If you have psoriasis, winter’s cold weather can mean more than an ongoing need for sweaters — it’s peak season for dry, itchy, scaly skin.
Psoriasis can be painful, hard to look at and difficult to deal with. Many sufferers end up working with their doctor to find steroids and other treatments to help with flares. Others try endless combinations of over-the-counter products to alleviate symptoms. More still try a combination of both.
We wanted to hear directly from people with psoriasis about the over-the-counter beauty products that have helped manage their psoriasis flares. We went to Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and our own personal contact lists to get the details straight from those in the know. Whether it was a concealer that didn’t cause flares, a moisturizer that helped soften skin or a cleanser that kept skin from getting dry, we got their secrets.
Here are the products they use to keep their skin healthy, soothed and as flare-free as possible.