Embracing Radiant Skin: Managing Psoriasis with the Healing Touch of Korean Skincare
I've struggled with psoriasis my whole life. I have spent thousands on creams, shampoos, and fell for almost any ad that would come my way of promises to clear up my skin. Its especially annoying on my scalp where it would be visible and shedding onto my clothes.
When I got introduced to Botolab and Incellderm, I was not interested in the lotion or haircare at all- been there, already tried everything. But, since I was at a product demonstration, I tried the lotion. Texture and smell were great BUT WOW, by the time I got into my car to leave the psoriasis on my scalp was already noticeably less irritated. This was so shocking to me I decided to go ahead and buy the whole starter kit. I was all in.
In the first photo I washed my hair, and used steroid topical creams. In the second photo I used the Botolab shampoo, conditioner, and just put some Botolab lotion around my hairline. I still can't believe these products which aren't even for psoriasis are helping me more than prescription medications.
About Korean Skin-Care and how it is helping my psoriasis
Living with psoriasis can be challenging, but the Korean skincare philosophy offers a holistic approach to managing this skin condition. In this blog post, we'll explore how the principles of Korean skincare can provide relief and support for individuals dealing with psoriasis, helping them achieve healthier and more radiant skin.
Understanding Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by red, inflamed patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It is caused by an overactive immune system triggering an accelerated skin cell growth cycle, leading to the accumulation of cells on the skin's surface. While psoriasis has no cure, its symptoms can be managed through various treatments and lifestyle adjustments.
The Korean Skincare Approach: Korean skincare is renowned for its emphasis on hydration, nourishment, and a multi-step routine designed to address specific skin concerns. When applied to psoriasis management, these principles can help soothe irritated skin, reduce inflammation, and promote overall skin health.
Gentle Cleansing: Start with a mild, hydrating cleanser to gently remove impurities without aggravating sensitive skin. Avoid harsh products that may cause further irritation.
Hydration is Key: Psoriasis-prone skin tends to be dry and easily irritated. Incorporate hydrating toners and essences into your routine to maintain optimal skin moisture levels. Look for products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid to boost hydration.
Calming Ingredients: Seek out skincare products containing calming ingredients such as centella asiatica, chamomile, or green tea. These ingredients possess anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness.
Ceramides for Barrier Repair: Psoriasis often compromises the skin's natural barrier. Products containing ceramides help strengthen the skin barrier, reducing water loss and preventing further irritation.
Avoid Potential Triggers: Identify and avoid skincare products that contain potential triggers for psoriasis flare-ups, such as fragrances, alcohol, and harsh chemical ingredients.
Exfoliation with Caution: Gentle exfoliation can aid in removing excess skin cells, but individuals with psoriasis should approach exfoliation with caution. Choose mild exfoliants and consult with a dermatologist before incorporating them into your routine.
Sun Protection: Psoriasis-prone skin can be sensitive to sunlight. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from UV rays and prevent flare-ups.
Conclusion: Psoriasis management requires a comprehensive approach that goes beyond symptom control. By integrating the principles of Korean skincare into your routine, you can nurture your skin, alleviate discomfort, and embark on a journey towards healthier, more radiant skin. Remember, consistency is key, and with the right care, you can empower yourself to face psoriasis with confidence and embrace the beauty of your skin.
Products I'm Using
1) BOTALAB DESERTICOLA SHAMPOO: A nourishing, cleansing experience that improves hair density.
2) DESERTICOLA WATER TREATMENT: Invigorating, soothing hair and scalp treatment to nourish strands and increase hair density
Nice add ons
4) DESERTICOLA HAIR OIL SERUM: This serum promotes maximum health to the scalp and hair.
5) DEEP TALK PLUS (SUPPLEMENT FOR GUT HEALTH): Acts as a prebiotic to aid in gut health. Strengthens immune system and increases energy. Using this to heal from within.