• Health,  Psoriasis

    Why I’m Choosing Medication Over Light Therapy

    For those that know me well, you’ll already know what I’m talking about. However, for those that don’t – I’ve suffered from psoriasis for over ten years now, and I’m constantly looking for new ways to relieve it or get rid of it. I’ve tried creams, soaps, steroid creams, change of diet, change of products such as laundry detergent and makeup and unfortunately, nothing seems to have worked. I recently managed to have myself referred to see a dermatologist, and I was immediately offered light therapy. I know from seeing and reading many stories that this method can work for psoriasis, as it slows down the rate in which skin…

  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis Doesn’t Define Who I Am

    For over ten years now, I’ve suffered with psoriasis on my elbows, knees, and scalp. Since having my boy and gaining weight, many more patches have come up, right to the point where it hurts to stretch sometimes! I recently had an encounter with an extremely ignorant bitch who had the audacity to come and ask me what the hell was wrong with my legs. We’ve all been enjoying the summer heat right? Well, that day I told myself that nobody cares what your skin looks like. Nobody is even going to be looking at your legs (which were then covered in tiny and large patches). I took the plunge…

  • Health,  Psoriasis

    Vegan Friendly Curry Recipe

    If there’s one dish that I simply couldn’t live without, it’s curry. So, you can imagine my despair at the thought of not being able to devour a curry every now and then. I then thought to myself hey, why not make your own vegan friendly curry? So I tried and tested a few different sauces and came up with one that’s absolutely amazing, super easy to make, and keeps for up to four days in the fridge! Here’s the stuff you’re going to need and how I made it: Ingredients 1 tablespoon of oil 2 good sized potatoes. I used sweet potato, but you can use whatever potatoes you…

  • Blogger,  Blogging,  Health,  Psoriasis

    Kicking Psoriasis Ass One Step At A Time

    You may have already read my blog post on my psoriasis and how sometimes I’ve struggled to cope with it. Well, lately it’s at the worst it has ever been and is now covering over 40% of my body. It’s now in small patches on every section, and some of it is itching to the point of bringing me to tears. What To Do Now? So, I was sat in bed a few nights ago feeling sorry for myself (as you do) and decided that enough is enough. It’s time to make a change and do everything I can to help kick this pain and suffering. I’ve been reading up for…

  • Blogger,  Health,  Psoriasis

    The Habits Harming Your Skin

    We all care about our skin, keeping it looking healthier, younger, and smoother. At least, we should, given how much some of us end up spending on our skin care treatment. But it isn’t all down to making sure you’re applying everything you think your skin needs. There are plenty of habits worth avoiding that can do real damage, including some habits we indulge in as part of that daily skin ritual. What should you be on the lookout for and what should you do about it? Picture Those bad habits In many ways, our skin is our exterior representation of what’s happening on the interior. If you’re not taking…

  • Beauty,  Health,  Psoriasis

    Holiday Hacks For Great Summer Skin

    It may feel a little bit like we have had our summer over here in the UK, but we should have some more warm temperatures coming up. One of the things that many people forget is that during the summer, or skin needs to be taken care of slightly differently than in winter or colder months. There are some subtle differences in the care that your skin needs in summer, but it is good to pay attention to them to make sure that your skin is looking as good as it can be. image   Protect Your Pout   Our lips can get dried out in the heat of a…

  • Blogger,  Health,  Mind,  Psoriasis

    Coping (or not) with Psoriasis.

    As a child, I never suffered with bad skin, apart from the usual small outbreaks of teenage acne, I had really lovely skin. My Dad and Brother have both suffered with eczema all of their lives, and I’d always hated seeing them so uncomfortable and in pain from accidentally scratching. Then, when I turned 16 I moved out of my parents home and in with Zak’s Dad, I was working in a bakery at the time, nothing stressful, in fact I loved my job, and I loved my life. One day at work one of my colleagues pointed out a few scales on my elbows, I’d never seen anything like…