Can Oils Help My Psoriasis?
Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
Most people with psoriasis find relief from their symptoms with a combination of traditional treatments, lifestyle changes, and natural at-home remedies, such as moisturizing oils. However, there’s not enough scientific research to prove that oils actually make a difference to psoriasis symptoms—so your dermatologist might not suggest that you stock up on oils for those itchy, flaky plaques.
“Oils are not an approved therapy for psoriasis, as there are no randomized studies evaluating their use,” warns board-certified dermatologist Rhonda Klein, M.D. of Modern Dermatology in Westport, Connecticut. “Thus, caution is advised.”