Imagine having an unwanted guest show up on your doorstep. No one knows who invited him, and no one really wants him there. He’s one of the most annoying people you’ve ever met. And his personality is so abrasive, you’re embarrassed to take him anywhere.
If you have psoriasis or know anyone with this frustrating skin condition, you know that it’s much like that uninvited guest. It shows up in the form of dry, inflamed, red, scaly patches of skin. Not only are psoriasis flare-ups aggravating, they make people with the condition so self-conscious about their appearance that they’re reluctant to go to the grocery store without ample covering. Probably most frustrating of all is that there’s no magic formula to kick this guest out of town indefinitely. You have to learn how to deal with flare-ups as they come, and take good care of yourself and your skin.
With psoriasis, that means taking precautions to prevent outbreaks, such as using heavy moisturizers and leading an overall healthy lifestyle, and, if psoriasis does cause your skin to breakout into dry, red patches, treating it quickly. In this article, we’ll discuss 28 home remedies — some consisting of simple ingredients found in your kitchen — to help treat psoriasis discomfort, and simple everyday changes you can make to help prevent outbreaks. Let’s start by discussing what psoriasis does to skin.