Quick Showering Tips When You Suffer with Psoriasis
Staying clean and refreshed without irritation is complicated when you have psoriasis, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up bathing and showering. The problem is that heat, water and friction can all irritate your already sensitive skin, so the better you can control those variables, the more comfortable you will be.
Showering can help or hinder your psoriasis - here are some tips on how to optimize your time in the shower to stay comfortable and healthy while you cleans.
Tips for a Better Shower
- Stay away from the bottle. Bottled cleansers and shampoos have chemicals that irritate and dry the already irritated skin. Switch to an all-natural cleansing bar, Goat’s Milk Soap like THESE and an all-natural shampoo bar like THESE. Both will give you relief.
- Less is more. Stay away from long showers.
- Keep it cool. Hot water is irritating and will further dry out psoriasis patches. Cool water can bring some relief.
- Stop rubbing. Aggressive movements can cause painful splitting and in turn more scabbing. Gentle or slight pressure can help you remove some of the flaking.
- Go easy on the towel. When you are drying off, avoid quick rubbing motions that you may be used to. Instead, pat yourself dry and gently remove the excess water from your body. You also don’t have to be completely dry before moisturizing your skin because a little bit of water needs to remain on the skin in order to better help keep the skin hydrated.
- Moisturize. After the shower or bath, it is important to capture and lock in that moisture by applying moisture boosting skin creams and lotions like THIS or THESE.
These are some of the basic tips on how to eliminate psoriasis naturally by following proper showering techniques. We know how difficult it is living with psoriasis because we have had to deal with it. Our products are formulated for problem skin and we highly recommend using mild, natural soaps like our Goat's Milk Soap and our all-natural Shampoo Bars that will bring you the relief you have been looking for.
Posted on Thu, July 14, 2016
by Mary Wank filed under