Goosebumps can be fun.. when you’re watching a scary movie, anxiously awaiting the news of a new baby, or expressing feelings to a loved one. They are NOT fun when they are permanent and never go away. This common condition is called Keratosis Pilaris, characterized by small rough red bumps usually on the arms or thighs. It’s not actually Goosebumps or chicken skin, but feels very similar to them. It is an over production of keratin (skin) cells over the sebaceous (oil) glands.These pesky bumps, that affect nearly 50% of the popular, are usually the cause of genetics; especially to those with history of hay fever, seasonal allergies, eczema or asthma. The cold and humid temperatures of Canada can attribute to flare up as well.
Helpful tips :
Exfoliating: Avoid aggressive scrubbing that can irritate and cause more inflammation. A gentle manual exfoliation can help lift dead skin and open the pores. A chemical exfoliation, such as Retinol, can exfoliate deeper and allow the growth of new healthier skin cells.
Humidifier: Place a humidifier in your bedroom to avoid flare ups. A water softener will also help with this to soften the skin cells and avoid build up of skin cells.
Product Recommendations :
ZO Exfoliating Polish uses ultra fine magnesium crystals to manual exfoliate dead skin, open up pores and lift dirt and debris. Gives a smoother, cleaner and toned complexion
ZO Radical Night Repair contains 1% Retinol (Vitamin A) stimulates new cell activity and collagen formation, smoothes out uneven texture, produces fresh skin cells, promotes healthy cell production.