Supplements. Psoriasis seems to hit me in seasons, and wet or cold or dry or hot. I am not sure exactly what spurs my skin to itch like crazy, but one way in which I combat my psoriasis is by taking fish oil or krill oil supplements. This helps nip off the edge of any weather condition by just providing my body with omega-3 fats! Omega-3 fats is the key factor to help suppress the inflamed skin.
Healthy Eating. Another way I am combatting and taking action against my psoriasis is eating right. I am not a scientist or ever claim to be knowledgeable about biology or such—but what I do know is that if I put the right things into my body my body will have a good start. My mom and grandma were two good cooks in our house growing up. I had the opportunity of living with my grandma or “Lola” as we called her, and between the both of them we ate healthily. I did have tiny specks of psoriasis, but they did not stay. They only came out when I was stressed out or in the heat and sun. It was nothing but a pest, but now at present they have grown to become a pestilence! I can see how my eating habits have started to wane, and flour and bread are major differences in my eating habits. Bread and flours and sweets were hardly a part of my daily food intake. I never ate a sandwich unless it was in the form of a burger or if we were eating out and grabbing a quick bite. So maybe I am wrong, but maybe I am not in my view of psoriasis, but either way I will still win by providing my body adequate nutrition to combat this skin condition I have! I used to not have it so by eating healthy I will give my skin the benefit of the doubt.
Lotion and Water equals hydration. Juices, wine, soda—they are okay to have, but water is king. Drinking Water has always done good for the body. Seeing that we are composed 80% of it, it seems only right to help maintain that 80%! Another positive with hydrating with water, is that I seem to lose my cravings for sugar and salts (aka bingeing). Over all, skin and whole body feels great when I Lotion up with a calming lotion. I can tell if my skin is irritated and if my psoriasis is going to flare up. Every part of my body feels on edge and in a sense feels frustrated! Usually it is because I had not hydrated enough, or I had used a soap that dried up my skin. My solution to avoid a terrible scratching marathon is to grab Gold Bond Moisturization or my Eczema Therapy by Aveeno. Lately, both have assuaged my scratching marathons. A Good lotion on hand is key. If I scratch till the cows come home…my skin would just never get better!
I really liked Gold Bond Extreme Moisturization and am presently trying out Eczema Therapy by Aveeno. We have bought Gold Bond for months, but thought it would be neat to try out something that was in my court of Eczema-Psoriasis. As of right now, my neck areas have healed up from not using lotion and excessive scratching. It looks almost normal! OH yeah!