If you are one of many people who suffers from psoriasis, you already know how important a dermatologist-approved skin care routine is for your condition. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, but it most commonly shows up as a skin condition. Symptoms might include red, itchy skin, or tiny bumps on the surface of the skin. There is no cure for psoriasis but there are a few things that you can do to try to keep your condition under control and yourself as comfortable as possible.
Only Use Dermatologist-Approved Skin Care Products
When it comes to treating your psoriasis, it is very important that you don’t put just any product on your skin. In most cases, dermatologist-approved skin care products for psoriasis will be gentle and made from as many all-natural ingredients as possible. You definitely want to avoid any product that is made with artificial dyes or fragrances. Additionally, avoid any harsh exfoliants, such as sugar or salt scrubs, which could irritate the skin and make the symptoms of your psoriasis even more intense.
Avoid Any Known Triggers
What triggers your psoriasis will vary from person to person but there are a few things that are fairly common across the board. For example, stress will very commonly cause someone’s psoriasis to flare up. It may also present itself when someone has an infection elsewhere in the body or is on other medications that complicate their skin condition. As you learn what your personal triggers are for psoriasis, be vigilant about avoiding them as best you can. Before taking medication for any health issue, be sure to make your doctor aware of your psoriasis to avoid potential complications.
Consult with Your Doctor and Dermatologist
When you are dealing with a health issue that presents itself in the form of a skin condition, it is important to keep all of your health care professionals in the loop. Be sure to discuss your psoriasis with your general practitioner as it relates to other health concerns and to keep your dermatologist aware of what is going on with your overall health. By consulting both professionals, you will be able to come up with a treatment plan that does not put either your skin health or your internal health at risk.
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