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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

How to Get Glowing Skin When You Have Psoriasis.

Posted by V-PSor Psoriasis cream at 01:34 0 Comments

Dr. Carolyn Jacob treats psoriasis in her patients, but she also manages her own psoriasis. Here, she spills her secrets for healthy, clear skin.

Carolyn Jacob, MD, director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, doesn’t just treat patients with psoriasis - she manages her own. Dr. Jacob has been living with Psoriasis since she was 14 years old.

Jacob’s psoriasis primarily affects her scalp and nails, both of which can be tough to hide. “I hated it when I had scalp involvement, which would show flakes on my clothing and itch constantly,” Jacob says.

Embarrassed about her nail psoriasis, Jacob used to paint them a color that would mask her symptoms. The National Psoriasis Foundation says that about half of all people with psoriasis will have symptoms affecting the nails, which can include changes in color, thickening of the nails, separation of the nail, and the formation of pits or holes.

For healthy skin, Jacob knows she has to keep her skin clear and moisturized as much as possible. 
Other daily psoriasis treatment tips that Jacob offers her patients and practices herself include:

·         Cleanse and moisturize your skin just once daily to avoid drying.
·         Use a soft cloth or your hands to lather up with cleanser; never use a loofah on skin that’s actively flaring because the rubbing and scratching could worsen symptoms.
·         If you have psoriasis on your face, Jacob advises against using harsh toners because they can be aggravating.
·         During the frigid Chicago winters, Jacob switches to a cream or moisturizing cream from a lighter lotion because it’s more hydrating for thirsty winter skin.
·         For scalp psoriasis, she recommends over-the-counter favorites like Psoriasis Cream, or those containing salicylic acid, for something stronger.

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