Keeping Psoriasis Under Control The Natural Way
Psoriasis is a condition brought on by a problem with the immune system that leads to the body mistaking ordinary skin cells for pathogens, which in turn leads to the overproduction of skin cells. "Our Natural, Artisan, Handmade Acne Soaps .The condition is relatively common to varying degrees, and whilst in it not something that can be completely cured, its effects can be controlled through lifestyle alterations, and a good skincare regime. Certain soaps and beauty products have been known to cause inflammation of the symptoms, whilst others can soothe the skin and keep the condition under control. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it is a living, breathing entity which comes soaks in and reacts to its external environment, so must be cared for accordingly. Once you understand how and why psoriasis reacts the way it does to certain circumstances and substances, you will be better equipped to deal with it Stress.
As with many bodily conditions, stress can cause the symptoms to flare up, and an ongoing stressful lifestyle can make psoriasis very difficult to deal with. In essence, it is just as important for you to reduce stress levels in your day to day life as it is to treat the condition directly. Buying specialist treatments and beauty products to combat the symptoms of psoriasis is largely counterproductive if your stress levels are continuously high as the physical reaction that stress brings to the body will be stronger than the effects of any treatments. When our bodies become stressed, the immune system is put under a large amount of extra pressure, and even people without any existing medical conditions can develop problems as a result.
Imporance of Using Natural Soaps Once you have done all you can to make your lifestyle as easy going on the immune system as possible, it is time to look at the products you put onto your skin, the most important one being the soap you wash with. Many commercial treatments and soaps are full of chemicals and other ingredients which irritate and inflame sensitive skin, and this means that if you have psoriasis, you could be worsening the condition by using the wrong types of soaps. One of the primary things that causes irritation is perfumed or scented soap ingredients and these should be avoided at all costs. If you are purchasing ?commercial soaps? then try to go for ones with the least amount of ingredients on them, and definitely unscented ones. The best option however is to purchase natural soaps which only contain natural raw ingredients as these do not irritate the skin in the same way as chemical soaps.
Pine Tar Soap Pine tar soap is one of the most commonly used natural soaps for those suffering from psoriasis, and although its results are widely known about, there is little scientific knowledge about exactly why it works so well. It works best for those with chronic plaque psoriasis, which is most often seen on the lower back as well as the knee and elbow joints. There are numerous different pine tar soap manufacturers, most of whom use completely natural remedies, meaning that it will be a great natural way of treating the skin. It is advisable that caution is taken when using the soap prior to going out in the direct sunlight during summer as it can make the skin more sensitive to UV rays. In rare cases it has been known to irritate some skin types so it is advisable to test it on a small patch of skin before using on your entire body.
Herbal Soaps Herbs are the world?s great natural healers and they have been used by cultures from all around the world for thousands of years to treat various conditions. Three herbs that are particularly effective at combating the effects of psoriasis are aloe vera, comfrey and Oregon grape root, and these can be used in conjunction with natural soap bases to make herbal soaps. You can make your own, or purchase from specialist soap makers who make these types of natural soaps. Aloe vera is soothing for the skin and it helps to create a healing barrier on the surface of the skin as well as providing around 30% protection from the sun. Comfrey acts as a natural skin healer, and Oregon grape root has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects.
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