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Home Remedy for Seborrheic Dermatitis – Back to Basics

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common type of eczema where the oil glands of the skin are affected. Seborrheic dermatitis is derived from the term “Seborrhea” which means “flow of oil”. There are two types of glands in our skin: sweat glands and oil glands. The sweat glands release sweat as a temperature regulator for the body as well as eliminate toxic waste. The oil glands produce an oily substance for moisturizing the skin and to keep the hair smooth and silky. Before you rush off to buy another over the counter treatment, you have to first understand the basics and what you can do to help healing.

With seborrheic dermatitis, the oily substance that is normally released for moisture replenishment is consequently being released as a yellowish, puss-like substance. This type of release indicates an overactive immune system due to toxic activity. In other words, there is high level of toxins released in your body system. The body needs to be cleared of

these harmful toxins in order for the immune system to go back to normal. Besides that, seborrheic dermatitis reaction also indicates certain deficiencies and in need of replenishing. To counter the problem, identifying the deficiencies are important.

Unlike atopic or contact dermatitis which is usually triggered by allergens, seborrheic dermatitis is usually caused by an internal source, usually brought about by diet. For seborrheic dermatitis sufferers, a diet which contains too much saturated fats, processed sugars, and junk food is the major contributor to the imbalance which promotes candida overgrowth. Candida overgrowth can increase histamine activity and causes an eczema flareup. Candida yeast will travel to the most vulnerable areas of a persons body and promote the irritation. The weak points in an individual varies from individual to individual. With seborrheic dermatitis, the sebaceous glands or oil glands seem to be the most vulnerable points of attack. The most abundant areas of the oil glands in a human body are the scalp, sides of the nose, behind the ears, and the center of the chest.

The first step towards treating seborrheic eczema is change your diet. Reduce saturated fats and processed sugars in your diet as this two are the common denominator of those who suffers from seborrheic dermatitis. Increase the intake of fiber in your diet. Fiber helps to eliminate candida overgrowth. Do not forget about replenish your essential fatty acids and vitamin E levels through diet as these two essential nutrients help the skin cells to retain moisture. In addition, that physician should definitely address the overabundance of saturated fats and processed sugars in the diet of seborrheic dermatitis sufferers; especially since they have established that this is a common denominator amongst sufferers of seborrheic dermatitis. Of course do not forget your greens,such as broccoli, spinach, collard and kale, which are extremely rich in minerals and fiber as well as the much needed beta carotene to boost your immune system and restoring your body system balance.

Regarding caring for your skin and scalp, you want natural skin care products that will replenish the deficient nutrients to promote the healing. Go for products which contain essential fatty acid sources like borage oil or safflower oil for moisture replenishment, vitamin E for moisture replenishment & regulation of the exfoliation process, vitamin C for anti-oxidant & natural anti-histamine functions, and beta carotene sources, (like carrots or apricots), for their immune boosting properties. As there are so many of these natural skin care products available in the market, you will need to find the one which suits you. No two person have the same skin type, so what is good for one person, may not be suitable for you.

In conclusion, these are some of the basic but very essential steps you can take towards natural seborrheic dermatitis treatment. Start with the right diet and half the battle is won. What is most important is to listen to your body and understand you skin and how healing can take place. With the right approach and positive mind set, you are on your way to true natural healing of Seborrheic Dermatitis.

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