This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Psoriasin. All opinions are 100% mine.
For all intents and purposes, Brian supplied much of the information below.
When I first started dating Brian, he told me a very serious “secret.” His red face and shy smile told me he was super nervous about the information he planned to explain, as if knowing the contents of the secret would send me screaming at the first sign of leprosy.
Of course, he was wrong.
Brian first discovered his psoriasis in college (as if the stress of college wasn’t enough!) and was genuinely concerned that he had some sort of contagious disease. Turns out it wasn’t. He discovered that he had psoriasis, which according to him, “can be ugly, damn itchy and uncomfortable sometimes.” It’s something pretty common, not contagious and treatable. For the record, I don’t think there’s any part of Brian that I would call ugly. Ever. At all.
When he realized he was dating the most amazing woman on the planet (obvi), he feared that his psoriasis would be a turnoff to me. Sure, he no longer thought himself a leper, but that insecurity fed his trepidation when informing me that his skin was not without flaws.
Fortunately for Brian, my biggest concern was whether or not it was painful for him. He assured me that it wasn’t. Although, based on the frequency with which I find him scratching spots of skin covered in psoriasis patches, I know that it’s at least a little bothersome.
A few weeks ago, he was sent some Psoriasin® skin care products to help with his psoriasis. Since he’s not always on top of treating it, the patches on his elbows and knees were getting a little out of control. But after a couple of weeks with Psoriasin®, the patches are clearing up.
He’s been using three different types of Psoriasin, and finds them all useful in their own right.
The Psoriasin® Multi-Symptom Psoriasis Relief Ointment heals and moisturizes the psoriasis (though he says it smells like medication).
The Psoriasin® Multi-Symptom Psoriasis Relief Gel dries rapidly so it was ideal before bedtime or for parts of the skin that brush against or rest on objects, but he recommends not using it on cracking/cut skin, as the alcohol in the product can sting.
The Psoriasin® Advance Treatment Cream is doubly beneficial because it moisturizes better than the ointment as well as medicates the skin.
While Brian doesn’t concern himself with covering up his psoriasis (it gets too hot in the summer to wear long sleeves and pants every day), there are probably some clever tips out there for hiding the flaky spots. By leaving a comment below with your own ideas for covering areas of your body affected by psoriasis, you can win a Psoriasin prize package.
I’m a big fan of using Olive Oil (along with the medications I need). When I’m having a particularly bad flare up on my scalp, I’ll work some olive oil into it and sleep on it overnight. In the morning, I shower and medicate as usual and it helps SO MUCH!
That’s a really great idea, Joules! I’ll pass that along to Brian.
I second the use of Olive Oil. I have eczema though. But it helps.
I used to use olive oil on my nails until I found a Moroccan oil with a dropper from Julep.
Of course he is adorable, but you failed to mention the cutie on the other side of you. Rachel also has Psorias. It is basically one patch on her leg. I have said not once, but many times to Rachel and Brian” What happpened to your knee,leg,elbow, etc. They both roll thier eyes and tell me for the hundreth time…I have Psorias.” Duh, so embarrassing for me.
I’m glad there is a new product out there. Too often treatabe issues are put on the back burner. They too deserve research for a cure.
I thought she had eczema?
My sister suffers from this too. I’ll let her know about this. Good post.
Thanks, Phil. Brian was all too happy to share his opinion of the products if they can help other people too.
I have a friend who gets bee sting treatments every few months for his.
That is fascinating!
I tend to get flare-ups around my hairline on my neck so I wear my hair down to cover it when it’s bad. I’ve found that tea tree shampoo helps manage it.
Ive found coconut oil really helps mine
Congratulations! You’re the winner! I’ll send you an e-mail shortly.
my husband has it and he just uses aquaphor or petroleum jelly to keep it from itching too bad
I have been prescribed several treatments. Some help with the itching but then I go back to scratching! It is annoying
I use coconut oil when I have breakouts. Something I struggle with quite a bit. Would like to fin something that really works.