Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition. In other words, there is a chance for the problem to recur. And like most things in skin problems, the symptoms can be very bothersome. However, there are some treatment options that can help. And if you are looking for ways to help get rid of the symptoms of psoriasis naturally, here are pieces of helpful information!
Self-help lifestyle approaches and remedies are commonly intended to help improve the problem along with the treatment options prescribed by a dermatologist or doctor.
These self-help measures can be effective to help prevent the flare-up from recurring and improve the symptoms naturally, but they won’t cure the problem. Again, psoriasis is a chronic health condition, it can come & go.
The following are some common helpful home remedies if you have psoriasis.
One of the best ways to prevent the flare-up from recurring is by avoiding psoriasis triggers. These triggers usually also can make the symptoms (when the flare-up comes) get worse.
The psoriasis triggers may vary from person to person. But in general, the following are some of them:
- Exposed to too hot or too cold water, too dry or cold air.
- High stress.
- Getting skin sunburn or injuries.
- Drinking too much alcohol.
Even some sufferers find that having overweight body (particularly obesity) can worsen the problem. Since the triggers of the problem can vary, it’s recommended to educate yourself in finding the triggers that do have effect on your psoriasis and then take appropriate steps to avoid /prevent them.
Make sure to always take daily baths. This is important to help erase scales & calm inflamed skin. If necessary – add colloidal oatmeal, bath oil, and Epsom salts to the water to help to improve the symptom and control the problem.
Don’t use anything that can make your skin dry even more! Dry skin can worsen the symptom or trigger the flare-up. For this reason, the use of harsh soaps and hot water is not recommended if you have psoriasis.
It’s much better to use lukewarm water than too hot /too cold water. For soap, mild soaps (they are usually added with some oils and fats) are commonly safe for dry skin.
After bathing, don’t forget to always use and apply moisturizer! This is important to always keep & protect your skin from getting dry.
Heavy, ointment-based moisturizer is usually suggested – but if your skin is very dry, the use of oil-moisturizer is more recommended because it is more powerful to moisturize dry skin than lotions or creams.
And depending on the weather of your local area, you may need to use moisturizer for several times a day if you get exposed to very dry, cold weather.
Before trying the following supplements, it’s recommended to consult first with your dermatologist /doctors. Some supplements that may help improve and control psoriasis include: