Post # 1
does anyone else get the “chicken skin” on the backs of their arms during the winter?
we’re getting married march 5th in MN so it’ll still be cold out, and I know I’ll get the bumps, and I have a strapless dress
how do I get rid of / prevent them in the first place!
Post # 3
I really like using those salt/sugar scrubs. Fresh makes a brown sugar body scrub that is AMAZING but really expensive.
The sugar crystals help to slough off dead skin, and the oils really smooth & hydrate your skin. It really helped my arms & elbows (they get grey) last winter.
Post # 4
Most likely it is keratosis pilaris and is super common in a lot of people. I’m fairly sure they are permanent, although you can try to see your doctor for some cremes if you have an extreme case. Nothing can prevent them as they are a genetic condition!
But don’t worry, no one else really notices things like this and I highly doubt they will show up in your pictures.
Post # 5
Do you always have them? or only during cold/winter season?
If YES, then it’s probably due to cold/dry weather. Just need to moisturize more. Jojoba Oil is great. Also, it could br the type of fabric your clothes are made of….I’m a cotton kinda girl….specially with tighter fitting clothes, cotton is a must or else, i get those bumps too.
Hope that helps.
Post # 6
Try using a smooth pumice stone daily in the shower, then moisturize with a good cream. Say Yes to Carrots Hand and Elbow cream is awesome. One of my friends is Indian and she told me she pumices her entire body to prevent ‘hairiness’ but honestly, she has some of the softest smoothest skin ever. I have those same bumps year round and the pumice really works well.
Post # 7
We were talking about this in another post. One bee suggested Coconut Oil. I tried it and it works really well. I’ve only used it for a week and it’s made a huge difference. I use organic, expeller pressed (food grade) oil because there aren’t any additives. Just put on a thin layer and let it sit for a half hour. Wipe off any excess with a paper towel.
Post # 8
It is probably keratosis pilaris, I have it too. I haven’t found anything that gets rid of it but lotions with alpha hydroxy in it are great at helping keep it at a minimum. Also I have read a ton of great reviews about KP Duty lotion and scrub. It is a bit pricey ($80 for both) but I’m going to give it a try about 4-5 months before the wedding to see if it helps. I know most people would never notice but its something I have been self conscious of my whole life so I understand.