Psoriasis Treatment Tips - Keeping Your Skin Moisturised

Don't forget to keep your skin reasonably moist as part of your psoriasis treatment regime. This is important because it's when your skin becomes dry that it tends to cause your condition to deteriorate, and we all know what that means - itching, scaling and a general discomfort.

A good way to maintain skin moisture is by taking a bath.  If you can manage to do this on a daily basis, so much the better. However, don't let the water get too hot as this can irritate your skin further.  You also need to be careful about what soap you use on your body, since some soaps can make matters worse.  So, always use a very soft, mild soap, ideally one made from natural ingredients without any harsh chemicals.  There are some very good liquid soaps available now which aren't at all harsh and which can be far more soothing than a bar of soap.

Adding salt crystals to your bath can also help soothe and moisturise your skin. Salt is also a natural exfoliator, so this is also a gentle way to remove scaling, leaving your skin feeling softer afterwards.  I've found that natural Dead Sea salt crystals are one of the more effective treatments.

Once you've bathed, remember not to rub your skin dry, however soft your towel.  Instead, pat it gently so that you don't inadvertently damage the skin in any way. You can also take a shower of course, but a quarter of an hour in a warm bath is the better option, if you have time.

When you have finished your bath and dried yourself, you should always apply a gentle cream or gel to your body, particularly where you have an outbreak to make sure you keep moisturised.  Again, there are many good creams specifically designed for psoriasis on the market, although we would always recommend choosing one which is made from natural products which are less harsh than many of the chemical based treatments.

And remember to continue to apply more cream during the day, as once it dries off or is absorbed by your clothes, your skin will need additional moisturising.



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