August is Psoriasis Awareness Month!
Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition that affects more than 3% of the world population according to The National Psoriasis Foundation. There are many different types of psoriasis including plaque, guttate, nail, scalp, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic.
The skin's cell production with psoriasis is accelerated, causing inflammation, itching, and flaking. There is no direct cause for psoriasis but common triggers for flare ups according to the Mayo Clinic are infections, cuts or burns, smoking, environmental factors, and specific medications. Psoriasis flare ups come in phases, and the severity of these flare ups can differ each time.
Symptoms of psoriasis can range in onset age as early as 1 year to late adulthood, affecting men and women both. Currently, there is no cure for psoriasis but topical creams and treatments can be used to slow the rapid production of the skin cells and alleviate symptoms.
Many ingredients support skin regeneration and overall healthy skin Including:
Oats are a natural moisturizer and emollient which can be used to treat dry and sensitive skin. Oats contain saponins, a plant extract that foams and removes dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.
Chamomile essential oil
Chamomile provides essential oils and antioxidants and is hypoallergenic, anti - inflammatory, anti fungal , antibacterial, and antiseptic.
Calendula infused oil
Calendula oil comes from marigold flowers and is ideal for healing wounds, soothing eczema, and relieving diaper rash. Like chamomile, calendula oil has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
The neem tree originates in India. The leaves are used to create a powder or an oil. Neem oil is widely used to treat hair and skin conditions. This plant matter is packed with antioxidants.
Chlorella is plant matter packed with nutrients like vitamins A, C, Magnesium, and zinc that nourish the body and give it a natural glow.
Tea Tree essential oil
Tea Tree oil is an antiseptic that helps with skin conditions and symptoms. With anti- inflammatory and antimicrobial components, the oil fights away bacteria. This makes it especially helpful for dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and helps diminish skin discoloration. Turmeric can help with hyperpigmentation, dark circles, and increase even tones and radiance of the skin.
The month of August is nationally recognized as Psoriasis Awareness Month, urging individuals to unify in raising awareness, increasing knowledge, and continuing the work of finding a cure. As a company with firm beliefs that essential oils, plants, and herbs have the potential to aid in the reduction of symptoms and maintain healthy skin, herb’n eden is dedicated to being involved in the awareness, unification, and manageability of Psoriasis.
We have carefully curated a group of products with these ingredients into a bundle with psoriasis in mind.
- Tea Tree & Turmeric Bar Soap
- Chamomile and Calendula Bar Soap
- Neem and Chlorella Bar Soap
- Tea Tree and Turmeric Face Wash 2oz
- Oatmeal Honey Body Scrub
- Chamomile and. Calendula Body Oil 8oz