We’ve all heard the terms “goose bumps” and “chicken skin” and we’ve probably all experienced both at some point in our lives. We know we get goose bumps when we’re cold and we know chicken skin isn’t anything dangerous, but we might be frustrated with how it looks. So the question is: why are those bumps there and can we do anything to get rid of them?
“Goose bumps” is a phrase often used to describe the temporary prickly feeling we get when the hair on our arms raises during a frightening event or when we’re cold. This occurs due to the sudden contraction of the small muscles that are attached to individual hair shafts deep inside our hair follicles. This contraction is an automatic response when sudden temperature change occurs or when we’re suddenly confronted with what seems to be a dangerous situation. Once the surprise is over, or a warmer temperature is achieved, the muscles relax and goose bumps disappear.
“Goose bumps” is also occasionally used to describe a condition most often referred to as “chicken skin.” Though used when describing a type of rough skin surface, “chicken skin” is actually a skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris. The condition occurs in 40% of individuals at some time in life and is caused by epidermal cells that do not exfoliate at the same rate as adjacent cells.
“Chicken skin” is a rough surface area most often on the backs of the arm between shoulder and elbow, but it can occur nearly anywhere. It does not itch, but it is sometimes unsightly and causes embarrassment.
The solution is easy with Theraderm Products in two different ways:
- Nightly use of NuPeel Natural Enzyme Peel followed by application of Theraderm Body Restoration cream for one week.
- Using Theraderm Fruit Acid Exfoliant Twice daily on the areas followed by application of Extreme Dry Skin Therapy or Body Restoration Crème.
These methods help exfoliate the cells and restore moisture so soft, healthy skin is restored.