Summer Legs

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As a result of suffering from severe psoriasis, I have scarred and pigmented skin (aka ‘psoriasis shadows’) from all the treatments I have used over the years. For a long while, I have really struggled with the whole “confidence thing”, especially when it comes having my legs out during the summer months or on nights out. I would walk through shops, thinking ‘I wish I could wear that dress’ or see other girls wearing dresses and skirts, looking so carefree and always thinking ‘I wish I could just walk out the house in a dress, not have to worry about my skin’.

Anyways, to cut the story short, I recently invested in a bottle of Sally Hansen Leg Makeup after reading lots of reviews online,  and I’m actually really amazed at the wonders it has done for me. For the first time in so many years, I have been confident enough to wear a dress and walk out the house without being paranoid about my legs. It doesn’t guarantee you full coverage, but does give a nice layer, blurring out the pigmentation and scars, so they’re not as noticeable. I have been using the medium glow shade.

So if you have been struggling to cover your scars/pigmented skin, I highly recommend this product. Also, the directions on the bottle suggest that you spray it into your hands, then rub it evenly onto your legs. However, that didn’t really give me good coverage when I applied it like that, so instead I sprayed it directly onto my legs, and then blended it out evenly. The picture below shows the difference with and without the spray applied.

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Left: with Sally Hansen leg makeup. Right: without makeup

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How I’ve been treating my Psoriasis

The questions I commonly get asked are:

  • How have I treated my Psoriasis?
  • What I’ve been using to calm down my Psoriasis?
  • How am I maintaining my Psoriasis?

Basically the answers to these questions are these magical products!

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Aloe Vera Gelly, Aloe Propolis Creme, Forever Aloe Vera Gel

I’ve done a blog on this before when I first started blogging [The Wonders of Aloe Vera], but recently quite a few people have been asking me how I’ve been treating my Psoriasis, so thought I’d make a quick blog post on it.

I wasn’t really a fan of ‘home remedies’ for my psoriasis. But these products have done wonders for my skin!

My regime:

  • Drink aloe vera gel 60ml 2x a day. First thing in the morning and in the evening before dinner (ie. ideally on an empty stomach)
  • Apply aloe vera gel after showering
  • Apply aloe propolis creme as often as possible throughout the day (at least twice a day)

My psoriasis cleared up after 7 months of using these products, and I haven’t touched my steroid ointments since! xx

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My results after 7 months of using the products.

The Wonders of Aloe Vera

Hello again! As I have mentioned in my previous blogs I suffered from a severe outbreak earlier this year. I have always used steroid ointments prescribed by the doctors to treat my psoriasis, but only found this to be effective to an extent and a short term solution as the psoriasis comes running back as soon as I stop using them, and I’m back to square one!

So this is a quick blog just talking about what I have been using to get my skin under control again.

I have always heard loads of things about aloe vera and how amazing the healing properties of aloe vera are. Not only for psoriasis but for many other skin conditions too. So I did some research online and read lots of testimonials from other psoriasis sufferers using Forevers Aloe Vera drinking gel to treat their skin, so I thought why not give it a try?

The Forever Products I use:

  • Forever Aloe Vera Gel
  • Aloe Vera Gelly
  • Aloe Propolis Crème
  • Aloe-Jojoba Shampoo and Conditioner
The Forever Aloe products that work wonders for psoriasis

The Forever Aloe Vera products

I drink 120 ml of the aloe vera gel every day, 60ml first thing in the morning and another 60ml in the evening before dinner and I apply the aloe vera gelly daily after showering and the aloe propolis crème atleast 2 times a day. I have been using these products for 5 months now and my skin has and continues to improve.

A word of warning! A week into using these products I did notice my psoriasis getting worse and redder. But that is actually a sign of the aloe working. It is hard but you just have to stick at it, because the end results are definitely worth it! As time went on I saw slight changes, but didn’t actually see a drastic change in my psoriasis until a good 3-4 months of using the products, and 5 months on my psoriasis is speedily improving. Also, the aloe-jojoba shampoo and conditioner is amazing for scalp psoriasis. I suffered badly from psoriasis along my hairlines, and now my scalp is completely psoriasis-free!

Below is an image of the progression of my skin throughout the time I have been using Forever Aloe products:

The progress of my skin. The first image of my arm was taken in February and the last image was taken at the end of April.

The progress of my skin. The first image of my arm was taken in February (2015) and the last image was taken at the end of April (2015).

My arm now, 90% free from psoriasis.

My arm now, 90% free from psoriasis.