Are you sick and tired of trying to ‘fight’ your psoriasis, especially with conventional psoriasis treatment methods involving creams and pills? If you have chronic psoriasis then you will know all about struggling with this most annoying skin complaint and trying to find not only relief from all that chronic itching and scaling of your skin, but you will be interested no doubt in looking for a long term and effective solution.
Around half of all chronic psoriasis sufferers are dissatisfied with conventional medical treatment, and many others simply find the expensive prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicines offer only temporary relief.
One of the main reasons I created this website was to show you the most effective natural psoriasis treatments, and also to expose fake or fraudulent ones. I’ve learned that some ‘natural treatments’ are a complete waste of time and money and are absolutely useless, so beware if you are looking for an effective natural solution. Many e-books, programs and dietary supplements I’ve evaluated online the past few years have surprised me just how brazen some ‘experts’ can be who try to pass such nonsense on to unsuspecting psoriasis sufferers.
So what do you do, how do you fight psoriasis? I’d say the very first thing you do is to get the “basics” right, like cut out that food and drink from your diet that is not conducive to good health. You probably already know these foods and drinks. Drink more water, bathe carefully and take the right dietary supplements. But first – let’s look at the basics first.
Bathing When You Have Psoriasis
Did you know that learning how to bathe correctly is a very important consideration if you have chronic psoriasis? You will be able to help prevent bad outbreaks in the future once you learn how to shower and bathe the correct way. Be sure to only use lukewarm water, and keep your showers or baths short. Many people like to spend a lot of time in the water when they have a bath, but this habit will only serve to dry out and irritate the skin. Another good tip is to use mineral, olive or a vegetable oil in the bath to relieve any inflammation and itching. This will help to seal in the moisture and not only give you relief but will also help to prevent future outbreaks. Check out my article on bathing for psoriasis as well as the best skin moisturizers.
Your Skin Needs Water So Be Sure To Drink Plenty
It is incredible how many psoriasis patients I’ve seen over the years who drink tea, coffee and alcohol but fail to drink water! When you drink several glasses of water each day you will be moisturizing your skin from the inside out. Once your skin becomes regularly moisturized on the outside as well as receiving plenty of moisture from the inside you will notice that those regular outbreaks will become a thing of the past. Drinking water is often overlooked but it is a highly effective and simple natural remedy.
Be Sure To Follow The Psoriasis Diet
One of the most important foundations for good health is eating the right kind of foods, and this is particularly important if you have chronic psoriasis. Once you start to pay attention to your diet and avoid those foods that aggravate your skin you will be delighted with your progress. Be sure to read the Psoriasis Diet page.
I must inform you from my clinical experience of treating psoriasis patients for many years that once you switch to eating healthy you may at first experience some flare-ups, relax, this is quite normal.
The problem with changing your diet when you have psoriasis is that the foods that are good for your body may actually cause a flare-up, and this is because you took away the foods which were aggravating you in the first place and probably didn’t even know all this time!¬† Your immune system will notice this change and will start to kick-in. What happens next is that the residual toxins start to challenge your immune response, creating an inflammatory response that leads to itching, redness and those repeated skin outbreaks. There are many different anti-inflammatory foods you will benefit from, and you may like to read my article the ten most inflammatory foods for psoriasis you will want to avoid.
Make Sure You Take The Right Supplements For Psoriasis
Most all of my psoriasis patients will be taking some form of dietary supplement for their skin condition. It may require research, and some of the advice you read online can leave a lot to be desired. I’ve discovered after treating many psoriasis patients that all too many take supplements of either dubious quality or the are taking dietary supplements that are not targeted towards reducing the inflammation or initiating the skin’s healing response.¬† Whilst psoriasis may not have a cure as such according to the medical profession, you can lessen the bouts of flare-ups considerably by taking the right supplements. It is most important to find the most effective and clinically-proven natural ways to deal with the symptoms and control the outbreaks which can make all the difference in the world, especially if you suffer with chronic psoriasis. Please read my articles about psoriasis and dietary supplements.