8 Psoriasis Hacks
I've found some creative ways to treat and camouflage my psoriasis and now I want to share then with you!
Don't forget the scent
Are you a person who stays away from colognes and perfumes because spraying them directly on your skin makes you flare? Instead of avoiding fragrances completely before getting dressed spray your clothes directly with the scent and allow it to dry.
Do you avoid the color black because of those annoying little psoriasis flakes that can be seen on your shirt? No worries. Purchase a mini lint roller to keep in your car, home, and at work. It takes two seconds to roll the flakes away.
Glove your skin
When my psoriasis was at its worst, I use to scratch so bad in my sleep at night, so much so I would wake up to blood stains on the sheets. Wearing cloth gloves at night can be a bit strange at first but doing so will prevent you from scratching and breaking skin throughout the night. Scratching can possibly lead to scarring and infection.
Resist the stain
Earlier I mentioned the woes of the bed sheets staining with blood after scratching your legs or back vigorously, Well there is a solution to that and they are called Stain Resistance Sheets. Although I'm not exactly sure how it works or how well it resists blood, it's worth a try! These sheets can be found on Amazon!
Oil and water mix
I have heard that water and oil don't mix, but this doesn't apply to a bath. When I decided to do a little tub relaxing I had oils to my bath water which really smooth my skin and stick to my body. If will leave your plaques looking less dry. Remember to rinse out excess oil out the tub really well so you don't slip and fall the next time you get in to take a shower (Ask me how I know, because I've slipped and fallen from remaining oil, lol).
Don't heat things up too much
When showering or taking a bath but sure to only use lukewarm water. Hot water dries out the skin really bad and will be counterproductive to whatever treatment you are using.
Wear light colors or prints
If you deal with scalp psoriasis you probably know how annoying it is to see flakes from your scalp on your shirt. You can use a mini lint roller as stated above but another hack is to wear light colored shirts or tops with prints. The flakes will be less noticeable and blend in better so you don't have to worry about others seeing them.
Erase the stain
Have you ever scratched so hard only to find your clothing stuck to the area of your body that is bleeding? Now you have to walk around with this blood stain on your clothing for everyone to see. Well not anymore! Keep a stain eraser pen close by for those moments. As soon as you see a stain, take your pen and erase it away!
Give 'em an optical illusion
Psoriasis covers my legs. If I want to wear a skirt with a pair of stockings sometimes you can STILL see the plaques. What I've learned to do to combat this is to wear a pair of flesh tone stockings and then place the stockings of choice (such as net, black, color etc) over the nude pair. This will give the illusion that you have on one pair of stockings over "clear" skin and no one will see the plaques. Depending on how bad my plaques are sometimes I'll double up.
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