Keratosis pilaris is the medical term for the skin disorder marked by rough patches and tiny bumps. Keratosis pilaris usually appears on arms, buttocks and thighs. These bumps are white or red and are nor painful. However, they are not considered problematic for the health of a person and do not cause complications, but can be very distressful because of the look of the skin. In most cases, they disappear alone, without any treatment, by the age of 30.
Home remedies for keratosis pilaris
There are some things that we can do at home to improve the look of our skin and to reduce the symptoms of keratosis pilaris. It is very important not to do anything that will only worsen the condition of the skin, such as strong scrubbing or the plug removal. It is recommended to gently dry the skin after taking a bath. Furthermore, after the bath when the skin is still a little moist, it is advisable to apply a moisturizing lotion or lubricating cream, rich in propylene glycol. Lactic acid may also help with this condition. Humidifiers in homes are also advisable, because they moisture the air.
Homeopathic remedies for keratosis pilaris
It is believed that the main cause for the occurrence of keratosis pilaris is the deficiency of important nutrients, such as vitamin A and zinc, for example. There are several homeopathic remedies that are very effective for the treatment of keartosis pilaris. First, the diet must be rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, such as omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acid, because these nutrients help the skin to release toxins. In the case of keratosis pilaris, the skin is not sufficiently moist and immune system is not very strong. Therefore, the person with this condition must drink as mush water as he/she can.
Furthermore, detoxification and cleansing are necessary in order to improve the immune system and make it stronger. The best moisturizers for the skin are Elicina cream, Rose Hip oil and Burt's Bees Exfoliating soap. There are also some other products that are very helpful in reducing the symptoms of keratosis pilaris, and those products include Burt's Bees Vitamin E bath oil and Borage Skin Therapy lotion. Keratosis pilaris may be worsened by ceratin allergens, which is why it is recommended to avoid food allergens, as well as chlorine treated water systems, pet dander, dust mites, fluoride in toothpaste and strong detergents. Keratosis pilaris is not a serious condition and can be easily treated by changing of lifestyle and by proper diet.