9. 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.
- Mix one-half cup of grapeseed oil or almond oil and one tablespoon of grapefruit essential oil in one cup of sea salt.
- Dampen your skin and then scrub with this mixture.
- Wash it off and apply a moisturizer.
- Do this once or twice a week.
10. 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.
- 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.