If you have ever noticed itchy, red and white patches or flaking on your skin, you may be suffering from a chronic skin condition called psoriasis. Psoriasis has several causes including an overactive immune system, stress, infection, severe sunburns, bug bites or strep throat. While there’s no cure for psoriasis, there are some tried and true ways to combat those annoying flare-ups. That’s why on this month’s blog, TriDerma® is rounding up our favorite ways to keep psoriasis symptoms under control.
Take Up Exercise or Meditation
It may sound crazy but stick with us…Psoriasis flare-ups are often associated with increased levels of stress, so implementing stress management techniques can be a great way to regulate psoriasis symptoms and improve the overall quality of life. Regular exercise, meditation, and calm breathing techniques can help reduce stress levels and improve skin issues associated with psoriasis.
Avoid Irritating Skincare Ingredients
Before trying any new skincare products, it’s important to read the ingredients on the label carefully. If you notice the product includes added fragrances, sulfates or alcohol, toss them out! Stick to natural, calming ingredients such as aloe vera and shea butter, which reduce inflammation, moisturize skin and combat redness. Your skin will thank you.
Choose a Healthy Diet
Maintaining a healthy diet has many benefits for your overall health and appearance, but avoiding specific food groups such as red meat, dairy and gluten can also reduce the effects of psoriasis.
Additionally, alcohol is also believed to trigger psoriasis symptoms. So, skip the drink at dinner and stick to foods high in omega-3 fatty acids such as fish and antioxidants such as leafy greens and berries.
Invest in Products That Work
TriDerma’s Psoriasis Control® product for face and body has vital ingredients such as AP4® Aloe Vera Complex, salicylic acid, oat protein, and vitamins B and E to help reduce swelling, fight bacteria and soothe the pain associated with psoriasis. Plus, this powerful cream is free of fragrance, parabens, cortisone and steroids. The next time you have an annoying flare-up, reach for what works!
Psoriasis flare-ups can be stressful, but it’s important to be educated on how to keep symptoms under control. For more skincare tips and healing products, check out TriDerma online at triderma.com or give us a call at (800) 279-7282.