Psoriasis Treatment - Natural Options

Psoriasis treatment often involves the use of creams or other medications, but there are some natural psoriasis treatment options you can try when inflammation strikes.

Sunlight
UV therapy is one common psoriasis treatment. While you can use hand-held devices, you can reap the same benefits naturally by spending time in the sun. Be sure to work out a safe schedule with your doctor.

Stress Relief
Heightened anxiety and stress levels can cause psoriasis flare-ups, so cutting down on stress is a natural treatment approach. Stress reduction is different for everyone, so do what works for you, whether it's a yoga class, meditation, massage or long walk in the park.

Moisturize
Natural moisturizers, such as bees wax, will hold in moisture just as well as synthetic petroleum jelly. Dry skin makes psoriasis worse, so keeping your skin moist can help.

Botanical Oils
Some botanical oils can have work well as a psoriasis treatment. Citrus oils like lemon and orange have antiseptic properties and can help dislodge dead skin cells.

Dead Sea Salts
This treatment is said to have been used for thousands of years. Try a therapeutic bath in the salts to clear up and reduce psoriasis flare-ups.

Soften and Remove Crusts
Applying cream to the affected area can provide relief as it softens psoriasis crusts. Then you can gently peel off the crusts. 

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