What can I do about these little spots on my thighs?
We get it. Once you’ve put in the legwork to get that quad definition and gone to the effort of shaving your pins, that chickenskin rash is especially irksome. “It’s called keratosis pilaris and it’s actually really common,” says consultant dermatologist Dr Sharon Wong. “It’s caused when your hair follicles are plugged with dead skin or keratin.” Harmless but not ideal. So, how can you lose it? “Try using moisturisers that contain urea, which breaks down the keratin and dead skin,” advises Wong. Tempted to go hard on the offending area with your most intense salt scrub? Think again. “Exfoliating will help dislodge the clogged follicles, but rub too hard and you’ll make the skin more red and inflamed,” she explains. “Stick to one or two sessions a week with a loofah and a glycolic acid or lactic acid wash, both of which can help to dissolve any excess dead skin.” All clear.