Establishing a good skincare routine is one of the most important things you can do for your skin, especially if you suffer from a skin problem such as psoriasis. It’s important to not only find a skincare routine that fits in with your busy schedule, but also one that works for your skin type! Here at Jan de Vries we know and love the fact that every single person has a different skin complexion which is why we’ve created an easy and simple skincare process specially tailored for those of you with psoriasis.
Step 1: Wash your face and apply a cooling treatment spray
Why? The skin absorbs everything that we put on it – foundation, moisturiser, cleanser you name it! – which is why we recommend taking an all-natural approach with your skincare. Spray liquids in particular are more easily absorbed into the skin as the naturally active ingredients are absorbed instantly and so can get to work on the newly forming cells at the base of the skin.
The skin renews itself around every 28 days, so using a nourishing spray helps to reach newly formed skin cells much earlier in their life cycle meaning that they are much stronger when they reach the surface. This means that your skin will be better able to prevent aggravating symptoms associated with extremely itchy or dry skin.
Our favourite treatment spray for psoriasis? Salcura’s DermaSpray Intensive!This innovative and unique spray helps to relieve itching caused by skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and other skin irritations. It helps to nourish and cool the skin by balancing out the skin’s pH levels whilst also helping to heal damaged areas.
How often? This spray is completely free from chemicals and steroids so it can be used as often as needed. After gently washing your face, Salcura suggest applying this nourishing spray at least 3 or 4 times a day initially onto the affected areas of the body. When symptoms appear to have calmed down a little, keep the skin topped up with DermaSpray’s vital nutrients at least 2 or 3 times a week to keep symptoms at bay. For best results this spray is best used on the body rather than on the delicate skin of the face.
Step 2: Apply facial moisturiser for some extra hydration
Why? It’s extremely important to keep any skin type moisturised and well hydrated – particularly if you suffer from a skin condition such as psoriasis. Moisturising helps to reduce the chance of further skin problems and help skin to maintain its balance.
Our favourite moisturiser for psoriasis-prone skin? Salcura’s Zeoderm Skin Repair Moisturiser!This moisturiser is the perfect remedy for soothing and repairing damaged skin and is specifically tailored to help conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rosacea. Containing all natural ingredients, such as Zeolite, Linseed and Jojoba, this is the perfect way to detoxify skin and protect and heal from any damage. What’s more, this moisturiser completely omits ingredients such as Steroids, Parabens, SLS and SLES to give you a completely natural remedy that keeps moisture intact in the skin.
How often? Salcura’s smart formula is perfect for everyday use and not only helps to nourish skin but soothe any fiery inflammation. We’d recommend using this moisturiser roughly 3 times a day although you may feel as though you need less or more depending on your current skin condition.
Step 3: A moisturising body lotion
Why? More often than not skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis affect areas of the body rather than the face so it is a good idea to have a nourishing body lotion as well as a face moisturiser to help symptoms. It’s usually better to have a separate body moisturiser from your facial moisturiser as the skin on these two areas is completely different and so products are often of different consistencies to better treat the desired area.
Our favourite body moisturiser for psoriasis-prone skin? Salcura’s Omega Rich Body Hydrator!This body moisturiser is completely free from harsh chemicals and instead contains Sea Buckthorn, Avocado Oil, Safflower and Chamomile. This moisturiser contains a high concentration of omega’s 3, 6, 7, and 9 courtesy of the Sea Buckthorn while the Safflower nourishes and extracts of Chamomile calm the skin.
How often? Apply to dry areas of skin at least 2 times daily, if you feel that your skin dryness subsides Salcura suggest reducing this to once every day or every couple of days.
A final tip to help you love the skin you’re in!
While we’ve set out an easy routine to look after psoriasis-prone skin it’s important to remember that the composure of each and every skin type is different and so different routines will work better for different people. Above all it’s important to do what’s right for you and your own skin!