There are some people that suffer from the skin condition called keratosis pilaris or commonly known as “chicken skin”. This skin condition usually appears on the cheeks, buttocks, arms and thighs.
It usually appears in people under 30 and it can go away on its own, but if not, there are natural remedies that can help you reduce the symptoms.
You can recognize this condition by its small red or white bumps on the skin that may be inflamed and itchy. This is not a serious and dangerous medical condition, but it can cause scarring. It is caused by a buildup of the skin protectant keratin at the hair follicle, but it’s not contagious.
If you are struggling with this condition you need to use moisturizer on the affected area on a dailt basis because dry skin worsens the bumpiness. There are many people who claim that coconut oil is the right solution for this skin condition. The reason why coconut oil is extremely beneficial for keratosis pilaris is because it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, it is an amazing moisturizer for the skin.
Another natural anti-bacterial substance is apple cider vinegar which also contains vitamins that are beneficial to the skin. For keratosis pilaris, it is an effective product for cleansing the area and is a better choice than using harsh chemicals for cleaning your skin.
These 2 natural ingredients can be used to prepare several different recipes for treating keratosis pilaris. People often add honey because it is a natural moisturizer with a high vitamin content.
Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Make a combination of equal amounts of coconut oil and apple cider vinegar.
- After that, blend a tablespoon of honey into the mixture.
- When prepared, spread the mixture on the affected area like a mask and leave it to act for 10 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water and washcloth.
Coconut Oil and Sugar Scrub
- Prepare a mixture with equal amouns of sugar and coconut oil with enough honey to make it moist, about a tablespoon.
- Once prepared, scrub gently on the affected area, using circular motions.
- In the end, rinse it off with warm water.
The most important thins is not to treat keratosis pilaris as you would acne because dry skin exacerbates the condition. Never treat this condition with hars scrubs, salicylic acid and alcohol based products because it will make the condition even worse. Using a gentle, sugar based scrub is preferable, as in the recipe above.
Make sure to repeat these treatments on a daily basis and you will get an amazing results, your skin will improve in redness, bumps and itchiness. The vitamins and moisturizers of honey, apple cider vinegar and coconut oil, combined with the antibacterial properties of these products, are nature’s way of healing your skin.