What is psoriasis and how to decrease its symptoms?

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that leads to a change of skin cells. Psoriasis causes accelerated development of cells on the skin surface, and as a subsequence has thickening of the skin with symptoms such as itching, dryness and red, sometimes painful spots.

Psoriasis is a persistent, long-term disease. The symptoms of psoriasis can occur periodically, particularly under the influence of certain factors, such as cold weather, infection, skin injury, certain drugs, stress, smoking and alcohol.

The primary goal of treatment is to stop the growth of skin cells. Although there is no cure, treatments for psoriasis can provide significant relief. Natural remedies and creams and avoiding excessive exposure to natural sunlight can also alleviate symptoms.

Signs and symptoms of psoriasis can vary from person to person, but usually include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Red spots on the skin covered with silvery scales
  • Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  • Itching, burning or pain
  • The thin and damaged nails which are prone to cracking and scrolling
  • Swollen and stiff joints

In addition to the local application of natural cream with psoriasis is recommended the following:

  • Daily bath – helps remove flakes and dead skin and soothes irritated skin. Use natural soaps and avoid those that can further irritate your skin.
  • Use a moisturizer or natural oils after bathing – help to retain skin moisture and prevent its drying out.
  • Expose the skin to mild natural sunlight – moderate exposure is recommended, but in case of excessive sun exposure, especially with sweating, symptoms can get worse.
  • Avoid factors that worsen the symptoms of psoriasis
  • Avoid alcohol and cigarettes

As believed, the nature has its way to act beneficially in almost all known states and conditions, and such case is with psoriasis.

Sea water – Swimming in the sea or treating affected areas of the skin with sea water can be one of the useful natural medicines.

Apple vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective natural anti-psoriasis because it regulates the pH of the skin. This takes the diseased areas keep the lining of apple vinegar for 30 minutes.

Cabbage – Fresh leaves of cabbage in the form of coating also helps to relieve unpleasant symptoms of psoriasis. Before you can use as a compress cabbage leaves should be a little squeezed down to start firing juices and through them one can wrap a thin cloth or gauze.

Banana – banana peels, also has a beneficial effect if you place it on the skin that is affected by the psoriasis.

Aloe Vera – This plant produces positive results in the treatment of many skin diseases so that this also includes the treatment of psoriasis. In the absence of fresh plants is recommended to use aloe vera oil, cream or gel.

Linseed oil – Regular treatment of irritated areas with the oil is another useful natural remedy for psoriasis.

Sun – One of the oldest natural medicines for psoriasis is heliotherapy (exposure to sunlight).

UV rays – Selective phototherapy that uses ultraviolet light of certain wavelengths.

One thing that is always advices is paying attention to nutrition. Therefore, we will enumerate the ingredients desirable and undesirable in the fight against psoriasis

Helpful food:

Omega-3 fatty acids – especially fish (mackerel, sardines, salmon, tuna, herring, trout), then walnuts, flax seeds, soybeans, peas, pumpkin, olive oil.

Foods rich in vitamin A those are essential for healthy skin, such as carrots and apricots.

Foods rich in antioxidants: Cranberry, blueberry, apple, raspberry, broccoli…

Foods rich in zinc: crabs, shellfish, brewer’s yeast, whole grains…

 Sesame – sesame seeds, which were for several hours submerged in water or yogurt. This mixture is necessary to consume in the morning on an empty stomach.

Food to avoid:

Fat food – pork and all red meat, full-fat dairy products, milk chocolate, and the like foods can lead to a deterioration of the situation in psoriasis.

Spicy food – using spices almost always has to be done with cautious, and if you do have the condition of psoriasis, overly spicy food is not recommended.

Carbonated and alcoholic drinks – these types of drinks tend to bring various bad affects on the body and on the skin, and are definitely to be drunk in limited