4 of the Best Essential Oils for Psoriasis (and Why You Should Never Apply Them Straight From the Bottle)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines psoriasis as an autoimmune skin disease that is chronic in nature. Simply put, it causes skin cells to grow at a faster rate than normal, leaving patches on the skin that can appear scaly, red and inflamed. If left untreated, psoriasis can lead to psoriatic arthritis due to inflammation. There is currently no cure for psoriasis, but treatment options are available to help manage and relieve symptoms.
Can you use essential oils for psoriasis?
Dr. Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD of Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC is quick to point out the biggest myth about essential oils: “that they can cure anything and everything.” When it comes to using essential oils to alleviate skin problems, some have been proven, such as the use of tea tree oil to treat acne. Because of a lack of research and evidence of efficacy, it is important to note that there aren’t many essential oils actually proven to help with psoriasis.
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