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    Managing Psoriasis in Winter

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    Many skin condition sufferers that have eczema or psoriasis understand the impact that winter cam have on their skin.

    If you suffer with psoriasis – you already know the winter challenge ahead. There are multiple reasons for winter being bad news for psoriasis sufferers with the main reason being the drop in temperature. As winter approaches the temperature drops making the humidity level drop as well. Without a reasonable level of humidity, the air is striped of moisture further drying out your skin. With moisture being removed from the skin, psoriasis often flares up and can become more sensitive and uncomfortable.

    There are however some practical ways to combat dry winter skin and psoriasis flare ups.

    Moisture: Keep your skin moist – this reduces redness and itching. Use moisturizing soap to aid further in hydrating the skin.

    For effective psoriasis treatment in winter using moisturizer will help provide relief

    Choose lukewarm baths: Showers in hot water remove moisture and essential oils in the skin. A better option is to sprinkle body oil into a warm bath and soak for around 15 minutes. Soaking helps soothe the itching and helps to cast off scales.

    For effective psoriasis treatment in winter having a soaking bath provides relief

    If possible, use a humidifier: In winter, the humidity drops in the air removing the moisture within the skin. Using a humidifier at home will add moisture back into the air and allows water to be added back into your skin.

    Psoriasis in winter can be painful thats why humidifiers work to add moisture to the skin

    Drink water: Drinking plenty of water in winter will pump up your moisture. Some beverage swaps such as swapping coffee for green tea will see additional hydration added to your skin.

    Drinking water helps with sufferers of psoriasis to add hydration to their skin

    Effective Treatment: Using a psoriasis cream in addition to moisturizer will help to relieve the common symptoms of psoriasis. Choose a naturally formulated cream to reduce the absorption of harsh chemicals and steroids into your skin. Grahams Natural psoriasis cream works to hydrate the skin and provide antibacterial relief through the use of ingredients such as Manuka Honey.

    Natural psoriasis cream for effective treatment of psoriasis

    Combining these practical tips and tricks to help combat the affects of winter on the skin will help to control psoriasis flare ups caused by winter air.

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    Some improvement

    There has been some minor improvement to severe eczema on hands and arms. Decrease i n itchiness of the skin. Will keep persisting to see if more improvement.

    Fabulous product

    I bought Grahams Conditioner as a recommended replacement for a botanical product from a company that had ceased trading. It is a brilliant find as it is gentle and soothing on my itchy scalp and leaves my hair soft and manageable. My only concern is that despite being listed as a UK company it came all the way from Australia……not good for my carbon footprint! Hopefully I will be able to find some nearer to home soon.

    Only this works

    Soothes itchiness caused by sensitivity

    SO light and un-aggravating

    Normally with my eczema lotion feels so heavy and can cause me to itch more, it's like you can feel it too much on your skin but not this! The oil and the lotion are so light that I don't have to wait around for it to dry and I don't have to restrain myself from itching it off! It's great! I can just put it on and get dressed and get in bed no problem! I wish it was sold more conveniently in the US but it was so worth it I may just order again! 20/10

    Great product

    I'm ordering my second tube of this gel, as it worked so well on my German Shepherd's recent hot spot. She tolerated it well (it is clearly soothing), & it took the swelling and redness down almost straight away each time we applied. We did need to keep applying it regularly for about a week, as she had a very raw, swollen patch of skin. Alternating the gel with Derma Cream was very effective.