Psoriasis is an awful skin condition that affects many people around the world. Although in general it only comes on after the age of 35, some people develop the skin condition from an early age. Psoriasis is large red patches on the skin that are often accompanied with silvery dry flakes on top. These can be itchy to some people, yet other people don’t notice. Psoriasis generally forms on the elbows, knees, scalp and in places that don’t get much air like your armpits or groins.
It’s not known exactly what causes psoriasis, although it’s been proven that there are many factors within general life that can worsen or encourage a breakout. These are:
- Being overweight
- Not drinking enough water
Even though there is no definite way of getting rid of psoriasis, in this article, I’m going to give you a few methods to try that will improve your psoriasis.
Some studies show that psoriasis breakouts are linked with a food intolerance, so consider changing your diet and eliminating regular foods you have to see if your skin improves. This process could take years, so be patient because it may be something that you’re eating that’s causing the breakouts. Try to think back to when your psoriasis first developed, was it something you’d started eating? Remember to eat a healthy diet not just for your health, but to ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs to support your skin to becoming healthier.
Exercising is a great way of flushing out any toxins within the body, and it’s also a great way of encouraging weight loss. As mentioned earlier, being overweight can be a factor that contributes to a break out in psoriasis. Trying natural supplements with your exercising may increase the effectiveness of your workout, which in turn, will improve your skin condition.
Quitting smoking will not only improve your general health and wellbeing, but it will improve your psoriasis no end. As we all know, smoking is bad for the body in every single way, so it’s wise to think about quitting anyway. The money you save on not smoking could be put towards some new clothing to show off your clearer skin.
If you’re suffering with a mental health condition like stress, anxiety or depression it might be a good idea to mention to your GP that you’re suffering with psoriasis too. They may agree that it’s linked and can treat you accordingly with UV light therapy, creams and ointments, or even oral medication.
Putting the right liquids into your body will improve the integrity of your skin massively. Reducing the amount of alcohol you consume and increasing your water consumption will help your body get rid of anything that could be causing your psoriasis outbreak.
Unfortunately psoriasis is a lifelong condition that for some people, may not entirely go away. Taking these steps above and incorporating them into your lifestyle will improve the appearance, so try implementing them today!