Is psoriasis causing you to feel uncomfortable in your own skin? Here are 5 ways to help ease your mind and improve your quality of life.
1. Monitor Your Sun Exposure
Let’s start off by saying this. The sun is not your enemy.
In fact, Vitamin D is essential for a large number of processes in the body. It allows us to function, and keeps our bones, teeth, and muscles strong.
But to those suffering from psoriasis, too much sun can be harmful. And why is that, you ask?
The sun is the brightest star to all of us here on earth, and it’s powerful. In fact, so powerful it can cause second-degree burns and permanent scarring. Your body’s attempt to heal from this is no easy feat. The stress and side effects alone from a mild burn may be enough to cause a flare-up.
We recommend speaking with your dermatologist to determine what’s best for your skin, but the National Psoriasis Foundation suggests beginning with 5-10 minutes of noontime sun a day, and increasing your exposure from there.
2. Avoid Stress
Okay, so maybe it’s easier to avoid the sun. But did you know that stress is the most common trigger of flare-ups? In fact, mental stress can actually cause the body to release chemicals that warrant an inflammatory response.
We all encounter stress on a daily basis, and simply put, there is no way to completely avoid it, but you may find that you can limit your stress by engaging in enjoyable activities.
Try being more active - hitting the gym or going for a brisk walk. Listening to music, coloring, painting, or reading are also great ways to loosen up. Your mind and body will thank you.
3. Watch the Weather
This may come as no surprise, but the weather plays a significant role in how our largest organ (yes, our skin is an organ) behaves.
Think about it… cold, dry weather, or even warm, indoor air doesn’t leave anyone’s skin feeling great. But for psoriasis sufferers especially, symptoms can worsen almost immediately, leaving the skin feeling severely dehydrated and splitting at the ends.
It’s important to monitor your exposure to these environmental conditions. If you’re outside and it’s winter, bundle up or limit the amount of time you’re spending out there.
If you plan on staying inside, try using a humidifier to increase moisture in the air, and apply a topical ointment or cream to keep your skin nourished.
4. Topical Treatments from Psoriasis Honey
Speaking of ointments and creams, the benefits of topical treatments are undeniable. They keep skin hydrated and provide highly sought after relief.
Corticosteroids, Vitamin D analogues, and retinoids are just a few options your dermatologist may discuss in managing moderate to severe psoriasis. Make sure to heed the warnings though, because some of these topical treatments come with the burning or worsening of symptoms.
Natural skincare, on the other hand, has been making its way into mainstream media, and not because of any nasty side effects. This approach to healing the body provides similar relief without the hassle and pain.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Our Psoriasis Honey Skincare line is scientifically formulated to help soothe and heal troubled skin. Psoriasis on the scalp? Check out our shampoo. Psoriasis on the face? Try our serum!
Grape seed oil, honey, and aloe vera are all amongst the first ingredients on the list, meaning you’re nourishing your skin at the same time you’re getting relief.
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5. Watch Your Diet
Foods such as bacon, sausage, eggs, tomatoes, and those that contain gluten, can trigger or increase psoriatic symptoms. Be weary of canned vegetables and alcohol too.
The good news is there are plenty of healthy alternatives. Leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cherries, strawberries, salmon, and trout are just a few foods you can enjoy worry-free.
Remember, there is no cure for psoriasis, but leading a more balanced lifestyle may significantly decrease the severity of symptoms and flare-ups, resulting in a happier, healthier you.
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