Fed up with a recurring skin condition? Here’s how to ward off eczema and psoriasis naturally!
Skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema are quite common skin diseases. They are possibly allergic reactions that are resulting from exposure to triggers such as harsh soaps, detergents, perfumes, household chemicals, metals, and other allergens such as pet dander.
Eczema though is often linked to food allergies rather than the mentioned external factors. While these skin diseases are different from each other, their treatments are practically the same.
How to reduce the itch
Anyone with either eczema or psoriasis can attest to the fact that addressing the itchiness is so hard to do. However there is a very easy way to alleviate the tingling and relieve you from the severe itch. Simply make a salt and warm water solution and then apply the solution using a compress over the affected areas.
How to properly hydrate your skin
Psoriasis and eczema-infected skin must stay hydrated to prevent further irritation. Proper hydration also relieves flaking and intense itching. For people with these diseases, they should address hydration not just topically but internally.
This can be done by simply eating foods rich in essential fatty acids or healthy oils such as oily fish, avocados, flax seeds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds.
Using natural skin products instead of harsh commercial soaps and cleansers would be quite helpful too. For topical moisturization, you can use herbal oils with natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties such as organic virgin coconut oil, chamomile, rosemary, and argan oil. These oils contain vitamins and fatty acids that nourishes and hydrates inflamed skin naturally.
How to prevent flare ups
Diet quality is crucial for people with skin sensitivities. A diet that is healthy for both skin and gut is beneficial to people suffering from eczema or psoriasis. Many of us don’t realize that there is an intimate connection between our skin and gut. Having a healthy stomach can contribute to a clear, disease-free skin. For better gut health, take a good probiotic or eat fermented food items such as kefir, greek yogurt, and miso.