Psoriasis is a skin condition thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system, which causes your body to make too many skin cells.
Psoriasis causes skin cells to build up, which results in a variety of mild to severe symptoms, such as red, scaly patches; dry, cracked skin, bleeding skin, itchy skin, burning skin, swollen joints and even stiffness. Psoriasis symptoms may be constant, or they may come and go.
The main symptoms of psoriasis are patches of skin that are dry, red and covered in silver scales. Mild psoriasis can be treated with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, turmeric and olive oil, all of which are included in our Body Kit.
Our Body Kit comes with Polish scrub (turmeric & cane sugar), Raw (body bar cleansing) and Sustain (oil cleansing) which are all natural, vegan, organic and handmade.
Polish (body scrub) is made with turmeric and cane sugar containing sweet almond oil with omega-3 fatty acids to treat eczema, psoriasis, as well as dissolve excess oil on the skin. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to help decrease inflammation in the body. This can be beneficial for psoriasis symptoms. Inflammation is what causes the itchy, red flakes. Polish also includes avocado oil with vitamins, A, D and E to moisturise skin making this facial oil super nourishing, and therefore most suited to dry or sensitive skin.
Polish and Raw both contain turmeric, which has been used for centuries as a healing spice, that's popular in both Chinese and ayurvedic medicine. In fact, turmeric is thought to have powerful anti-inflammatory abilities that help to relieve psoriasis symptoms. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, responsible for much of turmeric’s healing capabilities.
Raw contains coconut oil, which helps counter dryness caused by psoriasis, trapping moisture into skin. Gently rubbing the affected areas with Raw (body bar cleansing), as you would any soap, can help loosen psoriasis scales.
Sustain used be used to keep the skin smooth, hydrated and balanced. It can also be used to treat scalp psoriasis.
One customer with psoriasis said, “Completely in love with these products! My skin feels next level good after using these in with my bath and skin care routine, which is amazing for me as most things irritate my skin due to my psoriasis, but these beauties worked a dream!"