Treating Keratosis Pilaris on the Face
Facial presence of keratosis pilaris is medically known as keratosis pilaris rubra faceii. It is thought to be inherited yet its cause is still not entirely known. The condition can often be mistaken for other skin conditions such as acne as the typical symptoms and appearance are those of small red bumpy patches mainly on the cheeks. The bumpy appearance is caused by an overload of keratin in the hair follicle which prevents the hair from erupting due to becoming plugged.
Sadly there is no known cure for keratosis pilaris but more and more natural remedies are proving to be quite successful in curbing the outcome and easing the appearance of this skin condition. Living with keratosis pilaris can be quite stressful, particularly for the young and women, so any self help techniques are generally welcomed and practised.
Keeping the skin clean is very important as well as making sure it is well moisturized. Creams can be applied but many are often linked to further toxins being left on the skin’s surface and thus making the overall appearance of the skin worse. Drinking plenty of water everyday will have huge benefits for the skin and maintain hydration. If moisturizers are used it is better to opt for natural choices rather than the more medicated ones.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle and eating healthy foods is another fundamental step to take in the treatment of keratosis pilaris. A healthy diet promotes a healthy body and of course this is reflected in the condition of the skin.