Our skin care recommendations for psoriasis
- dry and alipoid
- varying strong itching, tears and scratched skin areas which are often inflamed
- the skin's content of urea is about 40 % lower compared to normal skin
- elbows, knees, region around the genitals are particularly often affected
- healing is usually from the centre
- hypersensitivity to chemical, physical and mechanical stimuli
In the acute stage:
- scaly and coarse skin surface, tendancy for small tears
- red, raised plaques with sharp margins
- covered by big silvery scales
- scales are loose and can be easily removed which might cause punctiform bleedings
- 1 - 2 % of all Europeans
- mainly light-skinned persons
- mostly appears in the second half of life
Psoriasis is a global skin disease known for a long time which mainly affects light-skinned persons. It is probably caused by a genetically determined disfunction of the immune system. About 1 - 2 % of all Europeans are affected. Psoriasis often appears in the second half of life and occurs in stages. Sometimes these stages depend on the season (increased occurence in spring and autumn).
Most frequent areas affected are hairline, elbows, knees as well as the region around the genitals, sometimes also the whole body. During the acute phase, the areas concerned show red, raised plaques with sharp margins (the content of urea in this region is reduced by about 40 %) covered by big, silvery scales. These scales are loose and can be easily removed which might cause punctiform bleedings.
Between the acute bouts, the skin is extremely dry and sensitive. Therefore consequent care of the skin is also important during this stage.
Besides intensive skin care during all stages of psoriasis, affected people should keep in mind the following points:
- Strengthening of the immune system to extend the symptom-free phases.
- A complete nutrition avoiding acid producers and food additives to detoxify and stabilize the immune system.
- Using organic detergents without fabric softener, prefering organic cleaning agents to avoid sensitising substances.
- Clothes made of cotton, linen or silk are more pleasant for the skin suffering from psoriasis than synthetic or wool fabrics.
- Avoiding stress, because it can be the reason for an acute bout.
BIOTURM offers different care products which are especially adapted to take care of skin suffering from psoriasis.
|For therapy-related care in the acute stage
| For care in the symptom-free stage