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Seeking relief from psoriasis can be a lifelong quest. You can search everywhere for the perfect cure and never quite find it. There are plenty of medications, creams, pastes, gels, and lotions out there, but they don’t always work and they can be pricy. It gets time consuming and expensive to dab a lotion all over the body two to three times a day or take a pill every day. Most people just want something that is quick, simple, cheap, and works.
There are actually some things you can start doing for yourself that might help with psoriasis and slow down the onset of another outbreak. Things you can change around the house or personally, that don’t cost you an extra cent.
In your home, try to find the perfect temperature. Flare-ups can be caused by changes in the weather or temperatures in your own home. Going from one extreme to the next is never a good thing. Slowly let your body adjust to warmer temperatures or colder ones. Too much sweat on the body, can lead to irritation and itching which leads to scratching which can cause skin injuries which will lead to flare ups. Most of the time is spent at home or in the office, so make sure you have both places set at your perfect temperature. It can take some time to find that temperature and other people may have to adjust to it but it will help you in the long run. Temperature control may be easier at home than it is at work.
Apply moisturizer often during the day. The moisturizer should be of good quality and fragrance free. Smelly lotion, the good scents, is a favorite among women, but it can actually irritate the skin. Avoid the pricy fruit smelling lotions and opt for one that offers a good amount of moisture. Always remember to lotion up after you shower or bath to help keep that moisture locked in.
Switch to all-natural products. This means everything you use from hand soap to makeup should be fragrant free and all natural. Look for products that are hypoallergenic and are free and clear of irritants. Change your laundry detergent to a free and clear type brand.
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