In people with psoriasis – a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects approximately 7.5 million Americans and 100 million women and men worldwide – cells build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, causing thick, dry patches (plaques) that are typically itchy and inflamed.
Psoriasis is unsightly, uncomfortable, and unpredictable, not to mention irritating. Furthermore, there is no known cure. The good news is that there are many natural remedies that can temporarily relieve the symptoms of the condition and help to repair damaged skin.
Read on for 13 tried-and-tested psoriasis home remedies…
Capsaicin, which makes chili peppers hot, can relieve psoriasis symptoms. Ointments containing it can relieve pain, itching, redness, and inflammation, although your skin may burn when first applied.
Creams and ointments that contain capsaicin can be purchased online and in stores. You can also make your own using cayenne powder, grapeseed oil, and grated beeswax (see recipes on the Web).