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Treatment for Keratosis pilaris

Updated on October 7, 2012

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Treatments for keratosis pilaris

What is Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris(also known as chicken skin) is a condition that many suffer from and don’t even realize it. At first glance it appears that the person has acne, but there are some differences between the two. While acne only appears on the persons face, keratosis pilaris can be found on the face, arms, and legs. The bumps will form under the skin and not at the surface like acne. There is no clear age group mostly effected by this condition, but it is hereditary. It can also be found on women who are pregnant or just after pregnancy. While there is no cure for the condition, there are many forms of treatments


This condition much like acne can deal a big blow to a persons self esteem. When found on the face it may draw unwanted attention to these effected areas. The damage also comes from the need to find a cure to this unwanted condition.





How to treat

Remedies for keratosis pilaris

  • As much as possible try not to over rub or scrub the effected areas. This could irritate the condition.
  • Find a moisturizing cream or lotion that works for you. This is a dry skin condition so try to keep your skin as conditioned as possible.
  • Use products that have lactic acid in them. They remove the excess keratin from the skin.
  • Keep you humidifier running at home.


Home remedies found on the web

  • Taking vitamin A each day is a good start.
  • Eat fish. Fish contains Omega which is good for skin health overall.
  • Using apple cider vinegar mixed with water on the effected area.
  • Applying yogurt for 15 to 20 minuets a day.

Diets to follow

  1. Drink lots of water. This will keep the skin hydrated.
  2. As stated before eat fish.
  3. Eat walnuts which contain Omega 3
  4. Drink green tea
  5. Do not drink coffee

Do you have remedies that have worked for you, please leave in comments

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