Natural treatments for sebaceous hyperplasia

Home remedies for sebaceous hyperplasia

Those small bumps which are appearing on your face or other parts of your body are known as sebaceous hyperplasia. They come and go randomly. They are not painful and they seem like a pimple starting to develop. These bumps are harmless and benign. Sebaceous hyperplasia is a result of damaged skin cell which are causing the oil glands to be overactive and your body is dealing with the entire situation by creating these bumps. Usually, the sebaceous hyperplasia is found on the forehead and the central part of the face. Also it can appear in other areas where oil glands are found, such as shoulders, back, nose, armpits and groin.

One of the most common causes for sebaceous hyperplasia is the sun damage. Also there are some cases when the sebaceous hyperplasia can be linked to people who take medication Cyclosporin A and some post – transplant patients. There are many skin issues which have similar symptoms with sebaceous hyperplasia so you need to talk with your doctor for the correct diagnosis. The nodes are between 1 and 5 mm and they are pale in color. You can notice dryness in the middle of the node. These bumps look like persistent and adult acne. The sebaceous hyperplasia can be cauliflower shaped. If you suffer from sebaceous hyperplasia, then you need to talk with your doctor before you start using some of the below mentioned home remedies for this condition.

Home remedies for sebaceous hyperplasia

Home remedies for sebaceous hyperplasia

Lemon oil: One of the best choices as home remedy for your sebaceous hyperplasia is the lemon oil. This home remedy has powerful antiseptic properties and also it is acting as a decent astringent [1]. You can take a few drops of lemon oil and put them directly on the area affected with sebaceous hyperplasia. In this way your skin will be clean in a natural way. This home remedy will act by leveling out the oil which your skin produces so with the help of this home remedy you can treat and prevent sebaceous hyperplasia. Also this home remedy will moisturize your skin and it will reduce the inflammation which is caused by sebaceous hyperplasia. If you do not have lemon oil, then you can use fresh lemon juice as your natural treatment. You will get the same benefits as from lemon oil and it is more accessible for you.

Aloe Vera: The pure Aloe Vera is very effective skin moisturizer and it has antibacterial and anti – inflammatory properties which can help your skin to drain itself from the excess bacteria in order to rid of sebaceous hyperplasia [2]. You should apply fresh Aloe Vera gel on the affected area and massage the affected area until the gel has been fully absorbed. You should repeat this natural treatment four times per day because in this way you will get the best benefits of it.

Frankincense oil: This home remedy can lower the inflammation. It can boost the healing properties of your body. You can use it as your home remedy for sebaceous hyperplasia [3].

Honey: This home remedy has antioxidant, anti – bacterial and anti – fungal properties which are very beneficial for the health of your skin. You can mix this natural cure with cinnamon. Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and also it has anti – inflammatory properties which can help your skin to go back to its original state. You should make a paste by mixing these home remedies and then apply it on the affected skin. You should let it stay there for two hours and then wash it off.

Peppermint essential oil: You can use the peppermint oil as your natural treatment for sebaceous hyperplasia. It is rich in antibacterial, anti – inflammatory and antiseptic properties so you will have effective agent against sebaceous hyperplasia [4]. This home remedy works by entering in your skin and ridding of the oil in excess which is causing sebaceous hyperplasia to develop. It has anti – inflammatory properties which make this oil to work on getting enlarged glands back to normal sizes by cutting down the level of inflammation. If you do not have peppermint essential oil, then you can use natural mint juice. You can apply the juice directly to the overgrowths before you go to bed and let it stay there overnight. In the morning, you should wash it off.

Also there is another option and that it is to mix turmeric powder and mint juice until you get a paste to apply on sebaceous hyperplasia. Turmeric has curcumin which is possessing anti – bacterial and anti – inflammatory properties and these properties can help to fend off sebaceous hyperplasia. On the other hand, the mint juice soothes the area due to its cooling properties. At the same time, mint juice is acting as anti – pruritic and antiseptic material which can help you to rid of the bacteria that clogs up the affected skin. You should make a paste by mixing these ingredients and let it stay on the affected area for 2 hours and then wash it off using lukewarm water.

Water: You should drink adequate amounts of water throughout the day. It is recommended drinking 2.7 liters for adult female and 3.7 liters for adult men but in these numbers is also included the water that is found in food that we eat. When you are thirsty, you should always drink water. When you are drinking caffeinated beverages, then you should make concentrated effort to drink additional amounts of water.

Avoid certain foods: You should avoid foods which interfere with the hormone or pH levels. You should limit your consumption of butter, cheese and red meats. You should consume organic milk and organic fresh foods that are rich in probiotics, omegas, beta – carotene and Vitamin C because they can keep your body healthy. Also you should avoid sugar; refined carbohydrates; refined oils; farm – raised meats; conventional dairy products.

Vitamin C: This vitamin is antioxidant which can lower the free radical damage that can be cause for sebaceous hyperplasia [5].

Retinol: There are many studies in which are said that the Vitamin A – based solutions, such as retinol can have positive effects on sebaceous hyperplasia because they can temporarily shrink oil glands [6].

Salicylic acid: This home remedy cleans the surface of your skin and it penetrates deep into the pore and it infiltrates into the oil buildup to unclog impactions. It has anti – inflammatory properties which can help to diminish the appearance of nodules.

Vitamin D: This vitamin can help to regulate hormones and immune functioning. You should get twenty minutes of sun every day so in this way you will get your natural Vitamin D3 production [7].

Medicinal mushrooms: These mushrooms can help to shrink tumors. They can boost the immune system and they will make your body more protective against the effects of stress.

Witch hazel: This home remedy is rich in tannins. This element can tighten the pores and also it controls the oil secretions. You should apply one to two drops of witch hazel oil on the affected area and to this home remedy on daily basis.

Exercise: It is recommended regular exercising because this can help to clear the sweat glands and it will ensure a proper circulation to your skin. It will keep your skin healthy and vibrant.

Apple cider vinegar: The apple cider vinegar is one of the best home remedies which you can use for the treatment of sebaceous hyperplasia. It can help to solve many skin problems so you can use it for ridding of this condition. It has the ability to balance your skin’s pH levels so you will keep the sebaceous glands in check. This home remedy will dissolve the sebaceous hyperplasia and it will prevent them from appearing again. Also you can mix apple cider vinegar with peppermint oil and use this mixture as a tonic to fight against sebaceous hyperplasia. You should soak a cotton ball in this home remedy and dab the sebaceous hyperplasia on your body. You should repeat this home remedy until the sebaceous hyperplasia completely disappears. If you have noticed that after a week you still have sebaceous hyperplasia, then you should visit your doctor again and talk about another home remedy.

Warm compress: This home remedy can help to dissolve the build – up of sebaceous gland and also it can speed up the draining and healing process of the skin. It is one of the best natural treatments for sebaceous hyperplasia. You should soak a towel in hot water and cover the affected area using hot compress. You should do this natural treatment for at least 2 – 4 times per day until it disappears.


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