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Chicken skin is a total tank-top season buzz kill. Keratosis pilaris (its fancy medical term) is a super common condition that plagues about 50 percent of us with stubborn bumps on the backs of our arms. And if you’ve tried to scrub them away, you know that's not the answer.
Keratosis pilaris emerges when keratin (one of the building blocks of your skin) is overproduced. The keratin then plugs up hair follicles, causing tough little bumps that can look red and rough in appearance to pop up. While most commonly occurring on the backs of arms, it can also form on the cheeks, thighs, and butt.
The good news is that it’s a totally benign condition. The bad news is that it’s likely genetic and not related to anything you may or may not be doing—and that makes it tough to treat.
Still, there are things you can do to keep the bumps at bay. Here are five options, ranked from least effective to most.