Coconut oil: Anti inflammatory, antibacterial and contains unique atty acids that soothe and reduce redness. Baking soda: Exfoliant that removes dead skin cells. Apple cider vinegar: Cleanses the skin preventing infection. Yogurt - Lactic acid helps reduce dryness. Oatmeal bath: Moisturizing. Sugar and Sour cream: Removes buildup of keratin on skin.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
Keratosis pilaris is one of the most common skin disorders that results in coarse patches as well as tiny, acne-like bumps, frequently on the thighs, arms, buttocks and cheeks. Generally, it occurs when the protein named keratin in the dead skin cells plugs the hair follicles (tiny dust like openings) which causes the bumps to appear on the skin.
Home Remedies for Keratosis Pilaris:
Here are some home remedies that treats Keratosis Pilaris (KP) very effectively.
Coconut oil contains unique fatty acids that are easily absorbed by the body and acts as deep moisturizer. It also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that work inside and out by soothing the inflammation and reducing the redness.
This is an outstanding homemade exfoliant that eliminates the dead skin cells and deep cleans the skin pores.
Apple cider Vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory property that helps to prevent any of the infection in the affected area when applied. It provides quick healing from Keratosis Pilaris by cleansing the skin.
Yogurt contains lactic acid that helps to reduce the dryness of the skin and also help to get relief from the excess keratin that gets deposited on the skin due to Keratosis Pilaris.
Oatmeal bath is more popularly used to keep the skin well moisturized that prevents Keratosis Pilaris.
Olive oil treats many skin problems especially Keratosis pilaris. It is rich in vitamin E that helps to reduce the roughness and dryness of the skin.
Sugar and Sour Cream:
Sugar and sour cream mixture contains lactic acid that helps to remove the buildup of keratin. This helps to clear the Keratosis pilaris.
Milk baths make a drastic difference with Keratosis Pilaris. Milk contains lactic acid that helps to soften the skin and helps to minimize the bumps.