November 3rd, 2017

Natural Ways to Treat Psoriasis


What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a recurring autoimmune disorder characterized by red, flaky patches on the skin. Even though it affects your skin, psoriasis actually activates in your immune system. It originates from your T cells, a form of white blood cell. These cells are devised to protect the body from infection and disease. However, they may mistakenly become active and set off other immune responses, that can lead to psoriasis symptoms.

Psoriasis can get worse in the winter as cold air combined with indoor heating dry out the skin. Flare-ups can also be caused by colds, flu, stress and lack of sleep.

Although, there is no cure, many treatments exist to ease the symptoms of psoriasis. Here are 5 natural ways to manage mild symptoms from the comfort of your home.


1. Eat healthfully

Diet may play a role in managing psoriasis and adjusting your diet is key. Eliminating red meat and greasy snacks may help reduce flare-ups that can be triggered by such foods. Fish, seeds, omega-3 fatty acids are known for their ability to reduce inflammation and they can be helpful for managing psoriasis symptoms. Olive oil may also have soothing and moisturising benefits when applied to the skin. Try massaging a bit of oil after your shower to help loosen any plaque.


2. Prevent dry skin

Sometimes prevention is the best treatment. Consider using a humidifier to keep the air in your home or office moist, without overdoing it, to combat dry skin before it starts. By applying a sensitive skin moisturiser to get a smooth and supple feel and prevent plaques from forming. Have a look at our intensive restorative spray, designed using a combination of potent botanical ingredients to create a light and easily absorbed spray that is powerful enough to effectively assist wit various skin conditions. The spray’s intensive action penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, allowing it to lock in moisture, soothe, hydrate and calm the skin.


3. Dietary supplements

Change starts from the inside, so consider augmenting your intake of essential vitamins, oils and extracts to potentially ease symptoms and feel better and healthier overall. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation fish oil, vitamin D, milk thistle, aloe vera, and evening primrose oil have been reported to help ease mild symptoms of psoriasis. Although, is good to have a healthy diet and include vitamins, it is important to only take supplements deemed safer for pre-existing conditions you may have.


4. Avoid chemical fragrances

Most soaps and perfumes have dyes and other chemicals in them that may irritate your skin. Avoid such products when you can, or choose those with “sensitive skin” labels. Our Skin Balm helps skin that is prone to eczema and psoriasis. A potent blend of natural ingredients formulated to provide effective solutions for more persistent skin problems such as; irritations, rashes, dry, damaged, itchy, flaky skin, with excellent skin renewal properties.


5. Aromatherapy

Certain essential oils are considered to be beneficial in treating psoriasis. They help lift up your mood when inhaled and can be used by putting a few drops into your bath or using a diffuser. Tea tree, evening primrose, lavender, and chamomile natural oils are the most effective and can help relieve eczema, psoriasis and dry skin. Remember to store essential oils in dark as they are photosensitive and will last longer without exposure to light.

03 / 11 / 2017

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