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Medic for Keratosis Pilaris (Bumps on the Skin)

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9. Sea Salt

sea salt

Exfoliating your skin with a sea salt scrub can help unclog the skin pores and soften rough skin. Plus, the minerals present in sea salts promote skin health and absorb toxins from your skin.

  1. Mix one-half cup of grapeseed oil or almond oil and one tablespoon of grapefruit essential oil in one cup of sea salt.
  2. Dampen your skin and then scrub with this mixture.
  3. Wash it off and apply a moisturizer.
  4. Do this once or twice a week.

10. Olive Oil

olive oil


Olive oil is another popular remedy for keratosis pilaris because it is good for moisturizing the skin and is rich in vitamin E. It can also be combined with sugar and honey to make a skin scrub.

  • Simply apply extra-virgin olive oil on your skin a few times a day on a regular basis.
  • You can also create a natural scrub by mixing two tablespoons each of extra-virgin olive oil and sugar and one teaspoon of honey. Gently rub it on your skin, wash it off and then moisturize your skin. Do this once or twice a week.

Additional Tips

  • Do not scratch or pick at the bumps.
  • Apply a rich, hydrating moisturizer generously on your skin. Urea-based lotions are considered good.
  • Opt for warm rather than hot water for bathing to prevent dryness.
  • Limit your shower or bath time to about 10 minutes.
  • Exfoliate your skin gently with an exfoliating foam pad or a pumice stone to slough off the rough skin; do not scrub too hard, though.
  • Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home.
  • Eat a healthy diet rich in vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids. Keratosis pilaris is often associated with vitamin A deficiency.

Medic for Keratosis Pilaris (Bumps on the Skin) was last modified: September 6th, 2014 by Top10HomeRemedies

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7 thoughts on “Medic for Keratosis Pilaris (Bumps on the Skin)”

  1. I can vouch for the apple cider vinegar remedy (drinking it). My doctor gave me all these expensive lotions and whatnot, and nothing worked. I started drinking Bragg’s ACV and raw, unfiltered honey (1 TBS of each in 16 oz of warm water 1/day) just for the other health benefits (that it would help with my KP never occurred to me) and within just a few weeks I noticed the KP disappearing! The only time the KP has returned is when I’ve stopped drinking the mixture for a few weeks. Resume the drink, and the KP disappears again. I’m a believer.

  2. Any suggestions for a teenage boy who has been diagnosed with keratosis pilaris on face and arms? The arms aren’t a problem but both cheeks have red slightly bumpy splotches, looks like a bad sunburn. We’ve used coconut oil after exfoliation with out much results!

  3. After 40 years of being embarrassed when I see someone notice it and never wanting to go out of the house with anything shorter than past my knees or elbows on I will be so thrilled to get results from something. Just put on shorts and not have to feel self-conscious because I’m covered in red polka dots on a bright white background that is noticeable from across the room. I just want to wear shorts in the summer! Fingers crossed. Thank you much.

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