"Chicken skin" is a real skin condition known as keratosis pilaris. It's caused by a buildup of keratin that blocks the opening of your hair follicles (not because you ate a lot of chicken skin growing up), resulting in tiny, rough bumps. [Via Mayo Clinic]
Sadly, there's no cure or a way to prevent it. But you can make them appear smoother with the following hydrating and exfoliating products:
Dr. S. Wong Sulfur Soap
The anti-inflammatory properties of sulfur soap can do some serious business with skin ailments like KP, acne, and eczema! Using this once a day will prevent pores and follicles from being clogged via gentle exfoliation.
TRY: Dr. S. Wong Sulfur Soap, P50, Robinsons Supermarket
Chicken skin = dry skin, so it's important to keep the affected areas always hydrated. We recommend this multi-purpose cream because it's thick and has a fast-absorbing formula. Plus, it contains a special ingredient to keep your body moisturized all day.
TRY: Nivea Crème, P209/150ml, Shopee
Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Lotion with SPF25
This lotion, whose main ingredient is apple cider vinegar, helps revitalize and refine your skin's texture with a combo of ACV, essential oils, and vitamins.
TRY: Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Lotion with SPF25, P450, SkinGenie.store
Happy Skin Sakura Bloom Brightening Peeling Gel
Got extra sensitive skin? You'll love this gentle exfoliating gel! It gently polishes away the dead skin cells and unclogs blocked pores to reveal softer, smoother skin.
TRY: Happy Skin Sakura Bloom Brightening Peeling Gel, P799, Zalora
Retinol Skin Brightener
TRY: Retinol Skin Brightener, P1,250, Beauty Bar
V&M Naturals Pure Active Emu Oil
We're not surprised with this one because emu oil is famous for treating all kinds of skin conditions! It increases the number of healthy cells by locking the moisture in, and it protects the skin from pollutants.
TRY: V&M Naturals Pure Actives Emu Oil, P1,370/30ml, SM Megamall
Egyptian Magic Cream
A natural cream that can do all sorts of magical things for your face and body! It contains honey, olive oil, and beeswax, for extra care and nourishment.
TRY: Egyptian Magic Cream, P1,407, Sephora.ph
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.