How To Master The French Braid
Psoriasis Cream, £29.99, Dermalex at Boots. Take a stand against psoriasis with the latest in clinically proven treatment. Dermalex works to soothe symptoms by forming a snug protective layer, and actively encouraging the skins own repair systems. Best news? It does all this without the use of steroids.
Aloe Vera Gel, £3.99, Holland & Barrett. Long known for it's healing properties, Aloe Vera can often help soften and clear skin irritations like psoriasis and eczema. Not only that, it doubles up as a great moisturizer and after sun treatment - we’ve all been there whoops…
Calming Urea Shampoo, £10.54, Eucerin at Boots. Psoriasis can annoyingly affect any area of the body at any time, luckily Eucerin have targeted products suitable for almost every part of the body (scalp, feet, face – name it they’ve got it). This shampoo helps maintain moisture and reduce itchiness.
EFAs + B Complex , £25.96, The Organic Pharmacy. AKA Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin B. These clever little supplements support healing from the inside by working to calm red or swollen patches and lubrciating skin internally. Plus if you’re not big on using chemical based products, all ingredients are 100% au naturale.
Emollient Shower Cream, £5.49, E45 at Boots. Emollient-rich products are psoriasis saviours, not to mention they help a number of other sensitive skin ailments. Give your skin a morning moisturise boost with this E45 shower gel.
Himalayan Crystal Salt, £4.95, creavtivenaturesuperfoods.com. Let us introduce you to the ‘purest salt in the world’, all the way from the Himalayas. The crystal and mineral water combo effectively balance out skin acidity levels for maximum healing, whilst flushing out dead skin cells and toxins. Simply drop a couple of crystals into a bath, relax and let the natural ingredients do the work for you.
Iconic Youth Serum, £34.50, Merumaya.com. Keeping skin hydrated is important in the treatment of any skin condition and can be particularly helpful in the case of psoriasis sufferers – and you’ll not find a smoother serum than this one! It simply glides on your face and it’s integrated ingredients work to shield skin from the outside world.
Ultra-Corrective Foundation Cream-Stick, £19, Vichy Dermablend at Boots. As Queen Delevingne knows better than anyone, there are some occasions that simply need make-up. Try using Vichy Dermablend whose products are specifically designed with severe skin problems in mind.
Thermal Spring Water, £5.49, La Roche-Posay at Boots. We've established moisturising and hydrating your skin is super important if you suffer from psoriasis, but how you take your make-up off is equally vital. Used as part of a cleansing routine or on it's own as a quick refresh, the thermal spring water works as a toner to smoothe and soften skin.
Skin Rescue Oil, £35.95, The Organic Pharmacy. The defining ingredient in this organic oil is Tamanu. Tamanu is the natural equivalent to Cortistone (a steroid often used in the treatment of psoriasis) minus all the nasty side effects that can include thinning of skin and a lowered immune system. Nature at it's absolute best.
In shock news model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne is set to cut her catapulting career short due to skin condition psoriasis. Revealing in a candid interview with W Magazine, the young starlet reveals that her condition only worsened during Fashion Week, which of course for any model is ‘the worst time to be covered in scabs’.
Dr. Desai, a consultant dermatologist at the London Bridge Hospital, further explains that:
‘Psoriasis is a skin condition where skin cells are produced faster than normal, causing red scaly patches that can involve any part of the skin including the scalp and nails’
Luckily for Cara Delevingne she has celeb pals Rihanna and Kate Moss to lean on for support (Kate Moss even booked her an appointment with the doctor, aw!) and she’s most definitely talented enough to turn her hand to other things – we foresee a glittering acting career. Though psoriasis is a common skin condition, best treated by a doctor, there are many over the counter products that can work wonders. Click through the gallery to see our top 10 picks for psoriasis.
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