Facial psoriasis can be especially tough to deal with as the condition can cause red, itchy, and scaly patches to form on your face. In line with Hanna's healing protocol, this article will outline what facial psoriasis is and some natural ways you can soothe the irritation and redness associated with it.
These symptoms can vary from person to person but often include raised, scaly areas of skin. The patches can be itchy and uncomfortable and sometimes even painful.
We know that psoriasis patches on the face can be difficult to deal with, making many feel self-conscious and affecting their self-esteem. Below is a list of some natural ways to help ease the symptoms of facial psoriasis. These natural solutions can help you with overall health, helping you gain confidence in your face and skin.
Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your overall health, replenishing the good bacteria in your gut. Probiotics can also be helpful for those with skin conditions like psoriasis as they help to regulate the skin. Probiotics can help to lessen inflammation, whilst in many cases, also strengthening the skin's barrier function and immune system. This is especially crucial for those with psoriasis as it's an autoimmune condition.
A stronger immunity can help to reduce the severity and frequency of flare-ups. You can find probiotics in liquid supplement form, such as our multi-strain biotic, or in fermented foods like kimchi. Our probiotic contains fifteen different strains, helping to ensure you get a good mix of live bacteria to keep your gut thriving and your skin radiant.
One of the best ways to ease the symptoms of facial psoriasis is to keep your skin hydrated and clean. This means using a gentle, non-irritating cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Try to avoid harsh soaps as these can further dry out and aggravate your facial skin, leading to redness and scarring. Instead, look for something made with natural ingredients like our hydrating cleanser. Our mild, non-drying formula is ideal for those with facial psoriasis as it works to soothe and protect the skin without damaging it. Made with coconut oil, it's moisturising and perfect for everyday use.
Vitamin D and moderate sunlight
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for healthy skin as it helps to keep the skin cells nourished and promotes cells to shed and regenerate. This is important for psoriasis as it can help reduce the accumulation of dead skin cells that can lead to flare-ups. That's why our vitamin D face cream is ideal for those with sensitive, dry skin. Its calming ingredients can help the skin absorb vitamin D more effectively and promote healing in areas affected by psoriasis.
Sunlight is also beneficial for those with psoriasis, as it helps the body produce vitamin D. Exposure to moderate sunlight can slow down the overproduction of skin cells in some cases. Controlled amounts of sunlight may help improve some facial psoriasis symptoms and allow your skin to begin to heal. Still, it's best to stay away from intense sunlight and wear protective clothing to avoid burning or further irritation.
You may also deal with blemishes and scarring if you have facial psoriasis. Our blemish gel is specifically designed to tackle scars and marks while moisturising the skin. It contains a natural, plant-based blend which keeps the skin supple and rejuvenated.
This lightweight gel works to brighten and even out the complexion while smoothing scars and minimising blemishes. Using a facial moisturiser such as our Vitamin D face cream can help to hydrate the skin and improve its overall appearance.
If you're looking for some relief from your facial psoriasis symptoms, these natural options may help you regain control of your skin health. An essential part of Hanna's natural methods is a healthy diet, so taking probiotics along with topical creams can boost your skin's defences from the inside out. Sunlight and vitamin D intake can also benefit those with facial psoriasis and soothe inflammation and irritation. As a long-time skin sufferer, Hanna knows how deeply scars and blemishes can affect day-to-day life. Her blemish gel aims to help those with facial psoriasis gain back their confidence.For more information on Hanna's healing protocol, look out for her Skin Healing Expert book, available in all good bookshops and online at www.hannasillitoe.com.