Do you skip wearing a trendy necklace or an alluring plunging neckline because you’re afraid that doing so will only draw attention to your neck which has chicken skin? Worry not. Below you will find some home remedies that are proven effective in making those embarrassing bumps become less noticeable or go away completely.

According to skin experts, chicken skin is caused by the plugging of hair follicles on the neck due to the overgrowth of keratin, a type of protein which pretty much makes up the topmost layer of your skin.

Having chicken skin tends to run in families, so you know where you got it from — your parents. The bumps tend to be more noticeable when your neck becomes excessively dry. Similarly, the cold weather or exposure to low temperatures can exacerbate chicken skin, which can definitely keep you from feeling beautiful and confident.

Below are some of the things that you may do if you’re bugged by chicken skin on the neck:

Coconut Oil

Just like what’s mentioned earlier, excessive dryness can make chicken skin worse. After taking your bath or shower, massage a thin layer of coconut oil on your neck. This will help keep your skin hydrated, plus the oil’s anti-inflammatory properties can save those hair follicles on the neck area from getting clogged.

Olive Oil

Fret not if you cannot get your hands on coconut oil because there is something more accessible that you can use for dealing with chicken skin on the neck — olive oil. Use a small amount of it in keeping your neck moisturized. Its antioxidants can also help in preventing more unsightly bumps on the neck from forming.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Because apple cider vinegar has astringent properties, it may be used to make chicken skin go away. All you have to do is dilute the sour liquid with equal amounts of water, and apply on the neck area with a cotton ball. Wash it off after a few minutes. If the solution stings and makes your skin red, simply add water.

Baking Soda

Once in a while, it’s a good idea to have your neck exfoliated to remove excess amounts of keratin. You can come up with a gentle exfoliating agent by adding a few drops of water to baking soda. Gently massage on the neck, rinse off and moisturize. Limit your neck exfoliation to once or twice a week only.

Ground Oatmeal

Another homemade exfoliating agent that you may whip up is something that’s out of ground oatmeal. Turn it into a paste with a little warm water. Massage on the neck and let it stay there for a few minutes. Wash off with water afterwards. Again, refrain from exfoliating your neck too much because that will cause more problems.

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