Having psoriasis can be frustrating and embarrassing for most people. Break outs are infrequent, you never know when will have a flare up. Today you could be wearing a bathing suit and tomorrow you won’t want to leave the house in any less than a winter jacket and long pants. Even just a simple trip to the store can become a hassle. If your psoriasis isn’t serious then there are a great deal of psoriasis home remedies that you can employ to help you without serious medications and doctor’s visits.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar – Use 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to a gallon of tepid water. You can use a cotton ball to apply this substance to your affected areas or if it’s on your hands or toes you can just dip right in.
2. Wrap it up – Take a medicated cream or heavy moisturizer and apply it liberally to your skin. Then wrap that in either wax paper or plastic wrap. This helps hold all that moisture in and makes it so none of it will evaporate. How long you keep it on is dependent on your skin, but you don’t want your skin to start to feel soggy.
3. Mix Epsom Salts or Mineral Oil in your bath water.
4. Aloe – Aloe works on all sorts of itchiness and psoriasis would be one of them.
5. Olive Oil – Mix two teaspoons with a large glass of milk and add this to your bath water. Also, if your outbreak is on your scalp then you can warm a little olive oil and rub into the patches.
6. Fish Oil – This is a relatively new discovery. Applying fish oil directly to your patches will help end the outbreak quicker.
7. Baking Soda – Mix 1 ½ cups of baking soda with 3 gallons of water. Apply this wet mixture to your patches of dry skin with a wash cloth or gauze.
8. Vegetable oil – Add a cupful of vegetable oil to your bath water.
One important thing to mention is that all psoriasis home remedies involve keeping the skin hydrated. It’s very important that you take lots of warm showers and baths.
Psoriasis outbreaks don’t have to cause you to cancel plans or change clothes. I have listed eight psoriasis home remedies, so try a few and take the first step to getting your life back.