Your Questions About Keratosis Pilaris Coconut Oil

Maria asks…

Can i use hair coconut oil conditioner on my keratosis pilaris?

I bought it for my hair and heard coconut oil works good on kp would it be the same thing?

admin answers:

Yeah it’s good for your skin as well.

Linda asks…

Does keratosis pilaris get worse before it gets better?

I’ve been using coconut oil to treat my KP for about a week, and I’m getting more smaller bumps on my arms (almost like goosebumps) so I’m not sure if it’s more KP breaking out. Does it get worse before it gets better? Maybe I put too much oil on? I’ve already tried AMLactin.

admin answers:

Um no ketosis pilaris is not known for getting better (there is no known cure) so I suspect you’re making it worse. Coconut oil is comedogenic.

I haves heard that changing diet might work so maybe check that out.

Jenny asks…

Does anyone have any remedies for Keratosis Pilaris?

I’m using coconut oil right now, which works pretty good, but I don’t know if there’s anything better. Can you help me out?

admin answers:

Try using it with a lufa (mit) or one on a stick the combination of a natural oil and the exfoliant helps a lot.
Also make a salt scrub (olive oil/kosher salt) or I use Awaken by Arbonne – all of this helps –

Mandy asks…

shower gel that will help keratosis pilaris?

I’m using coconut oil as a moisturiser and a generic moisturising shower gel which I’m not all impressed with. Any suggestion?

Also is there any other advice people have for my skin? Worst area is my bum, thighs and just under my shoulder blades.

admin answers:


I had this for years, my mom told me it was eczema. Most people say eczema is a name used for tons of different dry skin conditions that doctors can’t diagnose. I used eczema creams all through Jr. High and High School, all that did was make me feel greasy and uncomfortable with zero results.

Keratosis pilaris is a common, genetic follicular condition that causes the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on arms, thighs, hands, legs, sides, buttocks, or face (which on the face are often mistaken for acne). Worldwide, Keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. There are several different types of Keratosis Pilaris, including Keratosis Pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), Keratosis Pilaris Alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

Keratosis Pilaris is caused by Hyperkeratosis: when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin, which is cream colored, surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore, resulting in rough clogged pores. The openings are often closed with a white plug of encrusted sebum, the oily, waxy substance produced by glands in the skin to keep it from drying out. Hyperkeratosis is most likely caused by your body having a vitamin A & E deficiency.

I started taking vitamin A & E pills at dinner every night and 90% of my white bumps on my cheeks, arms, and legs cleared up. My boss also had white bumps on her arms and tried taking the vitamins too, it worked nicely for her. You could try taking the vitamins, but if you stop taking them, your body will go back to being deficient in them unless you start eating more foods naturally containing vitamins A & E:

Vitamin A: Liver, Red Pepper, Cayenne, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Dried Apricots, Cantaloupe, Spinach, Squash, Dried Herbs, Papaya, Mangoes, Green Peas, Tomatoes.

Vitamin E: Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Pine Nuts, Peanuts, Dried Apricots, Pickled Green Olives, Cooked Taro Root, Wheat Germ/Flax Seed/Corn/Canola/Soybean Oils, Hazelnuts, Broccoli.

Both A & E: Paprika, Red Chili Peppers or Powder, Spinach

If the bumps (clogged dry rough crusty pores) have a red or pink ring around them, it could just be that they are inflamed, or it could be some sort of skin infection, such as yeast, which lives on the skin naturally but could become an infection, or bacterial. If they are a little pink or red I would try an antibacterial soap.

Antibacterial soaps are full of chemicals and poisons, some are so harmful they cause muscle weakness, such as in the heart and tongue, and should not be in stores. A natural alternative is a soap or lotion containing Tea Tree oil. Tea Tree oil has natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities. It also has beneficial cosmetic properties. Tea Tree oil has a faint medicinal scent to it like eucalyptus, which is why I would suggest a soap instead of a lotion. Products containing Tea Tree oil can be found in abundance at health and natural and heath stores, but is also available in main stream store such as Wal-Mart for as low as around $3.

So in short, vitamin A, vitamin E, soap, and you should be good (: I wish you luck

Also, ontop of everything listed above, oils like (yes coconut) sunflower, extra virgin olive, jojoba, almond, and argan oil wont clog pores, I would try moisturizing for a few days with lotions containing some of those to soften the KP, then one day of thorough exfoliating to scrape the KP build up on your skin away

Paul asks…

Which oils are best to fade brownish scars?

I have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms and as a result of picking at them I have scarred myself with little brownish dots everywhere. I’ve been trying to find a way to fade these as they make me super duper self conscious. I really envy the girls who can enjoy sleeveless tops and dresses. I know I’ve done this to myself, but I really want to get rid of this.
I’ve been researching my heart out for this and I’ve found that apparently certain oils can help scars fade quicker. There is:
~Rosehip Oil
~Vitamin E Oil
~Emu Oil
~Lavender Oil

I’ve also read about coco butter.

Does anybody have any idea which may be the best to use to fade my scars? Basically I want to even out my skin tone.

admin answers:

Tea Tree oil and Coconut oil are good too. Coconut oil basically heals your skin and even makes you look younger too.

I have the keratosis pilaris on my arms too. I’ve been using Coconut oil on my arms every day and it’s starting to go away. I have hated my arms because of them!!!!

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