Dry skin is a condition medically referred to as Xeroderma, this condition is characterized by tiny fine flakes accompanied with dry patches on the surface of the skin. This condition is mostly experienced during winter since the skin surface temperature is different from the surrounding environment and in dry conditions due to lack of adequate water vapour in the atmosphere or humidity. Dry skin, Dermatitis, Eczema, and Psoriasis are all types of skin conditions that the following home remedies can assist with.
Here are the best home remedies for treating dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.
Olive oil when added to bathing water or applied after a shower naturally and quickly hydrates the skin. There are plenty of dry skin lotions available containing olive oil, virtually everywhere and are great for moisturizing dry skin patches.
Coconut oil is believed to be a very effective eczema treatment home remedy that not only cures eczema but also takes care of many other skin conditions.
A mixture of castor oil with baking powder can create a powerful psoriasis treatment. The cold-pressed castor oil is applied on the small, thick and well-circumscribed lesions and left overnight. As long as your skin is not broken, this psoriasis home remedy can improve the scaly, thick heel skin.
Various face masks are another suitable way and can easily be made at home with one’s suitable ingredients such as butter or avocado.
This herb has over the time been termed a miracle plant; yes it does also apply here. when applied either as a lotion or picked fresh from the plant, soothes and hydrates the skin effectively.
Burdock helps in cleansing the entire body system by promoting toxins excretion through bowel and urine. This promotes the healing of many skin conditions such as eczema as toxins are believed to be one of the major eczema causes. Consuming 4 ml of burdock tincture three times in a day can produce considerable results in the treatment of eczema.
Calendula ointment compresses or tea is also other alternative remedies for eczema treatment. These products have been found to relieve blistering, flaking and itching on the skin of eczema infected person especially if the skin is dry.
Chamomile tea is also another effective home remedy for eczema treatment. Chamomile tea has a calming and soothing effect and is great when taken before one retires to bed as it promotes rest from the stress and irritation from eczema. Chamomile cream can also be applied topically and is known to have a very soothing as well as an anti-inflammatory effect.
Cheek weed is known to be very effective in helping soothe the skin that is itching from eczema. Treating your bath water with a tablespoonful of chickweed oil is as effective in relieving the symptoms of eczema as using chickweed ointment, cream or infusion.
Goldenseal powder is also another home remedy for the treatment of eczema as it is very effective in relieving eczema symptoms. It should be mixed with honey and then eaten or else mixed with warm water and then spread on the affected part of the skin.
Red clover is also another effective home remedy that is very effective in cleansing the entire body system. This helps in fighting infection as well as combating eczematous stress. Taking a cup of red clover tea or an equivalent of 500 milligrams of red clover thrice in a day produces very desirable results.
Stinging nettle ointment or cream acts as an astringent that promotes local circulation on application to eczematous skin. Stinging nettle tincture or tea also helps in the treatment of eczema that is associated with poor toxin elimination through the kidneys and bowel.
when used thrice in a day, witch hazel compresses or ointments are very effective for eczema treatment due to their local astringent properties. Studies have demonstrated that Witch hazel leaf extracts are very effective in healing atopic dermatitis when applied on eczematous skin.
Turmeric powder is also a very useful natural treatment for eczema. A tablespoonful of the powder can be mixed with the same proportion of bitter neem leaves and made into a paste. This can then be applied to the eczema infected area.
Papaya is also another naturally and locally available ingredient that can be used in eczema treatment. Mashing papaya seeds and applying them over the eczema infected area is very effective in reducing itchiness.
This is among the simplest home remedies for psoriasis which involves a mixture of water and sea salts creating a powerful remedy. The book dead-sea salt baths are highly recommended by various dermatologists for individuals with psoriasis and eczema among other skin conditions. The cleansing properties of this salt help clean the skin pores while detoxifying your body.
Apple Cider Vinegar
When apple cider vinegar is diluted with water it can be used to relieve the scaling and itching associated with psoriasis. White vinegar and apple-cedar can be diluted and applied on the head, rubbed in and then left for one minute before washing it off. To restore the acidity of the skin you can add a half cup of cider vinegar to your bathing water.
For many years now, the Zulu community has used banana peelings to treat various skin conditions. The banana peel is one of the major ingredients in some skin products like the Exorex. This lotion contains specific fatty acids from the banana peelings which help boost an individual’s immune system.
This psoriasis home remedy has some anti-inflammatory properties which help cure this skin condition. Two clinical trials have done which were reviewed in the archives of dermatology the 1998 November issue showed that 0.025% capsicum cream created from hot pepper helps reduce the scaling and redness in psoriasis. This cream can be purchased over-the-counter and is referred to as Zostrix or captain-P and can be used for six weeks. NOTE; you should never apply this cream on broken skin.
This helps purify the blood by protecting and cleansing the liver while increasing the bile flow. This remedy helps reduce the rate of abnormal cell replication caused by psoriasis. Take about 300mg of milk-thistle extract thrice a day.