Think that you are alone in combating your psoriasis? Rest assured that you’re not alone. In fact, some 7.5 million Americans suffer from the autoimmune disorder known as psoriasis. Psoriasis can hit you at any time in your life and can be mild, moderate or severe. There are several celebrities who have come forth in admitting that they too, are fighting the fight, in combating psoriasis. According to her interview with Shape Magazine, Grammy award-winning LeAnn Rimes, at one point had 80% of her body covered in psoriasis.
E! celebrity, Kim Kardashian, noticed red patches on her skin during an episode of her reality show series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and was diagnosed with psoriasis on National Television. Her mother, Kris Jenner, also suffers from this autoimmune disease. Mabelynn Capeluj was teased and bullied at school for her psoriasis breakouts, causing her to enter her first beauty pageant for a self-esteem boost at age 18. She was crowned Miss California in 2013. Since then she has made it part of her mission to raise awareness about this condition.
Jon Lovitz, a former Saturday Night Live comedian and celebrity who has appeared in such films as The Wedding Singer with costar Adam Sandler and Casino Jack, has battled psoriasis for over 15 years. In a blog post for the Huffington Post, Lovitz tells his story and admits that due to his own embarrassment and personal struggle, he decided he needed to raise awareness and naturally, he chose comedy for his platform in doing so, with the Are You Serious? campaign.
CariDee English, winner of Americas Next Top Model in 2006, has fought a long battle with psoriasis. At one point she said 70% of her body was covered. In an interview with Health Magazine, she tells a story of wearing nylons into public pools because of her flare ups, until one day a lifeguard kicked her out.
Jerry Mathers, known as Beaver from the sitcom Leave it to Beaver and What Not to Wear’s, Stacy London have all battled psoriasis for years. Pro-Golfer Phil Michelson’s psoriasis has further developed into psoriasis arthritis. This affects about 30% of people who deal with this autoimmune disorder in life. Olympic swimmer, and earner of 12 Olympic medals, Dara Torres has battled this disease and raises awareness for it. Art Garfunkel of Simon and Garfunkel has battled this disease for years, as well.
Actor Eli Roth known for his Quentin Tarantino role opposite Brad Pitt, in Inglorious Bastard, suffers from this chronic condition. In addition, Roth is the horror film director behind such films as: Hostel, Hostel II and Cabin Fever. He reportedly got his idea behind Cabin Fever, in part due to his dealing with difficult flare ups and psoriasis patches. The movie was about a flesh-eating disease, that while has no medical relation to psoriasis, helps put in perspective his thoughts on suffering from this disorder.
A Case of Very Dry Skin
Many people do not realize that psoriasis is not just a cosmetic annoyance or a case of very dry skin; but rather, it is an autoimmune disease where your cells build up too rapidly on the surface of your skin. It is characterized by its red, scaly patches that form on the skin, most commonly: behind the knees, elbows, on the face, behind the ears, the palm of your hands, the soles of your feet, lower back regions and your scalp. It is less common, but it can show up on genitals, the inside of your mouth and fingernails and toenails. It can cause itchy, silver flakes and in some cases has been known to cause stinging and extreme itching to the point of bleeding psoriasis patches.
What Treatments Are Best?
While there are many treatments for psoriasis, many can be expensive, and even more, require a medical physicians prescription. Psoriasis is an extremely strong inflammatory condition, so it is likely you will need to consult a physician for a prescription strength steroid as part of your overall treatment. There are hundreds of online home remedies out there; however there is not a medical or scientific standing to back up these remedies. Some may work in alleviating symptoms but will not aid in preventing future flare ups; while others are like many things you read online, simply absurd. Trying to manage psoriasis flare ups on your own and even with medical assistance can prove taxing on your time, finances and emotional well-being.
Fortunately there has been a scientific breakthrough with the patent-pending TrueLipids Sensitive Skin Care system. The scientific technology behind this product line, addresses the five main problems of the abnormal skin barrier. To put it simply, the science behind TrueLipids is to help the skin heal itself. These products are the only skin care regimen in the world that addresses all five abnormal skin problems all in one unique product line.
- Abnormally High pH
- Specific Lipid Deficiencies
- Susceptibility to Infection
- Likelihood of Developing Allergies to Chemicals
A Regimen For Those With Psoriasis
The best regimen for treating your psoriasis symptoms with the TrueLipids line is as followed:
- TrueLipids Eczema Experts 1% Hydrocortisone Barrier Cream
- TrueLipids Relieve & Protect Ointment
- TrueLipids Ceramide+ Cream
Directions: For the dry, scaly patches use the TrueLipids Eczema Experts 1% Hydrocortisone Barrier Cream. After application you will need to apply the TrueLipids Relieve & Protect Ointment directly on top of the hydrocortisone cream. You will want to repeat this process 2-4 times a day, monitoring the inflammations for improvement. Twice a day, use the TrueLipids Ceramide+ Cream as your daily moisturizer. By adhering to this regimen, you will begin to start seeing cosmetic results and alleviation of your symptoms.
Don’t let psoriasis dictate what you wear, where you go and what you do, with embarrassing flare ups and painful symptoms any longer. Try the new science behind the TrueLipids Sensitive Skin Care line and start seeing results and living your life today.
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