What is Psoriasis Disease and How Does It Affect Your Skin?

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, Psoriasis affects more than 125 million people globally, so if you are a sufferer, you are certainly not alone. This skin disease can affect the entire body as well as your immune system. It tends to have a large genetic component with symptoms usually presenting themselves as red, scaly patches on the top layer of the skin. These patches are often itchy and sometimes even painful. Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body but it is mostly apparent on the knees, elbows, fingernails and toenails.

Why Do You Get Psoriasis Disease?

Psoriasis appears when your body produces excessive amounts of skin cells. The immune system then creates an autoimmune reaction in which it attacks its own cells. The reaction to this is the lifecycle of skin cells accelerates – so it becomes a vicious circle. Typically, a single skin cell’s life cycle is one month. With psoriasis, the process increases by tenfold!

Is Psoriasis Disease Contagious?

No. Psoriasis is not contagious and generally doesn’t pose any danger. Anyone can get psoriasis but it is usually hereditary. It is an autoimmune disorder and the triggers for exacerbations are obesity, smoking, stress exposure and infections.

When to Seek Help

If you experience any psoriasis symptoms, for example, extreme flaking of your skin, red patches, scaly patches, itchiness and/or pain then it is best that you consult your doctor.

Can Psoriasis Disease be Treated?

The simple answer is yes. However, as with any chronic disease there is no absolute way to stop psoriasis. There are treatments available that may help to calm and soothe your symptoms, keeping a flare-up at bay for long periods. Choosing the right treatment can reduce inflammation and discomfort. Certain options include topical ointments, light therapy and oral medications.

However, our Delfina Dry Skin Oil uniquely and effectively provides soothing and calming relief to symptoms associated with psoriasis. The key to your condition improving is to be persistent with your skincare routine. Using the Dry Skin Oil 2-3x a day will lead to incredible results. Be patient and don’t give up! 

Do remember that every case of psoriasis is different, therefore it is always recommended to consult your physician. What’s important is learning how to deal with it so you can live life to the fullest without over-worrying (which can also trigger an attack). Tailor your skincare to your skin’s needs because psoriasis can come and go throughout life. Some days will feel better than others so managing it properly can reduce the effects it has on your life.

Living with Psoriasis Disease

We understand that there are challenges that come with living with psoriasis but you can overcome them. Rather than have the condition control your life, you can take hold of the reins. Yes, it is a life-long condition but once you know how, you are capable of managing through it.

Above all, having psoriasis is nothing to be ashamed about. There are many ways you can cope with psoriasis-affected skin. Be educated about the condition, seek out help, and find the support you need. As we said in the very first paragraph, you are most definitely not alone. Let Delfina Skin Dry Skin Oil be your path to a comfortable life with your psoriasis.