What is psoriasis? [Disclaimer]
Psoriasis (say "suh-RY-uh-sus") is a long-term (chronic) skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin. Normally, skin cells grow gradually and flake off about every 4 weeks. New skin cells grow to replace the outer layers of the skin as they shed. But in psoriasis, new skin cells move rapidly to the surface of the skin in days rather than weeks. They build up and form thick patches called plaques (say "plax").
What causes psoriasis?
Experts believe that psoriasis occurs when the immune system overreacts, causing inflammation and flaking of skin.
In some cases, psoriasis runs in families.
People with psoriasis often notice times when their skin gets worse. Things that can cause these flare-ups include a cold and dry climate, infections, stress, and dry skin.
How is it treated?
Most cases of psoriasis are mild, and treatment begins with skin care. This includes keeping your skin moist with creams and lotions. These are often used with other treatments including shampoos, ultraviolet light, and medicines your doctor prescribes.
Skin care at home can help control psoriasis.
What can you do at home? Follow these tips to care for psoriasis:
- Use creams or lotions, baths, or soaks to keep your skin moist.
- Try short exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet (UV) light.
- Gently soften and remove psoriasis crusts by putting cream on the crusts and then peeling the loose crusts off. Removing crusts may help your skin to absorb creams and lotions. Remove them carefully, though, so you don't irritate the skin.
- Follow instructions for skin products and prescribed medicines. It may take a period of trial and error until you know which skin products or methods work best for you. For mild symptoms of psoriasis, some over-the-counter medicines, such as Aloe Vera, may be soothing.
How do I improve psoriasis?
Use InfiniteAloe Skin Care to improve your skin condition.
A regular use of Advanced Formula Skin Care has been proven to dramatically improve psoriasis. Use at least twice daily or as often as you like to. Bring travel size for repeated application for prevention as a regular use keeps the skin moist.
Do you have this condition and have successfully treated it with InfiniteAloe? Please let us know. Contact us.
"My name is Taylor Humphry, I have psoriasis, and I have tried everything to treat it. Everything from over the counter to prescription medications and nothing works. It wasn’t until I found the product, InfiniteAloe™ Skin Care cream that I saw a light at the end of the tunnel.
Not only did my psoriasis go away, but it stays away.I myself would recommend this product to anyone, and dare to tell me that it doesn’t work.
I would not only recommend this product, but I would put my name on it.
InfiniteAloe, thank you for not only my skin back, but my life."
Taylor Humphey, Las Vegas, NV, Aug 5 2010