3 Ways to Soothe Psoriasis at Home

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When psoriasis makes you itch, you may be able to find relief right in your home or just outside it. Five minutes of sunlight a day may ease your symptoms over time. Just ask your doctor if it's safe for you first. Wear sunscreen on parts of your body that aren't affected by psoriasis.

Next, beat the heat and your symptoms with a cold shower. It won't irritate your skin the way hot water does. Remember to use a moisturizer afterward.

Speaking of moisture, cooking oils can be less expensive stand ins for heavy creams and ointments. Or you could try slathering on shortening. Want more DIY ways to feel better? Eat healthy, manage stress, and cut back on alcohol if you drink.