Psoriasis is a non contagious skin condition that affects many people of all ages. It is a lifetime condition that needs to be managed. It does have a cycle of dying down at some point and then coming back and flaring and the cycle continues. Up until today, there is no known cure for this skin condition however there are treatments available to manage the uncomfortable symptoms that come with it.
Psoriasis is characterised by thick reddish and inflamed patches of skin with silvery flakes or scales usually on the elbows, knees and scalp. During episodes of flare up, the psoriasis-affected skin can become very itchy and can even crack and start to bleed. People suffering from psoriasis often complain about the pain that is due to the cracking and bleeding of the skin. There are treatments available either prescribed or over the counter, such as anti-itch lotions, ointments, creams and anti dandruff shampoos. Some doctors prescribe oral pills as well to psoriasis patients.
How Argan oil May Help Avoid Flare-ups
Argan oil has been creating a lot of buzz of late because of its beauty benefits. This oil has been around for centuries and for thousands of years, it was only the Berber tribe of Morocco who know the wonders of the oil. But is the oil helpful in avoiding psoriasis flare-ups? There is no known cure for this skin condition as of present but the oil may help avoid flare-ups due to its moisturizing properties. The oil contains nutrients such as Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and sterols which all have moisturizing properties. By regularly applying Argan oil, the skin is kept well-moisturized which is a crucial key to avoiding episodes of psoriasis flare-ups.
Getting to Know the Moroccan Argan Oil
The oil is often called as liquid gold of Morocco or Moroccan miracle oil. It has earned these nicknames as the oil gives tremendous benefits to the skin, hair and nails. The cosmetic world toasted and rejoiced with the discovery of this oil. The culinary Argan oil also has great benefits to the body, believed to be helpful in promoting a healthy heart and brain development. Before the oil landed on western shores, the Berber tribe has been using this oil for medicinal, cosmetic as well as culinary purposes.
Argan oil is extracted from the nut seeds of the Argan fruits. The Argan trees grow exclusively in a small forest of Southwestern Morocco and the Argan tree has been added to the list of World Heritage by UNESCO because of its rarity. The trees are protected and producers of the Argan oil follow a certain code that would avoid the extinction of the Argan trees.
Keeping the skin moisturized is a crucial step in preventing psoriasis flare-ups. We’ll have more