Psoriasis is a skin disease that affects between 2 and 4% of the French population. There are many causes of psoriasis, and the triggers can give life to different forms of psoriasis. Almost any part of the body can be affected, which is why people who are prone to sometimes become self-conscious. Psoriasis gives rise to red patches, signs of inflammation of the skin, which can develop into lesions in the most severe cases. Flare-ups can last between 3 and 4 months and make the skin very uncomfortable and the situation unbearable.
Today we tell you how to treat this skin disease the natural way!
What triggers psoriasis?
Psoriasis can be triggered by different things:
family history, it is estimated that 40% of sufferers have cases in their family
taking medications containing lithium (study conducted in Great Britain between 1994 and 2005)
states of great stress
excessive consumption of tobacco or alcohol
an overreaction of the immune system that causes white blood cells to collect on the skin in the form of a scab during the healing process
an imbalance in the renewal of cells. They will renew themselves every 3 to 6 days instead of every month and accumulate en masse on the skin.
The above triggers are not exhaustive and everyone prone to psoriasis is for a different reason. As with every chronic skin disease, the easiest way to find the reason for its occurrence is to go to a specialist for examinations.
Psoriasis can be located anywhere on the skin: skull, hands, feet, nails, arms, back, or in skin folds. All ages can be affected, from birth. You should also know that this peculiarity of skin is not contagious. We have already written a full article on this subject, feel free to read it to learn more about the causes and symptoms of psoriasis.
The different forms of psoriasis
There are almost as many forms of psoriasis as there are reasons for it ...
The most common form of this disease is plaque psoriasis, also called “psoriasis vulgaris”. It is distinguished by large, rather thick red patches covered with white skin. This shape can be found on the lower back, knees, elbows and scalp.
Pustular psoriasis. As the name suggests, it is accompanied by pustules. It is a very disabling form because it is located on the hands and feet. It can even prevent people with the disease from being able to work or live their lives properly.
Erythrodermic psoriasis is one of the most serious forms. It is often accompanied by fever and chills. Psoriasis plaques are very irritated and filled with small pustules. With this kind of psoriasis, you must quickly consult a health specialist to set up effective treatments.
Gout psoriasis. It mainly affects children or adolescents and presents as dry red patches on the body.
Psoriatic arthritis. It is caused by a reaction of the immune system and is found in the joints, tendons and ligaments. It causes very unpleasant joint pain.
Psoriasis of the face, at the hairline, fine lines and wings of the nose.
Scalp psoriasis, very different from dandruff, is very invasive.
Fold psoriasis, or reverse psoriasis. As the name suggests, it is found in the skin folds.
Note that if your baby (or child who is still in a diaper) is prone to psoriasis, it will be necessary to monitor the progress. The seat area is very often subjected to maceration with stool and urine, it will regularly be necessary to layer it. When changing, pat the skin instead of wiping it to avoid hurting it. If possible, leave it without a diaper and especially consult a doctor.
What natural treatment to treat scalp psoriasis?
Before treating scalp psoriasis, we can try to understand where it comes from to prevent it! Scalp psoriasis can be isolated or be associated with another form of psoriasis. Most of the time, it is located at the nape of the neck or the hairline, towards the forehead. It is in the form of thick, very, very dry red patches. Contrary to what one might think, hair grows normally and its condition is not really affected.
Some tips to avoid it:
Use gentle care based on natural ingredients. Shampoos or hair lotions tend to be very astringent. Astringent ingredients or products are perfect when you have very dark facial pores.ilates but to take care of a fragile scalp, they are not ideal! The sebaceous glands in your scalp need to generate fat in order to hydrate and protect your skin. Let them do their job and trust them!
Use soft, gentle brushes or combs. Also choose natural materials such as wood to avoid friction with synthetic brushes. Avoid using hair dryers or other heating devices. Leave your hair and scalp natural, whether it's at risk or not.
Getting through flare-ups and avoiding severe psoriasis is also learning to take care of yourself using what's good for your skin! If despite the precautions taken, you are prone to scalp psoriasis, continue to apply the advice given above by adding these little tips:
Relax ! Eventually the crisis will pass and stressing about it will not be beneficial since stress is known to be a trigger.
Avoid staining with ammonia and wait until the peak has passed to make one.
Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. No more spicy dishes and fast food.
Take a bath of Organic Precious Radiance Oil with soothing yellow banana to apply all over the scalp. Massage with fingertips for 5 min. Wrap your hair with a cloth and leave it on overnight. The next day, proceed with your usual shampoo. Not only will your scalp be soothed, but the dry oil will boost the growth of your hair which will be stronger and shinier.
Take care of your skin and your body, learn to listen to yourself and feel the first signs of flare-ups in order to avoid invasive treatments.
What natural and effective treatment for psoriasis in the face?
Psoriasis of the face can be caused by different things and can appear in anyone. As with the different forms of illness, it is triggered by factors personal to each. Too aggressive creams, a very bad sunburn, a period of intense stress, a poor lifestyle, ...
Psoriasis of the face, beyond being painful and also difficult to live with due to its location. It is in plain sight and may make some people uncomfortable. To treat it naturally, several ideas:
cleanse your face with gentle, fragrance-free products with effective essential oils: myrrh, pink geranium or verbenone rosemary.
dry your face gently and with a clean towel, especially in case of skin lesions!
moisturize your skin with fragrance-free, nourishing and moisturizing creams several times a day if necessary.
Consider looking at our Kadalys organic moisturizers which contain our banana bio-actives, including Hydramuse Comforting Cream and Hydramuse Radiance Jelly.
The benefits of banana for relieving psoriasis are real! They nourish the skin, allow it to regenerate, soften and are also anti-inflammatory ingredients. Rich in fatty acids, vitamins, omega and natural origin, they will make a place for themselves in your facial routine without you realizing it!
do not put on makeup if possible, let your skin breathe.
expose yourself to the sun, but without abusing it! The France Psoriasis Association recommends sun exposure for psoriasis as it would be beneficial on the skin. Remember to protect yourself, with a hat and cream, and not to stay in the sun between the hottest hours. Do not overuse the sun either, too much exposure could worsen the condition of the skin.
shave your skin with an electric razor, less aggressive than a manual
Just like with your scalp, don't stress out about the situation. If the affected area widens and your moderate psoriasis worsens, you can still switch to local drug treatments.
What are the medical treatments for psoriasis relief?
Some psoriasis patients go on spa treatments to relieve themselves from time to time. There are several for this skin disease and you may benefit from treatment. Check with your doctor or health insurance fund.
Before going on a cure, you can also try some drug treatments that will relieve the type of psoriasis you have. These range from topical corticosteroid creams to vitamin D3 analog products. You can also try light therapy, a treatment using light radiation (blue or white). This type of treatment is rather effective but must be done seriously and respecting the instructions (glasses, medication,…).
Oral medications exist