Hyperkeratosis is a skin condition where the skin’s horny layer is thickened due to an excessive production of keratin. Hyperkeratosis is said to be caused by deficiency of vitamin A or chronic exposure to arsenic. It occurs in parts of the body that are subjected to a lot of friction and pressure. These parts are places like the elbow, knees and the feet. Lesions from this skin condition are normally painless hence there are so many people that have this skin condition but are very unaware of it.
There are many herbal treatments for hyperkeratosis. These treatments however, depend on the type of hyperkeratosis you are suffering from.
Rub the skin with vitamin E oil. This oil softens the lesions and prevents them from becoming too rough and dry. You also need to regulate the production of keratin by the keratinocytes and therefore, you need to take in omega 3 fatty acids and sea fish. These are good sources of vitamin E. If keratin production is controlled, hyperkeratosis is avoided.
Yogurt contains lactic acid which is good at exfoliating and also cleansing the skin. Apply yogurt 30 minutes before taking a bath. You will feel your skin being softer than before and this will improve your situation.
Drink a lot of water. Increase your water in take up to 12 glasses a day. Water will help in softening the lesions brought about by hyperkeratosis.
Burt’s bee exfoliating soap is very good for the skin. It does not irritate it making it a good natural or herbal treatment for hyperkeratosis. This exfoliating soap will reduce the coarseness of the skin and with time, it will soften.
Flax seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Take them at least once daily and you will see results after some time. The lesions will be softened and in no time you will have your admirable skin back.
Salmon is good fish and it is essential in treating hyperkeratosis. This will help the skin to soften hence becoming less thick. With time, this skin condition will disappear.
In conclusion, it is important to note that these herbal treatments for hyperkeratosis do not work immediately. It did not take just a day to develop this skin condition and the same applies to the healing process. To effectively benefit from this, you need to have patience and dedication. Persistence will also be required of you.