Right now sees the return of my Skin Allergy Snapshot sequence, and to mark the event I needed to attract consideration to a criticism many ladies endure from however few discuss.
Extra of a condition than an allergy, Keratosis Pilaris impacts an estimated 40% of adults and 50-80% of adolescents, and is regarded as hereditary.
The small, goose bump-like crimson or white marks mostly seem on the outer sides of the higher arm, however can seem wherever on the physique excluding the palms and soles of the toes.
Because the condition isn’t itchy or irritated, Keratosis Pilaris is extra of a confidence-killer than well being problem, and plenty of self-conscience victims usually cowl affected areas to keep away from embarrassment.
What’s Keratosis Pilaris?
There are literally a number of variations of Keratosis Pilaris, the principle three being:
1. Keratosis Pilaris Rubra – crimson, infected bumps.
2. Keratosis Pilaris Alba – dry, tough, bumpy pores and skin with no irritation
3. Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii – crimson rash on the cheeks.
The bumps themselves are brought on by an extra of keratin, a naturally occurring protein, within the physique which builds up within the hair follicles.
When mixed with useless pores and skin cells, this keratin clogs the follicles and creates tiny raised bumps on the pores and skin.
Whereas normally white (the color of keratin), the bumps can seem crimson when hair is entrapped inside the follicle, or in winter months when the air is drier and tight-fitting garments rub towards the pores and skin.
Sadly, like plenty of pores and skin circumstances there isn’t any identified treatment for Keratosis Pilaris, nevertheless there are issues that may be carried out to enhance its look.
Whereas many cite varied chemical remedies as helpful, we natural advocates would clearly recommend extra pure holistic cures.
An important factor to do is exfoliate, which can do away with the keratin-filled bumps and even out the pores and skin’s floor.
A pure loofah will do the trick, or for a DIY different attempt mixing up a tremendous grain oatmeal and Manuka Honey mix.
Manuka has robust anti-bacterial and anti inflammatory properties which can assist the pores and skin to heal and calm any redness or aggravation.
At all times go for a Manuka with a excessive ‘UMF’ (Distinctive Manuka Issue) – the upper the quantity the extra energetic and anti-microbial the honey is.
At all times comply with up your exfoliating with a very good moisturiser.
Bursting with much more anti-inflammatories, our Comfrey & Calendula Calming Physique Cream is a soothing and intensely hydrating natural pores and skin tonic.
Our Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil may additionally show efficient, as its excessive focus of regenerative sterols will encourage cell turnover – stopping useless pores and skin cells from increase and creating these bumps within the first place.
Attempt including a couple of drops of the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil to your Physique Cream earlier than making use of for an additional pores and skin regenerative enhance!