** Originally posted by ericaleigh **
Hey everyone...so just thought i'd tell all of you a tip i heard not too long ago that actually has helped my skin. USE SARAN WRAP. if you have topical medication, put it on as you would normally, then put on a thick moisturizer like Devil's Club Soothing Rub--> http://back-bay-botanicals.com/
(I've used Olux foam and then the Soothing Rub in the past; recently used Fluocinonide and Champori)
After putting on both the medication and the moisturizer, wrap the affected areas in saran wrap to hold in the moisture. I do this before bed at night. I'll admit, it is a little uncomfortable but the results are worth it. You will notice a change the next morning. Your skin is smooth and not flaky and the redness will be a little less.
My skin is starting to heal. I have GP everywhere on my body, mainly on my arms, hands and legs, but also have it on my torso, face, back, and scalp. Using saran wrap really helps lock in the medication and the moisture. Just an fyi...having someone help you put on the saran wrap is best!
I have been doing other at home treatments so I thought I'd share those with you as well because I'm not sure which one is working best. I take Dead Sea Salt bath at least 3 times a week in warm water--> http://www.saltworks.us/bokek_deadseasalt.html
I also have been using Champori spray and cream--> http://www.champori.com/
I tan in tanning beds a few times a week (careful not to burn!) And at my tanning salon there is a special bed called the Hydration Station--> http://www.solariumtanningsalon.com/hydrationstation.html I have only used it once. It comes with different aromatherapy options and I chose the Mineral Melanin concentrate. In this concentrate there are Dead Sea Salt minerals and also used Lavender aromatherapy (which is said to be good for psoriasis sufferers). The website i listed says it uses coconut and tangerine aromatherapy, but I guess it's different everywhere. It was relaxing and could have helped my P.
This is a lot of info but I hope it helps!!