Borage Oil: Nature's Miracle Skin Cure

| Modified on Apr 29, 2021
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Posted by Todd (Dana Point Ca) on 05/10/2015
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Better But With Side Effects

I am 51 year old man and just got the bad news, I have sebboreic dermatitis, It has been 5 months and I am so depressed from all the things I have tried, including 2 doctors and prescribed meds. I have been using borage seed oil direct on my scalp and body, also using 1000 mg softgels. I notice relief right away from itching, but when I shower and wash it off I get very scaly and dry, does that mean that its working ? like drying it out and I need to continue, I am at a loss for what to do. any help out there.

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Posted by Louise (South Carolina) on 05/27/2014

Glad I found your posts about Borage Oil. I have been taking it for about a year now, on the recommendation of a segment on Dr. Oz. I am also taking ALA supplements. Do I still need to be taking fish oil? I have been taking fish oil for years, and my cholestrol and bp is excellent, and I am 64 yrs. old. In fairly good health, and I am not any meds. I would appreciate your opinion on this, because if I don't need fish oil, along with the borage oil, I will stop taking it. Thank you.

Louise


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Posted by Kari (Pittsfield, Ma) on 05/21/2014
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I love borage oil! I used to use primarily flax seed oil or fish oil every day, but switched to borage oil about 6 months ago. I take 2 capsules a day, morning and night. It does wonders for my skin (keeps it baby soft) and I think it helps with PMS symptoms too. Fabulous supplement that I recommend to my girlfriends.


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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/29/2014

Dear Mallory,

Yes, I was just using Borage Oil internally for my eczema. It was really fascinating to me that it healed up my skin so well. I had spent 9 months or more trying different home remedies for it, but they were all external. The next thing to try was Borage Oil, internally. I started with 3 1000mg capsules a day. Within a few days I could see a difference. It was a spot on my wrist and the itch would drive me crazy. It wasn't long before it was completely healed. Now when I run out, after a month or two, my wrist will begin to itch and I know I need to start again.

It appears that the author of the Borage Oil article was using the oil externally for a skin problem, at least at first. You could certainly try either or both methods.

I don't know what all you have tried...there are many posts on the sebboreic dermatitis with different things people have tried. Seems like different things work for different people.

Let us know what works for you!

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Mallory (Brooklyn, Ny) on 04/29/2014

Thank you for responding. So are you saying that you generally don't put the borage oil directly on your skin, but you just take it in capsule form? I have terrible sebborhea on my face. Was wondering if I should apply it topically or just swallow the pills.


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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/29/2014

Dear Mallory,

I have been taking Borage Oil for almost two years. I take between 1000mg and 3000mg. Sometimes I run out and skip a couple of weeks. It has been very helpful to my skin. I was having trouble with some eczema, but no more with the Borage Oil.

I have tried it externally, but it was easier to take it internally, for me.

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Mallory (Brooklyn Ny) on 04/28/2014

I've heard a lot about the great benefits of borage oil. Is it used topically too, or only taken internally as a supplement? Also, can this be taken long term?


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Posted by Christy (Boston, Ma) on 04/28/2014
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To Leesha: your article on borage oil is right on the money! I have been using borage oil in lieu of omega 3 fish oil for about 6 months now. I take 2 or 3 capsules per day. My skin doesn't break out anymore and is always soft and dewey. I love it!!!