Natural home remedies can be really effective.

They are noninvasive, and gentle enough to treat skin conditions.

They won’t do long term damage to your skin, unlike many conventional treatments.

Natural home remedies

Psoriasis

This is a controversial skin condition to treat.

It is caused by an excessive build up of cells in the epidermis, which causes inflammation and flaking.

Psoriasis starts in the epidermis our outer layer of skin, where keratinocytes are made. Keratinocytes are epidermal skin cells that produce keratin, a tough protein that helps form nails and skin.

In normal cell growth, these keratinocytes move from the bottom layer to the skin’s surface unnoticed, this cell growth normally takes around a month.

However, in people with psoriasis, the keratinocytes multiply very rapidly.

They travel from the basal layer to the skin’s surface, in around three to four days.

Our skin cannot shed cells that quickly, so they build-up rapidly, leaving thick, dry, silver plaque and it is this build-up, which causes the dermis to become red and swollen.

Natural home remedies for psoriasis

Conventional medical treatments and products, include Coal Tar, Salicylic Acid and Zinc plus Psoralen.

Psoralen, is a molecule that renders the skin more sensitive to UV rays, this accompanied by ultraviolet light radiation, gives some relief to sufferers.

A far better approach which will bring some temporary relief, is daily massage of the following recipe:

  • 100 ml of Jojoba
  • 10 ml Squalane
  • 10ml Calendula
  • 1 ml Chamomile
  • 1 ml Bergamot Essential Oil, Bergamot naturally contains Psoralen.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

The inflammation is caused by hyperactive sebaceous glands in oily skin.

This appears on the forehead and the sides of the nose, spreading out across the face and scalp, and sufferers will often experience an unpleasant burning sensation.

Fungal yeast organisms are always present in inflammation.

Natural Home Remedies for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Some antibacterial essential oils work on the skin to regulate the production of sebum, they control the amount of bacteria and yeast activity on the skin.

One of the best natural home remedies, is an application of an astringent carrier oil such as Hazelnut Oil.

It has great results when blended with anti fungal essential oils:

A daily application of Borage Oil, is often really beneficial when applied locally.

Eczema

This can be a really frustrating condition to treat, which I believe is systemic, it is often referred to as Atopic dermatitis due to the sensitivity of the skin.

Symptoms may include rashes, swelling, blistering, weeping, itching and scaling.

Natural Home Remedies for Eczema

Essential oils work really well for eczema; Chamomile combined with two to three anti fungal and anti viral oils, such as Lemon, Naiouli, Rosewood and Tea Tree, are really effective.

These can be blended with either Calendula, Hypericum or Rose Hip Seed Oil, all of which are really beneficial for this particular skin condition.

If the skin is dry, I recommend substituting 10% carrier oil with a blend of Borage, Evening Primrose Oil and Vitamin E, which will help to calm and nourish the skin.

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