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How Can I Manage My Psoriasis During the Winter Months?

Easily treat your Psoriasis at a nearby Healthpointe Medical Center

The cold winter weather can trigger psoriasis flares due to the dry air and low levels of exposure to the sunlight’s ultraviolet rays. However, there are some tips that can help you manage your psoriasis during the winter months.

  1. Use a humidifier

A humidifier can help keep the indoor air moist, which can help to counter the dry air during the winter months. However, be sure to regularly clean the humidifier to avoid buildup of the bacteria.

  1. Keep your skin moisturized

Keeping your skin moisturized can ease redness and itching. Moisturizer can also help treat your psoriasis’ patches. Thicker cream or ointment is usually better at locking moisture into your skin. Use moisturizing soap and creamy lotion after showering, bathing, and washing your hands. Be sure to also use fragrance-free products to avoid allergic reactions.

  1. Drink water

Drinking plenty of water can pump up the moisture in your skin.

  1. Ease Stress

The winter holidays can be a stressful time, which can make your psoriasis worse. Make sure to schedule a time to relax. Exercise can also help to relieve stress.

  1. Take soothing baths instead of hot showers

Long showers in hot water remove moisture from your skin, so take warm bath and relax in the tub. Epsom salts or Dead Sea salts in your warm bath can help soothe the itching and can also help you unwind.

Healthpointe offers psoriasis treatment to patients in Southern California in multiple locations including Garden Grove, Anaheim, and La Mirada. If you are suffering from psoriasis flare up this winter months, then contact your nearest Healthpointe location to receive treatment for your psoriasis. You can contact Healthpointe at (888) 510-9575 to find out more about other types of dermatology services we offer in Orange County.