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In the May issue of Allure magazine the last paragraph of their article titled "Look Better Naked" (page 205) says:
Al Roker says it's 80 degrees in your neck of the woods, so why are there goose bumps on your arms and legs?
The problem is probably keratosis pilaris, the clumping of excess skin cells around hair follicles. For those who take comfort in numbers: 50 percent of the population has the condition, according to Audrey Kunin, a Kansas City dermatologist. The tiny, rough bumps are usually scattered on the upper arms and thighs, but can also infiltrate the upper back and buttocks. Though they're not curable, the annoying bumps can be controlled, usually by alternating an alpha hydroxy acid lotion (like AmLactin 12% Moisturizing Lotion), urea cream (Carmol is also available in both over-the-counter and prescription strengths), and a hydrocortisone cream or other anti-inflammatory to quell redness. (Dermadoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Moisturizing Therapy for Dry Skin covers all three bases at once.) Microdermabrasion also helps raze the bumps, but since this is a chronic condition, it's a pricey approach.
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