Keratosis Pilaris Treatment: Easy Home Remedies Tips

Published: 23rd July 2007
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Keratosis Pilaris is a very common, but relatively unknown skin condition that affects over 50% of the world population. Most of those with this condition do not even know it. Keratosis pilaris causes small, acne-like bumps, which usually appear on the upper arms, legs or buttocks; they usually don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can also appear on the face, where it closely resembles acne. Although these bumps are quite harmless, it could affect a person's self confidence and could reduce a person's quality of lifestyle. Keratosis pilaris is particularly prevalent in those who are overweight, or have celtic backgrounds, atopic dermatitis or ichthyosis. Is keratosis pilaris treatable? Of course. Here are some possible home remedies for this condition.

If you are looking keratosis pilaris treatment, do bear in mind that this condition does not need to be treated with conventional medication

which may bring more harm than good. Start with the basics such as diet and skin care, and this will significantly improve your condition.

First, include Vitamin E and the essential fatty acids, such as omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 & GLA, in your diet, as these help regulate abnormal proliferation of the outer skin layers. In other words, they help promote a healthy exfoliation process which in turn helps the skin rids the body of toxins. Daily cleansing of the body is how we help the process by washing away the dead skin cells from the body. In some cases, we may need to assist the exfoliation process with the use of exfoliating soaps or cleansers or body loofahs.

Keratosis pilaris is a condition which indicates lack of moisture and imbalance immune system. You need to bring moisture back to your skin, by increasing water intake as well as moisturizing your skin. In addition, you need to restore balance through nutritions and

detoxification to remove the toxins that are affecting your immune health.

Urea Cream is often recommended for treating Keratosis pilaris. However, before you use urea creams, think about this. Nitrogen, which is a waste product of protein metabolism in humans, is removed from the blood and converted to urea. Urea is transferred into the urine and removed from the body. Medically it is used in creams, supposedly, to restore moisture. There are more natural and healthier alternatives for moisturizing the skin such as Vitamin E oil, borage oil, and a many others; why use a toxic waste byproduct to do the job. In addition, most of the prescribed creams that contain urea might contain other harmful ingredients that's not particularly good for the skin.

Try these more natural skin care options instead:

Elicina cream (

Rose Hip oil

Burt's Bees Exfoliating soap

Burt's Bees Vitamin E bath oil

Borage Skin Therapy lotion by Shikai

Consider a cleansing or detoxification program to rid the toxins from your system. Finally, you will need make sure your environment is

allergen free. Apart from food allergens, try to avoid other possible allergens which may aggravate your condition such as chlorine treated

water systems, pet dander, molds, dust mites, Amalgam fillings in teeth, fluoride in toothpaste, harsh detergents, and so on.

In conclusion, it is good news to those affected that keratosis pilaris is harmless and easily treated. With the proper diet and change of

lifestyle, you can overcome this condition easily. Go for natural treatment for keratosis pilaris to avoid even more toxins to get into your body system which in turn will worsen the condition. Take care of your diet and lifestyle, you are on your way to healthier skin.

Is Eczema affecting your lifestyle? You deserve to live the life you wanted without using drugs. Audrey Lynn has been researching a more natural alternative to heal her 3-year-old son of eczema. She is sharing her tips and insights with those who are inflicted with eczema and looking for a natural alternative. For great resources on various eczema home remedies, please visit her blog at

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