Things to Do

Apart from HEALING the condition of Psoriasis, the purpose of treatment is to slow the rapid growth of skin cells that causes psoriasis and to reduce inflammation. Treatment is based on the type of psoriasis you have, its location, its severity, and your age and overall health. It also depends on how much you are affected by the condition, either physically (because of factors such as joint pain) or emotionally (because of embarrassment or frustration from a skin rash that may cover a large or visible area of the body).

  1. KEEP SKIN MOISTURIZED – Using Organic products so that there are no side effects or stinging (contains no acids).  A simple, non-petroleum-based moisturizer goes a long way as a good option for psoriasis home treatment. It’s essential to keep the skin well-moisturized, so that it retains its elasticity and strength. One of the side effects associated with psoriasis is weakened skin, or skin that is easily damaged and thus prone to further break-outs. Many experts recommend moisturizing at least twice per day, once in the evening and once in the morning. Heavier lotions and creams, even oils, are better at night before bed to lock in moisture and repair damaged skin while you sleep. In the daytime, a lighter, less greasy lotion can keep the skin feeling itch-free and refreshed. (Source:
    • Cold Pressed Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
    • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Olive oil may be nature’s best skin care product, as it soothes dry skin, helps prevent aging, fights acne and helps to slough off dead skin cells. Olive oil can be applied directly to affected areas as often as needed and will not clog the pores or irritate sensitive skin. It can be applied lightly as a moisturizer, heavier to deeply penetrate plaques or used as a soothing massage oil for the entire body.
    • Vitamin E Oil
    • Aloe Vera Gel (90%+ organic) – Read ingredients to make sure there are no acids that will sting during application.  You can also obtain aloe vera gel from a fresh aloe vera plant. Simply break off a large leaf, cut it open, and scrape out the gel. This will work fine, if not better, for the scalp psoriasis treatment.
    • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – Twice a day (between meals) mixed glass of tepid water with a tablespoon of ACV, the juice of half a lemon, a quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and a teaspoon of raw honey.  For use on the scalp:  “Apple cider vinegar is one of the best home remedies for psoriasis, particularly for the scalp where oils and other materials cling to the hair. It not only helps to cleanse and disinfect the hair and scalp, it balances the Ph, soothing itch and irritation. Dampen dry hair thoroughly with apple cider vinegar and then wrap in a towel or shower cap. Allow the vinegar to set for at least 20 minutes and then rinse with a mild shampoo that does not include sodium laurel sulfate as an ingredient. Once your hair has dried, gently massage the scalp with a fifty-fifty mixture of aloe vera gel and jojoba. Continue daily until your symptoms subside and then repeat occasionally to prevent itchy scalp.”
    • Baking Soda mixed with water – raises Alkaline levels
    • Chamomile Tea (warm) – apply with wash rag after a bath
    • Guava Leaves (clean and boil) – apply with wash rag after a bath
    • Lemon Juice – applied directly on affected areas using LEMON juice and then sea salt on the wounds. One case study claims reduced lesions up to 70% in just three days.  Option to internalize lemon juice 2 tbsp six times a day (squeeze fresh lemons).
    • Vitamin D cream – Apply a synthetic form of vitamin D to slow cell growth and help clear psoriasis.
  3. TAKING BATHS using the following, but note that immediately after a bath, you must moisturize your skin with one of the options above.  Moisturize no more than three minutes of drying the skin from a bath;  the secret is to trap the moisture in the skin after washing.  Note that excess plaque skin softens and is easily exfoliated by wiping off with your hand or gently with an exfoliating glove or wash rag.  Use tepid water. Do not use SOAP as it can irritate and dry the skin more. Instead, wash with herbal cleansers designed for dry skin.
    • Lavender Essential Oil
    • Dead Sea Salt or Epsom Salt – Add about a cup of sea salt to a warm bath tub to help exfoliate dead skin cells and soothe psoriasis. While warm water can help to soften psoriasis plaques and wash away dead skin cells, hot water can actually irritate the skin, so make sure that the water is warm enough to be comfortable, but not so hot that it steams or turns your skin red. You can also use sea salt scrubs and body washes daily to help control your symptoms. (Source:
    • Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) – Use 1-3 times per week. Add 2-5 tablespoons of Sodium Bicarbonate to your bath water every other night. These measures counteract excess acidity in the body, which psoriasis thrives on.
    • Swimming in Ocean Water – is also good for the skin, but be careful from too much exposure to the Sun. No more than 15 minutes in direct sunlight on the same area of the body. Wear sunscreen.
    • Colloidal Oatmeal – Add in colloidal oatmeal to the scalp area and let it soak for about 15 minutes.
  4. SUN RAYS – UVB rays are most effective for 15-20 per day maximum in the morning or late afternoon.  “While we all know the dangers of too much sun exposure, but many doctors feel that the benefits of the sun outweigh the risks when it comes to treating psoriasis. Sunbathing is one of the best treatments for psoriasis and can bring you fast relief. Remember to cover unaffected parts of your body with minimum 15 SPF sunscreen and take caution not to burn. In the winter months or to supplement your sunshine, UV lamps inside your home can be extremely helpful.”  See phototherapy below.
  5. PHOTOTHERAPY – refers to using long-wave ultraviolet light lamp to soothe a skin condition.  There are a number of devices — some of which are sold for use at home — that create artificial UVB radiation for phototherapy. It’s perhaps debatable whether this is a purely natural treatment, but it operates on the principles of a natural remedy and allows for more controlled application of radiation that is potentially harmful in the long run.  (For more on Medical Treatment, click here.)
  6. DRY BRUSHING (with soft bristles) to relieve itching and exfoliate dry, flaky skin.

3 thoughts on “Things to Do

  1. The problem becomes you spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on a product that is just stalling inflammation.

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    • You can juice celery (6 ribs daily with other veggies) which is a natural anti-inflammatory and also take Omega 3 oil capsules (or eat cold water fish, namely organic salmon which naturally contains omega 3), another anti-inflammatory to avoid the rising costs of topical lotions.

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