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Psoriasis may be the most unusual of all skin conditions, and it may be hard to live with, but we have six habits you can use to make things better.

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Symptoms of psoriasis include:

  • Patches of red, inflamed skin
  • Nail problems
  • Patches of scales or crust

Frequently outbreaks can be traced back to certain medications, dry weather, infections, heavy drinking, skin injuries, or even smoking, including second-hand smoke.

Instead of stressing about  your psoriasis, we recommend the following tips:

1. Talk to a dermatologist

A specialist can give you strategies and treatment plans designed to keep your outbreaks manageable, if not completely prevent them.

2. Moisturize

Dry skin is frequently a culprit, so keeping your skin moist and happy is a great preventive step.

3. Use a remedy cream

We particularly recommend topical creams you can make yourself that include aloe vera, avocado oil, and capsaicin cream, as well as essential oils that can help with healing and soothe irritable skin.

Essential oils we recommend include bergamot, geranium, jasmine, lavender, and sandalwood.

4. Soak

Soaking or showering, particularly in warm but not hot water for even fifteen minutes can help loosen up dry scaly skin, which in turn reduces inflammation and itching. Adding anti-inflammatory bits such as oatmeal or bath oils can also help.

5. Get into the sun

Though experts don’t understand why, psoriasis seems discouraged by ultraviolet rays in moderation. This isn’t the same as sunbathing, and you need to be careful not to get burnt, but moderate sun exposure can help.

6. Reach out

While psoriasis can be emotionally tiring, finding support from others who suffer similarly can help.

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