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A personal perspective from Rosa in Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis is where my passion for skincare began. I developed the condition during my first pregnancy more than 25 years ago and it got worse with my second, so I needed to understand why.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an auto-immune condition that affects the skin by causing it to produce too many cells and at a much faster rate than is normal.

This overproduction of cells forms into red crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales which are sometimes very itchy. Cell renewal is normally 3 to 4 weeks but in psoriasis it’s just 3 to 4 days

There is no cure for psoriasis but there are treatments in the form of medicated creams, ointments etc. These will need to be prescribed by a dermatologist.

Psoriasis is not infectious.

Tips for living with psoriasis

  • Having a healthy lifestyle and diet really does help. So, eat the rainbow. Lots of colour - blueberries for example, which are high in antioxidants.

  • Reduce alcohol and sugar. Sugar irritates the skin and too much alcohol causes inflammation. Neither of which are good for psoriasis suffers.

  • Exercise regularly. Something you enjoy and that makes you happy - Reduce stress, do a form of exercise that you enjoy and makes you happy – whether that’s running, dancing or even just a regular stroll in the park.

  • Meditation and yoga are both calming and soothing to the mind - a must for psoriasis sufferers. Anything relaxing will be of huge benefit

  • Supplements that I have found really helpful for me are selenium and zinc, multivitamin, the B Vits in particular the B12, vitamin C and omega three fish oils.

  • Probiotics are also really useful because they help keep the gut nice and healthy. Sometimes skin conditions stem from the gut which is why keeping a healthy diet is vital.

As a beauty therapist and a psoriasis suffer, I am in a great position to help others living with the condition. People can feel conscious of how their skin looks and whether others are worried about it being infectious. But I understand the condition and can offer beautifully delicate treatments to calm an outbreak and provide some of that much needed relaxation I mentioned earlier.

So, if you’re living with psoriasis and would like a little relaxing me time then I’d like to offer you a 10% discount if you book during August – Psoriasis Awareness Month. Just get in touch - on 07719 568651 or - and we’ll get you booked in.



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