Effective Natural Remedies for Seborrheic Dermatitis

· May 26, 2018
The outbreaks of seborrheic dermatitis can appear due to stress. So, in addition to applying these remedies to combat it, you must do what you can to promote relaxation and stress release.

Seborrheic dermatitis, commonly known as seborrhea, is a chronic condition of the skin caused by a fungus. People with this skin condition have deficiencies in the immune system, which makes attempts to fight the fungus completely null.

Seborrheic dermatitis has eruptions on specific parts of the face and scalp, in such a way that a fine desquamation and burning sensation is generated in the affected areas. It should not be confused with psoriasis, since the symptoms of seborrhea are considerably more passive.

Seborrhea presents reddish skin scales accompanied by excess oil. It is common in people with symptoms of stress, obesity, oily skin and excessive use of alcohol-based lotions.

Natural remedies to treat seborrhoea

How to Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis

On the market, there are many products made from chemical bases that are used currently for treating seborrheic dermatitis. Today we will tell you that there are also natural treatments for all kinds of conditions, including seborrheic dermatitis.

Below we will give you some natural remedies that you can use to treat this skin condition.

Read also: 5 Natural Remedies to Completely Get Rid of Dry Skin

1. Lemon

Lemon contains acids and anti-inflammatory properties that help fight fungi. In addition, it strengthens the immune system so it helps us prevent diseases.

What should you do?

  • Cut a lemon in half and squeeze out the juice.
  • With the help of a spray bottle, spray it over the head (or the affected area) in such a way that it touches the scalp.
  • Give your scalp a light massage and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse well.

The lemon can generate stinging when making contact with the skin, but it means that it is acting correctly on the fungus.


Lemon Mask

2. Soil soap

You can find soil soap in health food stores. Thanks to its properties it helps to fight the fungus from the root.

What should you do?

  • Use the soil soap to wash the face and scalp.
  • Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Unlike the previous one, this process does not generate any sting. Use the soil soap until the traces of the condition are eliminated.

3. Lemon juice with coconut oil

Coconut oil has mineral properties that help cleanse the skin. Combining its  properties with those of lemon is very effective.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (15 ml)
  • 5 tablespoons of coconut oil (75 g)

What should you do?

  • Combine both ingredients well and apply the mixture to the scalp.
  • Massage your scalp and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Administer this remedy once a day for a week to see the changes.

4. Aloe vera

Aloe Vera Treatment

Aloe vera is used in multiple treatments for skin and hair. In this case, we will use its anti-fungal properties to treat seborrhea naturally.

What should you do?

  • Remove the aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf and process it to facilitate its application.
  • Massage the gel onto your skin and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • After the indicated time, rinse with warm water.

Use the aloe vera gel once a day for a week to see the results.

See also: 6 Fabulous Home Remedies Made From Aloe Vera Stems

5. Honey

It has properties that act against fungi and in turn helps to revitalize the pH of the skin. Honey can be mixed with egg whites or simply with water.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of boiled water (250 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)

What should you do?

  • In a bowl, pour the boiled water, add the honey and mix well.
  • Apply on the affected areas with a massage and leave for 2 hours.
  • Rinse with warm water.

This is one of the preferred remedies, and you can administer it once every two days.

6. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is used in medicinal remedies because it contains malic acid in its composition, which is very effective when fighting fungi or bacteria.

What should you do?

  • In a bowl, mix equal parts of boiled water and apple cider vinegar.
  • Apply on the affected area with a gentle massage.
  • Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.

Apply this treatment until you feel the reduction of symptoms caused by seborrhea.

Use some of these remedies to treat the itching and stinging caused by seborrheic dermatitis and forget about the discomfort.