Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends Affected by Psoriasis
While shops are already filled with Christmas trees and Santa Claus decorations it's hard not to notice that the Christmas holidays are slowly approaching.
Therefore many people start thinking about buying gifts, before the shopping malls get too crowded with last-minute shoppers and before things become more expensive counting on those who forgot about gifts.
Christmas gifts for the itchy and scratchy
If you're looking for a practical gift for your loved ones or friends affected by psoriasis, you could consider getting them one of the items suggested below. Remember that before buying anything make sure that your choice is supportive and helpful, without coming across like you’re guessing what's already been bought to manage psoriasis.
The gift of moisture
I think one can never get enough moisturizers, whether affected by psoriasis or not. While psoriasis sufferers have to apply moisturizer all day long, there is no better practical gift that another bottle of lotion.
Before buying a moisturizer check if the person you're buying it for isn't allergic to something and if the cream is actually worth the purchase. These days moisturizers are blended with sparkles or infused with the contents of an entire vegetable patch but retain an element of practicality. The best cream might not look very presentable and pretty, but it doesn't have to when it works.
Fun mugs or T-shirts
Many people will psoriasis learned to live with it and make fun of it. If you're sure that your friend is all right with their psoriasis struggles, why don't you get him a funny mug that says “I'm a little flakey”? Or how about a shirt saying “Psoriasis isn't contagious”?
It would make everyone laugh at help raise awareness of psoriasis at the same time.
Coconut oil can be a great gift!
One can never get enough of coconut oil! While it might not cure your psoriasis (however some people claim it does help a lot), it gets your skin moisturized naturally and moreover smells nice.
Coconut oil is also meant to change the bad cholesterol into good cholesterols, as well as improve your hair, so nothing can go wrong with it.
Black African soap or Dead Sea cosmetics
Many people with psoriasis found relief from the itching by using bath salts from the Dead Sea in Israel. Using a mud mask also isn't uncommon, not only by those affected by flakes, but everyone who wants to smooth their skin.
If Dead Sea cosmetics are slightly beyond your budget (as they can get expensive if bought outside of Israel) you can also look for some black African soaps and shampoos. They are naturally black which might freak some people out at first, but it's becoming more and more popular when it comes to skin treatment.
Gift card for a spa
Who doesn’t like a gift-card for pampering? When many psoriasis sufferers are being shamed by public pools and spas, a private massage is a great idea. Someone with psoriasis will likely appreciate any stress-relieving gift, especially when it can be tailored to their skin condition.
I would have loved to get a private scrub massage, so I think it can make a perfect gift.
Many people with psoriasis are self-conscious about outbreaks of scalp psoriasis, especially when at work, and don't want to have their desks covered with skin.
I recently discovered that you can purchase a mini vacuum that needs to be charged through a USB and barely makes any noise. It's a perfect way to clean your desk of flakes pretty quickly and forget it before anyone even has a chance to notice it. I personally love it and wish I discovered this cute little vacuum earlier!
Where on your body does psoriasis bother you the most?