Slide show: Caring for your skin when you have psoriasis
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Lifestyle measures can help you manage your psoriasis and improve symptoms of this chronic skin condition. For example, a soothing daily bath can ease inflamed, itchy skin and loosen patches of dry, raised, red skin (plaques). To get the most out of your bath:

  • Use warm water. Hot water can dry out skin and worsen itching.
  • Keep it short. About 10 minutes is best to prevent dryness and irritation.
  • Choose a gentle cleanser. Pour in soothing Epsom salts, a little bath oil or colloidal oatmeal to tame itchiness and redness.
  • Gently pat dry skin. Avoid rough towel drying, which can irritate skin.
Jan. 03, 2019