Keratosis pilaris is a common, harmless skin disorder. It causes small, hard bumps that may make your skin feel like sandpaper.The buildup forms a plug that blocks the opening of a hair follicle. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it’s difficult to treat that is why it is so important to determine its causes and provide the prompt treatment . By the way, the book “Keratosis Pilaris Remedy Forever” described 100% natural method of treatment at home in detail. You can download the book from the link at the bottom of this page.
Keratosis Pilaris Causes
The causes of this disease are not known to date. The scientists found that keratosis pilaris is a congenital disease, and there is evidence that it is a genetic disorder as well. Also they found factors that influence and may cause the disease. These include: lack of vitamins A, D and C; poor nutrition; use of the hormonal medicines; stress, long-term psycho-emotional stress; cold season. It was found that it’s usually worse in the winter months, when there’s less moisture in the air, and then may clear up in the summer.
How does keratosis pilaris look like?
In most cases, symptoms of the disease appear in early childhood. First, you can notice the dryness of the skin, especially on the palms and soles. Slowly, as the disease progresses, patients note more severe skin lesions. The groups of small spiky bumps are most common on the backs of the upper arms and on the fronts of the thighs. Sometimes keratosis pilaris also affects the back and chest and, in less common forms, the face and eyebrows as well. Some redness may appear around the small spiky bumps. Sometimes the patient may complain of itching in the area of the lesion.
Keratosis Pilaris Treatment
This disease has no effect on the overall health, this problem is more aesthetic, so specific treatment is required. Although it often becomes more exaggerated at puberty, it frequently improves with age. If you want to have very good temporary improvement you have to exclude factors that can cause the exaggeration of the disease.
Does diet have anything to do with keratosis pilaris?
Since nutritional factors affect the symptoms of the disease, people suffering from keratosis pilaris, recommended to have balanced nutritious diet. It is necessary to eat foods rich in vitamins, especially A, E, C and Group B. Vegetable oils and seafood will help you to compensate the deficiency of fat soluble vitamins. Vegetable oils should be unrefined virgin olive (olive, sunflower, wheat germ oil, rapeseed and others.) Use them without to use, without heat treatment. Also don’t forget about fatty fish, fish oil and other seafood.