If you have a recurring skin issue that tends to produce thick, pink to red, infected areas of the skin covered with white scales, believe it or not, it is more likely psoriasis. Although psoriasis can occur anywhere on your body, the most common locations where a rash of psoriasis occur is on the knees, lower back, scalp, elbows, and the private parts. It can even affect your fingernails.
Most common time for the occurrence of psoriasis is adulthood. The rash can return and reoccur all through a man’s life and can be very annoying at times. However, psoriasis is not infectious and does not spread from one person to another. In most of the people, the rash is reserved for a couple patches of skin. But in extreme cases, it can cover larger parts of the body.
Although psoriasis is highly annoying and irritating this skin ailment is treatable. The best treatment occurs by bringing some changes in lifestyle.
The article shares few tips that can be incorporated in your life to get an instant and quick relief from psoriasis.
Calm down- It’s not an end to the world :-
Few studies have revealed that psoriasis and itching get worse because of high stress. Stress is directly proportional to psoriasis and itching. Many incidents have witnessed the first outbreak of psoriasis to a stressful event. So, before following any routine, make sure you are calm stress-free because remaining calm helps to lower down the symptoms of psoriasis.
Now, the question arises, how to diminish stress from life? Rely on family and good friends of yours, make them your support system and think about what is most important to you and after prioritizing it, take out time for it. Make yoga and meditation part of your daily routine. A daily early morning long walk can also bring tranquility in your stressful life.
Eat healthily, Stay Wealthy
Note that diet plays a vital role in managing psoriasis. Eliminate red meat and fatty snacks from your entire diet. It will definitely help reducing flare-ups triggered by such foods. It is advised to add some dietary supplements in your meals- cold water fish, seeds, nuts and omega-3 fatty acids are well known to reduce inflammation. Moreover, apply olive oil on the skin topically as they exhibit some soothing benefits. Try massaging a few tablespoons on your scalp to help loosen troublesome plaques during your next shower.
Always try to make yourself comfortable
Say a strict NO to deodorant soaps, lotion with alcohol, acids like glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid. All these will definitely promote inflammation of your sensitive skin. Before the purchase of any kind of clothing, have a feel of the cloth prior to the purchase and try to buy pure cotton products. Avoid wool and mohair. Make sure that the clothes you buy are soft and comfortable. Tight clothing accompanied with bad quality paves way for the irritated and inflamed skin.
- Get some rays to keep psoriasis at bay
Exposing your skin to ultraviolet (UV) light of the sun can sluggish the growth of the skin cells triggered by psoriasis. However, it should be performed under the strict supervision of the doctor. Try to get some sun two-three times a week and apply a good sunscreen to keep your skin healthy. Note that too much sunlight can worsen psoriasis and can even put you on risk to get skin cancer; hence light therapy should be performed under the supervision.