After the festive chaos, January can seem really bleak. It’s cold, grey and miserable and to top it all, your skin is breaking out in red, rough, itchy patches all the time.
So what’s going on to make things so bad? Well, winter brings a perfect storm of challenges for those living with psoriasis.
- Cold, dry air - stripping the skin of moisture
- Reduced sunlight - low sunlight equals reduced Vitamin D which is essential for skin health
- Central heating - drying out the skin
- Overheating - getting hot and bothered in winter clothes can trigger a flare
- Stress - increased worries and general low mood in winter can affect how your body copes and worsen symptoms
- Lowered immune system - colds and flu can trigger/worsen psoriasis outbreaks
Winter brings a perfect storm of challenges for those living with psoriasis
Our Tips For Managing Psoriasis
Treat Yourself And Your Skin Very Carefully!
The most important thing is to moisturise regularly, several times a day, using a good quality, non-irritant emollient ointment. This especially applies immediately after bathing, which means short, lukewarm showers or baths, not long hot soaks, and with no perfumed or soap-based products.
Look after yourself with good food, adequate sleep and some hardcore relaxation. If your psoriasis is really bad in winter then ask your GP about phototherapy and consider investing in a humidifier for your home.
120ml Skin Salvation
Our hero product, Skin Salvation, is perfect for protecting against winter dryness, regulating the repair and regeneration of healthy skin.
It also provides an effective barrier to lock moisture in and irritants out.