Feet in a bubble bath
Previous Next 1 of 6 Take daily baths

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 skin. 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 or allergen-free soap. Pour in soothing Epsom salts, a little bath oil or colloidal oatmeal to tame itchiness and inflammation.
  • Gently pat dry skin. Avoid rough towel drying, which can irritate skin.

From Mayo Clinic to your inbox

Sign up for free and stay up to date on research advancements, health tips, current health topics, and expertise on managing health. Click here for an email preview.

To provide you with the most relevant and helpful information, and understand which information is beneficial, we may combine your email and website usage information with other information we have about you. If you are a Mayo Clinic patient, this could include protected health information. If we combine this information with your protected health information, we will treat all of that information as protected health information and will only use or disclose that information as set forth in our notice of privacy practices. You may opt-out of email communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.

See more Multimedia Feb. 15, 2023