Reduce chicken skin on arms with Natural Remedies

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Do you struggle with small, rough bumps that look like chicken skin on your arms or legs? Keratosis pilaris, its medical name, is a common and harmless skin condition. While often not painful or itchy, it can affect a person’s confidence and be visually bothersome. Thankfully, nature has provided us with various remedies that can help soothe and improve the appearance of chicken skin. Let’s investigate the benefits of natural ingredients and take a closer look at CANhaveTODAY’s skin care products, crafted to help improve different skin conditions, including chicken skin.

About Keratosis Pilaris

Bumps of keratosis pilaris on arm

Keratosis pilaris (chicken skin) occurs when the body produces excessive keratin, a protein that is responsible for the structure of the hair, skin, and nails. The surplus keratin accumulates, forming tiny bumps around hair pores, giving the skin a rough texture like a plucked chicken’s skin.

Although it may look like a medical condition, keratosis pilaris is considered a skin type. Since this is a skin type, there is no known cure, and we can only focus on ways to manage and reduce its appearance. It manifests on the skin as dry, rough, discolored bumps around hair pores. Chicken skin most commonly occurs on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and cheeks.

Chicken skin occurs more often in babies than teenagers and puberty often worsens it. A family history of keratosis pilaris, having fair skin, skin conditions, and having diseases that cause hormonal imbalance (like diabetes) are also risk factors for this skin condition.

Keratosis pilaris is a skin type, so you can’t cure it. But you can reduce its appearance with the use of moisturizers, exfoliants, and creams prescribed by your doctor. There are also natural ways to manage its appearance.

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Essential Oils, Nature’s Gift for Chicken Skin

Essential oils have a long history of use for their health benefits. They possess various properties, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial qualities. Incorporating them into a skin care routine can help soothe and heal the skin, making essential oils an excellent choice for those dealing with chicken skin.

CANhaveTODAY’s Formulations

CANhaveTODAY combines essential oils into formulations designed to help address different skin conditions. Our skin care products can also potentially help reduce the symptoms of keratosis pilaris or chicken skin, containing natural ingredients that can moisturize and nourish the skin. CANhaveTODAY features four products: the moisturizer Sparkling Rain and the salves Waters Mist, Healing Legends, and Soothing Juggernaut.

Sparkling Rain

Sparkling Rain
Sparkling Rain Chaga Moisturizer with Grapes and Grapefruit

A powerful moisturizer, Sparkling Rain blends shea butter, different plant oils like sunflower seed oil and avocado oil, chaga mushroom extract, and grapefruit essential oil. Together, these natural ingredients can deeply hydrate the skin, thereby addressing dryness and potentially reducing the presence of chicken skin on arms, legs, cheeks, and buttocks. Chaga mushroom extract also has great antioxidant properties that may help reduce skin damage and antimicrobial qualities that can prevent infections. Grapefruit essential oil also has the same mentioned properties as chaga mushroom, with the potential of preventing skin infections and protecting the skin from further damage.

Waters Mist

Waters Mist Salve

A salve composed of lemongrass essential oil, cinnamon essential oil, and the highest amount of tea tree oil among CANhaveTODAY products, Waters Mist possesses the scientifically proven antimicrobial properties of the said essential oils. Additionally, tea tree and lemongrass essential oils have moisturizing properties that may help make the skin smoother.

Healing Legends

Healing Legends Salve

Healing Legends is a potent salve featuring myrrh, bergamot, and frankincense essential oils, acclaimed for their healing properties and ability to transform the skin’s overall texture, might be a great choice for reducing chicken skin. Myrrh essential oil supports skin health by helping maintain hydration, soothing inflammation, and protecting the skin from further damage. Bergamot essential oil, meanwhile, is noted for its soothing properties and frankincense essential oil is reputed to rejuvenate skin and soothe irritation.

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Soothing Juggernaut

Soothing Juggernaut Salve

Soothing Juggernaut is an award-winning salve packed with frankincense, cypress, and arnica essential oils that boast anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce the appearance of chicken skin. Frankincense is known to moisturize and regenerate skin, which can be helpful in keratosis pilaris. Cypress essential oil can also moisturize skin, soothe inflammation, and prevent infection, all of which can be of great help for chicken skin.

Walking the Path Towards Healthier Skin

Chicken skin or keratosis pilaris can be a disturbing skin condition, but it doesn’t pose any significant health risks. Through natural remedies like essential oils and the product line of CANhaveTODAY, we can potentially alleviate its symptoms without resorting to harsh chemicals. By integrating these skin care products into our skin care routine, we can help combat chicken skin while promoting overall skin health. So, go ahead and give these natural remedies a try!


What causes chicken skin on arms?

The chicken skin-like bumps you see on your arms are called keratosis pilaris caused by excessive keratin, the protein which gives our skin, nails, and hair structure.

Can I cure the chicken skin on my arms?

If you have chicken skin (keratosis pilaris), there is no cure. Despite it looking like a medical condition, it is actually a skin type. You can, however, reduce its appearance by moisturizing, exfoliating, or using creams prescribed by a doctor.

Is there a natural treatment for managing chicken skin on arms?

Natural ingredients like essential oils (for example, tea tree oil, grapefruit essential oil, frankincense essential oil, and myrrh essential oil) have moisturizing and nourishing properties that may potentially help reduce the appearance or symptoms of chicken skin on arms.

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