Updated: Aug 2, 2019
Psoriasis is a skin condition that can affect anybody, and is usually marked by raised lesions on the skin that are pink and itchy. (1)
While many people assume that psoriasis is a superficial skin condition, there’s more to it than that. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that results from T cells (a type of white blood cell) attacking healthy skin cells. This causes a series of immune responses that lead to the accelerated growth and build up of skin cells on the surface of the skin, hence the patches. (2)
Traditional pharmaceutical treatments for psoriasis can come along with unwanted side effects and a costly price tag.
Fortunately, there have been some promising studies about the benefits of more natural solutions for psoriasis patients.
Vitamin D is a forerunner with treating skin conditions. It is thought to play a significant role in regulating immune function and the growth of new skin cells. You can boost your Vitamin D levels from exposing your skin to sunlight, or by taking a supplement.
Magnesium helps convert vitamin D into its usable form and activates the enzyme activity necessary to metabolize it. (2) That means that in order for your body to use Vitamin D effectively, you also need to maintain proper magnesium levels.
According to The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, magnesium combined with sun exposure can help manage skin conditions like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. (1) Specifically, the researchers concluded that magnesium derived from the Dead Sea (like all of our magnesium products) positively impacts the skin cells involved with the development of psoriatic lesions. (1)
An easy way to see if this remedy will work for your psoriasis symptoms?
Spend about 20 minutes out in the sun each day so that your body can produce enough vitamin D. In addition, spray 5-10 sprays of magnesium oil on your skin daily to make sure that your body can process the vitamin D it produces!
Here’s to your health!