When we talk about using essential oils for psoriasis treatment, the big question is whether it works or not. Can they really treat psoriasis?
There are many varieties of essential herbal oils although Dermatologists refrain from giving their expert opinions regarding their usage. The question still lingers as to whether treating psoriasis with essential oils is wishful thinking or gives credible results by reducing inflammation, itching, and the visible signs.
Essential oils are a management technique for psoriasis and not a cure. They can be used in combination with other essential oils, and diluted within carrier oils to help treat psoriasis.
To find out whether they work, let’s go through the best essential oils for treating psoriasis along with the benefits.
Carrot Seed Oil
This essential oil decreases scarring and may also reduce the appearance of wrinkles in mature skin.
In the management of psoriasis, carrot seed oil’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activities could be useful in treating scars left behind by psoriasis. It's especially effective on older scars although you may have to wait a month before getting results. Carrot seed oil is generally inexpensive but top on the list of essential oils used to treat psoriasis.
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Rosehip Oil has fatty acids and Vitamin A which moisturise the skin. Also, this essential oil promotes skin regeneration, improves its flexibility and permeability.
Products containing Rosehip Oil improves skin texture, reduces the presence of acne scars, or stretch marks. In the treatment of psoriasis, the composition of Rosehip Oil soothes itchy, red, and cracked skin. Loaded with skin nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids, this special oil will preserve the moisture of skin with regular application, nourish and reduce itching/scaling. Using this oil will create a conducive environment for healing.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Rosehip make it ideal for calming the redness and protecting sensitive skin against the harsh effects left behind by psoriasis symptoms. It creates a protective barrier on your skin, and repairs the damage caused by psoriasis.
The active compound in Turmeric Oil namely ‘Curcumin’ comes with its many scientifically proven benefits and has the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even cancer. Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substance that can improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.
Turmeric as a substance is well known as the spice of healing since ancient times. Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine hold turmeric in high regard. The past few years have seen a good number of studies that highlight the use of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric for treating psoriasis. Use of turmeric essential oil can alleviate inflammation in psoriatic arthritis patients.
Applying it directly to the skin can effectively treat symptoms of psoriasis and it works well on acne too. As a topical therapy, you can combine it with olive oil for better results.
Extracted from the small yet powerful broccoli seed, the pressed oil from the inedible seed is rich in soothing antioxidants. It also contains skin friendly fatty acids like Omega 6 and 9.
This powerful oil provides intense hydration to skin and alleviate irritated or stressed skin. It quickly penetrates skin cells, and locks-in moisture.
Broccoli seed oil works tremendously well against dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis. If a large area of your skin is impacted, you can always use more oil to cover it. The arachidonic acid and Omega 6 fatty acid in Broccoli seed oil can reduce inflammatory skin conditions like Dermatitis, Rosacea, and Psoriasis. Its highly nourishing and imparts a natural glow to skin. Its also exceptionally moisturising on ageing and mature skin.
Broccoli seed oil results in a velvety feel and natural shine in your skin. Its light, non-greasy and a truly excellent skincare substance.
Numerous studies have shown how beauty and wellness products containing Avocado oil and Vitamin B12 showed positive effects on psoriasis after 12 weeks of use.
There are also studies that have proven the ability of avocado oil in treating skin injuries, and in accelerating wound healing. The antioxidants and vitamins in avocado oil may help to heal dry, inflamed, flaky skin commonly seen during eczema and psoriasis.
Avocado oil is a solo favourite among dermatologists. Owing to its deep penetration capabilities, avocado oil is beneficial for psoriasis symptoms like itchiness and raised lesions.
Essential oils are holistic, and all natural. They smell divine, are earthy, very soothing, relieving, and relaxing. Psoriasis is one disease that can keep you constantly on your toes. By using essential oils, you can slow down in your mental and physical reactions to the symptoms and eventually overcome them.
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