Treating Body Psoriasis

Source: flickr.com user Mysi Ann
Source: flickr.com user Mysi Ann

The skin disorder known as psoriasis is a rashy, unsightly skin condition experienced by 2-3% of the world’s population. We’ve talked before on how to treat psoriasis in general, but today we’re going to look at how to treat body psoriasis.

Psoriasis mainly affects the scalp, elbows, and knees. For some people, larger areas of the body are affected, including the back, legs, and arms. Sometimes, those who experience psoriasis only on their elbows and knees during warmer months experience larger outbreaks on the body during winter months.

If you experience body psoriasis seasonally, or even on a regular basis, it can be difficult to treat. Follow these easy skin care tips for treating body psoriasis to restore comfort to your psoriasis-prone skin.

  • Use an all-over body moisturizer in addition to your psoriasis treatment. Atopalm’s Moisturizing Body Lotion isn’t designed specifically for psoriasis treatment; however, it is safe for psoriasis sufferers to use in order to soften scaly skin and reduce itching. Atopalm’s MLE formula deeply moisturizes and replenishes the skin’s lipid layer, leading to healthfully hydrated skin.
  • Always bathe in tepid water and pat dry. Very hot water feels nice, especially in winter, but it can be brutal on psoriasis-prone skin. After bathing with a mild, soap-free cleanser, pat skin dry to avoid irritating psoriasis patches, and apply your body moisturizer to slightly damp skin.
  • Take soothing colloidal oatmeal baths. For psoriasis on the body, this can feel amazing! Fill your tub with tepid water and add a packet or a couple handfuls of colloidal oatmeal. Soak for 20-30 minutes, pat dry, and moisturize. This is a great psoriasis treatment if the weather has been extra rough on your skin.
  • Treat with Psoriapalm, a dermatologist-tested psoriasis treatment that also features the same MLE formula mentioned above. Psoriapalm is specially formulated to reduce symptoms of psoriasis without breaking the bank.

These psoriasis tips may seem simple, but they’ll go a long way toward soothing psoriasis on the body. If you’re a psoriasis sufferer, what have you found to help your outbreaks?

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