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Psoriasis.......Celebs Suffer Too!!!
Posted: 2013-09-03 17:00:00If you suffer from psoriasis – you are not alone.........Kim Kardashian & Supermodel Cara Delevingne have it too!
What is it? According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, psoriasis is an auto-immune disorder that occurs when the immune system sends faulty signals that accelerate the growth of skin cells resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin which usually appear on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or lower back. What is it not? It is not contagious. What to do? I know it’s not easy as there is no cure but here are a few tips to help manage and improve your symptoms.
Moisturise Moisturising is top of the list, especially during the colder months. It’s also essential to keep skin moist throughout the year to reduce redness and heal itchy, dry patches of skin. Always look for thick creams or lotions that are fragrance free so that they don’t irritate the skin further.
Peat Treat yourself to our Ogra Peat Body Wrap – this 100% peat product contains essential oils & fatty acids to intensely moisturise and soothe the skin. It can be used to remove the thickened, peeling layer on the surface of the skin. After a few treatments, the colour of the skin will even out and the irritation goes away.
Dead Sea Salt Bath This psoriasis treatment tip is also a great way to relax and pamper yourself – go on, you deserve it! A recent study found marked improvement on redness and itching in those who took a bath of Dead Sea salts at 10% concentration 3-4 times per week! These bath salts are also great for improving insomnia, eczema and arthritis pain.
Be like Popeye and love Olive Oil Eating olives or applying olive oil on skin is an easy way to treat psoriasis. Olive oil has long been known for being an all-natural moisturiser and eye makeup remover that soothes and moisturizes skin.
Soak up some rays! Getting outdoors for fresh air and sun does a lot more than just help refresh you; it’s also a super cheap and easy way to treat psoriasis! WebMD suggests applying sunscreen to all unaffected areas and then soaking up the sun. Start out small and spend about 10 minutes outside, but be careful you don’t overdo it as you don’t want to cause your skin damage and do more harm then good!
Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is known to help treat symptoms of psoriasis. It works best on psoriasis on finger and toe nails, but you can also apply it on a cotton ball directly to affected patches of skin.
Aloe Vera Gel Aloe vera has been used for centuries to treat burns, heal wounds and soothe skin. You can either get pure aloe vera gel at a health food store or get a plant and cut open the leaves to apply the gel to your skin. Aloe vera is also fantastic as an all-natural moisturiser that strengthens and fortifies skin!