How to Decrease Keratin Production

Written by christine daniels
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Keratin is a protein that occurs in the outer layer of your skin and in tissues like hair, feathers, nails and animal hooves. Fluctuating hormones can cause an increase in production of keratin. Its production could possibly affect all of those things in a negative way, such as getting acne or Keratosis pilaris. Getting your keratin levels under control and reducing its production can help stop those negative effects.

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Things you need

  • Warm water
  • Non-perfumed soap
  • loofah sponge
  • Bioskintreatment lotion
  • Fiancea gel (azelaic acid)
  • Skinoren
  • Retin-A
  • Renova
  • Differin
  • Diprosalic
  • Tazorac

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  1. 1

    Wash your skin properly. Use warm water and non-perfumed soap. Avoid using any oily cosmetics and abrasive scrubs. Rub your skin gently with a loofah sponge. Shampoo your hair to prevent it from getting oily.

  2. 2

    Exfoliate your skin. This can help as well.

  3. 3

    Try useing Bioskintreatment lotion, Fiancea gel (azelaic acid), or Skinoren to treat excess keratin and help control the production of it. Apply whichever one you choose to your skin twice a day (morning and night).

  4. 4

    Start 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.

  5. 5

    Stop using sulphurs containing amino acids, such as Methionine. Sulfurs containing amino acids are some of the things that help stimulate keratin production.

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