How To Get Rid Of Small Acne On Your Skin, Known Like Keratosis Pilaris?
Do you see rough patches on your skin that look like small acne bumps? If yes, you should know about Keratosis pilaris and how to get rid of it.
What is Keratosis Pilaris?
Keratosis pilaris is a skin disease which leaves rough patches and acne-like bumps on your skin. These skin patches can be generally seen on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Certain rare variants of keratosis pilaris can also be seen on eyebrows, face and scalp, or whole of the body. While you do not feel any discomfort like itching or pain, you may not like the very appearance of these bumps on your skin that are a little difficult to treat. In certain cases though, the Keratosis pilaris bumps may become swollen and cause scarring, particularly on face. They might become worse in winters, when there is less humidity and the skin is prone to get drier.
What Causes Keratosis Pilaris?
The cause for keratin buildup is not known yet. However, it might be linked to certain genetic disorders or other skin conditions like atopic dermatitis.
Children and adolescents, women, patients having eczema or ichthyosis (thick, dry scaly skin) and people of Celtic origin suffer more from keratosis pilaris. It is more common in childhood and adolescence. It usually gets cured on its own as the person reaches the age of 30 or so.
Coconut oil is one of the best remedies for keratosis pilaris. Lauric acid present in coconut oil helps break down the keratin build up. Not only this, because coconut oil has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties, you find relief from redness as well get protected against any infection. What more, coconut oil is an excellent moisturizing agent too and thus keeps your skin hydrated.
- Coconut oil
- Apple cider vinegar or ACV (optional)- 2-3 tbsp
- Water (only when using ACV)- half a cup
How to use:
- Exfoliate your affected skin area using an exfoliating agent (you can use baking soda as mentioned in the previous remedy).
- After exfoliating the skin, pat it dry.
- Take some coconut oil and apply this to your affected area of skin.
- Rub it gently but thoroughly for few minutes until it gets absorbed into the skin.
- That’s all.
- You can apply coconut oil as many times as you like.
- If you want to make this remedy a little more effective, use apple cider vinegar as well.
- Take the ACV and dilute it with water.
- Wash your keratosis pilaris affected skin with this solution.
- You may also like to soak a cotton in this solution and rub the skin with this cotton.
- Now apply coconut oil and rub it gently.
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