Yes, You Can Relieve Yourself of this Pesky Skin Issue at Home!

Considered as an autoimmune disease, psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder, which generally results into thick, flaky, itchy, and red - silver patches that are at times extremely painful. A condition that occurs due to a weak immune system, unfortunately psoriasis cannot be cured completely. However, by using some home remedies in a natural way individuals suffering from mild to moderate psoriasis can get major relief. Today, read on and learn how to use these five simple DIY ways to treat psoriasis at home and get ready to flaunt clear, beautiful skin.  

1. Bathe with oatmeal exfoliates 

Power packed with iron, manganese, vitamins, selenium and plenty of mineral, a cup of oatmeal helps to heal the affected skin drastically. Oatmeal packs made from milk and oatmeal (1cup: 1quart cup) helps in reducing inflammation, itchiness and redness of the skin. A neater way to use oatmeal while bathing would be to wrap half a cup of oatmeal in a muslin cloth, knotting the top and placing it in your warm bath tub to provide relief from the annoying skin issues.  

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Healthy bacteria and raw enzymes found in a cup of apple cider vinegar are gladiators that nip the issue in the bud - psoriasis in this case. Dilute a cup of ACV to one part of water (1:1) and apply, rinse and stay free from psoriasis. Dab some of the ACV onto clean cotton and gently rub the same on the affected region of the skin; rinse the area affected thereafter with a fresh cup of ACV.  

3. Bathe with a pinch of salt 

Psoriasis can be effectively cured at home with warm baths, and a teaspoon of salt added to it. Not just any salt though. For psoriasis, one needs to use Dead Sea salts or Epsom salts for relief. The salt in the water calms the skin, works as an anti-inflammatory catalyst and relieves the skin from dryness and itchiness too, says experts from Mayo Clinic. Two teaspoons of Epsom salt to the warm bath, followed by a fifteen minute soak is what works best to treat the skin issue!  

4. Expose your skin to small amounts of sunlight. 

When exposed to a limited amount of sunlight in a day, you can be rest assured to save your skin from the onslaught of free radicals while your skin gets the right nourishment it needs. However, make sure to ask your doctor about the best way to use natural sunlight as overexposure of it can at times worsen outbreaks, by elevating the risk of skin cancer. Not to forget, apply an SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen on the unaffected area generously to make inflammation, redness and itchiness of the skin a thing of the past. 

5. Aloe vera moisturising 

The benefits of aloe vera cannot be underestimated. With medicinal properties to its name, keeping the skin hydrated, removing dead skin cells and providing relief from the itching and scratching too, aloe vera moisturises the skin and hydrates the affected area with each application of the plant's gel. The gel should be taken from the stem of the plant and directly applied to the skin after a warm bath, which helps with hydration and moisturisation. The healing nutrients from the gel are transferred onto the surface of the skin, preventing further deterioration.

We hope these five DIY tips in treating psoriasis at home comes in handy. any of the DIY treatments!