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Pine Tar to Relieve Eczema and Dermatitis

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Pine Tar comes from heating pine to a high temperature. Pitch drips from the wood and is collected. . Although different tars have been used to relieve eczema and other skin disorders – including coal tar – pine tar is considered the safest.

It isn’t fully understand how pine tar works because few studies have been done. This review states that; “the long experience with pine tar therapy and its worldwide usage, the evidence presented… suggests that the safety risk from topical pine tar products is very small, while it is useful for treating a wide range of skin conditions.”

Pine Tar is thought to promote normal keratinisation by ex reducing over production of skin cells.
Skin is made of cells called keratinocytes. They begin deep within the skin layer and grow. When the next generation begins behind them, they are pushed towards the surface of your skin. The process of these cells becoming the top layer of your skin is called keratinization. The healthy life cycle of keratinocytes ends with them naturally being shed from the newer keratinocytes.

Pine Tar has been used for thousands of years to sooth skin conditions. According to an article by Barnes and Greive the properties of pine tar make it “suitable for the topical treatment of eczema, psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and other dry, itchy, flaky or inflamed skin conditions.”

It is said to

  • Reduces the duplication of skin cells allowing for Relieve Itchiness and inflammation
  • Act as an antibacterial and antifungal.
  • Helps skin return to normal by reducing an overproduction and excess build up of skin cells.

Pine Tar is often used when seeking an alternative to topical steroids.
According to the Tao of herbs, the FDA has approved pine tar as a treatment for mild psoriasis. In 1991, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the amount used in over-the-counter products is safe.

My Pine Tar Products

I recommend trying pine tar products to adults seeking non-steroidal relief. Many of my customers have found pine tar to relieve eczema, itchiness, skin disorders and dandruff. I suggest trying my Pine Tar Soap if you experience all-over issues. For itchy spots and specific problems areas you might want to check out my Pine Tar Salve; my customers tell me gives them them immediate relief. For dandruff and itchy scalp you might want to try one of my two kinds of pine tar shampoo. An inexpensive solution for short, low maintenance hair try my natural soap-based Pine Tar Shampoo. If you’d prefer a shampoo that is gentler and more conditioning try my Salon-Quality Pine Tar Shampoo

To be extra safe, children and pets should not use pine tar products

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