Creating natural home remedies for skin conditions

Natural home remedies can be really effective, due to their non-invasive, gentle nature.

Whether you are suffering from a mild allergic reaction or something more serious like psoriasis, there are a number of factors both topically and systemic that can lead to these skin conditions, which does make it hard to pinpoint why you are experiencing them.

The Naked Chemist is all about keeping inflammation out of the skin not adding to it, fortunately, the following natural home remedies can be used in order to treat a number of conditions, that won’t do long term damage to your skin, unlike some conventional treatments.

Natural home remedies

Psoriasis

This is a difficult skin condition to treat, which is caused by an excessive build-up of cells in the outer layer of skin the epidermis.

Keratinocytes are epidermal skin cells that produce keratin, a tough protein that helps form nails and skin, in normal cellular growth these keratinocytes move from the bottom layer to the skin’s surface unnoticed, a cellular turnover process that takes around 4 to 6 weeks.

Those people who suffer from psoriasis, have a condition where the keratinocytes tend to multiply very rapidly, they travel from the basal layer to the skin’s surface in around three to four days and because the skin cannot shed the cells quickly, they build-up rapidly, leaving a thick, dry plaque and it’s 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, Zinc, and Psoralen – interestingly, when accompanied by ultraviolet light radiation, Psoralen has been proven to give some relief to sufferers.

The word psoriasis actually comes from the Greek root psora, which means “the itch.” the combination of both Jojoba and Squalane in the following recipe are both very similar to the skin’s composition, which will help to replenish what is missing, the essential oil Bergamot also naturally contains Psoralen.

  • 55 ml of Jojoba
  • 30 ml Squalane
  • 10ml Calendula
  • 4 ml Chamomile
  • 1 ml Bergamot Essential Oil

Seborrheic dermatitis

This is an inflammatory skin disease caused by hyperactive sebaceous glands in oily skin, and fungal yeast organisms are always present in inflammation.

It most often affects the scalp, forehead, and sides of the nose, spreading out across the face, it causes scaly, red patches to appear on the face and upper body, sufferers will often experience an unpleasant burning sensation.

Natural home remedies for seborrheic dermatitis

This condition is the result of an allergy or autoimmune reaction, that can be controlled with treatment, but not fully cured. Some antibacterial essential oils work really well on the skin to regulate the production of oil (sebum), controlling the number of bacteria and yeast activity on the skin.

Tea tree oil is antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory, making it an ideal treatment for seborrheic dermatitis, it has great results when blended with an astringent carrier oil such as Hazelnut oil.

  • 98.5ml Hazlenut oil
  • 0.5ml Rosewood
  • 0.5 ml Niaouli
  • 0.3 ml Chamomile
  • 0.2ml Tea tree

Dermatitis

This is a really frustrating condition to treat, often referred to as eczema, it has many symptoms that can be present within the skin at any one time including; rashes, swelling, blistering, weeping, itching, and scaling. I have written an article entirely dedicated to this condition, which you can read here.

Natural home remedies for dermatitis

Essential oils work really well for this skin condition; Chamomile combined with two to three anti-fungal and anti-viral oils, such as Lemon, Niaouli, and Rosewood, is really effective.

These oils can be blended with lovely anti-inflammatory botanical oils such as Calendula, Vitamin E, Evening Primrose oil, or Rose hip seed oil, all of which are really beneficial for this particular skin condition.

Within our range, we also have a couple of healing balms, which calm and soothe and really help to take the fire out of the itch, formulated with gorgeous natural herbs, butters, and botanical oils.

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