Dealing with Psoriasis doesn't have to be expensive, so here are some simple, affordable ways to calm your symptoms naturally.
Strong chemical fragrances can easily irritate your skin and trigger your psoriasis. Avoiding these fragrances can help you minimise redness and itchiness and keep your flare-ups at bay. Some find it helpful to opt for using natural and mild scents, as you’ll find in our skincare range. You might also want to consider using unscented laundry detergent and fabric softener, as these come into close contact with the skin.
Exfoliating psoriasis patches may seem counter-intuitive but using a gentle exfoliant is a safe and effective way to remove dead skin cells and improve the appearance of your skin. Our gentle exfoliator is ideal for sensitive skin and will help eliminate dry flakes while providing nourishment and hydration. Doing this can help reduce flaking and scarring while making your skin look healthier.
Wearing natural fabrics like cotton and linen can help you deal with irritation and redness, as these materials are less likely to trigger flare-ups. Tight, synthetic fabrics can aggravate the skin and cause excessive sweating and rubbing. Avoiding these materials is a simple way to protect your skin and soothe your symptoms.
Cleansing is integral to any skincare routine, but it's especially crucial for those with psoriasis. Opting for a gentle cleanser will help minimise dehydration, redness, and external inflammation. Mild cleansers avoid the chemicals that cause psoriasis flares, which are a great way to keep your skin clean and calm.
When bathing or cleaning, avoiding extremely hot water is helpful, as it can worsen existing psoriasis patches. Try to take lukewarm showers or baths instead and moisturise your skin afterwards. Doing this will help soothe irritated areas and prevent further dryness and flakiness. Moisturising after bathing or showering is a good way to keep your skin hydrated and can reduce the risk of flare-ups.
Creams and lotions are crucial for keeping the skin moisturised and supple. Choosing natural products is a simple way to avoid more inflammation, as these contain fewer irritants. Ointments free from strong fragrances, colourants and other harsh chemicals can effectively calm psoriasis. Our range of creams and skin care products are all made with natural ingredients that can protect the skin and soothe irritated areas.
You can also help your skin to heal by gaining valuable nutrients and goodness through a healthy diet. Probiotics are a natural way to restore the good bacteria in your gut, which can positively affect your skin. You can get these through fermented foods like sauerkraut, which are cost-effective to make at home or buy. Another affordable way to incorporate probiotics into your diet is our multi-strain supplement. This liquid probiotic is created with 15 different strains of live bacteria and can be taken once daily to support your skin healing journey.
Keeping a journal is completely free, but it can be very helpful in managing your psoriasis. By noting down when you have a flare-up and what may have caused it, you can start to identify your triggers and avoid them in the future. This could be anything from stress and lack of sleep to certain foods and weather conditions. Once you know what sets off your psoriasis, you can take steps to avoid these triggers and keep your symptoms under control.
Making some changes to your lifestyle can also help reduce the number of psoriasis flare-ups you experience. Drinking less alcohol, reducing stress, getting enough sleep and exercising are all important for keeping your skin healthy. These lifestyle changes can sometimes be difficult to implement, but they're worth it for their positive impact on your skin.
Another free way to soothe your psoriasis is to get some sunlight. Sunlight can help improve the skin's appearance by reducing inflammation and promoting healing. Just ensure to avoid sunburn as this will make your condition worse. Also, try to stay out of the sun when it's strongest, and wear loose, protective garments where possible. Sunlight is also a free method for getting vitamin D, which is essential for skin health. Vitamin D can contribute to the rejuvenation skin cells, which you can obtain through moderate sun exposure and diet.
Although it's not always easy, there are natural ways of soothing your psoriasis symptoms. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.