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Moisturizing is an important part of your routine if you are living with Psoriasis. It is used in addition to other systemic and biological treatment, especially if you have moderate to severe Psoriasis. Medicated and non-medicated moisturizers are available for use as part of the Psoriasis daily skin care routine.
Moisturizers are available in many forms – thin and easily spreadable lotions, Psoriasis creams for day time use or thick and greasy ointments preferable for night time use.
Benefits of moisturizers:
Moisturizers contain emollients, water binding agents, anti-irritants and antioxidants.
Emollients are part of a moisturizer that softens plaques and cracks, improves the skin barrier function and eases inflammation. Water binding agents help maintain the water concentration in the skin, while anti-irritants act as calming agents. Anti-oxidants help clear away scales while moisturizing. Your choice of moisturizer will depend on its active ingredients and comfort you feel during and after use.
The American Academy of Dermatologists recommends moisturizing at least twice a day for anyone with Psoriasis. Your Dermatologist or skin doctor will be able to recommend a product best suited for you, depending on the type and severity of your Psoriasis.
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