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Best way to treat Psoriasis on Scalp and Skin

Psoriasis is a skin condition which is typically seen on the elbows, scalp, back, forearms, face and knees. It occurs when the epidermal layer (outer most layer of the skin) grows too fast resulting in extra skin growth and thick, scaly skin that is prone to redness, flakes and itchiness. This happens due to the body’s immune system working against the body and is considered to be a genetic condition. While it may not be possible to cure psoriasis completely, the symptoms can be reduced to an extent that you are able to manage the symptoms mentioned above comfortably at home.

The most common treatment once diagnosed with psoriasis is steroids and salicylic acid shampoos. Steroids are known to have multiple side effects that can affect other functions in the body.

We are here to tell you that these symptoms can be controlled and it is possible to treat scalp psoriasis at home using natural methods. What if we tell you that the best way to treat psoriasis on scalp and skin is not through steroids but through a time tested and trusted ingredient, called ‘oils’. Yes, you can treat scalp psoriasis at home naturally with the right blend of oils. However, picking the right oils is key to treating scalp psoriasis at home.

If you look back at ancient civilisations like Chinese, Indian, Egyptians and even Mayans, you will find references of extra virgin coconut oil, virgin olive oil, French lavender essential oil, and many others, as a part of medicine to treat severe skin and scalp ailments. These tried and tested methods of plant based home treatment, are certainly the best way to treat psoriasis on scalp and skin permanently.

Why Oils to treat scalp psoriasis at home?

Oils are rich in Vitamins like A, C, and E and minerals. They penetrate through the layers making skin not just aesthetically glowing but also healing serious skin and scalp concerns. They are an emollient, which means they help strengthen the outer layer of the skin by sealing in moisture and preventing water loss. While oils are predominantly known for their aesthetic beauty benefits, there are some that make for the best way to treat Psoriasis on scalp and skin due to their healing and anti-bacterial properties.

It's important to note that home remedies can only help ease your symptoms and not cure psoriasis. It is not advisable to use potent oils on your own, instead you may want to work with aromatherapy experts, to ensure the right dosage of oils are being administered to treat your skin and scalp the most accurate way.

Which oils are best to treat psoriasis on scalp, face and skin?

At Oleum Cottage, we have seen our users successfully treat psoriasis at home using our Scalp Psoriasis Oil. Let us run you through the benefits of three oils, which when used in the right dosage in their therapeutic grades, hands down take the trophy for being best at treating the symptoms of psoriasis on skin and scalp:

Benefits of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for face and skin

The good old Coconut oil has numerous benefits for skin and scalp. It is also known to reduce the symptoms of psoriasis. Lauric acid in coconut oil is extremely beneficial to heal skin and scalp conditions like psoriasis. Coconut oil can soften the hard scales on the skin that are seen when you have psoriasis. This oil can also stop the growth of bacteria and reduce redness on the skin and scalp.

Benefits of extra virgin coconut oil for face and skin are one too many and not just limited to treating skin and scalp conditions. Extra Virgin coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that prevent damage to skin, scalp and hair. Besides the moisturising qualities on both skin and hair, extra virgin coconut oil also prevents protein loss in hair and it is great to protect chapped heels and lips.

How to use extra virgin coconut oil to treat scalp, face and skin psoriasis at home?

It is fairly simple to add this versatile oil as a part of your home treatment to reduce psoriasis triggers and to maximise benefits of extra virgin coconut oil for face and skin. For scalp, massage extra virgin coconut oil on the affected areas and wrap your scalp with a warm towel for 30 minutes. Leave the coconut oil overnight and wash it off with a very mild shampoo the next day.

On skin, massage extra virgin coconut oil generously on damp skin or dry red patches 2-3 times a day. You will observe with time, the scales soften and the redness reduces. You will also benefit from adding extra virgin coconut oil into your diet. One of the best ways is to have a tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil first thing in the morning, or add it to your salads as a dressing.

Benefits of Virgin Olive oil for scalp, face and skin

Olive oil is derived from olives. The anti-oxidants in virgin olive oil protect the skin from free radical damage and also prevent premature signs of aging. It is a truly rich oil that protects the skin barrier and moisturises dry and damaged skin. The polyphenols in raw virgin olive oil nourish and protect the skin from environmental damage. The Oleic acid in olive oil makes the skin soft, supple and firm.

Benefits of virgin olive oil for face and skin are not just limited to topical application but the nutritional value in olive oil also helps the body internally when consumed. This is why virgin olive oil is a staple in Mediterranean diets.

Given the oil’s nutritional value, it also soothes dry and flaky skin conditions like psoriasis. There are 4 types of olive oil so you have to ensure you are using a superior quality virgin olive oil to treat psoriasis and other skin conditions. It has a very soothing effect on the affected areas of the skin.

How to use Olive oil for scalp, face and skin treatment?

These are a few ways in which you can get the maximum benefits of virgin olive oil for face and skin.

Massage this oil post shower on dry or flaky areas of the skin to nourish the skin. Virgin olive oil also soothes inflammation, so applying this oil on psoriasis inflamed skin, face or scalp can provide relief from inflammation. 

Using virgin olive oil as a part of your diet can also help nourish the body and reduce the symptoms of psoriasis. Again, the best way to consumer virgin olive oil is to either have a straight spoonful a day, or incorporate it into your salads, without giving it heat.

Benefits of French Lavender oil for scalp, face and skin

One of our most favourite essential oils at Oleum Cottage has to be the French lavender. Its fragrance and its benefits, and the way the French lavender essential oil works both topically and psychosomatically makes it an important addition to so many of our formulations! This botanical belongs to the mint family though from the looks and smell of it, is more floral. It has been used since thousands of years for its healing and beautifying effects.

French lavender essential oil not only has potent anti-inflammatory properties but also is very soothing for the skin and scalp. A few benefits of French Lavender oil for face and skin include, healing injured and infected skin, fighting acne, balancing skin sebum, and helping prevent wrinkles and detoxifying skin. In addition to healing skin conditions, it also de-stresses and assists in sleep thereby reducing psoriasis triggers. This essential oil like every essential oil when applied topically and inhaled, enters the lymphatic system of the body and delivers its psychosomatic benefits to the mind, therefore healing the body, face, scalp and skin in our outward appearance.

How to use French Lavender oil to treat scalp, face and skin psoriasis?

Using the versatile French lavender essential oil is easy. Just add 2 drops of it to any of the above mentioned fatty oils (extra virgin coconut oil or olive oil) to get its wonderful properties. Rubbing the French lavender oil mixed with the carrier oil on dry patches not only soothes the skin but you will notice that area of your skin getting a new life! 

However, with every use of essential oil we must add a very important disclaimer to not over use essential oils as they are highly potent. It is extremely important to follow aromatherapy dosage when dealing with essential oils. Using a therapeutic grade of the lavender essential oil, like we do in all our formulations will ensure that the maximum benefits of French lavender oil for face and skin are being transferred to you.

Above, we have described the best way to treat psoriasis on scalp and skin according to our aromatherapy experts. With oils you will notice that it may take some time to reduce the symptoms. However, with patience and faith they will make a world of a difference in your skin, face and scalp.

While you can treat scalp psoriasis at home, you will want to avoid alcohol, smoking and stressful environments as these are common triggers. A 360 degree holistic approach is always the best way to treat psoriasis on scalp and skin. Focusing on your mental and physical health is equally important to ensure your body is at its healthiest best!

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