Skin Care: Living With Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a persistent skin disorder that affects many people. It is a disorder that multiplies skin cells ten times faster than the speed that they should be regenerated. Common places that a person could get psoriasis are the elbows, knees and scalp.

This skin disorder can be caused by multiple factors. These factors include genetics, stress and skin damage from the sun or wounds. You can identify it by the patchiness on the skin that flakes often.

When you contract or develop this disorder it is important to limit the amount of times the skin gets scratched because of the itchiness. This will be difficult in the beginning but scratching causes the skin to become agitated and makes the situation worse. Therefore hydrating the skin is important. Try to use aqueous based shampoos or lotions or selenium sulphide or tar-based products. The healing process could take a while because the body has to slow down the regeneration of the cells and heal the red patches on the surface of the skin.

Some treatments could cause the skin to burn when being applied whilst some shampoos could cause you to lose some hair. Consult with your doctor if you experience unusual or uncomfortable symptoms and only keep going with the treatment if so advised.

Flakiness is also associated with dryness and dead skin. This is where the aqueous products could help. It also cools the skin down and soothes the surface for your comfort. Any form of infection often feels hot so cooling it down helps with the healing process without overworking the body.

Certain physicians also recommend that you keep the shampoo in your hair for a few minutes longer. There are chemicals in shampoos that improve hair and scalp quality but by being washed out quickly, you won’t experience the treatment and benefits.

If you are dealing with psoriasis you also need to check that there isn’t something you apply to your skin that will trigger a breakout. Many online tutorials give the audience ways to grow hair faster or heal a wound quicker. Castor oil is a good example for faster hair growth. Although, it does work well as a natural method for hair growth it also speeds up the natural process of hair regrowth which will cause surrounding cells to do the same. Don’t forget that hair is also a form of skin.