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7 Essential Tips to Manage Psoriasis in Winters

  • Dr. Pravin Jain
  • November 30, -0001

Psoriasis is one of the most common non-contagious skin diseases that lead to scaly and red patches. Homeopathy treatment for psoriasis can efficiently help in treating the condition, however, certain seasons such as winters can aggravate the symptoms. The winter season can be extremely harsh for your skin as the air turns dry, temperatures drop, exposure to sunlight reduces and poor hydration ultimately results in flare up. Treating psoriasis the right way is imperative as it can cause severe issues in the near future.

Here are a few tips to manage psoriasis in the chilly season:

1. Moisturise, moisturise and moisturise
We cannot emphasise enough the benefits of moisturisation especially when you have psoriasis. The cold and dry air during winters doesn’t give your skin enough moisturisation that helps to keep it supple. Therefore, it is essential to provide your skin with the moisture that it needs and loves. Ensure to opt for chemical and fragrance free soap or body wash while having a bath and follow up by generously applying a moisturiser.
 
2. Do not forget to drink water
An important thing that many people tend to skip during the chilly season is water. The elixir for your body, water offers several benefits that we deprive our skin of during winter that is a major contributor to dry skin. Moreover, not drinking enough water can lead to toxin accumulation that can aggravate psoriasis. Make sure to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day.
 
3. Wear skin and climate-friendly clothes
Make sure to cover up the exposed areas with scarves, socks, sweaters, etc. to avoid dryness. Opt for materials like cotton instead of wool that will be gentle for your skin. Avoid heavy fabrics such as denim that may irritate your skin or cause you to sweat more.
 
4. Opt for warm water while bathing
Hot water can wash off the skin’s natural oils and moisture making it dry. Therefore, it is advised to have a bath with warm water. You must also exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub once in a while to scrub the dead skin away.
 
5. Use a humidifier
To keep your indoor air moist, make use of a humidifier that’ll help your skin to stay soft and to combat the drying caused by indoor heat.
 
6. Indulge in self care
Stress can make the symptoms of psoriasis worse. Hence, make sure to de-stress by opting for activities such as a spa that may help relieve your stress and moisturise your skin at the same time.
 
7. Get the right treatment
If the cold weather worsens your psoriasis, you must consult your doctor. You might just not need a change in medicines but also might require therapy.
 
Dr Pravin Jain - one of the best homeopathy doctors in Mumbai suggests opting for homeopathy for psoriasis as it helps to treat the condition from the roots. At HomoeoCARE, you can get solutions not just for psoriasis but several other illnesses too. You can also avail online homeopathy consultation to treat your condition from the comfort of your home.

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