Finding a way to control psoriasis flare-ups is about finding what works for you since there is no cure and what may work for one may not work for another. While there are various treatment options out there for psoriasis, there are also simple things that you can do right now that can help with psoriasis natural healing.
12 life hacks for psoriasis
1. Why so serious?
Whether you are dealing with mild to severe psoriasis, you need to relax because being stressed out about psoriasis does not help matters at all and in many cases can make psoriasis worse. Say no to being stressed about psoriasis and yes to a positive mental attitude.
2. A little sun can help
Many psoriasis sufferers swear by the effectiveness of sun exposure on their lesions so get out into the sun for a little while. But try to avoid burning which injures the skin and can make psoriasis worse and to reduce the risk of burning avoid direct sun between 10am and 2pm. You can use sunscreen over every area but the lesion before you step out into the sun but a little sun never hurt anybody.
3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Properly moisturized skin prevents inflammation, prevents the lesions from getting worse and scaly skin will look less noticeable. While there are many effective moisturizers that you can buy including those shown here, there are many cheap moisturizers that you may already have at home that you can use such as petrolatum (Vaseline), lard and some cooking oils.
4. Reach for olive oil
While there are many oils you can buy for psoriasis natural healing (neem, emu, coconut, castor, black seed, evening primrose, etc), you can also reach for something easy and within reach which works quite effectively. Most homes have olive oil so use this to moisturize or to use as a hot oil treatment to soften and remove the scales from the scalp, added to bath water to soothe the skin, etc. Olive oil also works great for treating your psoriasis from the inside out so use it in your food.
5. Fish oil
You can’t mention psoriasis natural healing hacks without talking about fish oil. The research supports the benefits of fish oil for healing psoriasis though it’s still not fully understood why this works except that it probably has to do with the essential fatty acids found in fish. Eat cold water fish or take fish oil supplements.
Invest in a humidifier to prevent your skin from getting too dry from the dry indoor air. If you can’t afford a humidifier, place bowls of water on your radiator to help increase indoor humidity.
7. Drink water
Drink 8 to 10 eight ounce glasses of water to keep yourself (and your skin) well hydrated.
8. Use baking soda
Some baking soda added to water is a very effective anti-itch compress. Add 1 1/2 cups of baking soda to 3 gallons of water.
Aloe is important for psoriasis natural healing as it’s a very effective way to soothe the skin because of the many skin healing properties it contains. Either buy 100% aloe gel or juice or simply cut a leaf and scoop out the gel and apply to your skin lesions.
10. Eliminate bad habits
Eliminate smoking, excessive drinking and even a sedentary lifestyle. Get moving.
11. Check your diet
Eat real food and less of the processed stuff. Are you allergic to certain foods that could be making your psoriasis worse such as gluten? Is dairy a problem? If you don’t know, try eliminating certain foods such as wheat or gluten, dairy products, etc for a few weeks and see whether there is any improvement. You can almost never go wrong with a diet that consists mainly of fruits and vegetables and cold water fish. Herbal teas can also beneficial
Probiotics have been shown to be very beneficial for psoriasis natural healing. But be sure to only take high quality probiotics.
These are a few simple life hacks for psoriasis natural healing that actually work. Stop being so overwhelmed by psoriasis and start being more proactive about getting your skin healthy. If you need step-by-step guidance on healing psoriasis naturally using effective strategies, you may want to get your hands on the proven holistic guide Psoriasis Free For Life.