Last Modified on Sep 15, 2014
Solar keratosis is considered the most common skin condition that results from repeated sun damage over many years. While the condition is typically harmless, a small risk exists that a solar keratosis patch may develop into skin cancer. As such, appropriate treatment must be taken, including effective natural remedies.
What is Solar Keratosis?
A solar keratosis is a rough, scaly patch or growth on a sun-exposed area such as the face or head. Caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation, a solar keratosis typically develops over many years. The growths range in size from the thickness of a pinhead to 2 or 3 cm in diameter. The growths typically appear light, dark, pink or red in color and may have a yellow-white scaly crust.
Home Remedies for Sun-Damaged Skin
Treatments for solar keratosis focus on restoring the natural elasticity and balance of the skin. Treatments also work to eliminate damage and restore the composition of damaged skin. A number of treatments have been identified; however, apple cider vinegar, iodine and green tea are among the most effective.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Solar Keratosis
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Teaspoon
- Water - Large Glass
- Cotton Balls
1. Use a cotton ball to apply a bit of apple cider vinegar (ACV) directly to the affected skin 2-3 times a day.
2. Supplement with a daily ACV TonicTake one teaspoon of ACV (honey optional) and mix it in a large glass of water. Drink with breakfast or each meal of the day. Increase the ACV in each glass to as much as 2 tablespoons.
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[YEA] Diagnosed with pre-cancerous Actinic Ketosis on my back. Read here, (thank you Earth Clinic for this site and all of you! ) that ACV could help this. Since I'm up for experimenting on myself, I tried it.
I used the ACV straight on the Ketosis after I took a picture of it. It is now healed completely. Also used the ACV straight, no dilution, on my face, and any bumps that I have on my body and under breasts. A small skin nodule under my lip fell off in one day. At first, my skin seemed to get very red, but I think that was the stuff coming out that needed healing. All other bumps (moles, etc.) are getting better but not healed yet.
My husband had a rash on the back of his knee and has been using ACV for the past month and it is much better but not healed yet. ACV rocks!
[YEA] ACV for solar keratosis, basal cell.
If you are not getting results with this, I suggest applying the ACV and leaving it open to air as much as possible. Also try not using oils (even coconut! ) for a while. For me my problem just continued when I used oils. Hydrogen peroxide seems fine. I'm getting much better result this way. You can use a soaked ACV cotton ball to cover the area or expose the problem but then it needs to dry out I believe. I have been messing with a spot for over 3 yrs. I feel I had a setback when I applied orange oil 3 months ago but I've almost knocked out the new area using the above. Yes I've tried almost all the home remedies including Efudex, twice daily x 3wk (probably should have done it longer). BTW I only recently quit applying oil completely because it dawned on me that the times I had the most improvement was when I didn't use oil. I just started experimenting with hemp oil on my good skin to see if it helps with age spots.
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