Psoriasis affects both genders. This condition is not infectious. It is a prolonged inflammation of skin. The causes of psoriasis are still unclear. Psoriasis may start at any age.
Here are few home remedies and self care tips for psoriasis.
Keep skin moist: Apply plenty of moisturizer on the skin. Smear coconut oil or sesame oil on the body before taking bath. Gently remove dried skin flakes without hurting the underlying skin. Use moisturizing agents which are thick and greasy. Avoid drying of skin. Dry skin leads to cracks which may bleed leading to infections.
Prevent infection: Maintain skin hygiene by keeping the body skin clean. Take care to keep the affected area clean. Infections may exaggerate psoriasis.
Avoid harsh body soaps: Harsh soaps or body wash strip the natural oils from skin. This makes skin dry and susceptible to infections. Use a natural body scrub. Mix flours of orange lentil (masoor), fenugreek ( methi seeds) seeds and green gram (whole moong) in equal proportion. Sieve the mixture and store it in an airtight container. Soak three tea spoons of this mixture in water for five minutes and then use as body scrub instead of soap or body wash. Neem Tulsi soap is usually recommended by ayurvedic physicians . This soap contains herbs neem and tulsi which help in psoriasis.This Leaves skin clean and glowing without stripping natural oils. After bath or wash pat dry the skin. Do not rub the towel vigorously on skin.