Have you ever noticed red patches on your skin with a silvery coating of some kind? If it’s pretty consistent, there is a chance that you may have plaque psoriasis. This is often found on your elbows, lower back, scalp, and knees.
Psoriasis is a chronic disease in which your skin cells’ process of maturity speeds up to the point that it reaches the surface. Since the old skin cells remain unchanged, the new skin cells tend to thicken and be covered with flaking skin.
According to Health.com, the precise cause of this skin condition isn’t quite clear yet. Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, explains that “something is happening at the level of the T-cell, one of the immune cells in our body, that signals the skin to overproduce.”
There aren’t any specific cure for scaly skin, psoriasis, eczema and such, but there are home remedies for dry skin.
1. Sunflower seed oil
The sunflower seed oil has been proven to improve hydration, especially when used as a moisturizer on one’s arms.
2. Oatmeal bath
If you are looking for ways to eliminate dry scaly skin on legs or on your face, then you ought to try making an oatmeal bath for yourself.
3. Coconut oil
For one, coconut oil works well with dry skin since it tends to function as the natural version of “petroleum jelly” for treating dry and scaly skin.