Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by red, dry plaques of thickened skin. Fortunately, it is not contagious nor is it painful. The dry flakes and scales are thought to result from the rapid proliferation of skin cells triggered by unregulated lymphocytes from the blood. Psoriasis is most pronounced on the elbows, knees, and scalp.
For some reason, this skin condition is more prevalent in the United States than in less developed countries. Sadly, there is no cure for psoriasis, at least not yet. You can always turn to natural remedies as far as dealing with it is concerned. Aloe for psoriasis is one of the most popular remedies for the said skin condition. how so?
The many benefits of aloe vera for the skin have been proven and used for many centuries. Did you know that in the days of the Pharaohs, aloe was used to treat poisoned arrow wounds? It must be surprising, right?
The most common use of aloe vera is to keep the skin healthy and moisturized. If you have dry skin, applying aloe cream or gel every day will surely cure the problem. The gel contains enzymes that have burn-healing effects, anti-inflammatory properties, and antibacterial and anti-fungal components.
Aloe Vera makes an excellent moisturizer that keeps the skin flexible by providing oxygen to the cells thereby increasing the strength and synthesis of skin tissues. It is especially beneficial for people with psoriasis. It helps the skin to generate healthy cells which means that your skin’s ability to hydrate itself is dramatically improved.
Experts believe that genetics, diet, immediate environment, and deficiencies in vitamins A and D all play a role in psoriasis. If you want to give aloe a shot, you’ll need to go on a program that includes an enforced regimen of regular topical applications of the gel. When I say regular, I mean daily. You must also consume Aloe Vera juice rich in megavitamins and antioxidants. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” treatment. You also have to watch your diet. If possible, stick to an all-natural diet and that means no processed foods, junk food, cake, brownie mix, or anything loaded with sugar. Include more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet to speed up the healing process.
How to Use Aloe Vera to Deal with Psoriasis
1.) Shower with mild soap. Avoid those that contain chemicals or strong scents as they can worsen your skin condition. Aloe Vera soap and body wash are widely available. You can find them online or in your local health stores.
2.) After showering, spray the affected area with liquid Aloe spray. You can apply the gel 4 to 5 times a day or as needed.
3.) Drink at least 4 oz. of Aloe Vera juice every day. Don’t overdo it because this can cause diarrhea and stomach cramps.
4.) Take multivitamins and antioxidants.
How to Make Your Aloe for Psoriasis Gel
Here’s what you are going to need:
Aloe Vera Plant
500 mg of Vitamin C for every ¼ cup of gel
400 IU Vitamin E for every ¼ cup of gel
1.) Wash your hands thoroughly to make sure you don’t transfer bacteria into the mixture.
2.) Slice off the outer leaf of the plant and then peel it.
3.) Using a spoon, scoop out the gel from the plant.
4.) Place the gel into the blender along with the remaining ingredients (Vitamin C and Vitamin E). Blend until everything is well combined. This shouldn’t take but a minute.
5.) Place the mixture into a sterilized jar or plastic air-tight container. Use the gel to treat your psoriasis. You can also use this gel to treat sunburn, minor cuts and burns,, and insect bites.