Natural Ways To Treat Psoriasis on the Face
Psoriasis can affect a person’s self-esteem and overall happiness, especially psoriasis on the face. When psoriasis patches are difficult to cover, sufferers may become insecure about their appearance. Plus, psoriasis can cause bleeding, itching, skin irritation, and pain.
There are some treatments for this skin condition, but not every patient reacts well to medications and topical ointments. Side effects may include skin irritation, sun sensitivity, and even more serious medical side effects like stomach ulcers. These potential side effects make some patients opt for more natural treatments.
Luckily, there are natural ways to treat psoriasis on the face. Keep in mind, everyone’s body is different. Not every treatment works equally well for every person. However, some people with psoriasis have found the methods below effective at reducing symptoms and managing flare-ups.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Easy to find at any grocery store, apple cider vinegar sometimes helps with facial psoriasis. It can be especially helpful for psoriasis on the upper forehead or scalp.
Due to its antiseptic properties, apple cider vinegar may soothe itching and irritation caused by psoriasis.
Make sure to rinse off apple cider vinegar completely after applying it to the face. Never apply vinegar to cracked or bleeding skin as this can cause burning and irritation.
Commonly used to soothe sunburns, some studies indicate aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties could ease symptoms of psoriasis.
Applying unscented aloe vera gels or cream to patches may help treat psoriasis on the face. Stick to gels and creams with 0.5% aloe vera.
However, some stores sell aloe vera tablets, which have not shown to be effective at fighting psoriasis, and aloe vera gel is also not effective on everyone who uses it. Aloe vera gel also contains latex, which can trigger an allergic reaction. If you notice any adverse effects, like redness or rashes, stop using aloe vera.
Tea Tree Oil
Due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil can help with a variety of skin diseases. Some people with psoriasis find tea tree oil reduces symptoms like itching, scaling, and inflammation. Dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil like olive oil or almond oil prior to use. Undiluted essential oils can burn the skin. Some people have an allergic reaction to essential oils, so do a patch test first by applying a small amount of diluted tea tree oil on your forearm.
Not everyone responds well to tea tree oil, with some people reporting burning, scaling, and redness. Tea tree oil can also make skin conditions like eczema worse, so be careful about using tea tree oil if you have conditions besides psoriasis or sensitive skin.
Increased Sunlight Exposure
Ultraviolet B rays from the sun can improve psoriasis symptoms for some people. Just five to 10 minutes of sun exposure a day could potentially help with psoriasis on the face.
However, too much sun exposure could increase the risk of cancers like melanoma. Make sure to apply sunscreen before going outdoors.
Natural Dry Skin Oil
If you’re looking for natural products to treat psoriasis, Delfina Dry Skin Oil is a great option. The formula was developed by a doctor in Armenia several decades ago.
Learn more about how Delfina works here and see before-and-after pictures from other psoriasis sufferers here.
Lifestyle changes don’t just help with psoriasis on the face – they can help reduce symptoms overall.
Changing your diet may help reduce symptoms of psoriasis. A Mediterranean diet has shown to improve symptoms for some people, as has eating foods rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids like salmon and tuna. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, so incorporating this spice into recipes could help.
A healthy immune system can help keep psoriasis away. Avoid smoking tobacco products and incorporate regular exercise into your routine. Stress may also trigger psoriasis outbreaks, so consider stress-reducing activities like yoga or meditation.
Keep in mind, any long term changes to your diet or exercise routine should always be discussed with a doctor beforehand, especially if you have any chronic medical conditions.
There is no cure for psoriasis, but there are treatment options available for patients.
If you’re looking for psoriasis treatments and prefer a holistic approach, the above options may be helpful to you. However, as with any other treatments, watch out for negative side effects and stop treatment if symptoms get worse.
Finding effective psoriasis treatments often entails trial and error. Hopefully, after experimenting with different options, you find a course of action that helps you find relief.
We understand how important it is to find the right treatment for psoriasis flare-ups, especially with moderate to severe psoriasis. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about natural treatment options or Delfina Dry Skin Oil. We are happy to help in any way we can.