Improving psoriasis skin naturally can involve a number of things such as psoriasis herbal treatments, sunlight, changing your lifestyle and so on. But this article is focused on improving psoriasis skin naturally by making changes to your diet. Many people with psoriasis are able to minimize its impact on their lives, its appearance and the frequency of flare ups by cleansing their body of toxins, eating a healthy diet, and leading a lifestyle that helps the immune system take care of your skin and overall health.
The majority of treatments, especially modern medicine, take the approach of slowing down the fast generation of skin cells that cause the plaques and scales on your skin. For people looking for an alternative this approach is about dealing with the symptoms of psoriasis, not about dealing with the root cause. Key to managing psoriasis is learning what your triggers are and changing your life so that you avoid those triggers.
First of all a large part of the change you need to make so that psoriasis can be managed holistically is to look at your diet. While no direct link has been made between diet and psoriasis, a lot of sufferers have triggers that are foods, and it is obvious that a healthy diet makes a healthy body and healthy skin. For some this means eating organically, eating more fruits and vegetables and avoiding foods that contain chemicals like processed or refined food. Some go a step further and become vegans, no longer eating meats, fish, or dairy. Free up the liver so that it can better clean your blood, get more nutrients from your feed, have a healthier colon, all of this makes you overall healthier and your skin is healthier.
Be warned that changing to a vegan diet can at first make you feel unwell as you will be suffering from withdrawal for things like refined sugars, and there will be a large amount of toxins in your body being flushed out. This feeling can last about a week and then you will feel better again and you should feel healthier than you ever have, and notice clearer skin and experience some weight loss.
Naturally treating psoriasis in this way does not mean you cannot use lotions or oils on your skin. Take your baths every day and use a good moisturizer to keep your skin supple and help manage the slaking and itching. Aloe vera is a great natural option that will help soothe the itching and inflammation and does not come with the side effects of medicated creams like steroids.