Skin conditions are quite common, and most of us happen to experience them at least once, or twice, throughout our lifetime. In the event that something like a “mystery” rash, psoriasis, or eczema occurs, our first reaction is to go and visit a dermatologist. Being the experts, we rely on them for solutions regarding our skin concerns. But how many times have you went to a skin-care expert, and was only given an ointment, or steroid cream?
Now, I’m not saying that topical ointments, or steroid creams are not helpful. They are actually extremely invaluable in providing relief for inflammation and itching. However, the solution that these ointments, and creams, provide are often temporary. They don’t really get to the root of the issue, and provide a long-lasting cure. If you want to opt for a more natural, and a more enduring fix, then these remedies are definitely for you.
Tamanu Nut Oil
The Tamanu Nut Oil is an extract from the seeds of a South Pacific evergreen tree. It can be used for psoriasis, cuts, acne, scrapes, eczema, and shingles. However, if you are someone who is allergic to nuts, it’s best that you avoid this alternative.
The Tamanu Nut Oil has antibacterial properties, reduces inflammation, promotes the growth of new skin cells, and relieves pain. Also, it’s important to note that the oil is in a very “active” form, so to safely enjoy its benefits, its best to dilute it with 50% of a carrier oil like sunflower, almond and olive oil.
Borage Seed Oil
The Borage Seed Oil has been shown to provide relief for eczema, inflammation and redness, dermatitis, and psoriasis. When used topically, it can strengthen the skin barrier, has anti-inflammatory effects, and moisturizes the skin. These abilities allows the oil to lock in moisture, which helps stop the feeling of itchiness.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil has quite an “active” form as well, which means the best way to use it is by diluting the pure oil first. To dilute it, you use a carrier oil like avocado, jojoba, or almond.
The pure form of a Sea Buckthorn Oil has a deep-orange tint to it, and it comes from the berries of the sea buckthorn plant. The oil provides multiple benefits, say for example you get sunburnt, you can use the oil to aid the skins recovery. It also helps in the healing of chronic conditions like psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema.
We can say that natural remedies are safer alternatives, since they’re made from organic ingredients that have lesser amounts of chemicals in them. But you should always test out any new product firs to make sure there is no reaction.