Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Psoriasis beauty tips for summer – Home Remedies

Pass the plastic wrap and olive oil. This remedy is called occlusion. Apply olive oil to the affected area and wrap with plastic wrap overnight. For those that have psoriasis on the scalp, apply warm olive oil and gently massage it into the plaque to help soften the scaly area. Follow up with a gentle shampoo.

Baking soda. To take the itch out of your scaly patches, mix 1 1/2 cups baking soda into 3 gallons water. Apply to your itchy patches with a washcloth soaked in the solution.
Epsom salts. Add a handful of these healing salts to your bath. They'll keep swelling down and bring healing to your psoriasis.

Mineral oil. This is another time-proven skin soother. Add a bit to your bath and soak your aching skin.

Fish oil. There have been numerous studies linking the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil to improvement in psoriasis patches.

Apply aloe. The gel from the aloe vera plant has long been known for its skin-soothing properties and research in the 1990s appears to have extended the plant's repertoire of possible benefits to include clearing psoriasis plaques.

Try a vinegar dip. Apple cider vinegar has a long history of being used to soothe minor burns and other skin inflammations, and it's also a disinfectant. According to the Psoriasis Foundation, some people with psoriasis have reported success in using it to treat their condition. As a liquid, it makes a great soak for affected fingernails and toenails and apparently has even been effective when applied to plaques using cotton balls. To prepare an apple cider vinegar compress, add 1-cup apple cider vinegar to 1-gallon water. Soak a washcloth in the mixture and apply it to the skin.

Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included in this post is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her health-care provider.

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