Is it true that coconut oil gets rid of Keratosis Pilaris (tiny bumps on the back of upper arms and backs of thighs)? I know coconut has like a million and five uses, but was wondering if anyone has used it specifically for this purpose.
If you have tried this, did you just rub on the oil or use it in conjunction with some sort of loofah?
my mom swears by coconut oil for KP and got me using it. I've been using it daily (or almost so, at least 5 days/week) for the past month or so and I've seen 100% improvement in the KP on my arms, and somewhat of an improvement to the KP on my thighs. I exfoliate about 2x/week with St. Ives Apricot Scrub, nothing fancy there.
I was using Amlactin before the coconut oil and saw no improvement with that at all. plus it burned on freshly shaved skin.
Post by winterbride1220 on Oct 1, 2012 9:24:03 GMT -5
i haven't tried the coconut oil but i have had amazing results w/ KP Duty.
It never has fully gone away. I use the scrub on dry skin before i shower and i feel like it makes a noticeable difference in one use and a crazy smoothness w/ reg use. I use the lotion and the scrub. not every day but if i skip too many days it starts to come back. I travel w/ that stuff. Cannot live without it.
*beats amlactin and st. ive's. i use to buy both of these and just tolerated the KP!
Nothing "gets rid" of KP, it happens because your body produces an excess of keratin and the only way it truly goes away is if your body stops producing that excess keratin. In most people it disappears by your mid 30's, sometimes earlier or later.
That being said, there are things that help diminish the red bumpy look. Lotions with lactic acid help a lot. Exfoliating a lot can actually make it look worse.
I just tried coconut oil recently. The first few times it seemed to work really well, but now I don't notice as much of a difference. It's cheap and easy to try though.
I feel like there must be slight variations of KP, because it seems like what works like a dream for one person does nothing for another. I've used goat's milk soap in the past which seemed to help for a while. AmLactin didn't do anything more than normal lotion for me. I've used Eucerin Intensive Repair for years - other things have worked better at first, but the Eucerin consistently helps.