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Using moisturizer every day can help your skin look and feel better, as well as reduce itching and discomfort. To effectively moisturize your skin:

  • Apply when skin is moist. Gently blot your skin after bathing and immediately apply moisturizer. This will help seal moisture into your skin. During cold, dry weather, you might need to apply moisturizer several times a day. If you're using medicated creams or ointments, allow at least 30 minutes between applying the medicated cream and applying your moisturizer. It doesn't matter which you put on first.
  • Opt for a thick, rich moisturizing cream or ointment. These can reduce inflammation and itching and improve the appearance of your skin. Petroleum jelly is an inexpensive, effective moisturizer. The effectiveness of avocado, coconut, olive and other oils as moisturizers that ease the symptoms of psoriasis hasn't been proved.

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