natural-home-remedies

Psoriasis, a really difficult condition to treat

Natural home remedies can be really effective.

They are non invasive and gentle enough to treat skin conditions.

They won’t do long term damage to the 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 (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.

The skin cannot shed these cells quickly enough, so they build up on the skin, this leads to thick dry, flaky, silver plaque; It is this build up, that 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 is a daily massage of hundred ml of Olive Oil, combined with one ml of Chamomile and Calendula and one ml of 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.

Sufferers will often experience an unpleasant burning sensation.

Fungal yeast organisms are always present in inflammation; Salicylic acid preparations prescribed for the face and scalp, respond really well to fungal problems.

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 an anti fungal essential oils such as Rosewood, Naiouli or Tea Tree, and an anti inflammatory oil such as Chamomile or Lavender.

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

Eczema

This can be a really frustrating condition to treat, which we believe is a systemic condition, 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 is 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, we 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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