Do you have bumpy skin, for example on your arms? Keratosis Pilaris (“KP”), or chicken skin arms as it is commonly known, is a troublesome condition of all ethnicities, occurring in one in three adults, and over half of all adolescents. Affected skin is rough and has the appearance of permanent goose bumps. In more than half of the cases it is genetic (inherited), but otherwise the causes are not fully understood. KP occurs when small plugs of dead skin cells (keratin) block the hair follicles, causing an unsightly, rough, spotty appearance. In-growing hairs may occur in the plugs. KP is […]