As I mentioned in my last post, after a couple of weeks of using the oil mix, we both noticed that the skin patches were softer.
At this point, I added a sugar scrub to the treatment plan. In addition to sugar, it contains apricot kernel oil, argan oil, and orange essential oil. It helps exfoliate the skin in general and specifically helps with the keratosis patches.
About 4 months after we started the entire process, I added in a clay mask for her back and the back of her legs. Keep in mind that the client was continuing to use the oil mix and the sugar scrub at home on a daily or weekly basis. In general patches were continuing to soften and come off. However, there are areas that are hard for someone to reach – like your back. We were doing a treatment once a week on her back but that was all. So to help soften and heal the patches on her back a little more intensely, we added in the weekly clay treatment after the sugar scrub and before applying the oil. I use a mix of glacial clay, kaolin clay, and rhassoul clay. This was mixed with a rose water toner (rose water and witch hazel) and frankincense essential oil. Frankincense was chosen for its wound healing and cell regenerative properties. After a few weeks, honey is added to the clay mix.
The overall results have been wonderful to see! Fewer patches, overall they are softer, and they continue to come off. It is not a speedy process but a much less harsh process especially for someone with a severe case of keratosis. Any of the traditional treatments would have had to be done over several sessions for a severe case of keratosis as you couldn’t do too many at one time.
There is no guarantee that new patches won’t form. That is the same if they are removed with traditional methods as well. It is the nature of keratosis – new patches continue to form. With an aromatherapy approach, we developed a maintenance program that helps eliminate patches and helps maintain softer and healthier skin.