Self Care

Keep your skin moisturized

A key to treating psoriasis is keeping your skin moisturized every day to reduce irritation, itchiness and the build-up of scaling.

People with psoriasis usually have very dry skin. Moisturize the skin at least twice daily. This can help your skin heal and reduce dryness, redness, itching, scaling and soreness. It is recommended to apply the lotion immediately after a shower because the skin will retain more moisture. Applying a thick layer of moisturizer is better. Creams and ointments lock in more moisture in the skin.

It should nevertheless be noted that there is not a single answer for keeping the symptoms of psoriasis at bay. What works for one person may not work for another. Therefore, picking the best moisturizer or knowing what to look for in a moisturizer can help you make an informed decision about what may work best for you. Talk with your doctor about what products will work best with your symptoms



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