How to Reduce Keratin Production


Keratin is a very strong protein, a major component in skin, hair, nails, teeth and hooves. The protein serves as a protective layer to your skin, but having too much keratin can be a bad thing. Sometimes it can result in annoyances such as acne. In more sever cases, you can develop keratosis pilaris, a very common skin disorder. Decreasing your body's keratin production can help stop or prevent this.

Things You'll Need

  • Warm water
  • Non-perfumed soap
  • Loofah
  • Retin-A
  • Renova
  • Differin
  • Diprosalic
  • Tazorac
  • Biosktreatment lotion
  • Finacea gel (azelaic acid)
  • Skinoren
  • Washing your skin properly can help. Use warm water and non-perfumed soap. Try not to use any oily cosmetics or abrasive scrubs.

  • Shampoo your hair to prevent it from getting oily. You should also try exfoliating your skin. When you are washing your skin, try gently rubbing with a loofah.

  • Try using treatments like Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Diprosalic and Tazorac to reduce keratin production. Each treatment is applied differently and at different times. Be sure to read the directions for whichever treatment you choose and follow them carefully. You can get these at any pharmacy with a prescription.

  • Using Bioskintreatment lotion, Finacea gel (azelaic acid) or Skinoren can treat excess keratin and help control its production. Whichever you choose, you must apply it to your skin twice a day (morning and evening). Again, you can obtain these at any pharmacy with a prescription.


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