5 Beauty Hacks for Psoriasis

1. Try out different hairstyles!

Hairstyles with added volume of texture such as curls and waves can camouflage psoriasis better than straight hair because they offer structure and hold. Apply a styling product before blow drying to give your hair the extra body it needs. Avoid letting these products touch your scalp to prevent irritation.

2. Mask your symptoms with fashionable headwear.

Hats or caps are great for an effortless style. They flatter your features, and they are totally fashionable. Keep in mind to wipe off sweat before it traps, gathers, and dries out under your headwear. Otherwise, you will end up with an itchy scalp.

3. Find moisturises with salicylic acid.

Psoriasis can leave your skin dry and scaly. Use moisturising shampoos, moisturisers, or lotions that are infused with salicylic acid to remove scales. Make sure that they are preservative-free, fragrance-free and alcohol-free. Avoid products that contain alcohol as they can dry out your skin and worsen your psoriasis.

4. A little make-up can go a long way.

For women and men with psoriasis, make-up can go a long way in helping you to feel your best. Simple products such as concealer and colour corrector can help disguise psoriasis patches. Before applying any make-up, cleanse your face and apply moisturiser. Only use make-up products that are gentle on the skin: non-preservative, non-fragrance, and non-alcohol ones. Keep in mind to remove them with a gentle cleanser when you get home.

5. Go gentle with your personal grooming and care.

Personal grooming can boost your confidence. However, if you’re after a clean shave or neat eyebrows, be gentle. Avoid tweezing and shaving too roughly to avoid injuring the top layer of your skin. Minor skin trauma can set off the Koebner phenomenon (a situation that can trigger new areas of psoriasis), so always be careful with your grooming habits.