Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes patches of red skin to appear on the body. These patches can be itchy, painful, and unsightly. While there’s no cure for psoriasis, recent research suggests that certain treatments may help reduce symptoms and manage flare-ups. Here are some simple ways to manage psoriasis naturally:
These treatments could reduce the discomfort of psoriasis.
If you’re looking for simple ways to reduce the pain of psoriasis, consider adding more healthy fats and moisturizing your skin.
Another effective treatment is bathing in salt water. In fact, bathing with sea salt can help clear up psoriasis symptoms by reducing inflammation and killing off bacteria. Moisturize your skin after bathing with products that contain natural oils like coconut oil or olive oil.
One of the most important steps in controlling your psoriasis is moisturizing. This simple step can help reduce itching, redness, scaling and flaking by keeping skin moist and soft. Moisturizer applied after a shower or bath may help reduce inflammation caused by psoriasis.
The best time to apply moisturizer is after bathing or showering when your skin is clean and damp from steam. Generally speaking, it’s best to avoid applying too much moisturizer at once—you don’t want to suffocate your skin with the product! Most dermatologists recommend using about a nickel-sized amount for each limb (for example: hands, feet), followed by another nickel-sized dollop for the rest of the body. If you’re prone to eczema flare ups (sometimes called “contact dermatitis”), try using products made with natural ingredients that are hypoallergenic; these include aloe vera gel or shea butter.”
Add more healthy fats to your diet
Another way to reduce your symptoms is by adding more healthy fats in your diet. The fatty acids in fish, nuts and olive oil can do wonders for your skin. Fatty acids found in coconut oil are also beneficial for reducing psoriasis flare ups.
So go ahead and eat those fish oils!
Try a salt bath
A salt bath is a convenient and cheap way to soothe your skin.
To make one, dissolve 1 cup of sea salt into lukewarm water. Then, soak in the bath for at least 15 minutes—you can stay in there for up to 30 if you’d like! Afterward, rinse off with cool water and pat yourself dry with a towel. Adding essential oils like lavender or rosemary extract can increase their benefits even further by helping fight inflammation, reducing itching and swelling caused by psoriasis flare-ups.
If you have sensitive skin or want an alternative that won’t irritate it further, try using table salt instead of sea salt; it’s less harsh on your body while still giving you similar benefits!
The bottom line
Psoriasis can be a debilitating condition, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways you can manage your psoriasis symptoms without the use of drugs and other harsh remedies. Try some of these at-home treatments to see if they work for you!