Coping with Psoriasis

Can a Vacation Solve Your Skin Problems?

Destinations around the globe offer treatments to help clear skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. How do they work, do they work, and how much do they cost?
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A vacation for your skin?

by Kate Stinchfield

Treating problem skin can lead you down many roads. One of them cuts across continents, dipping into mineral waters and sunlit valleys. Climatotherapy—treating a disease by traveling to an advantageous climate—is an old-fashioned approach that is still popular. Dozens of destinations around the globe offer treatments, including sun, salt, and mineral baths for your worst outbreak of psoriasis or eczema.

These places can be pricey, and how much relief they provide is an open question. While studies have shown that the natural environment of some skin-healthy destinations can be beneficial, and individual patients report good results, some experts believe it's the stress reduction and respite that may make you feel better.

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