Natural remedies to help with skin concerns are becoming ever more increasingly popular in the 21st century, with those suffering from Psoriasis, Rosacea, Eczema and Acne preferring a natural alternative to traditional, scientific medicinal treatments, and for many different reasons too.
But what are these skin conditions and what natural remedies can be used to help soothe and heal them?
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a condition that affects the skin, causing it to become, red, flaky with the formation of crusty patches of skin. It almost looks as though the skin has scales to a degree.
Although Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body, it is prominently found on the elbows, knees, and scalp.
These patches can be extremely sore and very itchy, which needs to be calmed and treated to stop it from flaring up more and to help relieve these symptoms.
This condition occurs when the skin cells are reproduced and replaced quicker than normal, which is why the skin flakes and goes crusty because there is quite simply too much skin.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition whereby the cheeks, nose and even the forehead and chin become red, tight, sore and when flared up, produces a burning sensation.
It is a sensitive condition that many ingredients from skincare/makeup products, the environment and weather can cause the skin to react.
Because the skin barrier is weak or even broken, the skin, therefore, cannot keep out irritants as well as normal skin, and the reason the face appears red is that the blood vessels are enlarged.
Sadly, this skin condition cannot currently be cured, as it is still unsure what exactly causes Rosacea.
What is Eczema?
Eczema has many different forms and is generally accompanied by red, itchy and inflamed patches of skin, that can range from a very mild form to severe, causing pain and extreme uncomfortableness.
Anyone at any age can develop eczema and sadly it too like Rosacea isn’t curable, but is manageable. There are hundreds of different triggers that can cause an eczema flare up and the best way to reduce the chance of yours flaring up, is to work out what your triggers are.
What is Acne?
The bane of many a teenagers life and adults too, and with many different forms, not one treatment suits all.
From an odd pimple to a nose full of blackheads, and full-blown cystic acne, it certainly makes life at times harder, but thankfully there are many remedies that can help treat acne and work to keep it away.
Natural ingredients to help with skin conditions
Tea Tree Oil
Acne – Psoriasis
Tea Tree Oil works wonders as an anti-inflammatory which will help to reduce the inflammation associated with Psoriasis.
It is also a fantastic natural ingredient for treating acne. It will treat pimples with its antibacterial agent and reduce inflammation associated with acne.
A patch test is recommended first as many people are allergic or sensitive to Tea Tree oil.
Olive Oil will work to help soften and moisturise your skin, which will also make it easier to remove any loose skin.
If you have Psoriasis in many parts, you can always add two teaspoons of olive oil to a bath for a soothing soak.
Psoriasis – Eczema
Again another natural moisturiser that will soften those hard, dry patches and if you suffer from Psoriasis on your scalp you can use coconut oil as a treatment to help loosen the ‘scales’ from the scalp.
It is great for soothing and moisturising Eczema too, helping to reduce the need to itch and to moisturise the affected area.
Rosacea – Psoriasis
Aloe Vera will not only reduce inflammation but will also help with decreasing the time it takes to heal a Psoriasis flare up, as well as soothe the itching that is associated with Psoriasis.
Aloe vera is also great at helping to soothe sensitive and Rosacea prone skin, calming down the burning the sensation when a flare-up decides to interrupt your day to day life, leaving your skin calmed and refreshed.
Dead Sea Salt
Psoriasis – Eczema
Dead Sea salt works wonders as a natural bath soak that will help soften Psoriasis skin and relieve itching and redness. Soak in the bath with the salt for ten to fifteen minutes and let the natural minerals work their magic.
Eczema symptoms will also respond well to a Dead Sea Salt Bath as it will also calm inflammation, help with skin hydration, work towards repairing the skin barrier and relieve the redness, itching and soreness associated with Eczema. Make sure to moisturise afterwards.
If you suffer from acne and/or oily skin then Argan oil will be able to help with reducing and regulating sebum levels in your skin and will calm any acne inflammation.
Rose oil works wonders for all skin types, but works best with those with Rosacea or sensitive skin as it helps to even out skin tone (reduce the redness associated with rosacea) and is anti-inflammatory so when your rosacea decides to flare up, rose oil will help calm it back down.
Acne – Eczema
A great natural ingredient that will help treat Acne, Witch Hazel will also help promote healing for Eczema too, especially if the rash starts to ooze from scratching. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties will help soothe and treat Eczema. (Remember to use an alcohol-free witch hazel product as alcohol will cause further irritation and drying out of the skin.
Before applying any natural ingredient to your skin concern, we’d suggest you speak with your doctor first to ensure that you are able to use these remedies and that they won’t interfere with any medication you may be prescribed.
Here at K2A, we love natural ingredients and fully understand their full potential, and that’s why our range of skincare products are packed full of these wonderful and natural skin-loving ingredients, to help you achieve your best skin yet.