Caring for our skin is essential and the first thing we must know about looking after our skin is knowing our skin type because our daily skin care routine must be in accordance to our skin type, to maintain an overall healthy skin condition. Our skin care routine must be done twice daily, once in the morning and again before we go to sleep.
Unfortunately, no matter how religious we are in cleansing, toning and moisturizing, we might still experience skin maladies. But fret not, since there are pharmaceuticals and natural remedies to treat these conditions.
A skin disorder that is itchy, Psoriasis is also embarrassing to have because of its horrible appearance of bumpy red patches with white scales. This skin malady could appear anywhere but it usually grows in obvious spots such as elbows and knees, and more obscure spot such as the scalp and lower back.
One of the herbal remedies that are proven to be effective in treating Psoriasis is aloe vera cream. Dermatologists actually vetoed on the effectivity of this herbal plant that most skin disorders could be treated with it. The experts warned though that when choosing a product to make sure there is adequate concentration of the plant for it to be effective.
Similar to Psoriasis, skin rashes are itchy, red and irritated. Some rashes worsen in condition if not treated early and could lead to blisters. Rashes are sometimes a symptom of other medical conditions but if what you have is a skin rash that is caused by allergens and or other irritating substances, it could be cured by chamomile. A natural anti-inflammatory plant, chamomile is used not only to calm skin flare-ups but also to treat sunburn and blemishes.
Hives or Urticaria is a skin condition that itches, burns or stings. The appearance of hives is pale red, bumpy, swollen and varies in sizes. Similar to rashes, hives could also be because of allergens. Hives also appear anywhere on the body and face. Urticaria could be acute and chronic. Acute urticaria lasts less than six weeks while the chronic condition lasts longer. The most common herbal plant used to treat hives is witch hazel which could also be used to treat acne, burns and psoriasis.
Most skin conditions are caused by allergens and irritants, which is also the case for eczema. Same with Psoriasis, it usually appears in the elbows, knees and scalp. Skin infected with eczema is dry, rough, flakey and itchy. Herbal remedies to treat eczema include aloe, hazel witch and chamomile.
Perhaps the most common skin malady since almost everyone had bouts of acne when transitioning from a child to teens to young adults (and in some cases even in adulthood); acne lesions and scars are helped cured with tea tree. Rosemary is also used to help lighten dark spot caused by acne.
A lot of people have resorted to using natural remedies to treat certain skin maladies because they are more affordable and fewer side effects. Before trying these natural remedies, test it on a small patch of skin first to make sure you are not allergic or ending up with an even more serious condition.