Psoriasis and eczema can test your patience and ability to cope with the irritation, itchiness, and dryness of the skin. If you suffer from one of these conditions, you know how challenging the selection of a suitable remedy can be.
Many topical solutions are available for the treatment of such skin issues. The problem with these treatments is that they often contain cortisone and steroids – two things you don’t want to be putting in your body. The great news is that natural alternatives exist.
I’ve tested a several of the viable possibilities, and I’ve come to my conclusion about the best natural treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin.
Here’s why it works:
The Power of Aloe Vera Gel
Natural aloe vera gel that is extracted directly from the leaf of the plant can be used to relieve some of the most unpleasant symptoms of common skin conditions. It has long been used as a remedy for skin dryness and sunburns while providing so much needed moisture.
A number of psoriasis sufferers have tried applying aloe vera gel to the affected area, getting almost instantaneous relief. The skin that is irritated by such conditions will very often be dry and flaky. The gel can be used to counter these problems.
How to Make an Aloe Vera Topical Remedy
Aloe vera gel will work incredibly well with omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, and you have a pleasant rub that can help clear up plaques. While it may not sound all that pleasant to apply fish oil topically, the smell of the aloe helps it dissipate.
Using free-form fish oil (that is, not in capsules) also has less of an odor. If the smell offends you, mix in 1 or 2 drops of orange essential oil.
The two can be mixed to create a topical remedy for the most stubborn skin problems. Fish oil is a wonderful source of omega-3. The ingredients that you need to make the dry skin remedy include:
- 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel
- 1 or 2 teaspoon fish oil
- Glass container
① Combine aloe vera gel and fish oil, blend thoroughly.
② Apply several times throughout the day as needed. If possible, take a warm bath free of any sort of soap before bed. Pat your skin dry and apply the mixture.
③ It should keep refrigerated up to 3 months in a glass container.
Need an alternative to the aloe vera treatment? Try vitamin E.
- Vitamin E is really important for skin health. It increases the ability of the skin to retain moisturize inside. Also, it protects the skin from the activity of free radicals and the harmful influences of UV light.
- Vitamin E can be applied topically. Boosting the consumption of foods rich in it will also deliver excellent results for decreasing irritation.
- Some of the best natural sources of vitamin E include spinach, all other green leafy vegetables, sunflower seeds, asparagus, almonds, bell peppers, and broccoli.
- Although it’s most widely known for its soothing effect on burns, this soothing also extends to winter skin.
- A bit of aloe Vera dabbed onto your skin will promote cell regeneration and healing, as it’s a rich source of vitamins including A, C, E and B vitamins.