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How can scalp oil help with psoriasis?

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Thick scales on your forehead, hairline, behind your ears or on the back of your neck can be softened with coconut, olive, or peanut oil. Massage a small amount into your scalp, then wrap your head in a towel and wait 30-60 minutes. Wash with your usual shampoo, then use a comb to gently loosen and remove the scales.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Psoriasis: Lifestyle and Home Remedies,” “Psoriasis: Treatment and Drugs.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Makeup tips for skin with psoriasis,” “The great coverup: Psoriasis makeup.”

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Skin Camouflage,” “Scalp Psoriasis.”

DermNet New Zealand/New Zealand Dermatologic Society: “Urea.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Psoriasis.”

Dermascope Magazine/Aesthetics International Association: “Sugaring for Eczema and Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Psoriasis: Lifestyle and Home Remedies,” “Psoriasis: Treatment and Drugs.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Makeup tips for skin with psoriasis,” “The great coverup: Psoriasis makeup.”

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Skin Camouflage,” “Scalp Psoriasis.”

DermNet New Zealand/New Zealand Dermatologic Society: “Urea.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Psoriasis.”

Dermascope Magazine/Aesthetics International Association: “Sugaring for Eczema and Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 30, 2018

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