Day Seven of My #SELFIEvaluation - Imperfect Perfections
Keratosis pilaris (KP) (also follicular keratosis, lichen pilaris, or colloquially "chicken skin") is a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition characterized by the appearance of rough, slightly red bumps on light skin and brown bumps on darker skin.
I have KP also known as Chicken Bumps. This is something that I have had since I was very young.
Like you read in the description, they are tiny bumps that form on the skin that are red on my skin, they get extremely bad in the winter time but love to show up really red in the summer.
There is no cure for KP, you can exfoliate, chemical peels, all that fun stuff to lessen the appearance, but they never fully go away. Basically, once you have them you are stuck with them!
50% of the world's population is affected by KP. It is very common among people, but that doesn't make it any less embarrassing!
These little chicken bumps can definitely be an eye sore. For a while, I was extremely insecure about wearing sleeveless shirts or dresses because of them, and it didn't matter how tan I got, you could still see them and they would still turn red or dark brown. Not just that, but they are very rough and bumpy to the touch, not the best feeling for skin that's for sure!
I have now come to the fact because I can't get rid of them that they are my imperfect perfections. They may not make my skin look or feel perfect but you know what they are mine and in God's eyes, they are perfect.
You better believe these Chicken bumps don't hold me back in the least and in the summertime, I rock those sleeveless shirts and dresses!
This post may seem a little repetitive of others that I have published, but it is important to know that sometimes there are things about us that we may not be able to change physically, but we can change the way we let them affect us inwardly.
If there is something you may be insecure about that you have tried and tried to get rid of but you know that it just isn't going to happen, I want you to embrace it, love it, and own it!
They are your Imperfect Perfections!
"........Wonderful are your works; my soul KNOWS it very well." -Psalm 139:14