If you're one of Kim Kardashian West's millions of social media fans, you've probably noticed her contributions on dealing with psoriasis attacks. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, this annoying skin disease is actually the most common autoimmune disease in the US, affecting about 8 million Americans. And although doctors have not yet found a cure, there are ways to treat it.
Kardashian West first revealed her battle with psoriasis in an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and since then he has reported trying many different remedies for flare-ups in the bay. She has tried everything, from herbal creams and algae skin care products to a low-acid diet and detox smoothies, according to her social media reports. (See also: Kim Kardashian Wants Your Psoriasis Medication Recommendations)
Considering her recent flare-up, she shares People.com's set on a recent Instagram story about a morning selfie with red, scaly patches on her face To investigate treatments that she has tried in public. To find out which of these agents are medically proven (and which are not) effective in the treatment of psoriasis, People.com Debra Jaliman, a New York City-based dermatologist, asked some experts to ask. You'll also find dermatologist-recommended skin care products and methods that can help reduce symptoms. So if you have psoriasis, you can count on it to be a way to manage your condition and restore your skin to a healthy condition.
Seaweed Skincare Products
In 2017, Kardashian West announced through her app that she She has been successful in treating her skin with algae-based products, especially The Seaweed Bath Co. According to Dr. Jaliman, algae can be "unexpectedly beneficial" to your skin, with many benefits including anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and ultra-moisturizing properties "It's full of amino acids and vitamins," says Dr. Jaliman. "It also has antibacterial properties that make it a great ingredient in combating acne and the symptoms of psoriasis." 
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If you want to see it for yourself, try the Hydrating Seaweed Bath (5 $, amazon.com) and the Firming Detox Cream ($ 12, amaz on.com) from this super affordable brand that Kardashian West has previously reported on Snapchat.
Another treatment that proved beneficial to Kardashian West is light treatment. At the end of 2017, she announced on Instagram that her psoriasis "almost disappeared" after using a light therapy system at home. While many people can not afford the expensive home-based device they use – Quasar MD Plus ($ 595, – Dermstore.com), many dermatologists offer this treatment as the first choice for patients with psoriasis and other skin conditions.  DR. Jaliman says that UVB (or light) phototherapy is definitely beneficial for psoriasis. "UVB penetrates the skin and slows down the growth of affected skin cells," she adds. While the sun and vitamin D also relieve the symptoms, Dr. Ing. Jaliman notes that it is still very important to "not be exposed outdoors without proper sunscreen and often re-applied". (Related: The Benefits of Red, Green, and Blue Light Therapy)
Topical Cortisone Ointment
Kardashian West said in a post published in her app in 2016 that she used a "topical cortisone ointment" every night before going to bed. Cortisone creams or ointments have been shown to be an effective treatment for some psoriasis cases. Although they may not work for everyone, dermatologists usually prescribe these creams to patients with psoriasis. Jaliman "multiple functions for the skin" meet. "They help reduce inflammation and skin cell turnover and suppress the immune system," she says. "They also help to soothe and calm the skin."
Ask your doctor to prescribe a prescription ointment, or you can buy an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream like this dermatologist-recommended option from CeraVe ($ 8, – amazon.com).
Avoiding acidic foods
The reality TV star has also talked about eating a diet that contains low-acid foods (like tomatoes and eggplants), hoping to quell psoriasis but that medical research Behind this remedy is questionable. "The foods that are best known for causing psoriasis are whole milk, citrus, gluten and fatty foods," says Dr. Jaliman. "Although there are some who say that acidic foods trigger symptoms, not enough research is done." It's also important to note that triggers are not universal, so "that which one person triggers may not trigger another," adds dr. Jaliman added. (See also: Kim Kardashian Gaping Her Psoriasis at the Daily Mail for Skin Shaming) [19659011DetoxSmoothies
Although there is no definitive medical research that supports this method as a psoriasis treatment, eating a nutrient-rich smoothie can – as Kardashian West reports about trying as a remedy – probably not hurt. Dr. Jaliman recommends developing a smoothie that may be able to induce anti-inflammatory effects and recommends tasting a smoothie that contains fruits and vegetables such as blueberries – an antioxidant superfood turmeric that has anti-inflammatory properties and is loaded with antioxidants and avocado. because it is rich in vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids. "
Soothe the Skin During Psoriasis Flare
If you are struggling with psoriasis, the first step is to make sure a dermatologist sees your condition Other lifestyle changes that can contribute to flare-ups To keep in check, using a humidifier in winter (to reduce dry winter air) and moisturize the skin, Dr. Jaliman recommends the use of "moisturizing creams that soften and moisturize the skin and seal the skin so that no water can escape. "Dr. Jaliman recommends some of the drugstore products listed below, which have anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties and are gentle enough for inflamed skin Bonus – all super cheap.
Buy Dove-Sensitive Skin Body Care (2-Pack), $ 13, amazon.com
Buy It! CeraVe Perfume Free Daily Moisturizing Lotion, $ 10, amazon.com
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