This is mostly a problem for people under 30 and can go away on its own. In the meantime, there are natural remedies to help reduce your symptoms.
The condition includes small red or white bumps on the skin that may be inflamed and itchy. Although it’s not a serious medical condition, inflammation can cause scarring. Mostly appearing in young children, keratosis pilaris or ‘goose flesh’ usually resolves on its own. Caused by a buildup of the skin protectant keratin at the hair follicle, it is not contagious.
Dry skin worsens the bumpiness, so it’s a good idea to use moisturizer on the affected area daily. Some people have been successful at eliminating the problem skin by using coconut oil. According to many, coconut oil is the wonder remedy these days for everything from nutrition to hair care. The science behind this is that the oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being an excellent moisturizer for skin.
Apple cider vinegar is another natural anti-bacterial substance and it contains vitamins that are beneficial to the skin. Like coconut oil, apple cider vinegar is touted as being beneficial as a food supplement as well as a topical treatment. For keratosis pilaris, it is an effective product for cleansing the area and is a better choice than using harsh chemicals for cleaning your skin.
There are several recipes for treating keratosis pilaris that include both of these natural products. Honey is often added because it is a natural moisturizer with a high vitamin content.