What are Goosebumps, or Follicular Keratosis

Published At: 25 December 2019 , 01:50 PM
The term "follicular keratosis" has not been heard by many, but in fact, more than half of adolescents and 40% of adults come across this phenomenon. Keratosis is an unpleasant small tubercle on the body, popularly called "goosebumps."
Most often, goosebumps appear on the arms, cheeks, and legs, but can occur on any other part of the body. Follicular keratosis is an excessive keratinization of the skin. This condition does not harm the body, although sometimes tubercles can be painful. But more often, this dermatological disease is regarded as a cosmetic defect. Of course, you can put up with this, but you want to have smooth skin, wear open tops, short dresses. Therefore, it's better not to put up, but to declare the battle an unpleasant "goose skin"!

Unpleasant small tubercles can be white, pink, red, and even purple. They can appear in a small area, or vice versa, occupy a large part of the body. In some, they become inflamed; then redness appears on the affected area. In the winter season, the affected skin dries up, begins to itch, and the tubercles become pronounced. In any case, you need to consult a dermatologist to make an accurate diagnosis.

Where does this little aesthetic phenomenon come from? Keratin plugs are to blame for everything - keratin keratinized, which generally should calmly be removed from the skin. In the case of a disease, the dead epithelium is not removed but accumulates in the area of ​​the follicles, where hairs grow on the surface. Sebum is attached to keratin; inflammation occurs in the form of pimples and tubercles. It is not known precisely why this is happening; experts are inclined to the point of view that genetics is to blame. Keratosis is more pronounced in those people who have thicker hair on their bodies. In youth, the phenomena of keratosis are more noticeable, with age they can come to naught.

To treat follicular keratosis, dermatologists prescribe medications, ointments, creams containing salicylic, lactic, glycolic acid, urea. You can not neglect treatment if you want to have even beautiful skin. If keratosis is not too pronounced, regular use of moisturizers, a balanced diet, the predominance of natural tissues in clothes are enough. Also, use soft scrubs, grammages, and natural body peels 1-2 times a week to remove dead skin cells. Inside, take vitamins A and E, omega acids.


We advise you to supplement the treatment with simple but effective methods!

1. Sea salt. Add it to body scrubs, mixing with honey. Apply and rub the scrub very carefully, without causing pain. Leave on the body for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

2. Brush with natural bristles. This method can be used only if acne is not inflamed and not painful. Gently massage the affected areas with a brush, removing dried keratinized tubercles. After dry cleaning, take a warm shower and apply moisturizing body oil, such as coconut. Instead of a brush, you can use pumice, but then the cleaning should not be dry - clean the skin with soap foam.

3. Moisturizing body mask. Take two teaspoons of avocado pulp, mix with honey, olive oil, and kefir. Each product should have one teaspoon. Apply the mass to the affected areas of the body, after 15 minutes rinse under a warm shower.

4. Enrich your diet with leafy greens, beets, berries, oily fish. Drink more water.

5. Try to be less often in the dry cold room, and more often expose "goose bumps" to sunshine.


Important! Do not take all the methods at once, try them one at a time - carefully, and without fanaticism. If any unwanted effects appear, discontinue the use of this method immediately.

Good luck in the fight for delicate and healthy skin!