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