Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.
- These patches can appear on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, and pretty much anywhere on your body
- While majority of psoriasis conditions don’t pose any danger or harm to those affected by it, it can be extremely irritating and at times embarrassing
Why use natural products on my psoriasis? Simple..
- Filled with vitamins
- Essential fatty acids
- Outperform majority of pharmaceutical moisturizers
- Deep Cleansing
Try These 3 Natural Remedies To Reduce Your Dry/Itchy Patches!
Coconut Oil is a well known natural moisturizer that homeopathic practitioners have been suggesting for years – it’s natural properties help moisturize the skin, ease swelling, redness, itchiness, and prevent certain bacterias from growing. Simply apply on hands and lather over the affected areas – you will see results almost immediately !
Aloe Vera Gel (from the aloe plant) Research shows it can help reduce redness and scaling associated with psoriasis due to its natural healing properties. I have used this many times and have noticed a significant decrease in scaling/itchness. Simply apply with hands and lather!
Vitamin D(AKA the sun) has been tried and tested for years to treat psoriasis sufferers and the verdict is always the same – exposing affected areas to direct sunlight allows vitamin D to slowly and naturally heal you due to a nutrient that your body starts producing. Sun exposure can help heal affected areas as well as prevent psoriasis from growing.
Benefits of Natural/Organic Skin Lotions For Skin Condition’s: Psoriasis
You most likely have a variety of lotions and moisturizers in your bathroom vanity or on your nightstand beside your bed, and kudos to you for trying to heal your skin. But are you aware of what’s in those synthetic oil filed “healthy products”; good chance you’re not. Firstly, what differentiate’s a lotion from a moisturizer? It’s really quite simple, think of a spectrum with water on one side and vaseline on the other. Lotions, creams, and oils fall somewhere in the middle. Lotion’s are largely water based mixed in with some vaseline, oils, preservatives for shelf life, and fragrances for those lovely smells. Moisturizers/creams are the same thing, except the vaseline based product is ‘whipped’ a little longer to make that creamy effect.
Lotion’s are generally low-viscosity with oil, water, minerals and vitamins that are used to soothe, heal, and protect your skin’s dryness.
Moisturizers are generally mid to high viscosity containing many of the same ingredients with the same goal in mind; treat dry, torturous skin.
A lot of the cheaper options that you’ll find on your pharmacists shelves today are of low quality due to being infused with chemicals, preservatives, and synthetic oils that aren’t necessarily the best things you should be putting on your skin, particularly to treat an autoimmune deficiency like psoriasis.
So Where Do I Draw The Line?
It’s simple, just don’t buy cheap unrecognizable labels! And get to know your ingredients. If you are using a specific ointment to treat your condition then you needn’t worry. Psoriasis creams are specifically designed to penetrate, moisturize, and heal your skin.
But if you prefer natural/organic selections then that’s okay too!
With natural moisturizers you completely avoid chemicals, you’ll have 0 side effects, and of course they’re more eco friendly! We mentioned our top 3 natural option’s at the top of the page but if you’re looking for more here’s 9 great options!
Some of these may surprise you, but all of these are PACKED with minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, antioxidants, nutrients, and of course water! Best of all, they can probably all be found in your kitchen!