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One Of The Main Causes Of Psoriasis

One of the main causes of psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder. Skin cells usually take around 30 days to mature and die. This process is greatly speeded up if you suffer from psoriasis. There is normally plenty of time for the dead cells to slough of the surface of the skin to make way for new ones.

However someone who suffers from psoriasis finds that the cells mature and die in as little as 3 to 5 days. Dead cells pile up on the surface of the skin and don’t get sloughed off. As a result you get patches of red, scaley skin that can be itchy and very sore.

There are other causes of psoriasis that include genetic and environmental. If any member of your family suffers from psoriasis the chances are that you may have inherited the gene that causes it. You may be more sensitive to certain enviromental factors including the weather, harsh chemicals, and sunburn,

If you know that you are sensitive and prone to outbreaks of psoriasis caused by environmental factors, it’s advisable to look after your skin and avoid contact with such triggers. Use mild soaps and shampoos, and only use non bio washing powder.

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