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WHAT CAUSES ‘CHICKEN SKIN’ BUMPS ON THE BODY?
‘These rough, scaly bumps on the arms, thighs, buttocks or cheeks look like chicken skin and feel like sandpaper,’ says Dr Suchitra Badvey, dermatologist at London’s 25 Harley Street clinic. ‘It’s called keratosis pilaris and is due to a build-up of a protein called keratin in the hair follicles.’
Treatments include emollient creams, exfoliating and laser resurfacing.