Psoriasis involves skin irritation, redness and scaly skin and is very common. Patches of psoriasis mostly occur on the elbow, knees and on the trunk of the body. Growing evidence suggests that it is an auto-immune condition, passed down through families.

When someone suffers from psoriasis, the skin's regeneration process is sped up, causing dead skin cells to accumulate on the skin's surface. While doctors are still working to better understand exactly why this happens, some things that trigger it include bacteria or viral infections, dry skin, injury to the skin, some medicines, stress and too much or too little sun.

A medical professional will diagnose psoriasis by looking at your skin and will advise appropriate medical treatment.

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Finally, it's believed that taking a bath daily can help with psoriasis. Pharmaoil Bath Salts are the perfect addition to any bath, combining natural sea salt and magnesium salts with Pharmaoil base oils. It will clean and moisturise your skin, while also helping you to relax.