Scalp psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder, which is affecting more than two hundred people annually in US alone. Though there is no permanent solution for this disease, you can use jojoba oil for scalp psoriasis to reduce the inflammation and swelling.
It’s quite embarrassing and painful when psoriasis patches extend onto your forehead and around ears. Reports say that 50 percent of people who’re affected by psoriasis will have it on their scalp.
It’s a myth that psoriasis is contagious. Infection will not spread if you touch that silver scaling on your friend’s scalp.
According to American Academy of Dermatology, scalp psoriasis starts when your immune system wrongly stimulates fastens the skin cell growth, which normally takes weeks. These new cells don’t shed and gets accumulated over your skin, thus resulting in dry itchy scaly patches. (1)
Scalp psoriasis range from mild to severe. You must consult doctor for diagnosis, as this infection is chronic and may cause severe pain. However, natural remedies can be used to hydrate dry scalp and relieve from continuous itching.
How to Use Jojoba Oil for Scalp Psoriasis?
Interestingly, jojoba oil is the only oil which has close resemblance to sebum. (Sebum is the natural oil produced by the body to hydrate and protect your skin and hair.)
This colorless and odor less oil is actually a liquid wax, which exhibits anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and moisturizing activities. Its cleansing property helps to wipe dandruff and dry scales from the scalp.
Antimicrobial activity can restrain acne bacteria and also thwart other infectious germs. Powerful antioxidants restrain free radicals that can damage cell membrane. Assorted properties in this carrier oil opens up blocked skin pores and reduce swelling.
Like any other home remedy jojoba oil may take time to reduce scalp psoriasis. And I also recommend to patch test before using it all over the scalp.
- Pour some jojoba oil in the palm and massage over scalp evenly. Repeat this process 3-4 times a week. Excellent thing is you can blend other essential oils with jojoba oil.
- Consider mixing aloe vera gel, jojoba oil with your shampoo, while taking bath. Alternatively, you can use apple cider vinegar and jojoba oil with shampoo.
- As mentioned, you can select any essential oil with jojoba oil. For instance take 5 drops of tea tree oil with 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil. Massage this solution over the scalp regularly.
If scalp psoriasis spread over forehead and around ears, topically apply jojoba oil or blend it with tea tree oil.
Treating scalp psoriasis is a team effort. So you must change your diet and avoid irritants that may trigger the reaction. Do regular exercise and drink lots of water. These simple changes hydrate your body from inside and help to remove toxins that trigger infection.
Other natural oils that you can include with jojoba oil for treating scalp psoriasis are: lavender oil, avocado oil, vitamin E oil, bergamot oil, German chamomile and aloe vera gel.
Lets us know which oil do you use to treat scalp psoriasis?