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Home Remedies for Keratosis Pilaris

Home Remedies for Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is one of the most common skin disorders that results in coarse patches as well as tiny, acne-like bumps, frequently on the thighs, arms, buttocks and cheeks. The bumps caused as a consequence of keratosis pilaris are white or red in color, and generally does not hurt or cause any itching. This is not a serious skin condition and can occur at any age, though it is mainly seen in women during pregnancy and puberty.

Keratosis pilaris is generally caused as a result of production of excess keratin in our body, which is a hard protein that guards our skin from various detrimental substances and infections. The over production of keratin obstructs the opening of hair follicle, in turn, causing patches of bumpy, rough skin. It may pop up in association with other skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis or with other genetic diseases.

The symptoms of keratosis pilaris include rough, dry and sometimes itchy skin; small white or red bumps usually on the legs, upper arms, buttocks or cheeks. It generally worsens in winter when the humidity levels are low and the skin is drier. In various cases, the bumps may cause scar and inflammation, particularly on the face.

Here are some remedies to cure keratosis pilaris.