Unfortunately, there is no clear evidence that any particular vitamin will help reduce flare-ups of seborrheic dermatitis. Studies so far have looked at vitamin D, vitamin B complex and biotin, and while all are important to health generally, there’s no conclusive evidence to suggest supplementation with any of them will eliminate flare-ups of the condition.
That's not to say that vitamins and nutrients don’t play any part in managing your seborrheic dermatitis, as the condition is definitely affected by your general health and well-being. Stress, overgrowth of yeast on the skin, a suppressed immune system and poor nutrition are all factors which can make flare-ups more common and more severe, so it’s important to make sure your body is well looked after.
And that does, of course, involve making sure you’re giving it all the vitamins and minerals it needs to resist the triggers that can cause a flare-up of seborrheic dermatitis.
How can you make sure you’re getting the vitamins you need to manage seborrheic dermatitis?
- Eating a healthy, balanced and anti-inflammatory diet
- Supplementing with vitamins you are depleted in
- Applying nutrients topically to troubled skin
How can Balmonds help?
Balmonds creams, oils and salves are all rich in the vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids that depleted skin needs can help regulate its cycles of regeneration and repair.
Making sure that your skin is as healthy and resilient as possible can have a dramatic effect on how it copes with flare-ups. And the good news is that research has shown that applying essential fatty acids straight onto the skin is as efficient a way of getting them into your system as taking them in your diet or as supplements.
Think of Balmonds as your daily vitamin supplement!
If you’re prone to seborrheic dermatitis, try regular applications of Balmonds Scalp Oil, with its key ingredient, borage seed oil (also known as star flower) which is exceptionally rich in gamma linoleic acid (GLA), and has been shown to reduce inflammation when applied topically to the skin. Both Scalp Oil and Skin Salvation also contain hemp seed oil, which is a fantastic source of skin-friendly essential fatty acids, and both are naturally antimicrobial to help support the normal balance of flora on the skin.
Balmonds Skin Salvation with hemp seed & beeswax, from £7.99 for 30ml
Balmonds Scalp Oil with borage, tea tree & rosemary, £14.99 for 50ml