Keratosis Pilaris Home Treatments with Essential Oils
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that presents itself as dry, rough patches of bumps on skin that resembles chicken skin. While harmless and painless, it can be hard to control, and can cause some people to feel insecure about the way their skin looks. It's not contagious and typically won't cause discomfort or itching.
The small bumps often appear on your: • Upper thighs • Back of arms • Cheeks • Butt
While keratosis pilaris can appear at any age, you often see signs of it in young children. You can have it all year round but it's particularly prone to flare-ups in cold climates.
These bumps are actually dead skin cells blocking the opening of the hair follicle. A build-up of keratin (a protein naturally produced in the body) usually forms the plug, and this creates the rough, bumpy patches of skin, which can also be flaky and dry.
If you struggle with chicken skin on your arms, legs, or face, you're definitely not alone. It is a very common skin problem.
Best defense: Exfoliate and Moisturize
Essential Oils can help with the exfoliation and unblocking of the hair follicle.