Managing Seborrheic Dermatitis
Living with and managing seborrheic dermatitis can be frustrating and hopeless let alone managing it naturally…
That’s right I’ve learned to manage seborrheic dermatitis natural is it easy? no, is it doable? Yes! In general if you are diagnosed with this condition the first thing you’ll learn is that is it not curable but it is manageable. You’ll have some days were you are doing little to no maintenance and some days where it may take up to 15mins to look presentable. I’ve been to a total of three dermatologists to attempt to help with my unsightly and uncomfortable condition; every last one of their recommendations was medicated soap and steroid lotion or cream of some sort.
What is it? Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. This particular condition doesn’t affect your overall health but it can be extremely uncomfortable and slightly embarrassing, even though you’re not contagious no one likes the sight of scaly red skin.
Treating this condition natural is going to be as easy as your skin allows it to be. First you need to identify your triggers, for some people its diet, seasons, particular products, and even stress. I find that my triggers are diet and stress. Once you locate what some of your triggers are, attempt to eliminate them to the best of your ability.
There are two things that I find extremely helpful for managing my condition besides elimination of my triggers. The first is something I like to call an olive oil wash, and the second is moisturizing nightly with either a pure tea tree and carrot oil mixture or a all natural whipped Shea butter.
I tend to whip my own Shea with different natural oils, depending on what’s available in our fair trade markets and what purposes they serve in the maintenance and treatment of the skin.