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10 Natural Remedies for Psoriasis

staying-hydrated6. Staying hydrated

Water is the best hydrator and keeping well hydrated can assist with abating psoriasis symptoms for individuals. Since the condition involves the skin becoming very dry leading to an itchy and uncomfortable sensation, keeping adequately hydrated can help replenish fluids in the body and reduce the severity of psoriasis flare ups.

Other than drinking plenty of water, it is also advised to keep living conditions comfortable by using a humidifier when needed.

7. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil distilled from the leaves of the Australian tea tree has been used as a natural treatment for many types of conditions. Its topical healing properties help keep skin replenished while removing dry, dead cells. Tea tree oil helps loosen scales and prevents infection of damaged tissue.

But tea tree oil is a strong antifungal, so it is not recommended to use it at full strength directly. Instead, it is suggested to mix it with one part tea tree oil and ten parts olive oil and dab it onto the affected area. For scalp psoriasis, a few drops of tea tree oiled may be added to shampoo and left on for ten minutes before rinsing.

8. Epsom salt

Epsom salt may be added to the bath to address uncomfortable skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. The salt helps relieve the itching and burning sensation and softens scaling that happens with psoriasis. To use mix two cups of Epsom salt in a bathtub filled with warm water and soak in it for 15 to 20 minutes. It is recommended to do this two or three times a week. At the same time, it should be noted that taking daily baths, especially hot baths is discouraged for psoriasis patients as too much hot water on the skin’s surface can lead to dehydrating it.