How to use aloe vera for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that can affect the scalp, face, and other parts of the body. It causes redness, flaking, and scales on the affected areas. If you’re tired of dealing with seborrheic dermatitis (who wouldn’t be) or if you’re just curious about natural remedies for this condition, then read on! This article will show you how to use aloe vera to relieve symptoms associated with seborrheic dermatitis.

What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe vera is a succulent plant from the family Asphodelaceae which grows in dry climates around the world. It has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient times due to its various health benefits. The gel-like substance found within its leaves contains vitamins such as vitamin E and C which help moisturize and soothe irritated skin.

Benefits of Using Aloe Vera for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Using aloe vera can provide many benefits for those suffering from seborrheic dermatitis:

  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Promotes healing
  • Provides moisture to dry areas

How to Apply Aloe Vera Gel Topically

Applying pure aloe vera gel topically onto your affected area/s may alleviate some symptoms associated with seborrheic dermatitis. Follow these steps below:

  1. Wash your hands before applying any products on your face.
  2. Cleanse your face – use gentle cleansers only suitable for sensitive skin.
  3. Take fresh aloe vera leaf, slice it open lengthwise using scissors or knife.
  4. Use spoon or scoop out gooey content (jelly like substance) inside into clean bowl or blender (stick bar blender as well).
  5. Add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil (this helps to reduce inflammation and itching).
  6. Mix ingredients well.
  7. Apply directly on affected areas using your fingertips or a Q-tip and gently massage in circular motion for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Leave overnight – The soothing anti-inflammatory properties work best while you sleep, so it’s recommended that you leave the mixture on overnight
  9. Rinse off with cold water in the morning.

Note: If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test first before applying Aloe Vera gel all over your face/facetarget’s targeted area/ body.

Using Aloe Vera as a Moisturizer for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Moisture is essential when dealing with seborrheic dermatitis as dry skin can make symptoms worse. Applying pure aloe vera gel as a moisturizer/mask will provide much-needed hydration to combat flaky scales and soothe irritated skin too! Here are some steps:

  1. Cleanse your face – use gentle cleansers only suitable for sensitive skin.
  2. Use spoon or scoop out gooey content inside into clean bowl or blender (stick bar blender as well).
  3. Add 2 teaspoons raw honey, this provides antibacterial properties thus reducing flare-ups.Do Not Add if Allergic!
  4. Mix ingredients together until smooth consistency achieved.
    5.Take sufficient amount using fingertips Apply onto affected areas evenly in upwards motion/gently rubbing.Can be done once/twice weekly!

Honey?

Oh yeah, we’re talking about the same firm favorite those busy bees from our backyard produce but not just any grocery store blend of honey; Raw Honey. This natural source has minerals and vitamins such as antioxidants just perfect enough to allow recovery naturally by aiding scar tissue production without making matters worse since its chemical composition is perfect for osmotic exchange, which means it helps in keeping skin’s moisture levels regulated.

Aloe Vera Gel and Garlic Mask For Seborrheic Dermatitis

There is no report-based scientific evidence to support the use of garlic on seborrheic dermatitis (we may be aliens but we want you alive), however many patients have claimed over its amazing anti-fungal properties that help destroying Malassezia yeast which trigger this condition thus worth trying out!.

  1. Cleanse your face – use gentle cleansers only suitable for sensitive skin.
  2. Blend aloe vera gel (small section), two cloves of peeled garlic with half a tablespoon coconut oil unrefined by using food processor or blender at medium speed until smooth consistency has reached.
    3.Use fingertips to apply mask on affected areas exclusivelyand leave fifteen minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

Caution:Garlic often cause allergic reactions,do patch test first.Apply gargle masks intermittently as excessive application could potentially cause burns.Vampires don’t exist but please avoid mirrors/do not attempt eye contact when wearing this mask.

Combining Apple Cider Vinegar and Aloe Vera

Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and hence can also aid in restoring the pH balance of the skin that gets altered due to bacteria or fungi! It serves along with a soothing agent – Aloe Vera!

ACV Toner Recipe

1.Take equal ratio of raw/pure apple cider vinegar & distilled water
2.Add 2-4 drops tea tree essential oils if required
3.Store tincture (mix) into an empty spray bottle
4.After cleansing spritz form bottle all over affected area/face excluding eyes/mucous membranes(The mixture will tingle)
5.Leave for few seconds then rinse carefully using cold water and dry off gently.
6.Moisturize afterwards with aloe vera gel or any hypoallergenic moisturizer.

Mixing Aloe Vera with Essential Oils

Unrefined essential oils can act as antifungal agents thus providing relief to seborrheic dermatitis sufferers when mixed properly in their concentration with aloe vera after patch testing:

Tea Tree Oil Concentration

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of FreshAloe Vera Gel
  2. Add 4-5 drops of Pure / Organic concentrator Australian tea tree oil.
  3. Mix it thoroughlyand apply on affected areas by massaging gently using fingertips.
    4.Rinse offafter fifteen minutes and see the results that will soothe itching and scaling effectively!

Note:Please avoid contact with eyes/mucous membranes strictly.

Eucalyptus Oil Concentration

1.Take 2 teaspoons of Aloe Vera Gel
Add two drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Organic/100% pure)
Mix well ensuring balance is achieved
Apply onto affected, targeting them and leave for about ten-fourteen minutes before rinsing off.

If you notice too much tingling sensation stop immediately, rinse lotion etc gently avoiding eye area/thoroughly.Patch test before application recommended especially if new to product usage.It’s not rocket science but care should always be taken , duh!

Contraindications

As natural as this remedy may seem some precautions are still necessary;

  • Pregnant women, children under six years old, elderly or people without a functional immune system need consent from doctors since toxic reaction could happen.
  • A single case report describes recurrent blistering over several months following direct topical application various times daily on the infected skin region by just using pure Aloe Vera gel solution so please noting such symptoms seek medical advice .

However,A simple pat test prior usageof ANY PURE PRODUCTALOE VERA GEL, ETC. can give enough safety net.Till then, try out these great natural remedies for seborrheic dermatitis and watch your skin transform into smoother and healthier looking.

Conclusion

Seborrheic dermatitis is an irritable skin condition that has disturbed many globally over the years. This article has highlighted how aloe vera gel could be used to relieve the symptoms of itching, scaling/flaking, dryness etc. Additionally, as seen from the above tips you only will need a few readily available ingredients to whip up some at-home treatments like masks/toner if patch tested beforehand.Above all always get doctor’s approval should doubts linger especially when new to usage of products.With regular upkeep using these home remedies/hypoallergenic /sensitive skincare products (read instructions) can make noticeable difference in managing this itchy ordeal.Don’t forget consistency makes perfect; Atypical !

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