How to Deal with Chicken Skin?

The truth is, having "chicken skin" on your armpits does not imply poor hygiene. Even if you shower four times a day, you're still prone to develop tiny bumps. When the skin containing hair is dragged outwards, such as by plucking or waxing, bumps called chicken skin form.


Shaving does not produce pimples, but it can result in minor cuts or inflamed follicles, which can lead to folliculitis. Dry skin or the use of powerful antiperspirants might block our hair follicles or pores, resulting in texture.


In the case of "chicken skin," prevention is preferable to cure, and these are the derm's non-negotiables:

Stop plucking and waxing

For the reasons stated above, these methods of hair removal are not recommended for bump-free pits. Instead, the dermatologist recommended laser hair removal, which would permanently inhibit hair growth in the area.

Gentle products are a must!

To avoid irritation, the dermatologist recommends choosing fragrance-free antiperspirants with few chemicals. Experts recommend avoiding harsh soaps because they can dry out your underarms' fragile skin.


Are you already struggling with those teeny-tiny blemishes? There is no need to be concerned. There are numerous methods for zapping them. "First and foremost, you must quit plucking or waxing; if you do, your underarm skin will gradually return to its original state," says the dermatologist. However, if you want to see results faster, follow the doctor's advice:

Time to switch deodorants!

It's possible that your unknowing deo is the perpetrator. Switching to a milder and more natural product for an armpit detox is a good idea.


Use a loofah or a washcloth to gently exfoliate your underarms once a week. This can assist in unclog congested hair follicles and eliminate the top layer of the rough skin in the area. Just keep in mind that the underarm contains thin, sensitive skin. Exfoliation should be done gently. Consult your dermatologist if you experience redness or inflammation.

It might take a few sessions before the bumps are completely removed, but patience is a virtue!