How To Manage Psoriasis
Are you suffering from dandruff-like spots or red plaques on the skin, which may be raised or covered with white scaly skin?
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that can be quite traumatic. It is caused by a build-up of dead skin cells and, rather than being associated with dry skin and sensitivity to allergens like eczema and dermatitis, is linked to the body’s skin cell renewal functions.
The cause of psoriasis is an over-active immune system, which triggers skin cells to produce and replace themselves too quickly, leaving a build-up of both new and dead cells on the skin’s surface. Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body but is most common on the elbows, knees and the scalp and, like eczema, can cause extreme itching and burning.
Tips For Managing Psoriasis
While there is no cure for psoriasis, there are certain things to avoid which may help keep your skin calm and help prevent severe flare ups or plaques developing.
• You might want to avoid the following psoriasis triggers: Foreign chemicals found in alcohol, cigarettes
• Processed foods like bread and sugar may cause inflammation and increase the severity of the psoriasis.
Citric acids found in fruits like oranges and grapefruit could also throw off your body’s natural pH level, triggering a flare up.Things to try:
The ingredients in Billie Goat soaps may help nourish the skin and prevent a break out due to their moisturising qualities. We recommend the Nature's Remedy Intensive Balm which is a soothing ointment with Goats milk and calming ingredients like Calendula, Gotu Kola and Liquorice.
Try cleansing your skin with Billie Goat Nature's Remedy Soap, which is handmade using fresh Australian goats milk and a blend of skin loving oils. The bar is enriched with a high concentration of olive oil and colloidal oatmeal to help relieve itchiness and has been found to assist in the management of psoriasis.
If you are suffering from cracked, itchy skin or burning scaling spots, you might be suffering from psoriasis. If you’re not sure whether you’re being affected by psoriasis, we recommend first seeking medical advice.
Read some of our testimonials from people who suffer from psoriasis but have found relief using Billie Goat products.
Read more on how your diet affects your skin at The Eczema Diet: Which Foods to Avoid & What You Should Be Eating.