Lemon juice is a wonderful natural product that can be beneficial in assisting you to overcome hyperkeratosis. Hyperkeratosis manifests in a range of conditions. You may suffer from corns and calluses on your feet, hardened and darkened skin on areas of the body which are subject to friction such as the elbow, knees and soles of the feet. Another condition is keratosis pilaris referred to as ‘chicken skin’ which shows as red, pimple-like bumps on the upper arms and thighs. Other forms of hyperkeratosis include eczema, plantus lichen and actinic keratosis.
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, which is a great vitamin to take when you need to boost your immune system. Vitamin C helps to promote natural healing in the body and it will stimulate the replacement of cells. For those suffering from hyperkeratosis, vitamin C in lemon juice will stimulate new skin cells, promote healthier skin and assist your skin cells to restore themselves.
Try drinking a glass of lemon juice mixed with water every day. You need to use fresh lemon juice so have lemons in your kitchen all the time. Squeeze the juice of a freshly cut lemon into a glass of water and drink the lemon juice for a daily health boost. Daily consumption of lemon juice with water can make a great difference in the appearance of your skin, rejuvenating the skin and giving it a clear, radiant and glowing complexion.
When applied directly onto the skin, lemon juice can reduce the appearance of dark colored scars. It can be used in this way to treat hyperkeratosis on the elbows, knees and feet as well. The lemon juice will work in two ways, as it will remove dead skin cells and bleach darkened areas. You can also use lemon juice in this way to treat eczema, a form of hyperkeratosis that causes the skin to blister and become irritated, red and itchy.
While home remedies such as lemon juice can be very beneficial in the treatment of hyperkeratosis, it is still recommended that your consult a G.P or dermatologist if your condition of hyperkeratosis persists or becomes painful or greatly affects your every day life. Actinic keratosis, which is a form of hyperkeratosis that appears as thick, scaly or crusty bumps of skin on sun-exposed areas, is precancerous. Therefore you should consult your doctor on this condition and do not presume that home remedies alone will be able to cure your actinic keratosis.
Additionally, if you suffer from diabetes it is not advisable to use lemon juice as an application on your skin. Lemon juice contains acid, which can be dangerous for people with diabetes.
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