Psoriasis

Some of us complain, stress, and worry ourselves over our skin and the many types of breakouts we experience. In reality, the issues we experience whether acne or eczema can be resolved through changing your diet, maintaining a regimen system that feeds your skin's needs, and preventative facial care such as changing linens often. We get it! It’s important for us to put our best face forward, but what do you do when your skin condition is incurable? Hiding isn’t the answer, and maybe there isn’t a specific answer but loving yourself is a start! Don’t worry, we are here to discuss the incurable skin condition called Psoriasis, not just to preach about self love. 

So, let’s explore together, what exactly is this beast Psoriasis besides a common source of stress in the lives of about 7.5 billion people, with about 150,000 new cases each year? Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition caused by an overactive immune system. Its symptoms can include inflammation, flaking, and thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin. There can be additional symptoms and causes for flare ups can differ depending on the person and the type of psoriasis they have. Some common triggers for flares in your psoriasis can be cold, dry weather, stress, infections, skin conditions, alcohol, smoking, and even some medicines.  Typically, psoriasis is treated with creams that usually contain steroids. [Clutching your pearls] We know, chemicals, gross! 

Now you know, we are not here for the chemical creams! However, we won’t leave you hanging. Try these natural preventative measures instead:

  • STAY moisturized! We recommend something thick and oily, to trap the moisture in your pores, such as the Melan-in Serum
  • Take extremely good care of your skin and scalp, try to avoid cuts or scrapes!
  • Use a humidifier.
  • Limit alcohol and avoid stress.
  • Use aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, dead sea salts, oats, tea tree oil, and turmeric to aid in soothing and treating your skin. 

See? Chemicals are rarely necessary to use to improve skin conditions. Of course, take heed to the care of your doctor, talk to them about the natural methods you are trying and if they are working, use them consistently. No matter what, love yourself, it’s the most free medicine you can get. 

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