Category: Psoriasis

Psoriasis Explained on Video

Ran across this well made video that explains what psoriasis is and how it impacts the skin, so I wanted to share it here as well.  

May 4, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil

I have had many people recommend both Aloe Vera gel and coconut oil separately for all sorts of skin problems. I originally started using aloe vera gel years ago as an after sun product, and liked both the cooling effect as well as how it seemed to calm down the skin. It’s also a great […]

December 19, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Curcumin Can Help In Preventing Inflammation And Skin Symptoms of Psoriasis and Lichen

Couple of people have in the past few months mentioned they are taking curcumin or turmeric supplements to help with their Lichen Sclerosus and while it’s impossible to say if curcumin has been the main reason their symptoms have improved, they believe in it strongly, and it certainly isn’t hurting. Curcumin is a component of […]

October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More

New Study Links Nanoparticles and Autoimmune Diseases

New research by scientists at Trinity College in Dublin maintains that exposure to nanoparticles, commonly used in sunscreen, cosmetics and other personal care products can have a serious impact on health, linking it specifically to rheumatoid arthritis and the development of other serious autoimmune diseases. We skin sufferers have for a long time been wary […]

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Leaky Gut Syndrome and Why It Could Be Important To Your Skin

Psoriasis and Lichen Sclerosus both have long been known to react to foods as triggers. Part of the reasoning has been that the person is sensitive or allergic to a specific food and the immune system responding to deal with the food entering the body has then allowed the skin condition to flare up as […]

May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Chinese Herbal Remedy Could Be Used to Treat Auto-Immune Disorders Such As Psoriasis

A new study by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine maintains that Chang shan, a root extract of a specific type of Himalayan hydrangea plant, also known as hortensia, is useful in treating autoimmune disorders. It’s traditionally been used as a malaria medicine in Chinese medicine.  The team observed that one component in particular, halofuginone […]

April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Using Honey to Treat Psoriasis and Eczema at Home

I have for a few years used honey in making my own topical treatments for skin, and lately I came across an old study from 2003 published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine (2003:11;226–34) investigating the use of topical application of a combination of honey, olive oil, and beeswax for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. […]

April 10, 2012 | 15 Comments More

Interesting Article on Auto-immune Illnesses Including Psoriasis

Our goal is to bring you as much information as we can on skin illnesses, whether by our own bloggers or others. I ran across an interesting article on Science Daily about microflora having a decisive role with autoimmune illnesses, including psoriasis. When the right microorganisms are at work, immune cells involved in the development […]

April 7, 2012 | 2 Comments More