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August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be physically and emotionally challenging, leading to discomfort, self-consciousness, and even reduced quality of life. As we strive to raise awareness about this condition, it is essential to explore effective products and treatments that can alleviate symptoms and improve the overall well-being of those affected.


Can you explain what psoriasis is and some of the warning signs?

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory condition that affects both the skin and sometimes the joints. When a person has psoriasis, their skin replacement process is sped up, with skin cells being replenished in just a few hours instead of the usual 21-28 days.

This rapid accumulation of skin cells results in the formation of raised 'plaques' on the skin, which can be flaky, scaly, red on lighter skin tones, and present as darker patches on those with darker skin, and they tend to be itchy.

It affects people of all ages and can manifest in various forms, including plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, and erythrodermic psoriasis. While the exact cause remains unclear, genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and immune system dysfunction are believed to play significant roles.

While some individuals may have a family history of psoriasis, others may develop it without any familial link. Flare-ups of psoriasis can be triggered by various factors, including stress, anxiety, skin injuries, hormonal changes, infections, or certain medications. It's important to note that psoriasis is not contagious, so you don't have to worry about passing it on to others.

Who does psoriasis affect?

It is thought that at least 1 million people in the UK have psoriasis. Affecting men and women equally and though it can occur at any age, it often can develop more frequently between the ages of 20 and 30 years old and between 50 and 60 years old.

It can occur on any area of the body, including the scalp, hands, nails, feet and genitals. Interestingly, while having certain genes can increase the likelihood of developing psoriasis, it's not the sole factor at play. Some people who experience this condition don't have any specific genes that make them more prone to it.

Here are some products you can try that can help soothe and treat the symptoms of psioriasis:

Pharmaceris P Psoritar Intensive Multifunctional Cream For Psoriasis

Pharmaceris P Psoritar Intensive Multifunctional Cream For Psoriasis

Pharmaceris’ Psiorasis range brings you a specialized cream meticulously designed to address the unique needs of individuals living with psoriasis. This cream is a result of cutting-edge dermatological research and has been formulated to provide intensive care and relief for psoriasis-affected skin, with visible improvements to the skin condition after seven days of use.

The Pharmaceris P Psoritar Intensive Multifunctional Cream contains a blend of carefully selected active ingredients that soothe and calm irritated skin, reducing redness and discomfort and is enriched with emollients and humectants that effectively lock in moisture, preventing the dryness and flakiness caused by psoriasis.

It includes ingredients that help repair and strengthen the skin barrier, enhancing its ability to defend against environmental stressors, as well as components with anti-itch properties, providing much-needed relief from the persistent itching sensation that accompanies psoriasis.

Lipikar Urea 5+ Smoothing Lotion

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Urea Smoothing Lotion

Enriched with Urea 5+ and nourishing shea butter, this lotion provides intense moisture, effectively combating dryness and flakiness that often accompany psoriasis. Its gentle exfoliating properties work to reduce scales, promoting smoother and more even skin texture.

Dermatologist-recommended and clinically tested, Lipikar Lait Urea 5+ is proven to be safe and suitable for psoriasis-prone and sensitive skin types. The non-greasy formula ensures quick absorption, leaving your skin feeling comfortable, supple, and refreshed.

Incorporate this soothing body lotion into your daily skincare routine to improve the condition of your psoriasis-affected skin, providing much-needed relief and renewed confidence. Embrace the transformative power of La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lait Urea 5+ Body Lotion and embrace healthier, more radiant skin.

Goat Milk Bodywash

Hope's Relief Goat Milk Bodywash

A gentle yet potent solution crafted to effectively treat psoriasis-affected skin. This Hope’s Relief body wash is a harmonious blend of natural ingredients, meticulously chosen for their skin-soothing properties, ennriched with shea butter, cocoa butter, and goat's milk.

Ingredients deep hydration to alleviate the dryness and discomfort commonly associated with psoriasis including shea butter and cocoa butter that work synergistically to lock in moisture, while goat's milk helps soothe and calm irritated skin.

Redness and itching is reduced, promoting a more balanced and comfortable skin environment whilst gently cleansing without stripping the skin's natural oils, leaving it feeling soft, supple, and rejuvenated. Free from harsh chemicals and irritants, this body wash is suitable for sensitive and psoriasis-prone skin. Dermatologically tested and endorsed, it is a trusted choice for those seeking relief from psoriasis symptoms.

By educating ourselves and others about psoriasis and the challenges it poses, we can create a more compassionate and supportive society. If you are living with psoriasis, remember, it is essential to consult a healthcare professional to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your unique needs. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by psoriasis and improve their overall well-being.

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