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A Comparison of Medovie’s 3HX™ Formula Versus Aloe Vera for Psoriasis Management

February 6, 2023

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Psoriasis is a pervasive skin disorder that affects millions of individuals worldwide. It can cause red, itchy patches on the skin and pain and discomfort. While many medications are available for psoriasis treatment, some people prefer to use natural remedies such as aloe vera gel.

In this blog post, we will take a closer look at aloe vera and Medovie’s 3HX™ formula and compare them in terms of efficacy, discuss their long-term use benefits, and explore other possible natural remedies for psoriasis relief. Finally, we will compare these two powerful ingredients to help you decide which is best to relieve symptoms and restore your scalp health!

What Is Psoriasis, And What Are The Symptoms Of This Condition?

According to National Psoriasis Foundation, psoriasis is a complex immune-mediated disease that triggers inflammation across the body. It most commonly affects areas such as elbows, knees, and scalp; however, it may occur at any location throughout the body.

Stemming from an overactive immune system, it has no confirmed root cause. Instead, it occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly signals to produce extra skin cells, resulting in inflamed and scaly skin patches. These typically range from small spots to larger, raised areas which can be very itchy or painful.

Depending on the severity of its manifestation, psoriasis can have an uncomfortable physical and psychological toll on an individual, increasing the risk of anxiety and depression. Symptoms associated with psoriasis may include redness and inflammation around affected areas, thickened lesions covered with white or silver scales around affected areas that may crack and bleed if disturbed, and discolored nails. In lighter cases, a person may not experience any symptoms at all.

What Are The Traditional Treatments For Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition requiring specialized treatments. Traditional treatments for psoriasis include topical therapy, light therapy, oral or injected medications, systemic therapies, and alternative medicine.

Topical Therapy.

Topical corticosteroids can treat mild to moderate psoriasis, usually paired with vitamin D analogs such as calcipotriol or calcitriol ointment.

For more severe cases of psoriasis, topical corticosteroids may need to combine with other topical creams or ointments such as vitamin A derivatives (retinoids), vitamin D (such as calcipotriene), or coal tar (usually for scalp psoriasis, available in many forms like lotions, creams, and even shampoos).

Fig. 1. Phototherapy for hands with psoriasis
Fig. 1. Phototherapy for hands with psoriasis.

Light Therapy.

Light therapy can also treat specific skin symptoms, mainly by exposing the skin to UVB broadband radiation or narrowband phototherapy.

Oral or Injected Medication and Systemic Medication.

Oral medications such as retinoids are another viable option for treating psoriasis effectively, and in some cases, systemic medications such as Immunosuppressant drugs may also be necessary.

Alternative Medicine.

Psoriasis is a long-term skin condition that can be difficult to manage. Thankfully, various natural and alternative treatments are available that may provide relief. Some herbal and natural remedies include using aloe vera gel which contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and scaling.

Additionally, Traditional Chinese Medicine-based products such as Medovie, Ayurvedic medicine (traditional Indian medicine), and natural supplements like fish oils or Vitamin D3 may help ease psoriasis. If natural treatments don’t offer enough relief, more conventional treatment options like corticosteroids, retinoids, or calcipotriene are available through a doctor’s prescription.

What Are The Benefits Of Using An Alternative Natural Shampoo For Psoriasis?

Hydrocortisone, salicylic acid, and coal tar ointments may relieve psoriasis; however, they can be harsh on the scalp due to their medication-level solid ingredients.

For people with milder forms of psoriasis, an alternative solution may be using more natural shampoos such as Aloe Vera-based shampoo. These gentle shampoos provide a cooling effect that can help soothe any intense itching or burning sensations often caused by psoriasis flare-ups. In addition, they benefit from being hypoallergenic, thus reducing the likelihood of further irritation.

Fig. 2. Make your own shampoo for scalp psoriasis
Fig. 2. Make your own shampoo for scalp psoriasis.

Aloe Vera For Psoriasis Treatment: Does It Work?

For centuries, aloe vera has been renowned for its therapeutic properties. This spiny succulent plant, which typically thrives in warm climates, is known to have gel-filled leaves that are beneficial in treating various skin conditions such as psoriasis. Aloe vera gel is widely practiced in traditional medicines worldwide, especially for skincare. It is used as a lubricating agent to keep skin hydrated.

A controlled study has found that combining propolis (50%) and aloe vera (3%) in ointment form can provide substantial relief for those suffering from mild to moderate psoriasis. In addition, the results revealed the therapeutic properties of these natural products, providing a great alternative treatment option.

A randomized clinical trial comparing the efficiency of aloe vera and 0.1% Triamcinolone topical for mild to moderate plaque psoriasis reveals that aloe vera cream might be the more powerful option for relieving psoriasis symptoms compared to 0.1% TA cream.

Applying freshly-squeezed Aloe Vera gel directly onto affected areas is recommended to get the best and safest results in mild psoriasis symptoms. Moreover, the National Psoriasis Foundation suggests using creams with 0.5% aloe and that the aloe vera gel can be applied up to three times a day for relief and comfort.

If you’re considering adding aloe vera gel to your skincare routine, you must speak with a medical professional, especially if you have psoriasis. If you experience any allergic reaction to it, it is best to discontinue its use.

What is the 3HX™ Formula from Medovie?

Fig. 3. Medovie uses natural ingredients based on TCM
Fig. 3. Medovie uses natural ingredients based on TCM.

Medovie is a natural skin company with products for soothing and protecting irritated skin conditions, also skin prone to psoriasis or eczema. We dedicate to providing the highest quality of natural and scientifically-verified products that are here for the long run. Combining centuries of Traditional Chinese Medicine knowledge with modern research, our goal is to holistically address restless skin issues and offer continued consultation on how best to keep comfort over time. 

For a decade of research and development, we’ve arrived at the groundbreaking 3HX™ formula, which has revolutionized the management of skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Topically applying the 3HX™ formula helps soothe, moisturize and clear up visibly irritated skin areas while restoring balance to overproduction skin cells. And the 3HX™ Capsule, when ingested regularly, helps maintain and support healthy skin cell production. When used internally and externally, the double-action 3HX™ formula promotes long-lasting natural skin health inside and out, thus soothing chronic irritation and balancing essential skin cell functions.

Medovie’s product range includes the following: 3HX™ Derma Cream, 3HX™ Scalp Care Shampoo, 3HX™ Scalp Lotion, and the 3HX™ Capsules.

What Makes 3HX™ Better Than Aloe Vera For Psoriasis?

The ingredients used in our products include Lonicera Japonica, Rheum Tanguticum, and Rehmannia glutinosa, among others. Our products leverage some of the most potent ingredients nature has to offer. We strive for maximum potency in each formula and source active elements from their natural origins. Our formulation has been held up to rigorous review by relevant health organizations to ensure effectiveness & safety standards remain uncompromised!

After a decade of rigorous research, clinical testing, and optimizing production processes – we’ve crafted body and scalp solutions for internal and external long-term skin health. And the best part? All Medovie Scalp and Body products have proven to work in our clinical studies. But that’s not all! We also wanted to provide something unique: natural products with a great feel and smell.

Medovie has the National Psoriasis Foundation’s Seal of Recognition.

The National Psoriasis Foundation Seal of Recognition highlights products specifically designed and developed with psoriatic disease sufferers in mind. These products are not only non-irritating but can also provide safe relief for those living with the condition.

“It is great to see that brands such as Medovie are committed to finding skincare solutions for those with a chronic disease like psoriasis,” according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. Read more about it here.

Our products are  Traditional Chinese Medicine fused with modern research and technology, which is why our customers have reported feeling better within four weeks of using our products.

Improve the quality of your life despite psoriasis. Give Medovie a try today.

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