It is a long-term chronic skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin. 1 Climatotherapy: Head down to Israel's Dead Sea where there are groups of resorts that cater to psoriasis patients by offering a combination of graded solar exposure and application of crude coal tar, along with a spa-like experience. For those with the time and the money, this is a reasonable natural alternative compared to standard medical treatments.
2 Apply moisturizing lotions: The use of thick and oily lotions like petroleum jelly, are usually best for its ability to trap moisture beneath the skin.
3 Take care of your skin and scalp: Never pick at patches or scales, as you may make your psoriasis worse. If you have psoriasis on your scalp, rub topical treatments, such as tar shampoos, into your scalp. Regular bathing with soothing body products may bring instant relief.
4 Avoid dry, cold weather: Climate can have a big effect on psoriasis. For many, cold and dry weather makes symptoms worse, but it varies.
5 Use a humidifier: Just like eczema patients, psoriasis patients should always keep their skin moist.
6 Avoid scrapes, cuts, bumps and infections: It's crucial for people with psoriasis to avoid bumps and cuts. Trauma to the skin can cause a flare, leading to a condition called “Koebner's phenomenon”. Infections can also cause many detrimental problems.