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Keratosis Pilaris: Those Annoying-As-Cluck Bumps on the Backs of Your Arms

chickenIt’s a clucking shame that underneath your dazzling feathers may lay skin that is rough, bumpy and unpleasant to behold. These little bumps that you sometimes find on the back of your wings have a name: Keratosis Pilaris. Call it a first world problem if you must, but we humans suffer greatly from these rough and scaly-to-the-touch bumps. KP is most common on the back of arms and legs, and it often pops up around winter when skin is at its driest. Fortunately there are simple, natural remedies that’ll have you strutting your stuff at your next hen’s night in no time. Try these at-home fixes:

  • Exfoliation: Regular exfoliation is the simplest way to reduce the bumps. At Queen Bee, we recommend dry brushing your whole body from toes to head every day.
  • Oatmeal scrub or bath: Make your own by grinding oatmeal into a fine powder and adding coconut oil. Add to the bath or apply to your skin, rub and rinse.
  • Baking soda and water: Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with water to make a paste. Apply to the affected area and exfoliate. Repeat daily.
  • Apple cider vinegar: Just apply and dry!
  • Acids: At Queen Bee, we carry a wide range of exfoliating products from AHAs to BHAs. Feel free to ask us which one is best for you!