Psoriasis is a common, chronic autoimmune condition that affects about 30% of the population. Symptoms typically include skin plaques on the skin, usually covered in white or silver scales. Contrary to popular belief, psoriasis is not contagious. You can read more about psoriasis here.
Depending on the type and location of your psoriasis, treatments can vary. The Grahams Natural product range has been clinically developed with all natural products to help hydrate and soothe the skin.
Grahams Natural Psoriasis Cream
The Grahams Natural Psoriasis Cream is a clinically formulated ‘oil in water’ cream. It has been designed to provide a light, cool, soothing skin feel, to be very mild and to provide gentle, targeted epidermal replenishment and scale removal.
To use, simply apply to clean, dry skin as frequently as required (nominally 2-3 times daily) to keep plaques and psoriasis affected skin moist and comfortable. It is best to use emollients thinly and frequently throughout the day (not thickly and occasionally), because the emollient action helps the skin to maintain its natural hydration and barrier function.
Graham's Natural Psoriasis Cream can be used alone, or in combination with phototherapy and/or medicated treatments, as advised by your medical professional. Regular topical application of a suitable emollient moisturiser, like Grahams Natural Psoriasis Cream is considered to be fundamental in the successful management of symptoms of plaque psoriasis.
Diet and Nutrition: Some people report improved symptoms by altering their diets or taking certain supplements. You can also try avoiding specific dietary triggers that may increase inflammation and worsen your symptoms.
Sunlight Exposure: Small amounts of sunlight can reduce some symptoms of psoriasis. But too much sun can worsen outbreaks and increase your risk of skin cancer. Talk to your doctor about how much sunlight exposure is safe for your situation.
Daily Baths: Soaking in water baths may help hydrate and soften the skin. You can use the Grahams Body & Bath Oil to bathwater to help calm inflamed skin. But stay away from hot water and harsh soaps, which can worsen your symptoms. This can also be applied directly to the skin for instant hydration.
Yoga and Meditation: These practices can clear your mind and reduce stress, which may ease symptoms of psoriasis.
Exercise: Physical activity increases the production of chemicals known as endorphins, which improve mood and energy. Exercise can also help you sleep better and reduce anxiety.
Download our guide
Download a copy of our ‘How to guide for Psoriasis here.