The EclecticPhysician

The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.

Oily Hair/Skin-

This is an imbalance of the oil production in the scalp and skin. Like acne, improving liver function can help. Also, excess oil production often indicates that not enough moisture is present, so the skin is overproducing to compensate. Even with oily skin, a good moisturizer is necessary.

Nettle-nettle leaf can help with balancing the oil production at the skin surface. Make a tea using 1/2 ounce of nettle leaf in 1 pint boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes. Strain. Cool. Apply to skin or use as a hair rinse.

AHA's- alpha hydroxy acids derived from fruit acids are used as face peels, and are helpful in treating excess skin oil.

* The information presented in this web site is intended to inform and educate. It is not intended replace a qualified medical practitioner to diagnose or treat medical conditions.

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