20 Best Home Remedies For Treating Psoriasis Symptoms

Psoriasis – the autoimmune disorder characterized by patches of itchy, flaky, red, and often inflamed skin (known as scale or plaques) – needs little introduction. If you’re here, you most likely either experience psoriasis flare-ups yourself or know someone who does.

While there is no real cure for psoriasis, there are many natural home remedies which can temporarily relieve the symptoms, moisturize and soften plaques, and help to heal damaged skin.

This article shares twenty of the best, scientifically backed, home remedies for treating psoriasis symptoms. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make cool stuff inc cool stuff for girls cool stuff to buy on amazon cool stuff to draw

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Packed with raw enzymes and good, healthy bacteria which work to improve an impressive number of bodily functions, apple cider vinegar (ACV) is widely recognized as one of the most potent and beneficial natural remedies on the planet. While the acidic property of vinegar can make it somewhat detrimental if applied too often or in too large of quantity, rinsing or soaking with ACV can help to relieve the itch associated with psoriasis, especially psoriasis of the scalp. In order to prevent burning of sensitive skin, it is recommended to dilute vinegar at least 1 : 1 with water before use. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make cool stuff inc cool stuff for girls cool stuff to buy on amazon cool stuff to draw

Remember: Moisturize your skin immediately after using this treatment!

2. Capsaicin Ointment

20 Best Home Remedies For Treating Psoriasis SymptomsCapsaicin – the natural chemical that makes hot peppers hot – is a common ingredient found in over-the-counter pain creams and ointments. Because capsaicin works by overloading pain transmitters, applying capsaicin-based treatments to skin affected by psoriasis will (for most people) cause intense burning initially, rapidly followed by relief of both pain and itching. Capsaicin creams and ointments also have the potential to reduce redness and inflammation, as well as to help reduce the severity of future flare-ups. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make cool stuff inc cool stuff for girls cool stuff to buy on amazon cool stuff to draw

As always, we recommend that you consult with your physician before starting any new psoriasis treatment – even an over the counter remedy like capsaicin cream – as these products often have adverse reactions with other medications.

You will need:
– 3 tablespoons of cayenne powder
– 1 cup of grapeseed oil (or any other oil like almond, olive, jojoba)
– 1/2 cup of grated beeswax
– A double boiler
– A glass jar with a tightly fitting lid

Directions
“Mix together 3 tablespoons of cayenne powder with 1 cup of your oil of choice and heat in a double boiler for 5-10 minutes over medium heat. Stir in a 1/2 cup of grated beeswax and continue to stir until it has melted completely and everything is blended together. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, and then whisk together. Chill for another 10-15 and then whip again before putting it in a glass jar with a tightly fitting lid and storing in the refrigerator. It will keep for 1 ½ weeks-apply daily as needed for pain.”

Remember: It’s best to wear gloves when handling any product containing capsaicin in order to avoid accidental contact with mucus membranes. To wash away capsaicin from skin, scrub with about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.  Wipe away the oil with a dry cloth or paper napkin then scrub your still-dry skin with liquid dish soap to remove the rest of the oil.  When you rinse away the soap, your skin should be capsaicin free.  (Personally I’m always a bit leery about rubbing my eyes right away, but this really does work.) cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make cool stuff inc cool stuff for girls cool stuff to buy on amazon cool stuff to draw

3. Take A Salt Bath

While over-exposure to hot water can easily exacerbate the symptoms of psoriasis, a lukewarm bath amended with Epsom salt or Dead Sea salt may offer temporary relief from itching and dryness. Add about two cups of Epsom salt or a quarter cup of authentic Dead Sea salts to your bath water and soak for about 15 minutes to help remove scales and ease itching. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make cool stuff inc cool stuff for girls cool stuff to buy on amazon cool stuff to draw

4. Try An Oatmeal Bath

Oatmeal is loaded with vitamins and minerals (like selenium, manganese, and iron) which are excellent for nourishing and healing damaged skin. While there is limited scientific evidence to support this particular remedy, those who have tried it will likely confirm that taking an oatmeal bath is another effective way to relieve the itching, redness, and inflammation of psoriasis.  cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make cool stuff inc cool stuff for girls cool stuff to buy on amazon cool stuff to draw

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