Home Remedies For Treating Keratosis
There are a variety of methods out there for treating the skin condition keratosis. One such method includes the use of different oils both to promote prevention and to treat the symptoms. Many persons are reluctant to pursue modern medicines for a variety of reasons, e.g. the expensive, a mistrust of chemicals and the increasing awareness of the efficacy of traditional medicines. Natural or home remedies have become increasingly popular for the treatment of keratosis. Some of these remedies include the use of a number of recommended oils. The first of these is tea tree oil. Native to Australia, tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial disinfectant and has been use by the aborigine peoples for centuries. Tea tree oil is effective because it is known to ‘dry out’ the area of the skin affected by keratosis causing the lesion, bump or wart to dry and then slough off leaving smoother skin.
It is easy to underestimate the usefulness of castor oil as it used mostly as a laxative. The fact is, it is an effective antibiotic that soothes and reduces inflammation, helps with detoxification and relieves pain. It is also an excellent treatment for keratosis. Applying the oil (a small amount) directly onto the affected area may cause the bumps to dry up and fall off. Some persons have testified that constant application for a prolonged period of time results in a decrease in the symptoms and a low level of recurrence.
Sesame and sunflower oils are used to treat keratosis during a process called oil pulling. This is the process of swishing two to three tablespoons of oil first thing in the morning. Those who swear by this method state that the oil allegedly absorbs all the negative toxins from the body’s system. Sesame and sunflower oils are recommended because both are rich in Vitamin E, a powerful anti-oxidant.
Another type of oil that anecdotal evidence states may work on keratosis is avocado. It is rich in sterolins (a type of protein) which seem to have positive effects on most skin conditions. It also contains Vitamin A, D, and E all of which are necessary for healthy skin. As a result of the skins ability to absorb the oil, it also serves as a wonderfully effective moisturizer. Grape seed oil works particularly well in combination with Vitamin C in keeping the cell membranes of the skin healthy. It can assist in eliminating all sorts of skin damage, including keratosis using essential nutrients to assist in effecting the needed repairs.
Despite the fact that these are natural remedies, check with a doctor before embarking on any treatment as sensitivities to these products have been known to cause side effects such hives, inflammation and irritation leading to bleeding. You should always see a medical professional for diagnosis of a skin condition before you consider your treatment options.