How To Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups From Triggers

Psoriasis is an atopic skin condition that causes a rash on your skin, that’s formed of itchy, scaly patches on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp.

These patches of psoriasis are caused by your body producing too many skin cells, however, the cause of this is still unknown. It’s believed that an overactive immune system is the source of psoriasis.

As there is no such cure for psoriasis, one of the best ways to control your psoriasis flare-ups is by identifying and controlling your psoriasis flare-ups.

What Is A Psoriasis Trigger?

A psoriasis trigger is an external or internal event that triggers a change in the immune system, leading to the development of psoriasis patches on the skin.

These triggers may be linked to your genetics, but also may vary from person to person. There is no such thing as a ‘guaranteed trigger’, but it’s possible to identify and manage your triggers to prevent the onset symptoms of psoriasis.

Some Common Psoriasis Triggers

Some common psoriasis triggers are:

  • Stress
  • Injury to the skin
  • A change in weather
  • Sunburn
  • Certain foods
  • Certain medications

How To Work Out What Are My Psoriasis Triggers?

Determining your psoriasis triggers can be challenging, especially as the triggers can change over time.

Being aware of the most common triggers can help you to identify what might have caused your flare-up.

For instance, if you step out into the cold and your hands suddenly develop psoriasis, it’s likely that the change in weather caused this trigger.

If you changed medications and suddenly get a flare-up, the change in medication is likely to be your trigger.

A stressful situation, or an infection such as tonsilitis, may also be the reason for a psoriasis flare-up, as both of these trigger a response from the immune system.

How To Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

Reduce Your Stress Levels

Stress is one of the most common triggers of psoriasis in adults, and is believed to lead to a psoriasis flare-up in 68% of adults.

Should stress be a trigger for a psoriasis flare-up, there are many different practices you can incorporate into your life to prevent a flare-up:

  • Practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness breathing techniques on a regular basis
  • Incorporate therapy or counselling sessions on a weekly or monthly basis
  • Take a step back during stressful situations
  • Keep Relax CBD Oil drops nearby. These drops contain a blend of functional mushrooms (Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, and Reishi mushrooms) and pharmaceutical-grade CBD oil to target the endocannabinoid system and immune system. A few drops help you relax during stressful times.

Change Your Diet

Certain foods may be a trigger for a psoriasis flare-up. While discovering which foods are a trigger for psoriasis may be difficult, avoiding foods that promote inflammation in the body is a good starting point.

An anti-inflammatory diet, which involves controlling the calorie intake, may help improve psoriasis symptoms for people who are overweight. For someone with gluten sensitivity, avoiding gluten may help control psoriasis flare-ups.

Keep Your Skin Moisturised

One potential trigger for psoriasis is dryness, often induced by cold weather. Keeping your skin moisturised is key to preventing your skin from cracking and bleeding.

However, you want to be careful not to overmoisturise your skin. Often, a regular moisturizer won’t work on psoriasis because they overmoisturise your skin surface, without letting your skin heal from the inside out.

The most effective way to moisturize your skin to prevent, and help psoriasis flare-up is though an immunomodulatory cream that is designed to target skin problems caused by a change in the immune system.

Cannabotech’s Nurture Cream contains pharmaceutical-grade CBD oil and a blend of functional mushrooms that provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as help to regulate the cutaneous Endocannabinoid system.

Chaga, Cordyceps, and Reishi mushrooms as well as CBD oil work to provide natural support in the management of Psoriasis triggers and its symptoms. Applying a topical cream to your skin helps to moisturise your skin and prevent further outbreaks.

Take Autoimmune Mediator Food Supplements

Besides moisturising your skin on the outside with CBD oil and functional mushrooms, taking autoimmune mediator food supplements can help significantly reduce autoimmune disease mediators known to directly influence your skin’s health.

Nurture tablets contain a blend of high-quality functional mushrooms, including Reishi, Wood Ear, Maitake, Shiitake, and Oyster mushrooms to strengthen your immune system, and premium pharmaceutical-grade, isolated CBD oil as part of our M²CBD formula to help strengthen your endocannabinoid system for homeostasis in the body.

Protect Your Skin During Colder, Drier Weather

Wrap up warm during colder, and drier weather, to protect the skin’s exposure to cold, dry air.

This type of air is often labelled as a trigger to cause psoriasis flare-ups in some people. Something as simple as wearing a hat, scarf, gloves, and long trousers can protect your skin and avoid psoriasis flare-ups.

Take Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin D has been shown to trigger psoriasis flare-ups, especially during the winter months when there is a lack of Vitamin D from the sun.

Taking Vitamin D supplements all year round may help prevent psoriasis flare-ups. While natural sunlight is the original source of Vitamin D, there are other ways to increase your Vitamin D intake.

For example, eating foods that are rich in vitamin D such as eggs, salmon, oily fish and fortified foods, and taking vitamin D supplements.

Avoid Direct Contact With The Sun

Sunburn is a common trigger for a psoriasis flare-up.

Be sure to wear plenty of suncream, ideally factor 50, and cover up parts of your body that are sensitive to psoriasis flare-ups when going in the sun.

Staying out of the sun during the hottest times of the day is advised as well.

Invest In A Humidifier

Dry air is a common trigger for psoriasis. A home humidifier can help keep the air in your home moist, which may prevent psoriasis triggers.

This may be particularly useful in the winter when the air is drier.

Prevent Skin Injuries

A skin injury typically leads to a reaction from the immune system, which can lead to a psoriasis flare-up. When a piece of skin is injured and develops psoriasis where it is otherwise uncommon to develop, this is known as the Koebner phenomenon.

Even a simple cut from shaving can be a trigger for psoriasis. Taking extra care when partaking in any activity that may lead to a skin injury, such as from piercings, when preparing food, gardening, or even when partaking in sports will help avoid possible psoriasis flare-ups.

Take Control Over Your Psoriasis & Take Control Of Your Life

By understanding common triggers of psoriasis and being aware of the triggers that are unique to you, you can help take control over your psoriasis and avoid possible flare-ups where possible.

Furthermore, by ensuring that your psoriasis is moisturised with Nurture CBD oil cream, you are helping your skin recover in the most natural, and effective way possible.

Psoriasis flare-ups can lead to a lack of self esteem in adults. There is no need to suffer in silence. By observing your habits and psoriasis triggers, and protecting your skin, you can avoid possible flare-ups and live your life to the fullest.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Is The Best Treatment To Prevent Psoriasis?

CBD oil and a blend of functional mushrooms (Chaga, Cordyceps, and Reishi mushrooms) work together to support your cutaneous endocannabinoid system, and immune system, treat psoriasis flare-ups, and prevent possible triggers.

2. How Can I Check What Are My Psoriasis Flare-Ups?

Being aware of the most common psoriasis triggers will help you to be aware of what might be causing a psoriasis flare-up. Triggers such as infection, sunburn, stress, and a lack of vitamin D are the most common, however, there are other triggers that may be specific to you that are more uncommon.

3. How Frequently Do Psoriasis Flare-Ups Appear?

Psoriasis flare-ups appear according to the triggers around you. If you are experiencing high levels of stress, or you often walk through cold, dry air, you may experience more flare-ups than normal. Supporting your skin with creams and food supplements that support auto-immune skin problems is the best way to control how frequently psoriasis flare-ups appear.

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