend that you see a dermatologist. Although it is harmless to health, it must be remembered that keratosis pilare has no real cure, and can be difficult to treat. Last rule, valid always and for everyone, drink lots of water, to ensure that hydration from inside your body.
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