This post on keratosis pilaris was originally posted September 23, 2016, with updates posted December 27th, 2016. The resource referenced was part of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, a MadeOn-sponsored bundle of resources focused on health, nutrition, and skin care.
Here’s a question I received recently: “I’ve had keratosis pilaris (a.k.a. chicken skin) my whole life and I have tried everything known to man (topically). I am just wondering if it’s something related to my diet or something I should include in my diet. It’s so puzzling no one seems to have an answer.”
To address this one, I pulled a quote from Emily Bartlett’s e-book, The Eczema Cure.
“KP is a condition where the skin either makes an excess of keratin (a protein that helps provide structure to the skin) or the body is unable to turn-over old keratin. Either will lead to too much keratin which can then clog pores and sometimes also trap hair inside follicles.”
She recommends the same treatment as she would if she were addressing eczema: ditch junk food, toxins and triggers… and heal the gut. She also recommends adequate Vitamin C and true Vitamin A specifically for keratosis pilaris.
The Eczema Cure by Emily Bartlett. She also explains the difference between psoriasis and eczema, what causes flare-ups, how long it would take to see results if you follow the 4 actions outlined in her book, and if/when it’s okay to use steroids to treat eczema.
It’s one of the 80+ resources included in the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle. This bundle is only available December 28th and 29th, 2016. Get on the list for future bundles if you’re too late for this one.
If you’re someone who needs to learn more about healing the gut, eliminating allergy triggers, and healing your microbiome, you’ll find several resources in the bundle that address those issues.