7. Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil is also beneficial for treating keratosis pilaris as it helps smooth out the bumps and retain moisture. Plus, vitamin E facilitates skin repair and is essential for the maintenance of healthy skin.
- Apply vitamin E oil on your skin, preferably when it is slightly wet, once or twice daily. If you do not have the oil, you can simply puncture a vitamin E capsule and use the contents for topical application.
- Another option is to mix a few tablespoons of vitamin E oil in warm bath water and soak in it for 20 to 30 minutes. Repeat about three times a week.
8. Fish Oil
Essential fatty acids like omega 3-fatty acids help in the treatment of keratosis pilaris as they heal dryness and promote healthy skin. Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Take one to three grams of fish oil supplement daily. For proper dosage and suitable for your case, consult your doctor.
- Oily fish like salmon, mackerel, trout, sardines and tuna are also good sources of essential fatty acids. So, also include fatty fish in your diet. The general recommendation is one serving of fatty fish twice a week.
Note: Fish oil may interact with medications that slow blood clotting.