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9 Home Remedies for Psoriasis Care

The intensity of psoriasis varies on an individual basis but, with no cure, sufferers should look to manage their symptoms as much as possible. Fortunately, there are a number of scientifically proven emollients or supplements available to help keep psoriasis under control, but the following suggestions can also be added into a home care regime. You may find some work better than others, but try them out individually so you are able to monitor improvement.

 

1. Supplements

Taking some dietary supplements - such as vitamin D, aloe vera or fish oil - may help your psoriasis from the inside out. It is, of course, important to ensure that any supplements taken do not disagree with any other health conditions you may have.

 

2. Stay fragrance-free

As nice as they smell, many perfumes or soaps contain chemicals or dyes that could irritate your skin. Opt for fragrance-free soaps and those suitable for sensitive skin. In particular, choose those recommended for psoriasis sufferers, as they will not dry the skin out in the same way.

 

3. Avoid dry skin

A humidifier at home or work can help keep the air around you moist and this can be really beneficial for your skin. It’s also important to keep your body hydrated and by drinking plenty of water each day, you will find that your skin looks and feels better.

 

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4. Dietary changes

Some people report significant changes in their health by eliminating any red meat and reducing fatty, unhealthy snacks. Instead opt for nuts, seeds and omega-3 fatty acids, as these can help to reduce inflammation. You could also avoid eating gluten for a period of time to see if this helps ease any symptoms.

See: TREAT - Improve your diet and fight back against psoriasis

 

5. Olive oil

Try using olive oil to massage the skin; if you have psoriasis on the scalp, add a tablespoon of oil to your scalp when you next have a shower. This can help to remove any irritating plaques.

 

6. Warm baths

Try adding milk, olive oil or Dead Sea salts to a warm bath, as this can help to ease itchy skin. Try to make bath-times a reward and a way to wind down after a busy day, as this can help to offset stress too. Afterwards, increase the benefits by moisturising.

 

7. Turmeric

Herbal remedies may also help heal psoriasis and it has been suggested that turmeric can limit any flare-ups. Supplements are easily obtainable, but turmeric can also be sprinkled directly on to your food if preferred.

 

8. Yoga

We all know that stress can aggravate psoriasis, so try yoga as this improves health and wellbeing and is easy to do at home. It’s a good idea to study each posture carefully first.

 

9. Tea tree oil

Although you must be careful as to treatments applied to the skin, tea tree oil diluted in a natural carrier oil can help to manage skin problems and even combat skin infections. It’s also useful for removing any dry, dead cells. Try just a little first though, to make sure you do not have an adverse reaction.

 

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HelloSkin is the world's first online store for people with psoriasis. We provide a meticulous selection of non-prescription products ranging from creamslotionsointmentsbath additives and shower products to nutritional supplements and accessories.

Our team of experts research all products for scientific evidence and present the information in order for people to make a considered choice for their psoriasis. The mission is to provide transparency in the product selection process and provide people with all available product information at one place.

 

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