Springtime Skin Tips

How are you feeling about spring coming?  

This was a time of year I used to dread when my psoriasis was flaring. The arrival of sunshine – which I knew would have positive effects on my skin – but having to wear t-shirts and shorts in order to expose the skin to the sun in the first place and knowing people would be staring.

If you’re feeling that way – here are some tips to help you:

  • One of the biggest drivers of psoriasis is stress. I know it’s easy to say, but PLEASE try not to stress about this time of year. In an ideal world we would rise above everyone else and love ourselves to the max so it’s no longer important what other people think. However, I know that can sometimes be idealistic. Some great ways to lower stress – ANYTHING which tips you into the parasympathetic mode. Usually this involves long, slow, deep breaths. So it could be meditation, breathwork, yoga, pilates, flower arranging, pottery, walks in nature – whatever does it for you.
  • Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins – at least 2 litres per day.
  • Make sure you are filling at least half of each plate full of vegetables – different colours and variety are the best way to get a mix of phytonutrients which will feed all our different beneficial gut bugs.
  • Epsom Salt Baths are amazing at soothing the skin, relaxing us and also helping the liver to detoxify. Aim for 3-4 baths per week with around 1kg of Epsom salts per bath. Stay in for at least half an hour a time – ideally listen to some meditation whilst you’re in there to hit it from all angles.
  • Coming out of winter is always a good time to get your Vitamin D checked – either through your GP or with a fingerprick test which are available online. Then supplement if necessary.

Spring is also an instinctive time to detoxify after the heavy winter months. If you fancy a 2 week cleanse whilst also learning ALL about the natural healing method for healing psoriasis, check out my online programme.

Happy Spring everyone!

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