Keratosis Home Remedies
If you are in the habit of checking yourself for anything abnormal, and finding something such as a spot, mole or blemish, you probably should check it out. You may have a skin condition called keratosis. Keratosis is a form of skin condition that is very common amongst persons of all skin types; though mostly found in fair skinned people. As a matter of fact, there are several forms of keratosis disorder: actinic or solar, pilaris which often resembles acne, hydrocarbon which is caused by exposure to certain chemical compounds, specifically ‘polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons’ (PAHs) found in primarily in coal and tar deposits, and seborrheic keratosis which is non-cancerous, harmless.
Persons with keratosis pilaris need not worry about dermatologist fees or even money for medicines; this disease sometimes clear up by itself. However, there are simple home remedies that you can use to treat the condition if you are not comfortable with the way it looks. Since pilaries is caused from a hypersentivity reaction to dry skin. It is important to take special care of the skin.
Moisturizing daily and using non harsh soaps can help the skin to keep hydrated and keep keratosis at bay. The use of cleansers with gentle exfoliated beads should help in sloughing off the dead skin cells, improve circulation and hydrate the skin.
Next, having a balanced diet is the key to preventing most skin disorders. After all, you are what you eat, and for that reason you should make an effort to increase your intake of important foods such as fruits and vegetables. Omega-3 foods such as salmon, cod, walnuts and flax seeds are also essential. Vitamin C which aids the growth and repair of tissue in the body creates an important protein which used to make skin, tendons and ligaments. Bear in mind keratosis occurs as a result of abnormal build-up of keratin, a key protein the formation of hair and nails, on the skin.
Vitamin D, which the body makes when the skin is directly exposed to the sun is also very beneficial to the skin and can be found in foods such as cheese, butter, cream and fortified milk. Be careful though, continued exposure to the sun can lead to the development of keratosis.
Whatever form of this skin condition you may have, there are some keratosis home remedies you can try to treat it or prevent it. But, whatever it is, it will not cost you anything extra.