Psoriasis is thought to affect around 2% of the population and the severity of it tends to vary between each individual. While some people just experience mild irritation, others can experience extreme discomfort and unfortunately the condition can have a huge impact on daily life and self-confidence.
Psoriasis appears as red, dry, flaky patches of skin and is a result of skin cells reproducing too quickly. The rapid production skin cells results in the skin shedding too quickly, hence flaking.
Reducing stress may be the best natural treatment of psoriasis. Stress is a very common psoriasis trigger, so it is worth consulting qualified help for appropriate herbal remedies to support you in busy or challenging times.
While not a treatment as such, it is believed that psoriasis responds well to a topical application of a cream rich in beta carotene. So choosing products with soothing calendula (with a high beta carotene content) may be beneficial. To combat excess flakiness and scaly patches applying a good natural moisturiser will aid replenishment of hydration and nutrients.
Read our Psoriasis Guide here.