Psoriasis and eczema are two separate skin conditions, yet, they share symptoms of dry, tight and itchy skin. Many people use products that go beyond their doctor-prescribed medications as a complementary method to manage the skin conditions. However, before considering any kind of treatment, it’s important to discuss it with your dermatologist and to try to learn more about the triggers of your psoriasis or eczema symptoms.
That said, here are 10 natural or home remedies that may help alleviate symptoms of these two skin conditions.
Apply: CBD-infused creams
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Cannabidiol (CBD) skincare may help in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. The skin has its own cannabinoid system, and topical CBD activates these receptors. A 2018 review in the Dermatology Online Journal suggests that topical CBD may help decrease inflammation and lessen the likelihood of flares, says Jeanette Jacknin, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in holistic dermatology and natural cosmeceuticals in Solana Beach, California. Although most research on CBD and skin diseases is pre-clinical and more research is needed, if you’re interested in CBD-infused skincare, look for a good quality brand that contains a high level of CBD.