Psoriasis is a skin condition that results from fast multiplication of skin cells and it is frequently manifested by inflammation on the scalp, elbows, knees, feet soles, and hands. It is believed to be the most uncommon skin condition accompanied with the following symptoms.
- Patches of scales or crust
- Patches of red, inflamed skin
- Nail issues
The medical explanation for the occurrence of this skin condition is a result of infections, stress, genetics, excessive use of alcohol, smoking (even if you are non-smoker but present in smoking areas), skin injuries, dry weather, and certain medications. Luckily, psoriasis can be managed and treated with adequate care.
Tips for Better Management of Psoriasis
- Use gentle approach
It has to be treated in a gentle manner so that you do not cause additional irritations and worsen the condition. Therefore, do not scrub the lesions, avoid hot water while bathing and the use of abrasive cleaners.
- Flare-ups should not be ignored
Flare-ups must not be ignored; you should visit your doctor to find a proper way to control them.
- Avoid stressing out
Stress triggers flare-ups, and because of that try to relax, exercise, and consume healthy foods. It is very important to have a good night sleep. Likewise, you can introduce yoga and meditation in your lifestyle to handle stress.
- Consider patience as a virtue
You need to be patient as all remedies do not offer same effect to every person. This may cause frustration since we all want an immediate effect. But, you have to be patient till you find the proper solution to your problem.
- Sun exposure
Thanks to the sun ultraviolet light the psoriasis lesions will be alleviated. However, you need to cover the healthy skin with clothing and definitely apply sunscreen to avoid the negative side effects of the sun exposure. Stay on sun only for 15 minutes.
- Maintain moisturized skin
Your skin needs to be well hydrated and because of that apply a generous amount of oil of your own preference or moisturizing cream after bathing or showering.
- Seek for a dermatologist advice
Dermatologists are experts in this field and specialized to assist you in the case of psoriasis. When you visit your dermatologist give him/her a scrutinized report of your symptoms, situations in which they can get even worse, and every possible detail which will be very helpful for applying the right treatment.
- Reach out to other people
This condition can become frustrated and annoying which may depresses you and feel tired of the whole skin condition. Yet, there are 125 millions of people worldwide who struggle with this condition, so as a comfort you are not alone, nor helpless.
Therefore, reach out to your friends, family, and to your doctor. Talk about it and find additional information about your condition on the net, or in psoriasis organizations such as the National Psoriasis Foundation, thereby connecting to other people who have the same skin issue.
- Soak in a warm bath
In order to alleviate the inflammation, soothe the itching and loosen the dry scales, you should soak in a warm bath for 15 minutes on daily basis. For outstanding effects, you can include into your warm bath some sea salt, oil, oatmeal, or a bath gel with coal tar.
We will present you a homemade remedy which is very helpful for this condition.
DIY Rescue Remedy Cream
Thanks to this remedy you will soothe the psoriasis symptoms, and heal the lesions. The preparation is quite simple just make a mixture of some capsaicin cream, aloe Vera gel and avocado oil. In the end, include medical grade essential oils to aid the healing process.
Here below are the best oils that you can use:
- Bergamot –useful for healing skin plaques
- Geranium –beneficial for dry and irritated skin
- Jasmine –helpful for dry sensitive skin
- Lavender – aids in soothing an excessive itching
- Melissa –helps in soothing irritated skin
- Sandalwood –helpful for dehydrated, sensitive, and inflamed skin
Do not get discouraged if you have this diagnosis, just offer your skin the proper care, and you can successfully keep this skin condition at bay.
Other sources included:
National Psoriasis Foundation