Natural remedies may help soothe some of your psoriasis symptoms. Before starting any of the remedies listed below, talk to your doctor to ensure they don’t interact with your psoriasis medication.
Aloe vera gel has been shown to reduce the scaling and redness caused by psoriasis. Remove the gel from the inside of an aloe leaf and apply it directly on the plaques of the psoriasis. Allow it to rest for a few minutes before rinsing off completely with warm water. Repeat this process up to three times a day for best results.
Seeking itch relief? Try a vinegar dip. Mix 1 tbs. of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water and apply to the plaques with a cotton ball. Remember to never use apple cider vinegar on any cracked or bleeding skin. Another method of relief is an Epsom salt or oat bath. Soaking in an Epsom salt or oat bath for 15 minutes not only helps stop itching, but also removes psoriasis scales. Don’t forget to apply moisturizer after your bath to prevent your skin from becoming overly dry.