What you should know about the "goose skin" and why it is not acne

Many acne called any bumps on the skin, and it is wrong. As in the case of goose bumps.

Such a skin disease process as "goose bumps" has a medical name - follicular hyperkeratosis. Who has heard such a phrase - so was at a reception at the dermatologist. And if you have heard from the lips of a doctor "keratosis pilaris", there is a high probability that he studied the works of their Western colleagues, and offers modern data on the above article pathology.

Today, a little touch on the topic of goose skin: why some appear and how to get rid of it.

Why follicular hyperkeratosis - this is not acne?

Remember, acne - is an inflammatory process. Inflammation - the reaction of the body to a stimulus or organ damage.

Follicular hyperkeratosis - it's not inflamed, but simply a pathological condition of the skin, when disrupted the normal process of renewal of the upper layers of the skin.

Generally, there are several skin disorders that we mistakenly call acne.

How comes?

Our skin is updated around the clock, cells divide, new gradually pushed upward old cells, and then they are pushed younger cells, etc.

This process is called keratinization. He worked for about 2 days, it goes unnoticed for us (well, except that the dust is eventually present in the house).

Dead cells filled with keratin. But in some people it happens that the young skin cells filled with keratin before their maturation. As a result, the stratum corneum is rejected slowly begins to thicken and overlaps lumen hair follicles. Formed are the same bumps, which we mistake for small pimples.

Most often follicular hyperkeratosis appears: on the thighs, back, buttocks, outer sides of the forearms and even on the face (this is typical of teenagers during puberty).

Causes of

Hereditary or acquired as a result: dry skin, obesity, pregnancy, atopic dermatitis and diabetes first type.

Also appearance of the "goose bumps" connected with deficiency of vitamins A, C, E, and vitamin B.

From contemporary sources: according to article from the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology for July 2018 years shows that follicular hyperkeratosis is formed due to violation of "storage" protein keratin in the hair follicles, or because of variations in the hair shaft. That's all. Very little research on this disease, possibly in the scientific community, this topic is not interesting.

How to get rid of the goose skin

Once and for all - after all, if a congenital abnormality. Summer tanned skin goose bumps are not as noticeable, sometimes even disappear (strange that this moment in scientific journals miss and do not associate it with the production of vitamin D due to sun exposure).

But in the cold season goose bumps appear again. And here in the first place by this cosmetic disease will help to get rid of moisturizers. Urea dissolves the extracellular matrix of the stratum corneum softens and portions with gooseflesh.

Gels also help the body from salicylic or lactic acid, and retinoids.

So visit a dermatologist and the endocrinologist will not be superfluous!

Is it dangerous to all of this?

In fact, no. Except for the fact that because of this disease can appear ingrown hairs. And what they are harmful, I I wrote.

Well, someone shy of a skin, but the problem is solved commonplace moisturizer.

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