Psoriasis. By definition a skin disease marked by red, itchy, scaly patches. Not great to look at, not easy to cover and certainly to not easy to get rid of.
I have had psoriasis for about three years now. I know I don’t have the worst psoriasis in the world (I count myself very lucky) and I know that over the three years it has and is progressively getting slightly better. The issue that I have it on my forehead, scalp and cheek for the hold world to see. I’ll say it again not great to look at, not easy to cover and certainly to not easy to get rid of.
It was during my dissertation that I first got psoriasis. I had always had troubled skin but the stress of fourth year exams, essays and of course my dissertation brought the skin disease into my life. I may of graduate two years in June and left the stresses of fourth year behind me, but for some reason I can’t get rid of the latter.
Last year I was finally referred to my local dermatologist. It has been an interesting experience. Lots of creams and lotions (most of which stink of tar) as well as trying different types of tablets. Due to this I have gone through various stages of having and not having any psoriasis but for the moment nothing seems to have worked in the long run. I still go to the dermatologist every six – twelve weeks in hope that something will finally work.
Over the years I have found it difficult to use many beauty products such as cleanser and exfoliators as they irritated the affected areas and caused pain as well as increased redness. I think I have finally managed to find some products which I can use that don’t irritation. I haven’t been using them long enough to share with you but I will in the upcoming months.
Do you have psoriasis? If so share you story with me in the comments below.