Skin care products, light therapies and drugs aren’t the only things that can help managing psoriasis. In fact, good personal care and hygiene is quintessential for reducing the symptoms of psoriasis. From bath to bed, your skin needs distinctive care to help you overcome this dreadful condition. Here is your self-care guide on psoriasis, from bath to bed.
Consider bathing a major ritual! Remember neither you should use hot water nor cold water. Warm water bath is highly recommended. Add Epsom salt to the warm water to soothe the skin. Special bath salts available for irritated and itchy skin. Both hot and cold water bath will make your skin more irritation soon after bathing. Don’t forget to moisturize your skin after bath. You can apply moisturizers or even olive oil or coconut oil on the affected spots.
Don’t immerse yourself in water for too long. Longer you take bath the quicker your skin will get dry. Don’t rub off your skin with towel. Dry yourself gently.
To protect the outbreaks of plaques, use a humidifier at home to keep your skin moistened.
Be wary about the climate
Yes, climate plays a major trigger in worsening the condition. Extremely hot, extremely windy as well as extremely cold climate affects the skin. It damages the skin and aggravates the psoriatic plagues. Extreme cold is too harmful. Make sure that you are hydrated and moistened.
Watch what you wear
Psoriatic skin with damaged skin patches, inflamed skin, etc in the odd areas like back, thighs, neck, etc can be very irritation. Remember to wear that doesn’t irritate the skin. You can avoid wearing watches, bracelets or bangles when the arms and affected.
Trim your nails
Yes! One of the important self-care treatments for psoriasis. You may accidentally scratch the patches with nails. So, trim your nails.
Removal of scales
Scaly and flaky psoriasis are extremely irritating. Just like the growth of normal cells, dead cells are formed by psoriasis.
You should remove the scales of dead skin on a daily basis. Accumulation of dead skin with scales and flakes further deepen the damaged tissues in the skin. The deep platelets of psoriatic skin may further spread to the other parts of the body as well as make it worsen the symptoms.
Moisturize and soften the scales and flakes and remove the scales gently.
Stick to the routine
It will be too hard to stick to a schedule to care your skin! Yet you have no option other than following the routine.
Make sure to moisturize your skin several times a day, especially after bath in the morning and night before bed. Wear loose and comfortable cloth, pillows, bed spread or quills etc at night.