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Is There a Dry Skin Treatment for Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an incurable skin disorder that can affect both children and adults. Symptoms can include skin lesions, scaling of the skin, and dry irritated skin prone to cracking and bleeding.

Can you heal severe psoriasis? If you are one of the more than 7.5 million Americans dealing with psoriasis chances are you've tried more than your fair share of prescription drugs and over the counter, dry skin remedies. If you've had little success in finding relief from your psoriasis symptoms it's time to leave the drug store behind and try these 5 natural tips for psoriasis.

Recently the National Skin Care Institute's research found that there are some options available to those who have severe psoriasis – options that are available and inexpensive to all.

  1. Reduce stress - Stress is one of the main causes of psoriasis flare-ups. A Yoga class, practicing meditation or taking a Tai Chi class are great ways to reduce stress and improve your health.
  2. Eat a healthy diet - Psoriasis is affected by the immune system. By keeping your immune system strong you can help reduce the amount of flare ups and is a basic dry skin remedy. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those that are high in vitamin C and antioxidants.
  3. Avoid skin irritants – There are thousands of irritants that dry and damage your skin leading to a psoriasis outbreak. Using a natural shielding lotion to treat dry skin and restore the skin's own natural barrier helps reduce the amount of irritants your skin comes into contact with.
  4. Have fun in the sun - Studies have shown that the ultraviolet light contained in sunlight can help reduce psoriasis symptoms and is a great dry skin remedy. However, be careful to practice proper sun safety to avoid getting a sunburn; sunburns can worsen a psoriasis.
  5. Stop smoking - In a recent study it was found that people who smoked more than a pack a day were twice as likely to have severe psoriasis as those who only smoked half a pack or less. If you are a women who smokes, smoking’s negative effect is even stronger.

Healing psoriasis is not just solved by using a dry skin cream. It's following the above steps, locating the best moisturizers for dry skin that are true shielding lotions.

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