The Natural Way: Complexion remedies
Eczema, seborrhea and psoriasis
are all conditions that
cause red eruptions often with
scale on the skin and scalp.
Eczema is found most anywhere on the body
while seborrhea looks similar but involves sebaceous
(oil) glands of the skin and psoriasis can
be found anywhere but is usually on elbows and
knees. All three are an inflammation of the skin
and this is called dermatitis. None of the three is
The natural therapies of long ago (mummies
show evidence of this ailment) would include
cleansing through heat or steam and diet, mineral
baths, balms and herbal remedies. A hundred
years ago it would be similar.
One thing modernity has added is that there is
often an auto-immune response underlying that
if not addressed will keep the problems intact.
Psoriasis is often interlinked with rheumatoid
arthritis, an autoimmune ailment, for example.
Autoimmune means that our own immune
system that is designed to protect us is in part
causing the problem by attacking our own body.
Because of this, internal inflammation that can
cause heart attack and brain troubles such as
dementia is often elevated causing other sets of
troubles down the road. Fish oil and vitamin D
are good supplements to add.
Getting a C-reactive protein blood test done
will quickly tell you how much internal inflammation
you have. Even if you are in the “normal”
range it is best to have as little as you can
so adding natural Cox2 squelching supplements
such as turmeric, boswellin or a comprehensive
formula product is a good idea.
To deal with eczema, seborrhea and psoriasis
wash with mild soap, do an herbal liver cleanse
(not a colon cleanse), use maritime pine bark extract
(pycnogenol) daily to balance the immune
system, drink a cup of Essiac tea/day and use a
balm topically. Add B-12 to the balm and apply
directly on the lesions. Now is a very good time
to start on the maritime pine bark extract as it
reduces allergies across the board especially important
as spring pollen is not far away.