In using natural therapies in your own home you need a pro active approach to treating your Psoriasis. The results are dependent on your own immune system and the commitment you put in to following your treatment plan. In treating psoriasis naturally you should always check with your health professional and do a patch test on a small area of your skin if using ointments or creams of any type. Natural products can have some allergic effects if used on people with sensitive skin types.
Those of you who have battled with Psoriasis know just how debilitating it can be. During my research many sufferer’s indicated the problem was not only the actual symptoms of itchiness and redness, it was the flaky skin over clothing and in hair. Embarrassment of this condition meant they did not want to leave their homes, causing social isolation and in some cases depression. In speaking to sufferers, I noticed that many also had ongoing health issues dealing with their immune system.
Psoriasis is an auto immune problem so cleaning your body both inside and out is very important as is understanding the basics of Psoriasis. Psoriasis shows a very strong hereditary factor meaning that it seems to run in families. Not all family members are affected which is applicable to my own circumstances. My husband and the youngest of my sons both have Psoriasis. Fortunately my oldest son has not had any symptoms of this skin condition.
The Very Basics of Skin
The Skin is made up of two layers and in a normal situation over 30 days new skin pushes up from the bottom to the top. In the Psoriasis suffer, this whole process can take only a few days causing a buildup of flaky skin. This skin is then shed again and again causing aggravation and redness. The most common areas of build up are scalp, elbows, knees and knuckles. Sufferers are known in some cases to have near complete body coverage although this does not seem to be all that common.
Five Quick Tips To Get You Started
1. Fish and Flaxseed Oil are full of fatty acids and have many health benefits, one being to help build up the immune system.
2. Cut down on your alcohol consumption which has been found to dry out the skin.
3. Grow your own vegetables to eat. They are much tastier and better for you. If you are not able to do this, make sure you wash your vegetables before cooking.
4. Drink more water to flush impurities out your body.
5. Try to eat more whole foods rather than processed foods.