What You Should Know About Psoriasis…

Person with plaque psoriasis of the arm

As many as 7.5 million people in the U.S. suffer with psoriasis. The irritated, red, scaly skin is annoying, itchy and even painful.

Anyone of any age may experience the symptoms, though the most common age range for onset of the condition seems to be between 15 and 25.

Causes of Psoriasis and What to Watch Out For

First and foremost, know that psoriasis is not contagious.

While psoriasis is generally considered an autoimmune disorder, there is no single common cause for the condition. It may be caused by allergies, food reactions, stress, digestive issues, even vitamin D deficiency. It is the skin’s hyper-responsive reaction to a perceived threat or pathogen. Some studies have examined the role of genetics factors in combination with environmental triggers.

There also seems to be a link between a depleted or depressed immune system and outbreaks of psoriasis.

Aloe Vera’s Benefit in the Battle Against Psoriasis

Psoriasis on elbows

Aloe vera has been a popular balm and skin agent for centuries.

Aloe vera has been a popular balm and skin agent for centuries. It has earned the trust of most users for its properties in dealing with not only psoriasis, but also wounds, burns, insect stings, and even just general moisturizing.

These days people are very conscious about using natural approaches to their well being and aloe vera has proven to be quite popular because of its many benefits.

Avoiding and Flushing Out Toxins

Good internal health is very important when it comes to looking after your skin. Keep toxins out of your body as much as possible by sticking to a diet that emphasizes organic whole foods and avoids heavily processed items, along with avoiding ingredients known to upset your digestion or to cause an allergic reaction. Staying well hydrated every day with pure water is also essential.

You look after the inside with good diet, regular exercise, and activities that bring you joy and reduce your stress.