Jojoba oil or safflower oil can be applied to the affected psoriasis skin as frequently as required to relieve itching, scaling and dryness. Emollients should also be used on the unaffected skin to reduce dryness. Emollient therapy helps to restore one of the skin's most important functions, which is to form a barrier to prevent bacteria and viruses getting into the body and therefore help to prevent a rash becoming infected. Emollients are safe and rarely cause an allergic reaction. Occasionally, products with lanolin may cause a reaction. Ideally, moisturizers should be applied three to four times a day. Apply in a gentle downward motion in the direction of hair growth to prevent accumulation of cream around the hair follicle (this can cause infection of the follicle).
Wash the area affected with psoriasis or take a complete bath or shower possibly, leave the psoriasis affected area wet, and apply two or three drops of Jojoba Oil to the palms and smear the palms of the hands together and apply the Jojoba Oil on your hands to the areas affected with psoriasis.
Jojoba oil helps the skin very much as it improves new skin cell regeneration from the past damage by soaps, etc. Also it moistens the skin and improves the penetration of the ingredients of Psoriasis-Ltd III. Jojoba oil is very similar to our natural body oil.
Safflower oil which is very similar to Jojoba oil and 1/10 the cost of jojoba oil. Safflower oil can be bought at your local grocery store.
Note: Toxicological test data from human and animal studies using jojoba, as well as cosmetic formulations containing jojoba, support the conclusion that jojoba is considered safe (Journal of the American College of Toxicology, Volume 11, Number 1, 1992). In the USA, after more than 30 years of public use of cosmetics containing jojoba, there is no evidence of incompatibility with the skin.
Jojoba does not cure psoriasis. It does provide soothing relief.
We suggest the following routines using Jojoba oil for scalp and hair:
- Massage jojoba oil into damp scalp and hair, letting it penetrate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight. Or, massage it into damp hair prior to your workout. Shampoo. The feel of your hair will tell you whether you wish to lather up once or twice.
- Warm the oil to body temperature. Massage it into damp hair and scalp, towel-wrap hair and scalp, maintaining warmth and permitting the jojoba oil to penetrate prior to shampooing.
- If you have very thick hair, apply jojoba oil after shampooing and toweling dry, Leave it in.
- During the day, thoroughly rub a drop of two of jojoba oil into your hands and then comb your hands through your hair and scalp.
Remember: use reasonable amounts of the product. If you use too much, simply shampoo again. You will quickly discover the combination of amount and saturation time best for you.
For those with chaped hand and those with cracks or crevices, jojoba oil will be an excellent conditioner, which restores suppleness and prevents dryness.
Give your hands a jojoba oil bath at night, just before sleeping. Place a generous amount of jojoba oil in a palm and then "wash" your hands with the product, massaging it into the backs of the hands, between the fingers, and into the cuticles. Continue massaging until all of the oil has been absorbed. Put on a pair of cotton gloves and leave them on all night. Repeat the treatment from time to time during the day.