These home remedies for psoriasis will help heal your dry, itchy skin. You can use natural remedies for psoriasis made from oils and essential oils. Getting the vitamins your body needs will also work as a psoriasis treatment.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that effects the skin. The immune system sends a signal to the body to produce too many skin cells. There are five types of psorasis:
Plaque is the most common form. It presents as red patches of skin that a silvery build-up of dead skin cells forms on. These patches of skin can be itchy and painful.
Psoriasis is a chronic condition with no cure. Here are some home remedies for psoriasis to help you manage and prevent outbreaks.
As with most conditions living a healthy active lifestyle is key to managing outbreaks and feeling better. Getting the right amount of vitamins, keeping the skin moist and using some herbs may also help clear up psoriasis.
Eat natural whole foods and drink plenty of fresh clean water. Some have found that cutting dairy out of their diet has made a big difference. Others find success cutting out gluten. Still others find success cutting out caffiene. Making these dietary changes won't harm you so it's worth it to try them out to see if they work for you.
Make sure you're taking a good multivitamin. Defencities in zinc or vitamin B12 can worsen your outbreaks. Vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil or flax, and lecithin will also help control your outbreaks.
Exercise does a world of difference for your physical health and is part of any home remedies for psoriasis. Aerobic exercise is especially good. This condition can cause you to develop problems with your joints so it's preferable that you do low impact exercise like cycling or swimming.
An oatmeal bath can be used to soothe itchiness. Cook a cup of plain oatmeal. Put the oatmeal in a thin clothe. Gather up the edges of the clothe and tie them securely togther or place a rubber band around them. Run a warm bath and put your bag of oatmeal in it. Soak in the oatmeal bath for 30 minutes. You can also rub the oatmeal bag on the effected areas while you soak in the bath. Oatmeal is very soothing.
Put 2 to 5 tablespoons of baking soda or soda bicarbonate in your bath every other night. This will counter the acidity of the body. Psoraisis loves acidity.
Bathing in epsom salts or dead sea salts can also be effective for soothing skin and removing scales.
Use a gentle natural soap whenever you bathe.
Once you get out of the bath, apply jojoba oil to your and exfoliate your trouble spots with a soft loofa or wash clothe.
Keeping your skin moist will help decrease discomfort. Stay well hydrated. Hydration does wonders for your body as a whole, but especially for your skin. Use a good quality natural moisturizers. Try using extra virgin coconut oil with its antibacterial and antifungal properties. You could also use shea butter or cocoa butter if you're in need of a heavier moisturizer.
Tea Tree Oil
You can make your own topical medication for your psoraisis by combining 1 teaspoon tea tree oil with 6 teaspoons of any vegatable carrier oil. I prefer jojoba oil because of its natural medicinal properties. Apply the mixture to the affected areas of your skin as needed. Tea tree oil is antifungal and antibacterial. It reduces itching and swelling.
Here are some herbs that can be used as home remedies for psoriasis:
I these home remedies for psoriasis help you soothe painful, itchy skin and decrease your number of outbreaks. If you want to find out about more natural remedies, check out my Free Home Remedies page.