Monday, January 25, 2016

Lets Talk Psoriasis

I have to admit; I love trying to make the best out of every situation and obstacle that comes my way. However, sometimes I cannot help but feel like I am being defeated. Through out my journey I have encountered numerous of challenges, but I always remind myself that it is important to remain strong and optimistic. Its just hard, being prescribed a ton of medication, and hoping to find the one that will work, or trying numerous diets, and hoping that maybe that will work too. Or when your skin has finally cleared up, and in an instant your skin is covered in patches again. It is hard, and I understand.

I remember when I was a kid I was always ashamed whenever I would hear my mother speak to others about my skin. I always wanted to keep it one big secret, but little did I know my mother was on to something.  She explained to me that communicating with others about my Psoriasis would help her understand it better, and also receive great advice on medication and home remedies. Although there has not yet been a cure, it can be controlled. So I have decided to share what my favorite home remedies, and medications are. How they are used, and how they have helped me.

Scalp Psoriasis 

For many years I have been using MG217. It is a medicated coal tar shampoo, and it works amazing with Scalp Psoriasis.  I normally use it twice a week, and when I apply it on my scalp I will leave in on for 5-10 minutes.  I have to be honest, the smell and color is not very appealing, but if you look past that you will see results in no time. Every time I use this shampoo it helps with the itchiness and flaking. Overall, this is a great product that is extremely affordable and effective.

If you are looking for something more natural this will be your best friend. I love making DIY hair masks. It is extremely easy, affordable, and works incredible with dandruff, frizzy hair, hair growth, and of course Scalp Psoriasis. When I first started making hair masks, I started making it with two ingredients: banana and olive oil.  My mother would mix it in a blender, and I would apply it dirrectly on my scalp, and leave it on for 10-20 minutes. When I would wash it off, my scalp was a lot cleaner, and my hair looked and felt amazing. As the years went by I began getting more creative by adding avocado, honey, and coconut oil. All these natural ingredients definitely help reduce the Psoriasis on the scalp, and it is a plus because it leaves the hair looking and feeling amazing.

The Face and Body 

Having Psoriasis on the face is incredibly difficult. If you are like myself, and suffer from acne and Psoriasis, you will understand that finding products for your face that help treat both at the same time is almost impossible. However, I found that some home remedies work very well. When my Psoriasis or acne gets bad on my face, I like to make a mask made from honey, lemon, and oatmeal.
                           1 teaspoon of oatmeal
                                                3-4 drops of lemon (Optional)
                             1 teaspoon of honey
Mix all of the ingredients together, and apply. Make sure your face is clean and dry. 

Apple cider vinegar is definitely a must have. Mix some water with a little bit of apple cider, and you got your self a toner. This easy trick not only helps with Psoriasis, but it also helps with acne. It is easy to make, works great, and it is affordable. Also, apply some apple cider before shampooing hair, and it will help with dandruff, frizz, and scaling/flaking.

This is something I began to use recetly. I found Psoriacare because I was looking for something new to try. While using this I noticed my skin began to have a lot of improvements. My skin was no longer itching, no longer flaring, and if I did have a few patches, it was barely noticeable. I recommend this because it is natural, it has no artificial fillers, no artificial colors, and it comes in veggie capsules. It is taken only once a day, and it brings 60 capsules. 

I try my best to keep my Psoriasis under control mainly through diet. Whenever I eat unhealthy foods, I automatically see the difference in my skin. I try my best to also keep my skin moisturized, and staying away from anything that contains harmful chemicals. I avoid stress as much as possible, and I also avoid hot showers. It may sound like a lot of hard work, but I can honestly say it is worth it. I enjoy taking care of myself, and exploring different remedies that can work, and it is even more rewarding when I can share my discoveries with you. If you have any questions, please leave a comment, and I will be glad to respond. Thank you :)