Sunlight as a Psoriasis Treatment
If you have always been looking for an effective psoriasis treatment, you should not look for
expensive medications and painful procedures. You might be surprised but you could get a treatment for the disorder
for free. To make matters better, you could also have fun while getting a treatment. This is because sunlight has
been observed to facilitate natural treatment for the skin condition.
Many psoriasis sufferers complain that flare ups occur more often and in severe forms during
winter. More interestingly, when exposed to direct sunlight, psoriasis rashes tend to improve, if not totally go
away. This leads many researchers to take a closer look at the potential of sunlight as a psoriasis treatment.
The most significant study that provides credence to such assertions is the one conducted
involving 20 Swedish nationals with an average age of 47 years old (everyone a psoriasis sufferer). The subjects
were brought to a three-week outing/vacation in Gran Canaria. At the end of the break, most of the subjects
reported improved conditions or elimination of flare ups.
Have you ever wondered why you feel refreshed after a vacation at the beach or at places with
sunnier climates? The reason could be the same reason why psoriasis sufferers experience relief and improvement in
conditions when exposed to enough volume of direct sunlight. There really is what is called as healthy tan.
Playing a key role to the promising element of sunlight to treat psoriasis is Vitamin D, which
you know could be directly taken from the sunlight. The vitamin is actually manufactured by the skin as a response
to exposure to sunshine. It is the reason why for many years, the vitamin has been promoted as an important factor
for skin health. The common experience of psoriasis sufferers when exposed to direct sunlight could be among the
many indirect evidences of sun rays’ effectiveness in bringing about skin health.
In general, the skin condition is characterized by red, scaly, and usually raised skin (called
plaques). These characteristics are often exhibited in the skin covering the elbows, the knees, and the scalp.
Researchers look at the theory that the condition may be due to excessive proliferation of outer skin cells, also
Vitamin D has the ability to regulate genes in keratinocytes. Thus, the vitamin logically might
play an important role in regulation of excessive production in the skin of such cells. This reason is also
logically behind the use of the vitamin in treating psoriasis. You could always try this out. Like most psoriasis
sufferers, you might experience an improvement in flare ups if you would expose the affected skin part to direct
sunlight for a few minutes or even hours.
It has also been found that sunlight could bring about positive changes or improvements to the
biochemistry of sufferers. The exposure could also lead to improvements in blood sugar and blood fat levels. In
this way, exposure to sunlight could be physical and systemic treatment at the same time.
If you are really in dire need of a psoriasis treatment, there is no excuse why you should not
or could not try out exposure to sunlight.
This is free, convenient, and proven effective. Vitamin D is also basically good for the body
and for the overall health of the skin.