The signs of psoriasis vary depending on the type you have. Some common signs for plaque psoriasis – the most common variety of the condition – include:
- Plaques of red, inflamed skin, often covered with loose, silver-coloured scales.
- Disorders of the fingernails and toenails, including discolouration and pitting of the nails. The nails may also begin to crumble or detach from the nail bed.
- Plaques or crust on the scalp.
- Small areas of bleeding where the involved skin is scratched.
- Pitted, cracked, sore skin
Psoriasis can also be associated with psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain and swelling in the joints. The Psoriasis Association estimates that between 5% and 7% of people with psoriasis have psoriatic arthritis, but this figure rises to about 40% in people who have severe psoriasis.
The Science behind Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a non-contagious chronic inflammatory skin disease resulting in thick, silvery flakes of scale on raised pinkish red skin with well-defined margins. Itching is often experienced in our hot humid climate. Physical and emotional stress can worsen psoriasis, as can throat infections or the flu. Some drugs (e.g. certain high blood pressure medications, steroid hormones) may provoke the appearance of psoriasis. Scratches, cuts and sunburns may cause psoriasis to flare up at the sites of injury. A diet rich in Vitamin A & D vegetable, grains and fish oils can help.
There is no cure for psoriasis but it can be controlled. However, response to a particular treatment varies from individual to individual, and it may take some time and some trial- and-error before a treatment that suits each individual is found.
Once controlled, there will usually be periods of clearance (remission) alternating with periods of active skin disease. Unlike other chronic illnesses, it rarely shortens life expectancy. However, it can dramatically affect the quality of life. Physical discomfort is only one aspect of this – itch, or pain if the skin cracks, or if joints are affected
Psoriasis is a skin disease which causes inflammation, resulting in redness and cracked or chapped skin. Every range at Premae Skincare contains atleast 1 natural plant based anti-inflammatory, which controls and soothes the itching and redness of Psoriasis. The range with the highest anti-inflammatory content are: Pharma100.
PHARMA100 Range contains Ylang ylang, an Italian Plant oil which acts as a relaxer. It calms stressed weeping skin and encourages the inflammation to become sedated – almost like the action of a deep tissue massage as you press the products into the skin. This range caters to mild – medium Psoriasis and Eczema symptoms.
Apply your desired 3 step trinity regime both day and night over 28 days to see optimum results. Continue use for atleast 3 – 6months to control and manage the symptoms longterm.
Look better, feel beautiful
Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, B.E.M DS.c
Owner & Creator of Premae Skincare, Multi-award winning, Forbes featured Allergy practitioner
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