Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition that can affect the body. Keratosis pilaris is the presence of dry rough patches and bumpy skin all over the body. The cause of keratosis pilaris is due to keratin plugs that block the hair follicles.
This causes the skin’s surface to be bumpy like chicken skin. The bumps can be flesh colored or darker red and there are often hairs that are stuck due to blocked follicles. Keratosis papules can typically be found in the upper arms, lateral, thighs, buttocks and even the face. In older people, seborrheic keratosis can persist, characterized by yellow, light brown, or black patches that look stuck to the skin’s surface. Without treatment, the skin can begin to look worse.