October 27, 2021 2 min read

This World Psoriasis Day, it is time to take a proactive approach to your Psoriasis! We’re going to focus on five simple, natural remedies to help relieve inflammation, itch, and stop Psoriasis flare-ups in their tracks.

  1. Magnesium
Whether you are soaking your entire body in a Magnesium salt bath or applying a topical Magnesium to your skin, Magnesium has amazing anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Magnesium aids skin barrier function, reducing the number of bacteria getting into Psoriatic plaques and lesions.

 Furthermore, Magnesium is a proven stress-reliever, and with stress being   a key contributor to flare-ups of Psoriasis, it is a must-have.

2. The Ocean

Ocean water has a different mineral profile to other water bodies. Ocean water has significantly higher amounts of minerals like sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. This high mineral salt content is why it provides so much relief for people with skin conditions like psoriasis. Bathing in natural mineral-rich water, called balneotherapy, has been used since ancient times to treat Psoriasis.

The Dead Sea is one such body of water that is used for the treatment of skin conditions due to its high mineral salt profile. These mineral salts have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antiseptic effects, help to absorb toxins in the body and promote the healing process of the skin.

3. The Sun

Natural sunlight itself is beneficial reduce symptoms of Psoriasis. It contains both UVA & UVB rays, with UVB being more beneficial for Psoriasis as it slows the rapid rate of skin growth & shedding. Sunlight also helps to produce Vitamin D in the body, which is a natural anti-inflammatory, a known precursor for Psoriasis flares.

4. Salt

Salt is one of the strongest natural anti-bacterial agents readily available for use. Saline (or sterile salt) is commonly used in wound care as it creates conditions that make it difficult for bacteria to grow, therefore preventing wound infection. Successful wound healing occurs when you reduce wound contamination and minimise tissue injury (such as through itching). 

In Psoriasis, this is critical as bacteria in Psoriatic plaques and lesions leads to increasing inflammation in the body, responsible for inducing flare-ups.

5. Ocean Soothe 

Ocean Soothe by Abundant Natural Health is a topical and natural Psoriasis range aimed at relieving the symptoms of Psoriasis, including itching, flaking and redness of the skin. Highly concentrated with Magnesium and salts, it reduces bacterial load in Psoriasis plaques, and its anti-inflammatory effects help to suppress the itch. Break the cycle today!