Tips to select a #Moisturizer for #Psoriasis
- It is better to opt for a moisturizing cream, not a moisturizer. Moisturizing cream is more concentrated and would be effective in dealing with dry psoriasis lesions.
- Avoid artificial moisturizers. They are no good for us. Their ingredients such as Artificial fragrances, mineral oils, Propylene glycol, Formaldehyde, parabens- would impose negative effects. For example, artificial fragrances, mineral oils and propylene glycol are skin irritants and can make your skin further dry. Do you know that most of these artificial fragrances are alcohol based and alcohol is famous for its skin drying effect. Similarly, parabens and formaldehyde have respective health issues.
- Opt for a herbal moisturizers with all natural ingredients. They would contain plant based oils (almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil) and naturally derived fats (shea butter, cocoa butter) with potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial stuffs (Aloe Vera, Tea tree oil).
- Finally, don't consider moisturizer as a treatment for psoriasis. It can help manage the physical appearance. But, real healing would be from INSIDE-OUT with diet, lifestyle, dietary supplements and stress management.