Top 10 Natural Remedies for Psoriasis

These remedies are not magical methods which cure everything. They won’t make you forget about psoriasis forever. Actually, it is impossible to cure psoriasis completely yet. These methods are not medications. Medicines must be prescribed by the doctor. Natural remedies are known since the ancient times and can effectively remove the symptoms of psoriasis during the aggravation of the disease.

Attention! Before using any of these methods consult your doctor. Even natural remedies may interact with medications or irritate the skin that is too sensitive.

Oatmeal

Oat flakes

Regular oatmeal can reduce itching, redness on the dry and psoriatic skin. Doctors recommend baths with oatmeal, but it doesn’t mean that you need to feel like a piece of apple in the liquid porridge. It is enough to add a half cup of flakes into a nylon sock or stocking, tie the end and dip this “strainer” into the bath.

Baking soda

Baking soda

Perhaps you didn’t know that soda can be used as a peeling for dry skin and tooth whitener. It will also help with psoriasis, since it relieves itch well. Make a slurry with soda and a small amount of water. Briefly apply to the affected by psoriasis areas, then rinse.

Olive oil

Olive oil

Olive oil has the highest content of vitamin E and fatty acids that makes it a great natural moisturizer. Even without any extra ingredients, which can cause psoriasis aggravation. It can even heal burns.

To reduce the psoriasis symptoms apply olive oil to the all affected areas. Dead skin will be softened and easier to peel. In order to soothe and moisturize the entire body add two teaspoons of warmed oil into the bath water.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is another natural moisturizer, which will give your tortured and inflamed skin so desired relief. Coconut oil keeps moisture in the skin. It can be applied in a pure form to all areas, including the scalp.

Thistle

Thistle oil

This oil, commonly known as the hepatoprotector and cholagogue. When applied topically it relieves an inflammation. Thistle oil is rich in antioxidant silymarin and other vegetable polyphenols. It also has vitamin D that has benefits for psoriasis conditions. Thistle oil can be applied to the skin in a pure form same as an olive oil.

Tea tree

Tea tree oil

Valuable oil of the Australian plant is a powerful natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory remedy. It fights against various infections and fungi. But in its pure form it is too concentrated product for the skin. Therefore, it is recommended to mix it with olive oil in the proportion of 1:10 and apply the lotions with cotton swabs soaked in a mixture of oils.

If you have psoriasis on your head add 10 drops of oil in shampoo and apply it on your hair. Wait for 10 minutes, then rinse.

Apple vinegar

Apple vinegar

This delicious seasoning relieves itching well, but you must be very careful with the amount you are using. Acid can irritate the dry skin even more. So dilute one part of vinegar in two parts of water and make a 10-minute compress. Attention: don’t use it on the areas with cracks and bleeding!

Doctor

Aloe vera

This is great universal and hypoallergenic natural healer! Aloe moisturizes the skin, reduces inflammation, fights infections and brings a long-awaited remission sooner.

You can use a fleshy part of fresh leaves or prepared aloe gel products two or three times a day.

Pine

Pine bark extract

Pycnogenol is a substance in the pine bark, which enhances the effectiveness of medicines. It is a perfect supportive treatment. Pine bark extract is a good antioxidant and fighter with acne (as well as tea tree). It perfectly moisturizes and nourishes the skin and eliminates peeling. Extract can be added into baths, cosmetics or used as a lotion. You can also find dietary supplements with this wonderful remedy.

Sea

Dead Sea salt

The Dead Sea water is ten times saltier than the ocean. It is very rich in minerals and has a beneficial effect on the skin. Add salt of the Dead Sea (or English salt) to warm water and take a bath for 10-15 minutes. It should make the scales softer and easier to separate. After the salt dries it is necessarily to moisturize the skin. Do not take a salt bath if you have open wounds.

You can always use a UV-light therapy as another natural remedy. The effectiveness of UVB-therapy is clinically proven, it can be used as an independent treatment method. It’s very convenient that you can use UVB-lamp anytime at home.

Posted: May 22, 2017 by Rachel Snow 425
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