With more than three million US cases every year, psoriasis is an incredibly common skin condition that messes with the life cycle of skin cells, causing them to build up rapidly and form thick, itchy, dry, red, scale-y patches. Sounds fun, right?
Though there may be times when your skin looks and feels normal, if you suffer from psoriasis, this all-too-common autoimmune disease is persistent, long-lasting and unfortunately doesn't have a "cure." However, there are several factors that can contribute to the severity of the condition from individual to individual, and learning how to get them under control can do wonders.
As a holistic practitioner specializing in dermatology, I focus on whole-body healing to address both the skin and the underlying systemic causes. With psoriasis — as with any autoimmune condition — results are best when treatment targets both the physical and the emotional.
Here are my top five tips for healing and managing psoriasis, both inside and out.