As a dietary ingredient, oatmeal is loaded with vitamins and minerals that are ideal for nourishing and healing damaged skin. But another way to use oatmeal for relieving psoriasis symptoms is to add it to your bath. While scientific evidence seems to be lacking, individuals who have tried this remedy confirm that taking an oatmeal bath does indeed diminish the associated itching, redness and inflammation of psoriasis.
An oatmeal bath helps hydrate the skin while also softening and soothing it. As a skin treatment, oatmeal is also a great recommendation when treating other dry skin problems like eczema. To add to a bath, mix one cup of finely powdered oatmeal in a bath filled with warm water and soak in it for 15 to 20 minutes during flare ups. When done, rinse with lukewarm water, gently pat skin and finish with a good moisturizer.