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Psoriasis skin care tips

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If you are suffering from psoriasis, the following tips will help you to take care of your skin. Since psoriasis is an itchy, inflamed skin condition, you will need to take care of your skin better.

Keep your skin moist

It is an often repeated but the most effective way to treat psoriasis. When you keep your skin moist, it will heal and reduce dryness, itching, soreness, redness and scaling. You can choose a good moisturiser and choose one based on how dry your skin is. Ointments are always better because they are thick, heavy and good at locking in moisture. You can also use lotions to keep your skin moist as lotions are thinner and they get absorbed more easily. It is also possible to use some creams. Creams are in between lotions and ointments. Always try to find a moisturiser which is fragrance free.

The best time to apply the lotion or ointment or the cream will be after your bath or shower. Gently pat the lotion on the affected skin. Reapply the lotion throughout the day and when you change clothes. During the cold and dry days, you will need to apply more lotions, ointments and creams.

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However, this is not the only way of keeping your skin moist. You can also use a humidifier in your home. Do that especially when the air is hot and dry. If I will help your skin to retain moisture better.

Do not stress out

Stress is not only bad for you in everyday life, it is also bad for you when you are having psoriasis problem. Stress can make psoriasis and itching worse. Many people suffer from the first outbreak of psoriasis after a very stressful event. If you can lower your anxiety and stress, you’ll be able to manage psoriasis symptoms better. There are many ways of lowering stress and you can use anything that works for you. Yoga, meditation, deep breath thing, drinking lots of water, eating healthy, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep or anything else that works for you can be used.

Take a warm baths

A daily warm bath will help you to get relief from psoriasis. Use a mild soap while taking a warm bath and that too will soothe itchy spots and remove dry skin. Soak in the warm water for 15 minutes. You can also add some oil, Epsom salt or Dead Sea salt to your bath but do not forget to keep the water and soap mild. Do not bath in hot temperatures and harsh soaps because they are not good for your skin which is already sensitive. Do not rub your skin with the towel while drying off. You can pat dry your body. It is necessary because the rubbing action can make sores worse an event can cause new ones. Once you take a bat, immediately apply moisturiser on the skin.

Sunlight for healing

You can use the sunlight for healing. The ultraviolet or UV light present in sunlight can slow the growth of skin cells. Small doses of Sun will help you as it can soothe, improve and heal psoriasis skin problem and lesions. Even indoor light can also help you. You need to get some Sun two or three times a week. While taking the Sun, you should always use sunscreen on your healthy skin.

References 1. Psoriasis Revolution
2. Psoriasis
3. What is psoriasis?