Psoriasis is a common skin condition, which results in patches of scaley, rough skin. There are several types ans so treatment need to be varied accordingly. Natural treatments include:
–Reducing triggers that can make the psoriasis worse. Many factors can cause a flare-up. Try to prevent injuries such as cuts. Depression, stress and other psychological disturbances can exacerbate symptoms, and so relaxation techniques should be used.
–Sunlight is known to help many sufferers, though not all. Try small amounts of moderate sun exposure, especially in Winter when the condition may flare.
–Oils and oily soaps help to keep the skin moist, soften the brittle patches and leave a protective film on the skin. Many natural oils can be tried, such as avocado oil.or even vegetable oils.
–Tar preparations can be very successful. Tar is a black, oily liquid produced through the distillation of wood or oil. Only a small amount is required, within a base of oil or ointment.
–Vitamin B12 MAY assist some forms of psoriasis.
-Vitamin A (retinol) is found in dairy products and animal tissue such as liver. It is also manufactured in the body from carotene (carrots, tomatoes). It is very good for the skin in many respects and so Vitamin A acid (retinoic acid) can be helpful for psoriasis.
–Spas or health resorts offer sunlight, and often mineral waters with healing properties. Relaxation through meditation or massage is usually offered, which together with the calming scenery and correct diet, all provide many benefits for the skin condition and general wellbeing.