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My legs look like chicken skin Cracka ♥ 2 kids; North Carolina 23482 posts
8th May '12

You know how chicken skin looks when it's plucked?



This is how my legs look sometimes. They are smooth to the touch (when shaven) but they have red dots all over them.



It doesn't matter if I shave or use depilatory creams-- it still happens.The only time it seems to not appear is when I'm tan.



It looks worse IRL I think.



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Anyone know what I can do for it?

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
8th May '12

I have the same thing. I think it's because we are pale. rub a little self tanner on your legs. just a little, not enough to turn you orange. that's what I do.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56008 posts
status 8th May '12

My legs do it too, and i have no answers.



But you;re not alone :)

.Solange. 1 child; Montreal, 5566 posts
8th May '12
Quoting Pregnant Cracka |35weeks|:" You know how chicken skin looks when it's plucked? This is how my legs look sometimes. They are smooth ... [snip!] ... happens.The only time it seems to not appear is when I'm tan. It looks worse IRL I think. Anyone know what I can do for it?"


I have the same thing hun. It's genetic. My mother has it, my brother and I. I think it mostly has to do with the fact that we are very fair-skinned, blonde and blue-eyed.

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
8th May '12

It's called keratosis pilaris. I have it too. You can use a loofa and a sugar scrub to exfoliate with. Then apply a super moisturizing lotion. They look better when you tan because the uv rays actually help in this instance.

Cracka ♥ 2 kids; North Carolina 23482 posts
8th May '12

Ah ok :)



I've never seen ANYONE with it before.

.Solange. 1 child; Montreal, 5566 posts
8th May '12
Quoting Pregnant Cracka |35weeks|:" Ah ok :) I've never seen ANYONE with it before. "


Because no one takes pictures lol I'm ashamed of mine :oops: They look worse in the winter

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
8th May '12

I have it, too. And I never did the self tanner thing until last year. I found this stuff that's basically spray paint. It's ridiculous and makes me feel like a tool, but I also feel pretty, so I love it.

Mya's Mama 17 kids; Atlanta, Georgia 1730 posts
8th May '12

I have had this problem too, as long as I can remember. My mother also has it. I assumed it was because I am pasty white...lol. and no matter what I do. my legs wont tan at all So, i try to ignore it. But if anyone knows of a way- let me know. I have tried tanners, but I cant seem to apply them correctly and I ALWAYS end up streaky.

Mya's Mama 17 kids; Atlanta, Georgia 1730 posts
8th May '12
Quoting The Blissful Six:" It's called keratosis pilaris. I have it too. You can use a loofa and a sugar scrub to exfoliate with. ... [snip!] ... with. Then apply a super moisturizing lotion. They look better when you tan because the uv rays actually help in this instance."


I just google this- and it isnt what I have. I just have really dark pores. Not actual bumps.

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
8th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mya's Mama:</b>" I just google this- and it isnt what I have. I just have really dark pores. Not actual bumps."</blockquote>
Oh, my bad! The common name for keratosis pilaris is chicken bump skin. I don't have this.