Psoriasis is a skin problem that requires various treatments. Severity also varies. The symptoms include smooth red areas, scaling and plaques, lesions defined in a ringed area and acute eruptions of skin pustules. Symptoms are usually chronic ad may come and go for no apparent reason. A physician’s diagnosis is definitive for this skin disease. Most research supports psoriasis to be a dysfunction of the skin’s enzymes. The epidermal, top layer of skin suffers from a rapid turnover of cells and dilation of the capillaries.

In aromatherapy, specific essential oils and carrier oils, nurture and protect the epidermis. These products help regulate the skin’s temperature, reduce allergic reactions while eliminating environmental and metabolic waste. They will help regulate cellular regeneration without stimulating dermal cell renewal for psoriasis treatment. This varies for other skin therapy treatments.

Evening Primrose oil, Borage oil and avocado oil specifically help psoriasis treatment. Borage oil is least expensive and works equally well as the others. A combination of 2 or all 3 of these oils at any time is preferred. Ingesting encapsulated evening primrose or borage oil with meals may also help. These contain omega-6 essential fatty acids that aid many body processes. Psoriasis blend is the solution.

My research suggests this skin condition is precipitated by an incorrect release of melatonin from the pineal gland. Melatonin naturally rises at night to encourage sleep. In psoriasis clients, melatonin is deficient at night and higher during the daytime hours. Melatonin may be deficient at anytime. This must be determined by a competent health professional and monitored on a regular basis.

For practical purposes, follow these simple rules. Do not sleep with a light on or shining into your bedroom. Cover large mirrors at night that can reflect light. Use ultraviolet light or exposure to sunlight daily or several times a week. Exposure may be several minutes to 2 hours with protective clothing. Visit the ocean and allow your skin to be nurtured by the sea water. The best time to enjoy sunshine is before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

If you sleep during the day and work at night, 30 minutes in a room using ultraviolet light may be beneficial. Enjoy sunshine on holidays and during your days off.

Allergy and stress may precipitate breakouts. My research indicates fat from nuts and peanuts, as well as other oils contribute to psoriasis. Seeds may be an acceptable substitute. Other foods can contribute to a stressful diet and may require time and research to eradicate or reduce. Every fat, including avocado, must be used in moderation. Successful treatment includes dietary modification for psoriasis.

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