Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasting (chronic) disease. It is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells, causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.
Medicines for psoriasis are often invaluable in controlling symptoms. But there are plenty of natural ways to treat psoriasis, too.
Keep Skin Moist, a vicious cycle can result: dry skin can cause itching and scratching. Apply thick ointments like petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or heavy skin creams everywhere you can reach.
Bathing daily helps remove scales and calm inflamed skin. Add bath oil, colloidal oatmeal, Epsom salts or Dead Sea salts to the warm but not hot water and soak for at least 15 minutes.
To help improve redness and scaling, apply an ointment-based moisturizer to your skin and wrap with plastic wrap overnight
It can be messy and inconvenient to slather thick goo onto psoriasis patches, day after day. But consistency is key. If you’ve been prescribed topical therapy, making it part of your routine can improve results
The ultraviolet light found in sunlight is a proven treatment for psoriasis, but sunburns can make psoriasis worse. Be careful, intense sun exposure can worsen psoriasis
Find out what triggers, if any, worsen your psoriasis and take steps to prevent or avoid them. Infections, injuries to your skin, stress, and smoking can all worsen psoriasis.
Alcohol consumption and smoking decreases the effectiveness of some psoriasis treatments.in fact quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to care for your psoriasis.