Psoriasis and makeup
We have already talked about how we can hide the imperfections caused by psoriasis with camouflaging and how a radical change in one’s image can add an additional psychological burden to a condition which in itself is not a simple one because it deals with dehydration, thinning skin, scars, dryness and paleness.
Avoid very greasy cosmetics that not allow adequate perspiration of the skin.
Remove your makeup with plenty of water and soap. Clean and hydrate your skin before going to bed.
Helpful tips to control itching
Many people with psoriasis report that they feel itchiness associated with the disease. The act of scratching does not spread psoriasis but it does interfere with healing, thus becoming a threat to worsening the situation. How can we avoid scratching?
To avoid itching, the skin should be clean before applying the medication. Try to stay in cool and ventilated places.
It is said that pruritus is more frequent in humid climates.
Itching can be eased with the use of antihistamines. By improving the situation of the skin with the specific treatment for psoriasis it will decrease. Anxiety and concern for your disease exacerbates the pruritus so sometimes you have to take also an anxiolytic to keep it under control.
Psoriasis and sport
Since ancient times physical activity has always been essential to the lives of individuals and communities. In the past it was more common for people to be involved in physical activity, whether in sports or manual work. For that reason, ancient people generally had thinner more muscular bodies with stronger constitutions. The practice of sport is beneficial for the well-being of the individual to achieve healthy life, relaxation exercises and the practice of tai chi and yoga are beneficial to psoriasis patients.
Myths about Psoriasis
Today we are in the twenty-first century, but when it comes to skin diseases we seem to have stopped somewhere in the Middle Ages when legends and false beliefs were kindled by illiterate gossip-mongers full of preconceived notions. The people suffering from these diseases (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis...) have always been the victims. In addition to the physical pain often suffered as the consequence of psychological pain, they have ended up feeling distrust, self-contempt and even shame. Psoriasis is not a contagious disease, therefore it is not transmitted by direct contact from person to person. It is not infectious. It is not spread by the use of objects or clothes. Patients suffering for psoriasis should not be rejected or discriminated against the society.
Psoriasis and camouflage
We have already noticed how big is the discomfort in psoriatic patients, due to the fear of showing themselves and being in contact with other people. That is why, many people, mainly women, use makeup to camouflage their lesions, which can be done if a proper cleaning of the skin is done after.
Psoriasis and clothing
For most people, the act of getting dressed may seem to be quite routine, but for those suffering from this complex skin disease it is not so ordinary. It is in fact highly underestimated.
The clothing should be loose, clean, and fresh allowing the person to feel comfortable and avoid the irritation of the lesions that could cause the exacerbation of the illness.
Psoriasis and Cold Weather
As autumn and winter approach, our concerns mainly focus on colds, the flu and laryngitis and so we often end up neglecting the health of our skin. In colder weather, our skin requires more protection and hydration. In this season the skin should be hydrated, lubricated and, at the same time, clean to avoid the exacerbation of the lesions.
Psoriasis and medicines
There are risk factors for the onset of psoriasis and one of them is drugs. It is considered a risk factor because it increases the possibility of contracting a disease or suffering from a condition.
Among the drugs said to exacerbate psoriasis are antimalarials, beta blockers, lithium salts, angiotensin inhibitors and NSAIDs, most commonly used by the population.