What can clear up keratosis pilaris?

Moisturizing. Coconut oil is moisturizing, which may help diminish roughness and improve appearance of hyperkeratosis pilaris, but definitive treatment involves alpha hydroxy acids and/or topical steroids.

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Will st. Ives scrub for blemish and blackhead clearing work effectively on keratosis pilaris (arms)?

A little for some. The st ives product is trying to exfoliate (shed) the skin "naturally". Exfoliation is a great way to treat kp, but the natural items are not really the strongest, so some may not respond. Alpha-hydroxy acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or urea moisturize and soften dry skin while exfoliating. Apricots are supposed to have vitamin a to help, but I use it directly- retin a (tretinoin) is another product. Read more...

What is keratosis pilaris?

Follicular plugs. Keratosis pilaris is plugging of hair follicles, typically on the upper arms and thighs. It is thought to be in the spectrum of atopic dermatitis (or eczema). The roughness can be reduced temporarily by amlactin lotion, which contains 12% lactic acid. Unfortunately, there is no cure. Read more...
Rough bumps. It's a genetically inherited condition that causes bumps to form around the hair follicles on the upper arms and can also affect the thighs. It looks and feels like rough goose bumps and can be confused with acne. There are treatments that can help lessen the rough bumps such as urea, glycolic acid, Lactic Acid but they get worse if you stop using the products. Read more...

Can diet cure keratosis pilaris?

Control of symptoms. Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. I don't see diet listed as a treatment by Mayo Clinic. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20025750. Read more...