Nicknamed, Chicken Skin, Keratosis Pilaris is the formal name. A build up of Keratin in the hair follicles commonly on the back of the arms causes discomfort and embarrassment for many people.
The warm summer weather can worsen the condition, what can one do?
May I suggest a sugar scrub?
1 ounce of organic sugar, blended with fractionated coconut oil or avacado oil (to desired consistency), to this add 5-6 drops of Lavender angustifolia along with 5-6 drops of Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia). Use this blend to exfoliate while showering in the morning.
Follow with 1 ounce of coconut oil blended with 5-6 drops of Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) massaged into the affected area. You should see results in a few days! As a matter of fact, coconut oil by itself is an excellent all- over- body hydra-tor when used in place of lotion.
I always recommend hydrating your skin from the inside out! It may not sound appetizing, but organic coconut oil is excellent to eat every day! You can simply put some on a tablespoon and eat it, or add it to your smoothie, or cook your omelet in it. High in lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and good -for-you fats, they have skin supporting properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, over all-soothing qualities.
This plan along with the soothing, healing essential oils will get that smooth, soft skin shining through in no time!
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