Skin conditions rarely receive the same degree of attention that other types of medical conditions do, and for those who struggle with psoriasis, this frustrating skin disorder can directly affect day-to-day life. Whether it’s a constant source of embarrassment or a recurring cause of physical irritation, psoriasis can fall anywhere on the spectrum from mild to severe, and it’s important to take a look at causes and possible treatments. But what is psoriasis? Here’s a simple, straightforward introduction to what you need to know!
What It Is
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders. Simply put, psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells multiply far more quickly than they should (even up to 10 times faster than normal rates). The resulting buildup of skin cells during this process of rapid turnover creates red patches of skin referred to as “plaques” covered with rough, white skin tissue known as “scales”.
How to Treat It
There are a number of medical treatments for psoriasis, including both oral medication and topical treatments although nothing has been found to cure it. Those who prefer a more natural approach can find relief in remedies like aloe vera, manuka honey, sea salt soaks, and even capsaicin cream derived from cayenne peppers. Once you know what psoriasis is and suspect you might have it, consider scheduling a visit with your doctor and researching the right options for you and your skin.
Itchiness is one (majorly annoying) symptom of psoriasis, which is why finding the right cream earns top points for helping to tamp down the itch. Specially formulated for extremely dry or even atopic (extremely dry and red and itchy) skin, Wild Naturals is a top pick for those who have to deal with both dryness and psoriasis. Our cream offers a heavy hit of hydration immediately, but also has anti-inflammatory, healing, and antibacterial properties! Psoriasis-sufferers will appreciate that it has an added anti-itch ingredient as well.
The elbows are another common spot where psoriasis appears. And for that particular area, Wild Natural’s Eczema & Psoriasis Cream is perfect for nourishing a naturally drier part of the body. It’s thick enough to address the thicker skin on your elbows and still absorbs quickly without feeling greasy, so you can even use it in the morning before getting dressed.
Along with the smoothing, hydrating benefits, it’s also super hydrating, not to mention, fragrance-free, dye-free, mineral oil-free, petrolatum-free, and paraben-free, all important qualities to seek out in a product when you have psoriasis. The main factor you want in a cream is to lessen the severity of your flare-up, right?
You can go the over the counter way or the more natural approach.
Even the scalp is a common spot where psoriasis can crop up. Admittedly, it may be less visible there than when it’s on your arms or legs, but the discomfort can be intense. Make sure to use a shampoo and conditioner that is tailored to soothing and helping reduce scalp psoriasis, not just with a cream!
The ingredients in Wild Naturals skin care and hair products were chosen because of the results that they achieve for all the issues that people with psoriasis have to deal with – dry skin, itchiness, scars from scabbing wounds, infection from scratching too much – and our cream is an all in one!
Overcoming Psoriasis Triggers
When psoriasis strikes, it’s often at very inopportune times. (Stress can trigger it, which is why it tends to pop up before a big date or job interview.) That’s the time to reach for this formula from Wild Naturals instead of the usual drugstore lotions or medicated ointments. It knocks out flare-ups while repairing the damage that has already been done. Not only can it decrease the inflammation and scaling of existing plaques, you’ll see renewed skin with continual use the natural way!
Shop the Wild Naturals online store today for all our psoriasis products!