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Can You Treat Keratosis Pilaris at Home?

Not everyone can afford frequent visits to spas and salons or derma clinics to treat their skin conditions. But chicken legs are quite discomforting. Let’s find out a way to treat them in the comfort of your home. 

Can You Treat Keratosis Pilaris at Home? Keratosis pilaris, commonly known as chicken skin, is a harmless skin condition except for mild discomfort and itch. It results in rough bumps on the skin because of the plugging of pores with dead skin cells. This buildup of dead skin cells is because of keratin. It usually appears on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks, and buttocks. 

To date, there is no known cure to get rid of keratosis pilaris. But there are several ways to get it treated by professionals to alleviate the symptoms. But don’t worry, there are few home remedies. So for treating them at home, know the basic cause of it. That is dead skin cells and plugging of pores. So your remedies should be focused on reducing this buildup and prevent the clogging of pores. 

Can You Treat Keratosis Pilaris at Home?

Warm bath:

Taking a warm bath can unclog and loosen the pores. After that, rub your skin with a brush to reduce the bumps.


Exfoliate regularly to prevent pore-clogging. Use a loofah or pumice stone to remove dead skin.  

Apply hydrating lotions:

But preferably those that provide hydrating and increase the cells turn over, like AHAs e.g., lactic acid.    

Also Read: What You Need to Know About Anti-Pollution Skin Care

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Dr. Iqra Mubashar
              Dr. Iqra Mubashar

About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care plans. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.

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