Are you tired of cortisone-based creams? What if we told you that the solution is in your kitchen or garden! Discover our 5 favorite natural remedies to soothe your dry and irritated skin. As a bonus, learn how to take care of your mental well-being to simply reduce the symptoms of your psoriasis.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease characterized by red, dry, and thick patches on the epidermis. These patches are covered with white scales. We know how itchy and painful they can be.
The causes are still uncertain although some clues are favored such as abnormalities in the immune system, certain environmental factors, and lifestyle.
The well-kept secrets of nature for healthy skin
There is no cure for psoriasis. Topical medications or creams containing corticosteroids can only help to calm your symptoms. However, these solutions are often temporary and cause side effects such as thinning of the skin, dryness, and allergic reactions. Therefore, it is interesting to turn to natural solutions.
It was inconceivable not to share with you these five natural resources that can certainly help to relieve your psoriasis:
Turmeric: Soothing and antioxidant, this spice is very interesting for soothing irritated and dry skin. Mixed with water, this paste can be applied as a poultice (proving that some spices are not just used to enhance dishes).
Chamomile: Soothing and very healing, this plant also has a calming and relaxing effect that can help reduce stress. Why not enjoy it in tea, it is usually quite delicious!
Aloe vera: It keeps the skin moist and hydrated, which helps to heal and stimulate the development of skin cells. Your skin remains firm and elastic. A second use for your after-sun care!
Chanv Oil™: Its unique profile, similar to the skin, allows for quick and effective absorption. Rich in essential fatty acids, it deeply moisturizes and helps regenerate red, dry, and damaged skin.
Colloidal oatmeal: Capable of both moisturizing and protecting the skin, it is known to effectively relieve itching and soothe irritations caused by dry skin. To learn more about this ingredient, click here.
Care for the Head that Benefits the Skin
We often hear that maintaining a healthy lifestyle in a healthy environment (goodbye to chemicals and processed foods) is important. However, what about your head, your well-being, and your peace of mind? Judgment, fear of exposure, and anxiety are factors that can aggravate the symptoms of psoriasis.
When we don't feel good inside, our bodies often speak for us. Fortunately, there are several natural solutions that don't cost anything and help reduce anxiety and stress. We explain everything below!
Gentle and effective? Absolutely!
It's sometimes hard to believe, but breathing slower and deeper offers incredible benefits to our minds. This is especially true when we have a constant stream of anxious thoughts such as "I feel less beautiful", "What if my patches are visible?", "I don't know if I'm going out today, I'm too anxious"...
Heart coherence is a very accessible method that is easier than you think to implement in your daily life. This approach helps regulate and modulate your cortisol (stress hormone), lowers your heart rate, reduces anxiety, improves your resilience to stress, and helps you better manage your emotions.
Go for it, take a deep breath!
Here's how the heart coherence technique works in practice:
- Take a deep breath through your nose and inflate your belly for 5 seconds
- Exhale slowly through your mouth, emptying the air in your belly for 5 seconds (breathe out as if you were moving a feather)
- Our recommended dosage? Practice heart coherence 3 times a day, 6 breaths per minute for 5 minutes.
- You're now ready to face your day!
You can find several videos or podcasts that will guide you during your session. At first, you may feel like it doesn't bring any benefits. But we assure you that it does! You just need to give yourself time, the more you practice this exercise, the less your thoughts will wander.
In fact, by regularly practicing heart coherence, your brain will end up appreciating and anticipating it. For example, when you sit down and close your eyes to prepare for your session, your mind will whisper to you: "Okay, it's time to relax, I'm calming down...".
This is truly a comprehensive approach to your health and well-being that will help reduce the symptoms of your psoriasis. Remember that you are an amazing person, despite the challenges you may face. Your skin does not define who you are! 🤍
Do you have any personal tips for your skin or for relaxation that you would like to share? The blogging community would love to discuss them with you!