Eczema / Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition which leads to the formation of abnormal skin patches. These patches are distinctively red, causing itching and scaly skin.


It is an autoimmune condition occurring due to the faster life cycle of skin cells. In a normal condition, skin cells have a life cycle of 28-30 days wherein new cells produced in the skin make their way to the top and the old surface skin sheds off in the form of dead skin. But Psoriasis has a skin cycle of 4-5 days (may vary from person to person). This causes the formation of thick scales on the skin. Psoriasis can occur anywhere on the body including hands, feet, neck, face or even the area around the genitals.

Psoriasis may cause severe visible symptoms for few days or weeks and then clear up and become almost unnoticeable. The condition then retriggers again over a period of time.
Common triggers of Psoriasis include – Climatic conditions, Stress, Anxiety, Poor diet, Genetic Problems, Disorder of the immune system, Sun burn, Allergens or Deficiency of Vitamin D.

Psoriasis is a skin condition that cannot be cured completely but can be prevented successfully taking few measures, such as:
  • Practicing good hygiene
  • Keeping skin clean and moisturized
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Ensuring regular exercise
  • Using natural and/ chemical -free skin- care products

Our range of Psoriasis skin- care products: soap, mist, cream and body oil are completely made from chemical and preservative free products. They help in controlling psoriasis skin triggers and help to clean, heal and nourish skin conditions. Few ingredients we have used are: Babchi, Karela, Karanje, Tamanu, Gendha, Nariyal, Til, Shikakai, Khamani, Cheed, Makahnphal, Tea tree, Buch bucha, Jaitun, Neem and Kela. 

Answers of questions to Eczema / Psoriasis

1. What is difference between Eczema and Psoriasis?

Eczema and psoriasis both show up on skin but there root cause is different. Eczema is more to do with the inability of the skin to retain moisture and stop the germs from getting inside the skin. And that results in redness, inflammation, cracking, blistering, flaking, itching sometimes bleeding only because germs/bacteria find the skin layer conducive for their growth due to ineffective skin barrier. Psoriasis on the other hand is caused due to auto immune disorder which in simple word means the mistaken attack on healthy cells presuming them as enemy cells by T-cells (cells that defend the body against enemy such as virus, bacteria etc) resulting in increased production of T-cells/White Blood cells. This ongoing process of excessively produced defensive cells move to the outer layer of skin creating thick scaly patches known as psoriasis.

2. Can eczema be mistaken for psoriasis?

Yes there is possibility that eczema/psoriasis can be mistaken for each other however there exist the difference in terms of appearance of skin condition, causes of trigger etc that can over the time clearly explain whether it is eczema or psoriasis. Psoriasis usually look silvery/scaly with thick red or white patches and this thick accumulation of cells can crack and bleed as well. However the initial stage of psoriasis can look quite similar to eczema for which one has to wait and watch as what turn these patches take. Eczema can be caused by harsh skin care products like soaps, creams, lotion etc. Also the change in weather, change in place, increased pollution, improper functioning of the organ skin, allergies etc. Anything that comes in contact with skin and skin as an organ is ineffective to protect itself can cause eczema. Psoriasis on the other hand is internal disorder showing up on the skin.

3. What is the main cause of psoriasis?

Psoriasis is the malfunctioning of the immune system which means that healthy cells are mistaken for enemy (bacteria/virus) and hence body in defensive mode produces too much of cells resulting the quick & excessively produced cells entering skin layers making way to skin top. So it is very important to look into the factors that lead to immune disorder to control psoriasis. As per research stress & anxiety, poor diet/improper diet, allergens, climatic conditions, wrong combination food, genetic problem etc. contribute to improper immune system functioning.

4. What does psoriasis look like?

Psoriasis symptoms include itching, dry skin, scaly & cracked skin, red itchy patches, thick nail ridges, genital lesions etc. Patches look red at times and at times scaly silvery.

5. Where does Psoriasis usually start?

Psoriasis can start anywhere in the body but it is observed that the first break outs usually appear on scalp, elbows, knees, foot, hands-nail ridges, lower back.

6. Is psoriasis contagious?

No, psoriasis is not contagious at all. It cannot pass from one person to another.

7. What are the first signs of psoriasis?

Rashes on a particular area on skin taking a course from red, inflamed to silvery scaly over the time.

8. Is coffee bad for psoriasis?

Coffee as an ingredient does not have anything to do with psoriasis. If coffee does not suit an individual then it should be avoided. It is not that drinking coffee causes psoriasis.

9. Is Psoriasis caused by stress?

Yes stress and anxiety takes a toll on health in some or the other way with varying symptoms in different individuals. Stress can cause headache, insomnia, PCOS in some while can cause acne’s or eczema or psoriasis in others. Stress can affect any part of the body from head to toes disturbing our immune syetems our organs. So stress need to be managed for a healthy and better living.

10. Is milk bad for psoriasis?

Milk is not bad for all individuals suffering from psoriasis. When it comes to food it is important to follow a balanced diet with food that suits our body. For example a person can not digest apples as eating apples cause acidity to him/her. So even if apples have been useful in treating psoriasis the person should avoid it. Food that can be easily digested & excreted with no inconvenience to the body is the food that suits the body. So it is important to observe what suits a body. Always remember not to eat the wrong combination food like milk and curd together, milk product and fish dishes together etc.

11. Does turmeric help psoriasis?

Turmeric is highly effective anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic and germicide so its intake can help in improving the condition. Here it is important to ensure that turmeric is consumed in the right manner. And for this read turmeric hydrosol and essential oil benefits

12. Does goat milk soap help in psoriasis?

Amongst milk goat milk is considered superior is only because goats when left in open grasslands eat variety of grasses which other domestic milking animals do not. Therefore goat milk is always nutrient rich.

13. Is it OK to get a tattoo with psoriasis?

Absolutely no. Tattoo making involves puncturing the skin and injecting the ink (colour) hence skin layers come in contact with chemicals which is really bad for skin which is not healthy.

14. Can Apple cider vinegar help with psoriasis?

It is very much observed in patients that apple cider vinegar has been showing good results. Right application on concerned skin patch plus intake of Apple cider vinegar can help with introducing good bacteria in the gout to work towards improving the functioning of the immune system.

15. Are eggs bad for psoriasis?

When it comes to food it is simply about eating the food that suits a body. In ayurveda it is observed that the food should be consumed as per one’ body constitution –pitta, vata or kapha. And any form of illness in the body is due to imbalance of the 3 doshas. For food related queries you can always consult us by seeking an appointment for food chart where we understand your body constitution and guide you with food accordingly.

16. Which moisturizer is best for psoriasis?

Oleic rich oils with anti bacterial and antiseptic properties are the best moisturizers for eczema/psoriasis condition. One should never apply lotions as they have chemicals in good quantity. Lotions can not be made without chemicals. To know more read - Why Choose Organic Products

17. What cream is best for psoriasis?

SNAANA Juniper - Hemp seed oil cream is the best natural cure for psoriasis. However natural products take longer time to show up the result as compared to the products that contain steroids.

18. Can you live a normal life with psoriasis?

Ofcourse a normal life is possible by making strong lifestyle changes. Eating proper and easy to digest food with no intake of junk food at all. Stress and anxiety needs to be managed as stress cause triggers. Proper hygiene practices are equally important with application of right chemical free and preservative free skin care products. In all returning to roots to the rawest form of food keeping a distance from packaged food and timed proper sleep can make a huge difference in the journey towards healing the psoriasis symptoms.

19. Does CBD oil help psoriasis?

Yes, It Can help for psoriasis. Read more - hemp oil

20. How SNAANA psoriasis kit help in reducing psoriasis problem?

SNAANA kit is a complete cleansing toning and moisturizing skin care. Since the products are 100% natural and made with cold pressed oils, herbs, that have mention in our ayurveda system of medicines to prevent and cure such skin disorders. Each product from soap to oil is derived from our authentic ayurvedic recipes only with no addition of chemicals or preservatives or steroids at all. So the products help in controlling the triggers and improve the skin texture.

21. How long will it take to see some results on psoriasis skin?

In about 2-3 weeks you will start finding the improvement from the application of the product. For some individual it can even take more than a month to show effective visible results.

22. Does SNAANA Psoriasis kit has any side effects?

SNAANA products are 100% free from chemicals and preservative and even steroids. So there is no side effect on the body. Each product ingredients are very clearly mentioned in common parlance/language on the label or on the website so always read ingredients to understand what all has been used in making the product. And this will help you avoid known allergy as well, if any. It is not only about SNAANA product but one should always look for complete list of ingredients before buying a skin care & even food product.

23. Can I eat normal diet while using SNAANA Eczema / Psoriasis kit?

Yes one should eat normal food easy to digest always. There are no precautions as such to be followed in terms of diet while using SNAANA products. One should always eat healthy food.

24. Does eczema spread by scratching?

Eczema is all about intense dryness on skin. And dryness always causes itch which inevitably calls for a scratch on the area of dryness. Post scratch the skin looses it top layer and is prone to infection and calls for further itch and scratch. So it is not the eczema that spreads with scratching but it is the intense dryness, moisture less skin that calls for a scratch.

25. What foods trigger eczema flare ups? What foods make eczema worse?

Usually people have been found to have allergy concerns with respect to dairy products, nuts & seeds, tomatoes, gluten and some spices. So if you have any concern with not only the listed items but any other ingredient also, avoid its intake. Inadequate water intake makes body dehydrated hence takes a toll on the skin.

26. Does Vaseline help eczema?

Yes it gives a feeling of help in the condition; however it suffocates the skin pores which create problems like break outs leading to growing concerns. Vaseline a petroleum product when applied on skin clogs the skin pores which helps to retain the moisture in skin pores making it look hydrated.

27. Can eczema go away?

It is indeed possible to cure eczema. All that is needed is proper skin nourishment twice daily with skin care products that are truly chemical free & preservative free. Chemicals make products harsh and therefore products that contain chemicals/synthetics should be avoided. Along with application of pure natural products it is important to wear clean clothing each time one changes the cloths. During hot weather one should wear loose clothing and shower with cool water twice a day. After each shower nourishing skin with oil all over the body is very important. Eating healthy balanced food with proper water intake helps skin provide needed nutrients and hydration. And above all the zeal to get rid of it can make other efforts also fruitful.

28. Does drinking water help eczema?

Drinking water certainly helps stay skin hydrated hence it minimizes the eczema symptoms. Water intake flushes out the body toxins through urine hence the skin pores sweat is toxins less and therefore decreases the itch and eczema symptoms.

29. What foods can help in eczema control?

Proper balanced diet with adequate water intake is the key to healthy body. Hence eating fresh food available locally can help body overcome condition.

30. What do dermatologists recommend for eczema?

Doctors/dermatologists usually recommend corticosteroid based creams, ointments, foam, solution etc. The corticosteroid strength varies depending upon the severity of the rash. These corticosteroids have major side effects on the body so are discouraged for continued usage.

31. Does drinking lemon water help eczema?

There is no surety that lemon water intake can help eczema. Eczema sufferers with pitta & vata dominated body constitution can find lemon causing other concerns like sore throat, acid reflux etc. and really not helping in the condition. Diet intake as per body constitution is very important to stay healthy and disease free.

32. Do SNAANA products contain any ingredient that is found in allopathy medicines?

Products at SNAANA are completely free from chemicals and preservatives, hence no such ingredient is found in the product.

33. What is in the SNAANA product that works on patches?

Cold pressed oils like hempseed, Babchi, Neem, apricot, karanje, coconut and herbs like marigold, banana leaf to name a few have been used to infuse the oils. Essential oils of juniper plant, frankincense resins etc have also been used. All these ingredients –oils and herbs have role playing properties in effectively treating skin abnormality.

34. Every brand claims to be natural organic and not using steroids at all? So how do we believe you?

All that goes in the making of the product is mentioned on the product and also on the website. Ingredients that have been used in minor quantities have also been listed. Also SNAANA does not make lotions or tubes as lotions & tubes need chemicals (base) to form the composition. The SNAANA cream is also very different in colour, texture, consistency and aroma from other products available in the market only because of 100% chemical and preservative free. Purity is SNAANA’s founding principle.

35. How effective are the products?

Every human body is unique and therefore some individuals find relief in the very first week while some find relief by 2-3rd week. Regular application certainly helps treat the condition.

36. Does one have to apply the products regularly after the patches have disappeared?

Chemicals in skin care products aggravate and worse the condition so even when patches are not there it is suggested to apply – cleanse and moisturise the skin with natural – truly chemical and preservative products. Chemical laden products are harsh and and rupture the skin easily.

36. Can SNAANA closely guide a patient in making effective lifestyle changes that help in overcoming eczema/psoriasis conditions ?

Yes SNAANA doctors closely holistically work with patients on diet & stress management and application of products.

VOTE FOR CHANGE

SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.

That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.

Let's stand united and bring this revolution TOGETHER.