Dietary Supplements For The Skin

Written by Kimberly Clark
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Although psoriasis affects many parts of the body, its presence is most evident on the skin. Therefore, to ward off flare-ups, it is imperative that people who suffer from psoriasis pay special attention to their skin. Regardless of the dietary supplement selected for the skin, it is important that it contains an element that provides moisture, exfoliates, and/or soothes the irritated skin.

Supplements that Provide Moisture

A popular class of moisturizers, frequently used to treat psoriasis topically, is referred to as emollients. It's a popular type of moisturizer because the oils utilized are similar to those naturally produced by our own bodies. Shea butter, cocoa butter, plant oils, mineral oils, and animal oils are examples of emollients extracted from nature.

Other supplements used to replenish skin moisture in psoriasis suffers aim to retain the skin's natural water balance. Proper hydration is considered vital to the daily repair of skin cells. A few substances used to achieve water retention are collagen, elastin, proteins, and amino acids.

Products that encourage new skin growth and remove old skin should also be incorporated into a skin care regimen centered on the care of psoriasis-infected skin. Supplements that fall into this category are selenium, vitamin A, vitamin E, and grape extract. Furthermore, because the skin of people afflicted with psoriasis is regularly inflamed, using soothing agents such as aloe vera, green tea, lavender extract, chamomile extract, or vitamin C to calm the skin can make the outbreaks a little more tolerable.


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