Mindfulness interventions and psoriasis

Amelie Mahler

Are you stressed?

If you have psoriasis, you may have discovered already that stress can really impact your health, causing psoriasis flare-ups. For everybody, the effects of long-term stress can be far-reaching and detrimental to health and it is beneficial to avoid as many stress triggers as possible. This may not be easy to do but it is something that you can develop over time.

What is...

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How to combat dry skin from swimming

Amelie Mahler

Lengthy dips in a chlorinated swimming pool or in the sea can leave your skin feeling dehydrated and, in turn, make it appear scaly and/or feel itchy. Those with eczema will be more susceptible than others to these symptoms, but there are a number of key steps that anybody can take to combat dry skin when swimming.

But firstly, why does chlorinated water play such havoc with our skin?

The average...

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How to manage acne during the summer

Christian Riemer

Acne is the most common skin condition, affecting over 80% of people at some point in their lives, to varying degrees. Seasonal variations were observed in about a half of acne patients (25.9% to 64.2% in various studies), with the condition occasionally worsening in winter, while it often improves during the summer months. However, this isn’t true for everyone, some people with acne find that...

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Break the Itch-Scratch Cycle

Amelie Mahler
Itchy skin is one of the most frustrating and annoying sensations you can have. A persistent itch is enough to drive you mad, but when you have an itch you scratch, it often makes things worse as scratching damages the skin.

What’s behind an itch?

An itch is an irritating sensation felt in the skin, arising from the presence or release of irritants, triggering nerves in the skin. This sends a...

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The link between eczema and allergies

Christian Riemer

What is the role of allergy in eczema?

There is some controversy with regard to the role of allergy in eczema:

  • Some authors believe that allergic responses to aeroallergens are a rare cause of worsening of eczema and that food allergy is generally not a factor.
  • Other authors believe that allergy can definitely worsen eczema in some patients and that the data indicate that allergy plays a role...

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Atopic Eczema: A Quick Introduction

Christian Riemer

What is atopic eczema?

Atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic (long-lasting), and common skin condition caused by skin inflammation. It may start at any age but the onset is often in infancy. Atopic eczema is the most common form of eczema, 1 in every 5 children in the UK is affected by atopic eczema at some stage.

Atopic eczema usually occurs in people who have an “atopic...

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A Short Guide to Keep Your Hands Soft and Healthy

Christian Riemer

It can be very easy to forget taking care of your hands. We use them every day to accomplish a wide variety of tasks, yet the skin on the hands seemingly takes such a small part of our bodies that remembering to take care of them can slip through our mind.

It can really go unnoticed how dry skin suddenly can turn into cracked and severely painful skin that needs to be managed. 

With Father's Day...

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5 tips on how to manage psoriasis during the summer

Christian Riemer

Many people with psoriasis see their skin condition improves during the summer. A dermatology study published in 2015 confirmed that people with psoriasis appear to have clearer skin during the summer. It has been speculated that this happens mainly because of the greater availability of natural ultraviolet light (sunshine) during summer months. The ultraviolet light has immunomodulatory effects...

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Does Turmeric have an effect on skin conditions?

Christian Riemer

Turmeric has received worldwide attention for its multiple health benefits. It is suggested that turmeric can help in the management of inflammatory conditions, accelerates wound healing or relieves muscle soreness (2). The following article checks what the latest science says about the effect of turmeric on skin conditions and if turmeric can really live up to its promises.

What is turmeric?

The...

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Can a gluten-free diet help psoriasis?

Amelie Mahler

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, a quarter of people living with psoriasis may also have a sensitivity to gluten. So there may be some advantages for those who are living with this skin disease in trying a gluten-free diet in an attempt to alleviate their symptoms. Here, we look at whether eliminating gluten-containing foods from your diet could be an effective psoriasis...

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