My battles with psoriasis..

I have an annoying skin condition that it very common, called Psoriasis. It is similar to eczema, but they have some slight differences (not that I’m going to go into them, as I’m not 100% certain on them!).
I have had this since I was about 7 or 8, and the first time I noticed it was when I was at school and I washed my face with soap and then the skin around my forehead went bright red and started burning!
It would get bad when I was in comprehensive school, but during college and university, I managed to get a good skincare routine, took the time to sit down and sort my skin out and it was looking a lot better and hardly ever flared up as much!

My problem now, that I’m away in Australia is that I have been getting stressed A LOT more and this can trigger my psoriasis.
I loved sorting out my skin at home, as I had all my products and my own bathroom and I would relax in my room and basically pamper myself!
Whilst living in a hostel and travelling, it’s a lot harder than that as I am always sharing a room with at least 4 people, so there’s minimum room to set out your belongings, or even have a moment of peace!
It’s not too bad, it’s do-able, but now I have the other problem of ‘I don’t know what products to use out here’, as there’s a lot of different brands!
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As you can see in these photos, I get psoriasis on my forehead, all along the hair line, on my scalp, behind my ears, towards and down the neck, then in my ears. This is when it’s flared up, but hasn’t gotten too bad! It can get worse.
I am just so glad that I don’t have serious psoriasis, as some people get it everywhere and it is REALLY hard for them to treat it properly!

It can get really itchy, start flaking (which people mistake for dandruff..) and give a burning sensation, and it’s not exactly the best looking thing! Since I have come to Australia, I have started to get it on more patches than before – like in-between my eyebrows and towards my throat.
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So, usually I use a steroid cream that is prescribed from the doctor, which does a really good job when it gets bad. BUT, as it’s a steroid cream, I don’t want to be using it constantly as it thins your skin out and isn’t the best thing for you!
So I went to Priceline looking for a thicker cream that I can put on every day and night – I asked the lady and she showed me a few products, but I ended up getting this one by Palmers.
I tried it last night, and my skin is a lot smoother already! I used it with my steroid cream, just to get the redness down but I feel like this was great for me as it stopped the irritation and calmed down the redness on my skin!
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I was wondering if any of you have any different remedies for psoriasis or eczema?
Do any of you have these skin conditions? Or tried this product? I want to know! 😀
I just thought of another non-medical product that is suppose to help with my skin, too – but I will write another blog post on that soon! 😀
In fact, I might even start a small series on this, if people are interested!

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