Scalp psoriasis can vary significantly in severity, with mild scalp psoriasis resulting in fine scales and skin flakes on the scalp. It can increase in thickness and irritation up to severe scalp psoriasis cases, in which scales form over one another, resulting in thick plaques with a dark violet color.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for scalp psoriasis. If you have this skin condition, the best you can do is neutralize the uncomfortable symptoms.
Divi's Scalp Serum is a treatment rich in anti-inflammatory ingredients that can soothe an irritated, inflamed scalp, making it a simple, clean solution to this common problem.
What Are the Main Symptoms and Causes of Scalp Psoriasis?
It is relatively easy to diagnose scalp psoriasis because of its symptoms. Skin usually renews its cells every 30 days. People with scalp psoriasis will find their skin upregulating this pattern 3-4 times this frequency due to a malfunctioning immune system. This overproduction of skin cells leads to red, irritated patches and scaly buildups known as “plaques.”
These plaques can cause itchiness and irritation, making it difficult to sleep or concentrate, and may break, resulting in sore, bleeding patches. Severe scalp psoriasis can also lead to thinning hair and hair loss.
The exact cause of this condition is unknown; however, it is most likely hereditary. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), scalp psoriasis can be triggered by a variety of factors.
People living with psoriasis can experience worsening inflammation and symptoms when experiencing acute or chronic stress.
Any injury, from a traumatic bone fracture to a small scratch or bump, can trigger the immune system to kick into overdrive and irritate the skin. This can trigger psoriasis symptoms to reappear or worsen.
One of the leading roles of the immune system is to fight infections. Suppose you are currently sick or have an infected wound. In that case, the immune system will become overactive, triggering inflammation and psoriasis scales, which will continue long after the initial infection has healed.
Cold, wet and dry weather conditions are generally worse for people with psoriasis. This means fall and winter seasons can be uncomfortable. Cold weather, dry air, indoor heating and a lack of sunlight can make psoriasis flare up, leaving you with a cold, itchy scalp.
Certain medications can trigger psoriasis flare-ups. To combat this, you should discuss the use of medicated shampoos with your dermatologist (skin doctor) for the duration of your medication use.
How Does Divi Scalp Serum Help With Treating Psoriasis?
When caring for delicate skin conditions, using as few synthetic chemicals as possible and keeping our remedies clean is always ideal. Specific corticosteroid solutions and antibiotics can lead to further complications and skin inflammation.
This is why the philosophy behind Divi's Scalp Serum emphasizes the power of scientifically proven, vegan ingredients with a track record as alternative remedies.
Our careful blend works in synergy, as each clean component follows a specific purpose to nourish the scalp by stimulating blood flow, removing dead skin, and combating fungal and bacterial bodies that may aggravate your skin's delicate balance.
Divi's Scalp Serum formula is designed to tackle this uncomfortable condition's stressful, irritating symptoms and help restore your daily comfort.
What Ingredients Does Divi Scalp Serum Contain for Treating Psoriasis?
The ingredients used by Divi are selected to stage a multi-pronged treatment, tackling all aspects of scalp psoriasis.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been used as an antibacterial treatment by Aboriginal people for centuries due to its proven antimicrobial properties and ability to fight fungi and bacteria. Tea tree oil, as found in Divi's Scalp Serum, is a potent alternative to antibiotic medication for scalp psoriasis when used as a complementary remedy for moderate scalp psoriasis.
The tea tree oil in Divi Scalp Serum is diluted and mixed at optimal levels to maximize its ability to reduce inflammation caused by conditions such as scalp psoriasis.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea is a potent remedy rich in antioxidants and polyphenols used as an anti-inflammatory for various afflictions. Its antioxidant profile can also neutralize foreign free radicals that can affect the proper function of our immune system.
Research shows that soaking psoriasis plaques in green tea reduces inflammation and decreases immune system activity, downregulating the rapid skin cell growth that causes scalp psoriasis.
If you want to avoid drinking multiple cups of green tea a day or would rather not put bags of tea on your head (we don't blame you), consider using our Scalp Serum instead. We have carefully crafted our formula to contain just the right amount of each ingredient so you can enjoy maximum benefits with minimal effort.
Rosemary Leaf Extract
Not just a richly scented herb popular in cooking, rosemary leaf extract is a common antibacterial and antifungal remedy rich in antioxidants.
One of the most common complaints from people with scalp psoriasis is the neverending itching sensation capable of leading to compulsive scratching. The gentle anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary leaf extract can reduce the aggravation of skin plaques and the need to scratch.
Rosemary leaf extract can also treat scalp psoriasis with its rich profile of iron, calcium and Vitamin B6, stimulating collagen production, strengthening healthy skin cells, and creating healthy hair follicles.
Did you know there are 25 species of peppermint with over 600 varieties? You don't need to worry about finding the right one, though, as they are all rich in menthol, an ingredient in Divi's Scalp Serum, chosen for its powerful vasodilatory effects.
Menthol can encourage blood flow to the scalp, increasing the delivery of nutrients and oxygen and encouraging healthy hair follicles.
Peppermint oil can relieve itching and inflammation across various skin conditions. We made sure to include it in our Scalp Serum to double down on the inflammation properties it shares with menthol.
People with low levels of fatty acids, known as ceramides, which are responsible for containing and sustaining healthy moisture levels in the skin, are more prone to suffer from psoriasis.
Eucalyptus oil can retain healthy moisture levels, which can combat the symptoms of psoriasis and potentially loosen and soften plaques. It can also reduce inflammation and redness.
Other Divi Ingredients for Scalp Psoriasis
Apart from these key ingredients, Divi's formula contains a suite of other ingredients dedicated to maintaining a healthy scalp and treating scalp psoriasis. These ingredients include:
- Sodium lactate – It prevents the skin from becoming inflamed, dry and itchy and can help soothe a psoriasis flare-up. This is achieved through sodium lactate's moisturizing properties.
- Threonine – It has been proven to soothe a dry scalp and treat psoriasis. It also eliminates dandruff and improves healthy hair growth.
- Histidine – It works with other amino acids to prevent a dry scalp and psoriasis.
- Hyaluronic acid – This ingredient attracts and retains water, contributing to the moisturizing effects of Divi's Scalp Serum.
- Glycerin – It helps to soften skin flakes while nourishing your hair.
- Copper tripeptide-1 – Among its beneficial properties, copper peptides can reduce the symptoms of various skin conditions, including severe psoriasis.
- Biotin – Biotin reduces the symptoms of psoriasis, including itch and the red rash associated with it.
The Scientific Research Behind Divi's Scalp Serum
Every addition to Divi's Scalp Serum serves a purpose and has earned its place on our selective list of ingredients by proving its efficacy in clinical research.
Green tea is a known source of EECG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), which has shown promise in topical form for reducing the severity of psoriasis lesions by lowering hyperactive immune responses and slowing skin cell growth. This means using Divi Scalp Serum and regularly drinking green tea can reduce the effects of psoriasis.
Research also shows tea tree oil can reduce itching and inflammation when applied topically.
A 2016 study shows that when used topically, over the course of two weeks, peppermint oil reduces pruritus (itchiness) with no side effects or further irritation. Research shows that eucalyptus oil can be a functional anti-inflammatory agent and a valuable alternative to topical steroids.
A Link Between Psoriasis and Diet
Psoriasis can be impacted by your diet, both positively and negatively. Take on foods rich in monounsaturated fats and healthy antioxidants, avoiding foods with a high yeast content, such as bread and pasta.
Some foods you should consider eating are:
- Olive oil
- Fatty fish such as sardines, salmon, tuna, and mackerel
- Leafy greens
Some foods to avoid are:
- Red meat
- Citrus fruits
- Processed foods
- Nightshade plants (including tomatoes, potatoes and eggplants)
- Excessive alcohol and caffeine
A healthy diet in combination with Divi's Scalp Serum will have long-lasting positive effects on your scalp psoriasis by reducing symptoms and preventing flare-ups.
About Using Divi's Scalp Serum
Let's examine some common concerns or questions about Divi's Scalp Serum.
Can Essential Oils Harm My Skin?
Not when you're using Divi’s lineup of scalp care products. Our precision formula is designed to avoid any inflammation from the overuse of essential oils.
At-home remedies may seem like a great, affordable idea, but if you create the wrong topical treatment, you could cause your entire scalp to flare up with psoriasis symptoms. Instead, please leave it to the experts and use Divi's carefully formulated Scalp Serum.
How Often Should I Use Divi's Scalp Serum?
To help clear scalp psoriasis, use Divi's Scalp Serum once a day, morning or night. Add three-quarters of a dropper to your scalp and gently massage it into the skin, allowing it to absorb for a few minutes.
Why Choose Divi to Help with Psoriasis
Divi's Scalp Serum has been developed with scientific evidence in mind. Each of the clean ingredients has been selected because of their beneficial properties for the health of your scalp's skin and hair.
Not only are the ingredients proven to work, but dermatologists have approved our Scalp Serum, as well as our Shampoo and Conditioner, so you do not have to worry about any unexpected side effects or irritation to the skin. The synthetic fragrance-free formula means even those with the most sensitive scalps can still use Divi’s Scalp Serum.
Divi's scalp care products are vegan, cruelty-free and made from clean ingredients. It has been specially crafted to moisturize, nourish, and maintain a healthy scalp and promote healthy hair growth.
Other Divi Products
Apart from our Scalp Serum, Divi also offers a dermatologist-approved Shampoo and Conditioner to soothe skin and help with irritation.
Divi’s Shampoo cleanses, moisturizes, and repairs damage to your hair and scalp. It uses clean ingredients, including peppermint oil, coconut oil and biotin, to provide the best care for your scalp and hair.
Divi’s Conditioner hydrates, strengthens, and protects your hair and scalp. It uses peptides, oils, and various other effective ingredients to help combat the symptoms of psoriasis.
Psoriasis has many over-the-counter and prescription treatments, such as phototherapy and coal tar shampoos, but these bring with them potential side effects like harmful skin irritation and the unpleasant smell of coal tar.
With psoriasis already impacting your daily life, you want a minimalist, invisible solution inspired by simple and proven remedies.
Divi's Scalp Serum has a formula powered by clean ingredients with minimal smell and side effects to harness traditional remedial compounds to soften skin plaques and reduce inflammation and itching, restoring comfort and confidence to your life. Try Divi’s Scalp Serum to treat your scalp psoriasis.