Why Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Might Be Making Your Seborrheic Dermatitis Worse

Why Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Might Be Making Your Seborrheic Dermatitis Worse

Finding a treatment for seborrheic dermatitis that truly works is difficult. There are so many different products and remedies out there, and it can be tough to know which ones are actually going to help and which ones might make things worse. There is a common misconception that shea butter and coconut oil are the ideal remedies to treat seborrheic dermatitis. But while these ingredients may seem like a good idea, they can actually make seborrheic dermatitis worse.

What is seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people around the world. It's characterized by red, itchy, flaky patches of skin, most commonly on the scalp, face, and chest. 

There's no cure for seborrheic dermatitis, but there are a variety of treatments that can help manage symptoms. At Derma Organics we have a wealth of experience in crafting high-performance solutions that address the root causes of ailments like seborrheic dermatitis.

Common treatments for seborrheic dermatitis

As mentioned above there are many different treatments available for seborrheic dermatitis, many of which have a high chemical content and despite having an initial impact, long term they are simply not good to use. While medical treatments can be effective, they often come with side effects and may not work for everyone. That's why many people turn to natural remedies like shea butter and coconut oil, but these alternatives can also cause their own issues.

How shea butter and coconut oil can aggravate seborrheic dermatitis

While shea butter and coconut oil may be moisturizing, they can also be comedogenic, meaning they have the potential to clog pores and exacerbate seborrheic dermatitis symptoms. In addition, both shea butter and coconut oil contain oleic acid, a fatty acid which feeds ‘Malassezia’ which is the fungus that is responsible for seborrheic dermatitis. Finally, some people may be allergic to these ingredients, which can cause further irritation and inflammation.

Recommended products for seborrheic dermatitis treatment

We are fully intentional about NOT including shea butter or coconut oil within our seborrheic dermatitis treatments. 

A pioneer when it comes to scalp concerns, our Scalp Stimulating Treatment is a Derma Organics best seller with results to back it up. Our best-selling treatment masque features a hybrid formula combining potent active ingredients to soothe even the most sensitive of scalps, whilst also promoting new hair growth. The luxurious texture of this masque melts into strands and helps to soften and detangle curls/coil from hair types 3 & 4.

Featuring ginger, thyme, and cinnamon leaf oil, these active ingredients all work together to treat chronic seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, itchy scalps, and brittle hair. This treatment masque is also an alternative to OTC ketoconazole formulations and will not strip your hair of vital moisture. 

Our powerful Bumpz N' Stumpz natural dark spot corrector for the face is formulated to combat common skin ailments, such as cystic acne, eczema, rashes, psoriasis, shaving/ingrown hair bumps, and seborrheic dermatitis. This organic dark spot remover acts as a powerful antibacterial agent, penetrating deep below the skin surface to destroy blemish-causing bacteria and reducing the formation of pus-filled blemishes and boils. As a result, by using this dark spot removal cream, you will achieve visibly clear, balanced, calm skin. The topical versatility of our eraser makes it second to none, as it is gentle on the face, yet powerful enough to clear up tough underarm and bikini line acne bumps which can otherwise be difficult to eliminate.

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Lifestyle changes to improve seborrheic dermatitis symptoms

In addition to topical treatments and natural remedies, there are also lifestyle changes you can make to help manage seborrheic dermatitis symptoms. Here are a few to consider:

  • Avoid triggers: Fatty foods, stress, and weather changes can all trigger seborrheic dermatitis symptoms. Try to identify and avoid your triggers as much as possible.

  • Practice good hygiene: Keeping your skin clean and dry can help reduce the amount of yeast on the skin. Be sure to wash your face and body regularly, and use a clean towel to dry off.

  • Manage stress: Stress can exacerbate seborrheic dermatitis symptoms. Try to find ways to manage stress, such as exercise, meditation, or therapy.

When to seek professional help for seborrheic dermatitis

If you're struggling to manage seborrheic dermatitis symptoms on your own, it's important to seek professional help. A dermatologist can help diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate treatments. They may also be able to prescribe stronger medications that can help manage symptoms more effectively.

At Derma Organics, we make cleaner, more thoughtful skin and hair care for those with Atopic Eczema, Acne, Seborrheic Dermatitis and Hyperpigmentation.

That means all your irritations and concerns now have a cleaner enemy. We believe natural ingredients give the most ethical, effective results.

Our goal is to provide accessible natural alternatives to doctor-prescribed steroids. We are fully intentional about the ingredients we use as long-term health of our customers is taken into consideration during the formulation process. Therefore Derma Organics products are suitable for diverse skin tones and hair textures, no matter what your skin tone or hair type might be.

Are you experiencing any skin concerns? If so, contact us today to discuss how we can help you treat your condition. In exchange, we will give you a chance to receive a $500 reward for sharing your personal skincare journey with Derma Organics.

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