Psoriasis - what helps with psoriasis?
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis (psoriasis) manifests itself mainly through reddened and scaly skin areas, there is a strong itching and increased skin growth. Dandruff usually resolves unnoticed after about 4 weeks, in psoriasis herds after only 3-8 days. The scalp, elbows, knees, palms, nails and ears are most commonly affected. However, psoriasis can not only appear on the skin, it can also affect other organs. Psoriasis is hereditary and is activated at some point in life. It then runs in batches.
The mental strain on the patients is immense. Many feel the disease as a major impairment to their quality of life. They feel socially isolated and often also suffer from depression.
What are the effects of psoriasis?
A healthy skin cell ages between 28 and 45 days. A skin cell that is affected by psoriasis ages between three and six days.
Studies have shown that infected cytokines have increased insulin resistance in the liver and muscle. They also destroy insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, which increases the likelihood of developing diabetes. With high psoriasis the likelihood of getting diabetes is twice as high, with a mild one it is still 1,5 times as high.
Psoriasis is gender-independent and can occur at any age, but the most common form of illness is between 20 and 30 years.
What should patients with psoriasis consider in everyday life?
- Reduce stress - This is the top priority for psoriasis. Because psychological stress is harmful to the immune system and skin.
- skin care is very important! The dry, itchy skin needs an optimally tailored treatment. Moisturizing creams, no fragrances, preservatives or colorings, no mineral oils, no essential oils.
Nutrition: Especially in psoriasis, it also influences the frequency of relapses and their severity. As patients react differently to food, a food diary is recommended. Unsaturated fatty acids (such as cold-pressed olive oil and sea fish), fruit and vegetables as well as nuts and grain products are considered positive. Fat, sugar, nicotine and alcohol should be avoided!
Acupuncture and osteopathy can release blockages within the body and help many patients with psoriasis.
How is the skin properly cared for in psoriasis?
With the right care you can alleviate the symptoms: A low-irritant basic care brings the skin back into balance. The cleaning starts with a mild, soap-free washing gel. A subsequent gentle peeling removes excess skin cells when necessary and refines the complexion. A care ointment soothes cleansed skin, keeps it supple and moisturizes.
What needs to be considered when caring for psoriasis?
Skin care is particularly important for psoriasis. In order for the active ingredients of a cream to get into the skin at all, the reddened thickened skin areas (plaques), often covered with silvery white scales, must be removed. There are special creams, shampoos or bath products that contain urea, salicylic acid or certain oils to soothe stressed skin. In the case of moderate to severe psoriasis, new biological therapies are available that can not only be injected but also swallowed.
Our Medicorp care products for psoriasis
The skin affected by psoriasis should be cared for with a particularly fatty cream. The Super Cream Plus from Medicorp is not just a care for many skin types that strengthens, harmonizes and protects your skin from dryness. she is a rich day care, which can also be used as night care. This anti-aging cream rregulates your fat and moisture processes and activates their moisture-storing properties.
For your rich day care it's ours Medicorp caviar face cream Popular.
For psoriasis, we also recommend care with ours Argan oil products.
You can find them in our product category "Argan oil".
Here is our most popular Medicorp Super Cream Plus:
And here you will find ours Argan oil products for dry and sensitive skin.