Keratosis Pilaris Home Solution Tips For Everybody

Published: 16th June 2011
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About 70% of people would most probably suffer from a skin ailment called keratosis pilaris especially during their teenage years. Keratosis Pilaris can be handed down or triggered by many illnesses as a side-effect. However, the exact cause was not found yet, so you just have to follow the basic guidelines and pray KP is not going to show up.

KP can hit any place on your skin and small red bumbs will show up. These bumbs don't hurt or itch. This is often known as chicken skin. This skin disorder is not really dangerous, still it can cause a lot of soul pain as it looks pretty unsightly. When it shows up on the face it is a complete disaster. Natural or home remedies really should always be your first step in getting rid of any disorder. Next step is to search for some otc solutions in the store. Visit your medical doctor and tell him to recommend you few home KP remedies you can test. Here are a few of the all-natural ways by which you can treat your pilaris:

1. Use a skin moisturizer
Hydrate your skin regularly, at least the most affected skin areas. Showering or bathing for long intervals is discouraged since this strips the skin off the essential oils that keep it moisturized. After the bathing when the skin is dried out, apply a natural cleaning soap on the skin. After showering or bathing, pat your body dry lightly with a hand towel and apply an emollient or a moisturized to seal in the skin's moisture.

Using supplements that consist of very helpful ingredients like propylene glycol, urea, and lactic or salicylic acid are typically advised.

2. Decontaminate and Exfoliate
Even though KP is not linked to acne, the mud in the skin pores can lead to its development too. Daily cleansing with a gentle soap and exfoliating will help preserve the gunk out and clear out any further break outs. Always be gentle to your skin while cleansing it. Visit a store and buy a product that contains emillients. For an all natural formula, equal parts of olive oil and sugar would do the trick.

3. Eat Healthy
An additional simple rule to keep the body and the skin in tip-top condition is to eat a healthy diet. The closer the food is to its natural form, the better it is for you. Those with keratosis pilaris should pay special attention to foods that cause allergic reaction.
Chicken skin can be sometimes triggered by allergic reactions, so stay away from food that can cause these. If you suffer from food allergies, avoid eating food that can trigger any reaction. Consult your doctor what to eat and what not. Also search for a healthy diet you can stick to. Omega-3 fatty acids found in every fish have a great impact on KP and overall skin condition. Try to consume as many fishes as possible.

You can try out any one or all of these home treatments for your keratosis pilaris. There are other natural products in the market that you can use to take care of your skin problem yourself. Also look for some forums related to skin issues in general or related specially to KP. You can find many useful information there. Since this skin condition is not life-threatening, you have time to do your research and find out which natural treatment would work best for you.

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