Have you heard of Keratis Pilaris?
Often called chicken or goose flesh (nice)
Keratis pilaris is not a star constellation.
Here is the science bit:
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes patches of rough-feeling bumps to appear on the skin. These tiny bumps or pimples are actually dead skin cells plugging hair follicles. They sometimes appear red or brown in colour.
Keratosis pilaris is commonly found on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks, or buttocks. It isn’t contagious, and these bumps don’t usually cause any discomfort or itching.
I have had it forever and have always been so self conscious about it.
I began to think about changing or treating this skin condition when I had a salt scrub treatment years ago and couldn't believe how silky my skin was. It was an ESPA salt scrub which was truly wonderful but beyond my budget at £38 a pot to use regularly. So I began to make my own and it worked! I mixed salt and oil then added essential oils. I decided on table salt as the smaller grains are much more effective. The first oil I used was olive oil from the kitchen cupboard and then drops of essential oil. I chose different essential oils depending on the aroma and the properties that they offered. I now use Almond Oil and my top five favourite essential oils are
Lavender - Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps.
Sweet Orange - can be used for a variety of applications that range from lifting mood and reducing stress to adding a fresh, citrusy aroma to a room. Research has shown that orange essential oil may have several benefits. Some examples include antimicrobial activity, pain relief, and anticancer properties.
Geranium - has been used to treat health conditions for centuries. There is scientific data indicating that it may be beneficial for a number of conditions, such as anxiety, depression, infection, and pain management. It's thought to have antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Eucalyptus -is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. As an ingredient in many products, it is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and congestion. It also features in creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain.
Peppermint - ahas a wide variety of uses. For example, it can be used as: a treatment for a variety of conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, and other digestive issues, as well as the common cold and headaches. a topical application for relief from itching, muscle pain, and headache.
I would use the salt scrub 3 times a week and began to see the difference quickly.
I am proof that my salt scrub really works. I am religious about it!!! I can now wear sleeveless tops and simply beam with delight when my partner says how soft my skin on my upper arms is!
So give it a try. Trust me it works. What is also great is that you smell divine too!
(Oh and as far as oranges go I use sweet orange oil in most of my products. I also get much Vitamin C from fresh orange juice that I often mix with Vodka).