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An apology of absence!

Hello all!! 

I am so sorry for not writing anything recently. Sorry to those who enjoy reading the articles (hopefully there are a few of you out there) and to those who are struggling with psoriasis and who I could have helped but didn’t as I haven’t written in a while.
I went on holiday, my laptop broke and I was busy busy busy at work! So, sadly I have been negligent to my blog for a while.
I am currently working on a few reviews of products I have tried recently: 1.Nivea Cream 2.Johnson and Johnson 3.Pure Chimp 4.Bio Oil
They are all on their way so stay with me and I shall upload them once they have been finalized.

Have a wonderful day!

"Life is a gift"

I received an e-mail from a fellow psoriasis sufferer asking me to post about her own unique journey to battle their psoriasis. So, of course with huge interest I delved into reading their report. It is a wonderful report to read, it is based entirely on their own route to owning their psoriasis and not getting beaten by it.
Bring back natural balance Firstly, they talk about their trip to Cuba where they noticed the difference in their psoriasis, not unlike the Mexico trip that I had where I noticed a huge difference in my skin. However, this didn’t last long and sure enough psoriasis crept back into their life.
In the beginning report it talks about trying to recreate the climate which improved their psoriasis; the use of tanning beds and having salt baths. But, they quickly realised that these weren’t comfortable or sensible options. They realised that combatting psoriasis is about the way you treat your skin; inside and out. Therefore they devised a plan of action. That plan of ac…

Psoriasis and the Psun

I have read a comment from someone asking about psoriasis and the weather. So, I have looked into it and with my own experience this is what I know and believe….
My summary: Winter = bad Dry climate = bad Intense winds = bad Sun exposure (within common sense of about 30mins max a day and of course with sun block on) = good Moist climate = good To my knowledge those are the some of the main factors which can affect psoriasis suffers.
My personal opinion: I was born and grew up in England where it is pretty much cold all the time. Except for this freak year of course where it has been abnormally hot. My psoriasis was the worst when I was in my home country. The artic winds and cold dry temperatures really made my skin worse. I used to dread winter time as of course that would be the worst time for me. I was in moisturiser overload and at the height of my OCD with controlling my psoriasis I was steroid ointment crazy. (A “treatment” I have now completely stopped and fully despise)
However, I c…

Lancôme Hydra Zen Moisturiser.

I have tried a lot of moisturisers over the years and I don’t normally pick one thinking “oh this will make my psoriasis better” because I know that it is hit and miss. Something that works amazingly well for one person might make no difference to another.
Along the way I have had an “expensive” favourite though. It was a little tub of moisturiser I got free in a shopping centre and didn’t see the harm in giving it ago.
Info: Can buy in most places that stock Lancôme; there a different prices for different sizes. There are also day crèmes and night crèmes. I just used the one I was given at night and in the morning.
Price: £39 (sadly!)
The Review: It made such a huge difference to the psoriasis on my face (I only used it on my face as it was a miniscule pot). I used to put it on before I went to sleep at night and I would wake up feeling fresh face. Not the normal tight-skinned feeling you get if you use a rubbish moisturiser that doesn’t really work too well. In the morning after a…

"I may have psoriasis but it doesn't have me!"

I saw a comment today whilst I was scanning Twitter. It said “I may have psoriasis, but it doesn’t have me.” Couldn’t help but feel a bit emotionally attached to this comment. For so long you think that psoriasis is a deformation of your person and that you are restricted because you have it.
I recently went on holiday with some girls. One of which was my wonderful and supportive sister, and two of which had no idea I had psoriasis. Nice enough girls, they just didn’t know anything about my condition. Why would they!
So I’m living in Thailand now, which is a pretty hot place. Still wear long sleeves and just suffer in silence, unless there is air conditioning then there is no problem!
The point – we went on holiday for a long weekend and it was by the beach and we were doing tourist things…basically it wasn’t really appropriate to wear a cardigan and leggings under a waterfall. So, it came down to the fact that I had to wear a swimming costume…the biggest no no for me. I wanted to have…

Remove that makeup!!

To all makeup wearers out there, I came across this article the other day; “What sleeping in your makeup does to your skin” and had to take a look. I knew that sleeping in your makeup was bad, well I knew and know that wearing makeup isn’t exactly great for your skin anyway but you wear makeup because you aren’t happy with your skin so it’s one of those double ended swords situations! The results from this article are pretty interesting. I often think “oh I really can’t be bothered to take it off tonight, it’ll be okay I’ll wash it off in the morning” and wake up and my face feels horrible and tight and immediately regret sleeping in my makeup! Yet, still do sometimes even though I know it’s not going to do my skin and favours. I’ve got a lot better recently and I’m glad having now read this article!! Basically, a woman slept in makeup for a month and wasn’t allowed to use makeup remover or anything to assist the removal of her makeup. However, she washed her face in the shower …