DIY: Treat Keratosis Pilaris (acne-like bumps on the back of your hand) Naturally

For those who don’t know what Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is, you know the little bumps you have below your elbow or back of the thighs. Well of course if you don’t have them you won’t know and you are very lucky 🙂 I didn’t even know it is a skin issue until my beautiful blog reader told me about it but don’t worry it is harmless.

” Now, I was wondering if you could do a blog post on how to treat Keratosis Pilaris? I would love to know how to get rid of it by using home remedies, and I do love that you use home remedies, and they work, so I’m kinda hoping that you’ll take it into consideration, doing a blog post on KP 😉 “

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And read more to find out how to treat it naturally 🙂 …

What Causes it?

It is hard for doctors to figure out why exactly it appears but they say that it is known to be keratin buildups that promote inflammations. Doctors have thrown around the concept that it can be a genetic affliction.

How to treat it Naturally?

Ok after reading a 100 people’s comments on how they treated it, I gathered the recipes they used to cure it and which worked for most of them. When I researched about it, they all told me different reasons because the doctors don’t know the root cause of KP yet so I have some treatments here which worked the MOST for others 🙂


Most people said that they treated it by exfoliating with a scrub. So here are some best exfoliators:

– Loofah or any Exfoliating Cloths or Gloves
– Sugar + Honey Scrub
– Sea Salt + Olive Oil Scrub

So choose a suitable one and start exfoliating every day in the shower. Make sure to shower with warm water though. Because you want to open up the pores before exfoliating 🙂


BUT use a very gentle moisturiser like Cetaphil moisturizers that have no parabens or perfume and they are hypoallergenic.

Or here are other alternatives:

– Burt’s Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Shea Butter Body Butter
– Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Body Lotion
– Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Lotion (I use this one)
– This one was recommended by some: DCL AHA revitalizing lotion 20


You’ve got to take your vitamins girl!! Especially Vitamin A and the Omega 3 tabs 🙂


And that’s it…
Some websites suggested Apple Cider Vinegar rinse on the areas of body but I wouldn’t recommend it because its vinegar. I mean come one, you don’t want to smell like vinegar… Unless you like it :/ That would be weird.

So let me know what worked for you in the comments below 🙂

Take Care.