CBD Oil and CeraVe - Your Community Recommendations
When it comes to managing psoriasis, we’re always keen to know what’s working for others. That’s why we’re keeping track of products and treatments recommended by you! In our last article of your favorite things, we reviewed the Rumidifier, Sorion Herbal Cream, and Moringa Seed Oil. Let’s check out some of your favorites from Fall 2017.
I have heard so many great things from you all about CBD oil! You’re buying creams with CBD in it, or you’re mixing your own with coconut oil and shea butter (which sounds amazing, by the way). CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a naturally occurring compound in the hemp plant. From CBD Distillery you can purchase your own CBD oil tinctures, salves, creams, soft gels, and powders. They ship to all 50 states in the USA. Most may turn to CBD for pain relief, but the products are also marketed as great for stress relief and relaxation as well. Might be worth checking out if stress causes your skin to flare! The site has an FAQ section if you’re interested in learning more.1 Thanks Leanne for the recommendation!
At the beginning of 2017 community member Kindall shared her experience with using Dermablend for a wedding she had recently attended. Dermablend is a heavy duty tattoo concealer. I took her cue and also used tattoo concealer when I was a Bridesmaid a few months ago; the coverage blew me away and not a single person noticed that my arms were covered in guttate psoriasis. You can buy Dermablend direct from their website, but I would recommend buying it in store so you can match it to your skin tone. You’ll need the tattoo concealer, a sponge to dab it on, and a setting powder. As far as concealing your psoriasis quickly, this will do in a pinch!
MG217 makes two great types of creams for psoriasis sufferers that you have recommended to us. First, there’s the MG217 Medicated Salicylic Cream. Salicylic acid is a great topical for breaking up psoriasis plaques and preventing flaking. This cream claims to relieve itching and redness, control flaking, and be a fast-absorbing moisturizer. It’s also recognized by the National Psoriasis Foundation. The second cream is the MG217 Coal Tar Ointment.3Coal tar has long been used to combat psoriasis plaques, but it’s more common to find it in shampoos. This coal tar ointment claims to provide great itch relief during the day and overnight. It may also lessen your plaques if your skin responds well to coal tar. MG217 was on my radar for shampoos, but I didn’t know they made creams. Thanks to Mary for bringing the creams to our attention!
If I had a dollar for every time someone with psoriasis told me they used CeraVe, I’d be a wealthy woman! You guys love this product for its deep moisturizing ability and because you don’t have to re-apply every 30 minutes. It’s also easy to find in most drug stores. CeraVe has a whole line of skin care products, but the creams are really what sell it for those of us with psoriasis. My Dermatologist’s office even gives out free samples to patients going for phototherapy!
This bonus recipe comes from Christine, who came up with a super innovative idea for combating that pesky psoriasis just inside your ear. Christine puts some Benadryl gel on a Q-tip and applies it just inside the ear to prevent itching. Of course, we must always recommend that you check with your Dermatologist first before using this off-label, and it’s not recommended that you stick anything deep inside your ear. I read that a few of you even use the loopy end of bobby pins to scratch just inside your ear. We certainly are a creative bunch!
Have you tried any of the above products? Have some of your own you’d like to recommend? Let us know in the comments!
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