(Closed) Chicken skin arms, anyone??

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do you have chicken skin and are you doing anything about your chicken skin?

    Yes, I have it, but I don't know what to do about it

    Yes, I have it, but I don't really care about it

    Yes, I have it, and I am using home treatments for it (explain below)

    Yes, I have it, and I am using prescription lotion (etc.) from the dermatologist

    Yes, I have it, and I am getting something more extreme done to it (dermabrasion)

    No, I don't have it, luckily

    I don't know if I have it

    Other (explain below)

  • Post # 17
    3135 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have heard accutane will get rid of it and it won’t come back for years, if ever after treatment.


    “Severe cases of KP have been treated with isotretinoin (Accutane) pills for several months. Accutane is generally a very potent oral medication reserved for severe, resistant, or scarring cases of acne. Its use in KP would be considered off-label (not FDA approved) and not routine.”


    Post # 18
    2599 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @shinythingsrule:  I think the one I currently have is made my Bare Escentuals… MD something or other.  It works well and doesn’t bother my sensitive skin.  My waxer recommended it.  I think it has salicylic acid in it. 

    Good luck 🙂  Isn’t it nice knowing you aren’t the only one dealing with stuff?

    Post # 19
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Yes, I have this and I hate it!  My dermatologist presecribed a special cream that is 2.5% hydrocortisone in Cetaphil lotion.  It is specially mixed for me at the pharmacist and it WORKS!  If I use it religiously every day after my shower, it takes care of everything.  I have also found that something that works even better and quicker is sun.  I do not tan in a tanning bed, but it is claared up the best after vacations or when I have gotten a good amount of sun (with sunscreen of course).

    Post # 20
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I have this on my arms and I was determined to get rid of it before my wedding day.  I tried three separate kind of lotions (one prescription), two different scrubs and a few other things to get rid of the redness and bumps and nothing worked for me.  Even the tried and true things that work for most people (like Amlactin lotion and KP Duty scrub and lotion which is made specifically for this problem) did nothing for me.  By the week of the wedding it was maybe even worse than normal. So I just stopped everything and decided to just not worry about it.  On the day of, I brusher mineral power on my arms and lo and behold it looked fine! So I say, don’t worry too much about it.  You are probably the only one who will notice and a little makeup can go a long way. 😉 

    Post # 21
    5282 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    WOW! I have it (not bad, but have had it for years!!!) I never knew what it was called! Good to learn about these treatments!

    Post # 22
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have it too and my Dermatologist reccomended Akerat Smoothing Exfoliating Cream which is made by Avene. I use all their skin care products for my face and they are wonderful but I havent used this frequently enough to notice a difference yet.


    Post # 22
    1 posts
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I have it And dread it. My mom says it gets better but I donot see it. Ive recently started using eucerin excema lotion 3 times a day and it’s been helping a lot. Just a little red color to arms when cold not the whole 9 yards of the bumps and redness and ive only been using it two weeks 

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