Discover our 10 tips to better manage and mitigate, or even make facial psoriasis disappear naturally.
Treatment of psoriasis on the face is often a little more delicate than on the rest of the body. Indeed, it is out of the question, for example, to use corticosteroid treatments on the face. Are you self-conscious about this type of psoriasis? This article is for you.
Like other forms of psoriasis, it cannot be cured. On the other hand, treatments such as Pso Natura Regenerative Complex exist. They help to reduce or even eliminate traces. How to treat the symptoms of psoriasis? What practical advice to fight against psoriasis? Ahead !
How does facial psoriasis manifest?
The causes of psoriasis
Psoriasis is a disease chronic autoimmune. It is caused by a disruption of the immune system. Psoriasis causes an overproduction of skin cells in the patient. Contrary to popular belief, psoriasis is not contagious.
Symptoms of psoriasis
This disruption is accompanied by red patches, drops, redness, scales and itching. It can affect all parts of the body including the face.
Psoriasis often affects the scalp (in 50% of psoriasis cases). THE palmar-plantar psoriasis is less common, but often painful. It can affect the hands, but also the soles of the feet. As for psoriasis of the folds, it is located in the hollow of the joints. At the bend of the elbow or knee for example. Where the skin is particularly thin and fragile. It is rare and difficult to treat.
Today between 2% and 5% of the population are officially affected by this pathology. However, it appears that facial psoriasis affects children twice as often as adults. However, among people with psoriasis, those with facial psoriasis remain rather rare. Only 5 to 10% of patients will suffer from it during their lifetime.
Psoriasis is a painless disease. It can cause discomfort due to itching. But psoriasis mainly impacts the patient quality of life. Especially when it reaches the face obviously. The look of the others is often heavy to carry.
Seborrheic dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis? How to recognize?
The diagnosis of psoriasis must be made by a doctor, or even a dermatologist. Indeed, it is possible to confuse the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis on the skin. Likewise, scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis often have fairly similar symptoms. Eczema, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis often present with redness, itching. However, the causes are different. This is why the diagnosis must be carried out by a professional. On the other hand, it should be noted that the medications or treatments recommended in the 3 cases are very often similar.
Facial psoriasis, often mild
We speak of mild psoriasis depending on the surface area of skin covered. Thus, mild psoriasis corresponds to less than 5% of the body affected. For facial psoriasis, it is actually most often mild, because it affects very localized areas. As with all psoriasis, chronic inflammation of the face will be subject to periods of flare-ups, followed by periods of remission.
Facial psoriasis is also called sebo-psoriasis. In fact, it is particularly suitable for seborrheic areas of the face. On areas rich in sebaceous glands. Facial psoriasis mainly manifests itself as follows:
On the T zone of the face. She leaves from area between the eyebrows. It goes through the nose/It reaches the nasolabial fold and the wings of the nose. Thus, the eyebrow region and the hair growth region of the beard will be more affected in adults. In children, it will mainly be eyelids or around the mouth. Some celebrities such as Kim Kardashian suffer from psoriasis and let people know it. In France, in general, stars keep quiet about this skin condition.
Facial psoriasis: on the nose
Psoriasis on the nose affects the sides of the nose. It very rarely affects the entire surface of the nose. Small ones dander form around the wings of the nose. Visible, they are embarrassing when viewed by others. The patient then tends to scratch the scales. However, this action worsens the psoriasis outbreak. The skin feels attacked. It protects itself by overproduction of cells. This then results in a stack of cells. Which forms dander again.
Precaution to take during a treatment or hydration procedure: Ensure that no residue gets stuck in the fold of the nostril. A natural and gentle treatment will be most suitable for the nose.
Facial psoriasis: on the cheeks
Psoriasis on the cheeks most often presents as slightly scaly redness. The skin therefore appears irritated and very dry. Hydration is vital. But it is not enough to make psoriasis marks disappear. On the cheeks, it is out of the question to use corticosteroid treatments. In fact, they tend to refine the skin. However, the skin on the face is already very thin. Refining it further would be harmful.
To hide psoriasis on the cheeks, there is the possibility of complexion-correcting makeup. This helps to care for the aesthetics of the skin. On the other hand, this corrective makeup will in no way be a treatment to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis. In addition, careful makeup removal should be carried out to cleanse the skin cells. It must be followed by good hydration.
Facial psoriasis: in the beard
Psoriasis can also be located in the beard hair. The treatment remains the same.
Facial psoriasis: on the forehead
Psoriasis on the forehead is generally located at the hairline or in the eyebrows or between the two eyebrows. In the first case, it relates more to psoriasis of the scalp than to psoriasis of the face. Psoriasis affecting the eyebrows can be treated like any area of the body.
Facial psoriasis: on the eyelids
It can happen that psoriasis appears on the eyelids. Corticosteroids should also be banned in this ultra-thin and ultra-sensitive area. The best care remains hydration, in daily application. We will come back to this when we discuss Pso Natura treatments in particular. Eyelid psoriasis should be treated with caution as the mucous membranes of the eyes should be avoided. Common but difficult to treat, we advise you to relieve psoriasis of the eyelids using a cream, using small, delicate massages with your fingertips. Be careful, however, to choose the composition of the cream carefully, so that it is as natural as possible.
Psoriasis in the ear
Ear psoriasis is often linked to too aggressive cleaning of the inside of the ear. Too much scrubbing with the cotton swab can cause a skin reaction. The inside of the ear is difficult to reach. However, it is possible to soothe the ear by gently applying a cotton swab soaked in moisturizer. You can even use the foam from the Pso Natura Complex or even that from the Pso Natura shampoo.
How to treat facial psoriasis?
The most classic medications from allopathy for psoriasis are corticosteroids. They are therefore based on cortisone. However, this is to be avoided for patients with facial psoriasis, for the reasons mentioned above. For pregnant women, corticosteroids should be avoided, regardless of the area affected by psoriasis. This is why it is all the wiser to think about natural care, rather than medications.
In addition, this type of treatment can be effective in the short term but has real disadvantages. A phenomenon of addiction which reduces the effectiveness of these remedies for example. And above all a disastrous rebound effect in the event of a sudden stop.
Adopt a rigorous skincare routine against psoriasis
Facial psoriasis requires good skin hygiene. Psoriasis cannot be cured. However, daily actions associated with adequate treatment will help reduce scales and itching. A lack of proper hygiene can lead toworsening of psoriasis flare-ups. It is recommended to wash your face morning and evening with a suitable, non-aggressive soap, such as a dermatological bar. This helps eliminate bacteria. The skin is free of germs accumulated during the day. Choosing suitable toiletry products is also essential to avoid unnecessarily attacking the skin.
Furthermore, it is at night that the skin regenerates. The evening is therefore an ideal time to apply appropriate care, before going to sleep. This is especially true if you wear makeup during the day. Cleaning is a step not to be missed.
Hygiene measures for facial psoriasis
Anything that comes into direct contact with facial skin should be as clean as possible.
Change your pillowcase regularly. Bacterial proliferation will be minimized. And as a result, the inflammation of the epidermis also worsens. Psoriatic skin is sensitive. It is better to favor natural materials like cotton.
This advice also applies to facial and body towels. Drying yourself with clean towels is essential. Thus, the presence of bacteria is limited.
If you spend a lot of time on the phone, try to avoid contact between the phone and your face as much as possible. Phones are breeding grounds for bacteria. For example, you can use headphones when making a phone call. Provided you do not have psoriasis in the ears as this could amplify it due to friction.
As you will have understood, with everything that comes into contact with your skin, the transfer of bacteria is inevitable. This is likely to create more inflammation and therefore worsen psoriasis. So be careful!
In case of exposure to the sun, the use of a total screen is recommended. This is to avoid any damage to the skin caused by sunburn.
Treating facial psoriasis effectively
The facial skin is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. This sensitivity is increased when the skin suffers from psoriasis. Therefore, it is advisable to use the gentlest products possible. Avoid attacking the skin and aggravating existing inflammation. A product that is too aggressive and unsuitable will prevent psoriasis lesions from healing.
Therefore, favor non-irritating products, recommended for sensitive, fragile or very dry skin. The best is still to use natural products or products based on ingredients of natural origin. In fact, they have the particularity of not containing any fragrance or perfume, which generally dries out the skin more.
Modify your daily care actions
When cleansing your face, it is best to do so with lukewarm water. Thus, toxins from the epidermis are eliminated more effectively. The water should definitely not be hot! Because water that is too hot attacks the skin too strongly. It damages the sebum, yet allows the natural hydration of the skin. Facial skin affected by psoriasis needs even more hydration. Read also: our tips for a makeup routine in case of facial psoriasis.
After cleansing your face, it is essential to pat your skin dry. Wiping psoriatic skin too vigorously risks roughening it and making it more sensitive. Drying the skin is essential. Non-dried skin is skin that becomes dehydrated.
Listen to your skin: with appropriate care, tightness on the skin disappears. They leave room for a sensation of clean, supple, nourished, well-hydrated skin. Skin that reddens excessively after treatments is a sign. Either the gesture is too strong. Either the product is unsuitable.
Facial psoriasis, which cream?
Facial psoriasis makes the skin extremely dry. Hydration is absolutely essential. There Pso Natura Rich Restructuring Cream is formulated with Carapa procera oil, shea butter and Aloe vera. It allows, among other things, to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin. It helps soothe sore skin.
Vegetable oils are also recommended to nourish the skin. Coconut, sweet almond, argan and avocado oils are perfectly suited. It is best to use these oils in the evening before sleeping, so that they penetrate the epidermis overnight. This is the ideal time for the regeneration of skin cells. The downside of these oils is that they can stain your sheets.
The cold also tends to worsen dry skin. Remember to moisturize the skin more during this period.
A healthy diet against psoriasis
Act on the causes of psoriasis by adopting a healthy and balanced diet.
There is indeed a link between our diet and the appearance of our skin. Obese people, for example, are more prone to skin problems.
Furthermore, good digestion and good elimination of toxins also plays a major role in controlling the symptoms of psoriasis disease.
If you feel that your patches and itching are intensifying, you are probably having a psoriasis flare-up... you will have to try to find the internal causes. Are you going through a period of stress? Are you anxious? Have you suffered any traumatic shock that would have triggered a psoriasis flare-up? If the answer is yes, then we must act on these causes. Try to relax as best as possible. Consider taking action on stress. You will only feel better for it. Your skin will thank you.
To give you a helping hand in this direction, food supplements can be a good ally. THE Pso Natura Detox & Zen Capsules, natural plant-based food supplements, will detoxify the digestive system and soothe the nervous system to regain inner balance. Against psoriasis, favor foods offering vitamins. They can help relieve stress. Of course, the abuse of'alcohol is harmful to skin suffering from psoriasis. Finally, naturopaths provide relevant advice for psoriasis. See our article.
Why does attacking your face promote psoriasis?
Touching your face causes bacteria to spread on the skin. This action can worsen the inflammation. Psoriasis results from an immune deficiency. As a result, the skin is significantly more sensitive to external aggressions. Friction is perceived by the skin as an additional attack. It will result in a worsening of the inflammation and a slowdown in healing. Logically, it is also important not to scratch your psoriasis, in plates ou in drops.
For men, choose an electric razor rather than a mechanical one.
Dry, very dry and psoriatic skin tends to feel tight or even itch. The emollient action of moisturizing and nourishing creams will soften the epidermis. They therefore help reduce this feeling of tightness.
Avoid touching your skin as much as possible, so as not to aggravate existing lesions. Especially in case of Koebner's disease (2). In this case, in fact, the skin tends to transform any trauma (scratch, abrasion, excessive friction) into a psoriasis spot. It is therefore important to treat your skin with great care. If you tend to scratch a lot, try to keep your nails short and filed as much as possible.
Hide the traces of psoriasis on the face
It's tempting to want to hide or camouflage facial imperfections when you have psoriasis. With her hair or by using makeup for example.
However, it is advisable to let your face breathe: firstly because the interaction of the skin with the hair can cause the proliferation of bacteria. Then, applying makeup suffocates the skin and prevents it from breathing.
Leaving your face in the open air helps facilitate the healing of psoriasis plaques or drops. Let your face benefit from the air and the sun.
However, if you want to wear makeup, choose beauty products that respect your health and allow the skin to breathe. Get closer to natural and/or organic brands with impeccable composition.
Sun and facial psoriasis
The sun and its UVB rays have beneficial effects on most psoriatic skin.
The sun stimulates the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin. This is also why puvatherapy treatments exist to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis.
Expose yourself moderately of course because overexposure will further damage the skin. Each prolonged exposure to the sun must be preceded by the application of a fully protective sunscreen.
Natural care for facial psoriasis
When you suffer from psoriasis, you often look for the most effective product to quickly get rid of your plaques. Most dermatologists will direct you towards chemical products (including corticosteroids), strong treatments, which strip the skin but which cannot be a long-term solution given their very aggressive composition, even harmful in the long term to your health. Generally, cautious dermatologists strongly advise against the use of cortisone on the face, since it thins the already very thin skin, and could lead to lesions over time.
To avoid this vicious circle of the addiction effect to corticosteroids and the thinning of the skin, it is better to opt for natural products. Our entire Pso Natura range derives its effectiveness from the natural ingredients it is composed of. Don't wait any longer to trust nature and finally fight your psoriasis.
As you have understood, corticosteroids are not recommended for facial psoriasis, so the ideal is to use natural treatments. The flagship treatment of our Laboratories, the Pso Natura Regenerative Complex, is 100% natural and above all has an effectiveness, proven by clinical studies, of 94%. This is why it is a Medical Device.
In an average of one month, traces of psoriasis disappear, whether redness or scales.
It is super simple to use. It is a foaming paste that should be applied using the loofah sponge provided.
For the face, be careful, there is no question of attacking your skin, it is therefore appropriate not to massage the skin of the face, as it is advisable to do for the body, but here, you will only tap, so as to take care for your fragile skin.
Our additional advice: run the loofah under water for a few seconds to ensure that the fibers are well softened.
First lather on the hand (abundant white foam). If the foam seems too light to you, run the loofah under water for a second and start the operation again. You'll see, it's very simple.
If you have any questions, the psoriasis tips and tricks section will surely be able to answer them.
Good care to all!
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