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12 Psoriasis treatments | Natural remedies for dry & irritated skin

11. Psoriasis Treatments

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.

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According to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Psoriasis/

Psoriasis is caused because the  main types of cell used by the immune system it

to fight germs is called a T-cell. In cases of those who have psoriasis                  

 they start to attack healthy skin cells by mistake. This causes the 

 skin to produce new skin cells more quickly than usual, which results in the 

The dry flakes of silvery-white skin scales that we identify as Psoriasis.

These patches normally appear on your elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but can appear anywhere on your body. 

If you have been diagnosed as having psoriasis by your GP, you also would have probably been told that there is no cure for your psoriasis but there are treatments that will help keep the symptoms at bay.

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1. Diet

Dairy and red meat are inflammatory. Reducing your intake to at least leaner red meat intake and dairy intake or swapping to lower fat alternatives may prove to be beneficial .

 

 

2. Vitamin A 

 A diet that is rich with Vitamin A which helps the body to produce healthy skin will be a great contribution in the battle to keep Psoriasis symptoms at bay.

These include Carrots, Avocado, grains and leafy vegetables.

3. Vitamin D

Is it a coincidence that psoriasis flares up more in winter? 

Well  Vitamin D which you can technically get from the Sun (when it shines ) It's also found in certain topical treatments.

If you live in an area where there is lack of sunshine all year round  aim to get your  vitamin D.  from fish, mushrooms, and leafy green vegetables. 

 

4. Environment

As Psoriasis is a dry skin condition, it is logical that an effective Psoriasis treatment would involve  practical steps to avoid the air in  your environment from becoming really  dry.

This subsequently leaves your skin dry.

You can do this by investing in a humidifier, or a diffuser (if you can  add water to it , it can act as a humidifier).

Alternatively leaving a glass bowl or glass filled with hot water, ,on top of  a flat heater (as long as it will be safe) is a good home made alternative. 

Do not overlook the role of house plants. They  can add humidity to dry air  through a process of transpiration.

Plants absorb water through their roots, then circulate the moisture through stems and leaves with a vascular system that's comparable to human veins and capillaries.

Water reaches the leaves, evaporates into the air and increases indoor humidity they also can remove air pollutants.

5. Topical treatments

From speaking to my lovely customers , generally the GP would prescribe a form of topical treatment that contains steroids as the first type of treatment, when diagnosed with psoriasis.

6. Natural moisturizers or Natural oils

A rich natural moisturising oil that acts as an emollient which softens,  soothes the skin and helps to lock in the moisture.  Is an useful tool to allay psoriasis symptoms.

They are also great for the skin when you are not experiencing flare ups.

Olive oil, Almond oil, Cocoa butter (natural  one) Shea butter and Shea oil are amazing natural oils   and are more moisturising and occlusive of natural oils. You can try Shea butter and Shea oil here

7. Avoid fragrances

Most soaps and perfumes have dyes and other chemicals in them that may irritate your skin.

Do you want to smell nice, or inflame your psoriasis?

Check the ingredients in the products you buy and opt for all natural or non fragrance products.

Monshea black soap  and Monshea range is completely natural. They are made with natural oils, does not contains chemicals. or fragrances and have anti inflammatory properties.

spoons on your scalp to help loosen troublesome plaques during your next shower.

8.Bath Salts

Our daily bath has been replaced by a daily shower. However  a nice relaxing bath with the addition of good quality bath salts has the following benefits according to wisegeek.com

Bath salts open the pores to purify the skin, cleansing away dirt, sweat, and toxins. They aid in the healing of dry skin, making skin softer and more supple.

Salts can help improve common irritations such as insect bites, minor rashes, and calluses on feet, as well as more serious skin conditions like athlete's foot, eczema, and psoriasis.

Moisturize immediately after your bath with a good quality natural oil like Monshea shea oil  to double the  benefits.

 

9. Reduce stress

Stress affects every part of our body. It suppresses your immunity which make you more vulnerable for illnesses and diseases.

Understandably, psoriasis can be a source of stress. Rather than worry about your  symptoms,  focus on following an action plan that you can put together trying different  strategies to help control your psoriasis symptoms

Keep a photographic record so you can map your progress and feel positive when you are obtain good results.

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10. Bentonite Clay

Bentonite is  volcanic ash from Benton USA. This unassuming hypoallergenic clay powder not only contains numerous minerals. But it produces an negative electric  charge when mixed with distilled water,  meaning it draws, absorbs, removes toxins,impurities, chemicals and heavy metals (which is a positive charge)

It is very simple to use as a psoriasis treatment . Simply pour some powder in your bath and ensure all the affected area is immersed in the water. Or make a smooth paste using non metallic materials to use as a face mask or apply direct to the affected area. Bentonite clay is available here.

11. Avoid alcohol

Alcohol is a trigger for many people who have psoriasis.

12. Stop smoking

 Smoking may increase your risk of psoriasis.

If you already have psoriasis, it can also make your symptoms more severe.

Disclaimer: The information above is designed to offer general advice on how lifestyle changes may have a positive impact on psoriasis sufferers. Please contact your physician to receive personal medical advice to help your individual situations.

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