Keratosis or Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition which occurs in form of pink, white or brownish bumps on the skin. They look like dry patches on the skin that usually do not itch. It is a common problem and can be easily treated. As the name suggests, keratosis is caused by abnormal growth of a protein called keratin on the skin.
The excess accumulation of this protein blocks the hair follicles thereby causing bumps on the skin. Although there are a number of allopathic treatments available for this condition in form of pills and ointments, you can easily get rid of Keratosis with the help of herbs.
Herbal Remedies For Keratosis
Both oregano oil and dries oregano have been found to be effective against Keratosis. Oregano oil has moisturising properties that help reduce the roughness and appearance of the keratosis patch. Try to obtain pure unprocessed oil, dilute it with another oil as pure oregano oil can cause burning sensation on the skin. Try mixing some coconut oil or lavender oil to it. Alternatively, exfoliate your skin gently with dry oregano. Mix dried oregano in some diluted oregano oil and apply on the patch. Exfoliate slowly and wipe off with a clean cloth. The exfoliation will clear the clogged follicles.
The best way to combat keratosis is to moisturise. However, heavy commercial moisturisers can aggravate this condition by blocking the hair follicles further. Therefore, Aloe Vera can be of tremendous help in moisturising a dry patch of keratosis.
It moisturises the skin deeply and has anti-microbial properties which can help in reducing the chances of any further infection. There is no build up or remnants of Aloe Vera Gel that makes this herb very ideal for Keratosis treatment.
Cinnamon is known to help with Keratosis. How it does it is quite unknown. However, if a skin application of cinnamon irritates you then steer clear of it. Grind a few sticks of cinnamon into powdered form and add some coconut oil. Apply this mixture on the dry patch. Let it remain on the skin for 15 minutes and then wipe off gently. You will find your skin smoothening. If the application gives you a burning sensation, wash it off immediately with cool water.
Almond are a rich source of Vitamin E which is the elixir for skin. Almond especially almond oil is heavily moisturising. You can either use almond oil or almond exfoliation. Grind some almonds and add some almond oil and lemon to it.
Now exfoliate the patch. Do this ones in a day and you will find the condition improving in 3-4 days. Alternatively, just apply almond oil on the patch.
Mustard has been traditionally used for skin ailments for ages. It is a great exfoliator and moisturiser. The mustard oil gives a supple softness to the skin. Take half a bowl of mustard seeds and grind them coarsely. Apply and exfoliate the keratosis affected skin for 10 minutes. Wash off thoroughly with water so that the stickiness of the oil goes away. You can also apply oil mixed with a teaspoon of turmeric. Let it dry for 10 minutes and wash off.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.