Herbs, cosmetics, or shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis – what to choose?

Herbs, cosmetics, or shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis – what to choose?

Home remedies for seborrhoeic dermatitis are very popular with people suffering from SEA. These methods are no substitute for a visit to the dermatologist, but they are effective in supporting treatment and alleviating symptoms, bringing relief to the skin. The right method will also help to prevent recurrence.

Herbs for seborrheic dermatitis

Herbs are among the most popular home remedies for seborrhoeic dermatitis. Among those recommended, herbs such as sage, rosemary, fenugreek and dandelion are worth mentioning. Some people even use some kitchen ingredients with success, such as thyme or bay leaf. How do you use herbs to get the results you want? Prepare an infusion of your chosen herbs and then let it cool. If the symptoms of seborrhoeic dermatitis are on the face or body (e.g. in the flexures of the joints), soak a gauze pad in the prepared liquid and apply it as a poultice to the inflamed area.

Are you looking for a ready-made mixture to prepare a liquid to apply to the skin? You can buy Swedish herbs in dried form (or an already prepared concoction) from a pharmacy or herbal shop.

To make your own tincture, you need 1.5 litres of rye (or other 40% alcohol) and a packet of Swedish herbs. Keep the sealed container with the herbs poured over the alcohol in a warm place for at least 2 weeks. Remember to shake the flask or jar daily. Once the entire process is complete, wash the affected skin with cotton wool soaked in the liquid. Apply twice a day. Do you want to know what the mixture contains?

Swedish herbs consist of:

  • angelica - the root of this plant provides antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. And it also reduces seborrhoeic hair loss and inhibits itching and redness of the skin.
  • turmeric - this ingredient has an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces skin irritation, and helps prevent recurrence of the condition,
  • aloe vera - has strong skin soothing and moisturising properties,
  • saffron - has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, protects the epidermis from moisture loss, and
  • senesce - has antioxidant properties and stimulates sebum production, providing the skin with natural moisture,
  • myrrh - accelerates healing, regenerates and prevents epidermal cracking,
  • camphor - this ingredient inhibits the development of inflammation and has a disinfectant effect on the skin,
  • teriacus - accelerates the regeneration of skin lesions, preventing scarring,
  • thistle - which has an antibacterial effect and facilitates healing,
  • rhubarb root - a plant with antiseptic properties,
  • manna - which provides the skin with valuable minerals (iron, potassium, iodine, magnesium) and B vitamins.

Are you struggling with scalp psoriasis? Use the herbal infusion as a rinse after every shampoo. Apply it after washing shampoo out of your hair, do not rinse.

Prefer a traditional infusion, but in a 'flushable' version? Try liquorice herb. Add a few drops of apple cider vinegar to it. Apply the finished mixture to your scalp. Rinse after a quarter of an hour. Alternatively, you can prepare a homemade scalp mask using white clay, which is great for cleansing the skin. You can also make a tincture to use as a hair rub. Apply it 2-3 hours before shampooing. To reduce the symptoms of seborrhoea, you need birch tar (10g) and castor oil (20g). You will make the tincture with 100 grams of spirit.
Herbs can also be taken in the form of infusions to drink. They will then help to cleanse the body of toxins "from within". It has been known for a long time that the proper functioning of the internal organs is important for the condition of our skin. Therefore, supporting the functioning of the intestines, liver and kidneys will have a positive effect on the entire body, including the condition of the skin. A decoction of geranium, for example, is recommended for drinking. To make one serving, you need 2 tablespoons of freshly crushed geranium herb. Boil it in 1/4 litre of water and leave it covered for half an hour. Drink twice a day.

Remember to use only proven herbs and blends and consult your doctor or pharmacist before starting to use them.

Shampoo for people with seborrheic dermatitis

In addition to the herbal rinse, infusion or tincture, the shampoo you use every time you wash your head is equally important. It is worth choosing a specialised dermocosmetic that is dedicated to skin with seborrhoeic dermatitis. Such a product will take into account the specific needs of the skin with Psoriasis and, in addition to cleansing, will also alleviate the bothersome symptoms. When choosing a shampoo, pay attention to the action and the number of individual active ingredients. In the case of SD, one active substance is not enough. It is better to choose a preparation that has at least several of them and, in addition to its anti-fungal properties, will also provide an anti-inflammatory, soothing and normalising effect on the sebaceous glands. Optimal non-moisturisation of the epidermis is also important for scalp balance. So what ingredients to look for?

The essential substances are: pyrrocton olamine, selenium sulphide and ichthyol. These ingredients will effectively combat pathogenic fungi. The addition of white clay in the shampoo composition will effectively cleanse the skin while soothing and alleviating irritation.

Royal jelly will provide the right dose of moisture, while also reducing sebaceous gland activity. Allantoin, which has a gentle exfoliating effect, is also a valuable ingredient that should be included in shampoo for SD. Before purchasing, also make sure that the cosmetic does not contain unnecessary chemical additives that could irritate the skin sensitised by SD.

Cosmetics for seborrheic dermatitis

In most cases, for a visible improvement in the condition of the scalp, a shampoo for seborrhoeic dermatitis and the use of herbal infusions alone may not be sufficient. For a better effect, it is necessary to additionally use cosmetics that are applied to the scalp, right at the root of the hair and left to absorb, allowing them to act on the skin for a longer period of time, preferably overnight. Such preparations (compared to shampoo), will also provide other properties that are extremely important in seborrhoea. First and foremost is the keratolytic action, i.e. normalising the process of epidermal keratinisation. This property is the answer to the problem of excessive flaking and the formation of characteristic scales. Another point is the more intensive skincare action.

A shampoo that is washed off immediately after washing will not be able to moisturise the skin in the long term. Unlike, for example, an emulsion, which will leave a delicate protective layer on the skin, providing immediate relief of symptoms and for a longer period of time.

Seborh – complete set of cosmetics for seborrheic dermatitis

Seborh dermocosmetics are definitely worth recommending to anyone struggling with seborrhoeic dermatitis.

By choosing Seborh, you will receive a comprehensive solution for Seborrhea. The kit contains:

  • shampoo - which effectively cleanses the skin from sebum and keratinised epidermis, eliminates the problem of dandruff, as well as excessive greasiness of the hair, while taking care of the balance and optimal hydration of the scalp. The cosmetic contains: pyrocton olamine, selenium sulphide, ichthammol, white clay, bee milk, betaine, panthenol, allantoin, vitamin E and biolin.
  • lotion - which normalises sebum secretion, counteracts flaking of the epidermis and inhibits the formation of scales, characteristic of SD. It contains mandelic, glycolic and malic acid. It also contains allantoin, arginine, panthenol and gluconolactone. The fluid also contains natural plant extracts from: Centella Asiatica, Arnica, Ginkgo biloba, Rosemary and Calendula.
  • emulsion - which effectively cares for the sensitive scalp, instantly bringing definite relief. The cosmetic reduces skin irritation and redness, while effectively regenerating, nourishing and moisturising for a long time. The emulsion's composition includes olamine pyrroctone, nigella oil, urea, sulphur, hemp oil, lactic acid and NMF, a natural moisturising factor.

Why is it best to use the full range of Seborh dermocosmetics? To give the skin a comprehensive action: cleansing, anti-fungal, normalising, exfoliating, soothing and moisturising. And with this, a real improvement in the skin's condition. Comprehensive and systematic care will also help to prevent recurrence of the condition.

Instead of choosing, act comprehensively

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a complex health problem that causes a number of discomforts. Therefore, do not concentrate on one method, but act comprehensively! Use both herbs and dermocosmetics. Also ensure that your diet is adapted to the needs of the skin with SD and try to avoid stress, as excess stress can exacerbate the symptoms of the disease.

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