01/09/2009

Keratosis pilaris- Home remedies



Lifestyle and home remedies for Keratosis Pilaris from the renowned Mayo Clinic

According to them, self-help measures or home remedies will not cure Keratosis Pilaris, but they can help improve the appearance of your skin.

Simply put you need to keep your skin moist and the following home remedies recommended by them are methods to retain skin moisture and prevent aggravation of Keratosis Pilaris.


  • Be gentle when washing your skin. Vigorous scrubbing or removal of the plugs may only irritate your skin and aggravate the condition.




  • After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on the skin.




  • Apply a moisturizing lotion or lubricating cream while your skin is still moist from bathing. Choose a moisturizer that contains urea or propylene glycol, chemicals that soften dry, rough skin.




  • Apply an over-the-counter product that contains lactic acid twice daily. Lactic acid helps remove extra keratin from the surface of the skin.




  • Use a portable home humidifier or one attached to your furnace to add moisture to the air inside your home.