Psoriasis: Don't Let it Ruin Your Holiday

Psoriasis: Don't Let it Ruin Your Holiday

With hotel and flight prices soaring during the school six week break, many of us are now choosing to take a our holidays just out of peak season. It's also the perfect escape as the dull autumn weather creeps in. When we think of holidays, we think of long hot days, exotic nights and bikinis as far as the eye can see. If you suffer from psoriasis, holidays might also mean making excuses not to go to the beach; this uncomfortable skin condition can make even the most body-positive of us feel self-conscious in our skin “ but don't worry! There are many treatments available to help ease your discomfort

So what is psoriasis?

In basic terms, it is the body's immune system getting confused and attacking healthy skin cells. This can cause patches of skin which are red, sore and itchy, and can appear almost anywhere on the body.

Psoriasis is a fairly common condition that can affect anyone, any time.

So what can we do about it?

Any A-lister will tell you that an expensive spa day can cure any ailment, but this is especially true in Iceland. Home to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, Iceland is a hot destination for psoriasis sufferers who have the cash to splash.

Geothermal seawater bubbles up from underground, bringing with it naturally occurring silica and minerals which are said to be a miracle cure for this itchy, unpleasant condition. A fortnight at this luxury spa destination could be the answer to all your prayers “ but what about something closer to home, with a smaller price tag?

Here in the UK, a popular psoriasis treatment is cryostimulation.

This futuristic experience involves a stream of super-cooled liquid nitrogen vapour being applied to the problem areas. With temperatures as low as -150 degrees Celsius, you can expect this treatment to encourage blood flow to the affected skin and boost the immune system.

If being an ice queen isn't your thing, try Dermaviduals. This range is popular with skin experts the world over because of the amazing results they achieve. With ingredients that mimic the skin's natural barrier, helping it to regain function, these products could be a lifesaver for those of us who want to look hot, not red, in a bikini.

Finally, we come to the old favourite, the LED light. With multiple uses to treat a variety of conditions, LED light can reduce inflammation and improve not only the appearance but the overall health of the skin.

So you see, there is a whole world of options out there to reduce the effects of psoriasis “ and its impact on your holidays!

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