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Psoriasis Skincare Guide


Step by Step Guide to Treat Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by the development of flaky patches of skin, often covered with scales. Although there is no known cure for psoriasis, there are various treatment options available to help manage and control the symptoms. In this step-by-step guide, we will explore the causes of psoriasis, different treatment approaches, and self-care measures that can improve your overall well-being.


Step 1: Understanding Psoriasis

Though we do not know the exact causes of psoriasis, most believe that psoriasis is due to an attack on the immune system. Psoriasis occurs when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, causing them to multiply rapidly. The accelerated growth leads to the accumulation of thickened patches of skin, which are often accompanied by itching and inflammation. The exact cause of psoriasis is not fully understood, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.


Step 2: Medical Treatments/Artificial Treatments:

In most cases, the initial line of treatment for psoriasis involves topical therapies, which are applied directly to the affected skin. These treatments aim to reduce inflammation, relieve itching, and slow down the excessive growth of skin cells. Common topical treatments for psoriasis include:

  • Corticosteroids

  • Synthetic Vitamin 

  • Retinoids

  • Salicylic Acid

  • Coal Tar

  • Anthralin


Step 3: Light Therapy (Phototherapy)

Phototherapy, or light therapy, involves exposing the skin to controlled amounts of natural or artificial ultraviolet (UV) light. This treatment approach can be used alone or in combination with medications to manage psoriasis. Light therapy can help slow down the growth of skin cells, reduce inflammation, and improve symptoms. There are different types of light therapy, including:

  • UVB Phototherapy: This involves exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) light, which can be administered in a specialized light booth or with a handheld device. It is an effective treatment for moderate to severe psoriasis.

  • PUVA Therapy: PUVA combines exposure to a photosensitizing medication called psoralen with UVA light. Psoralen can be taken orally or applied topically. PUVA therapy is typically used for severe psoriasis or when other treatments have been ineffective.


Step 4: Self-Care Measures

In addition to medical treatments, incorporating self-care measures into your daily routine can help manage psoriasis and improve your overall well-being. Here are some self-care tips to consider:

  • Take daily baths: Use lukewarm water and mild soaps that contain added oils or fats. Consider using LEMYKA Ultra Gentle Face Cleanser. This gentle cleanser is formulated to cleanse the skin without causing irritation or dryness, making it suitable for sensitive and psoriasis-prone skin.

  • Keep your skin moisturized: Apply moisturizer daily, especially after bathing or showering. Choose thicker ointments or oils for drier skin, as they provide longer-lasting hydration. Consider using LEMYKA natural healing lotion or calming cream, both of which contain aloe vera, to nourish and soothe your skin. 

  • Sunlight exposure: Brief exposure to sunlight can improve psoriasis symptoms, but be cautious of overexposure. Apply sunscreen with a high SPF, such as LEMYKA mineral sunscreen, to unaffected areas and follow your healthcare provider's recommendations for safe sunlight exposure.

  • Natural alternatives: Aloe vera extract cream and fish oil supplements have shown some benefits in reducing scaling, itching, and inflammation.

  • Avoid triggers: Identify factors that worsen your psoriasis symptoms, such as stress, certain medications, infections, smoking, or intense sun exposure. Take steps to prevent or avoid these triggers whenever possible.


Overall, maintaining a healthy lifestyle like regularly exercising, having a balanced diet, limiting alcohol consumption in supplement with having a well established skincare routine can all collectively help manage psoriasis symptoms.


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