Psoriasis is not a fun issue to be living with. There is no known cure, but there are many ways to take care of yourself to avoid psoriasis outbreaks. Taking care of your skin and being aware of your triggers are the first steps.
The first thing to do to avoid psoriasis outbreaks is to protect the skin from yourself. When you have an itch, you subconsciously scratch it. When you are awake, it is easier to catch yourself scratching.
As strange as it sounds, wearing gloves to bed at night can stop you from waking up with weeping wounds in the morning.
If you notice breakouts on your arms, wear clothing that makes it hard for nail on skin contact. If you wear tank tops or loose short sleeves, it is too easy to get to the scratch with your bare nails.
The leading problem with psoriasis is dry skin; if the skin is dry it becomes itchy, dry, and scaly. It is one of the most overlooked triggers.
To avoid psoriasis outbreaks, it is therefore very important to keep your skin moisturized in order to control flare-ups and keep psoriasis at bay. It is therefore a good idea to apply moisturizers on your skin after showers or baths.
Water actually sucks moisture from the skin, adding moisturizers will lock in the moisture and keep the skin hydrated. If you feel an itch coming on, trying adding some moisturizer to the area instead and see if that helps.
Wet wraps can help relieve some of the pain and inflammation associated with psoriasis. Simply wet a wash cloth and place it on the sore spot for a few minutes to feel instant relief.
Change up your diet and eat healthier is another way to avoid psoriasis outbreaks. Fruits and vegetables added to your diet will help keep your skin healthy.
Eating healthy helps give the body important nutrients and that carries all the way down to the skin. Fruits are great for the skin and help fight off aging. Fatty acids like fish and some nuts help lock moisture into the skin cells.
Keeping the skin in good, healthy condition will help avoid psoriasis breakouts. Moisturize and lotion on the skin on a regular basis to keep dry skin at bay.
You may want to click on to watch this Video HERE about how to avoid psoriasis breakouts with good skin care.
By Kathy Wilson, a previous sufferer, who authors the The Psoriasis Free For Life program. In Psoriasis Free for Life, Katy Wilson offers a comprehensive guide to completely eliminating psoriasis.
Early on in her battle against psoriasis she understood that the best remedy was helping the defenses of the body’s immune system, as opposed to masking the physicality.
As such her work further shines the light on the problem within Western medicine, where doctors are trained to focus on drugs, as opposed to getting to the root of the problem. Click HERE to find out more.