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My skin story | Conquering psoriasis

My skin story | Conquering psoriasis

Each day, we hear about and see the difference our specialist topical treatments make to how your skin looks and feels.

Every story fuels our passion and practice further, especially so when we can help overcome a skin or scalp condition you’ve long suffered with...

Matt’s skin story

My psoriasis started pretty young. I was eight or nine when I first noticed it on my ankles; it soon spread throughout my joints, affecting my kneecaps and elbows. As much as it was uncomfortable, it also impacted my self-confidence. I’ve always been active, forever in shorts and t-shirts… these angry, red and itchy flare-ups were impossible for my peers to ignore.

Over the years, I tried everything the doctors suggested, from the usual over-the-counter psoriasis creams to prescribed strong topical steroids. Not one of them made any difference. What’s more, it had also by now spread to my scalp. I simply resolved that I’d have to live with psoriasis - no small matter for a young adult.

Fast forward another decade and my partner recommended I give Dermatology M a try, having heard about the brand over social media. As a fitness professional living with the worry and discomfort of psoriasis every day, I had nothing to lose.

I started off with Nourishing Psoriasis Cream, which helped from the moment I applied it, calming the itchiness and soothing the fierceness of my flare-ups. After a short time, however, my skin soon started to get aggravated again and it became clear I actually have unstable psoriasis. So, guided by the Dermatology M site advice, I ordered Unstable Psoriasis Cream. It’s soothing effects were instant and, within just a couple of weeks, skin’s soreness decreased considerably; my skin felt smoother, calmer and less abrasive. What was more impressive though was how much Unstable Psoriasis Cream reduced the discolouration of my patches of psoriasis. A big added bonus? This cream was natural.

With Unstable Psoriasis Cream making such a difference, I decided to try the Soothing Bath & Shower Oil. I’ve used regular body washes for years but have found they too often aggravate my psoriasis. Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed. Soothing Bath & Shower Oil perfectly cleans and preps my skin, soothes my psoriasis and never leaves my skin feeling dry or itchy afterwards. Playing lots of sport, I occasionally have to shower twice a day, so discovering this psoriasis- and skin-friendly body wash has been a game-changer.

Impressed, I knew when Softening Psoriasis Shampoo launched that it would suit me. Like skincare, I’ve tried various scalp products over the years - they’ve either aggravated my psoriasis even more or made no difference. I’d reached the point I’d stopped using anything at all when washing my hair. Now, this is my new essential. I really have been amazed by it. It not only clears all the flakes, it also feels very soothing - during and after use. I’ve since added the Softening Tincture for Scalp Psoriasis to my routine. I love that they're both 100% natural and also that I can last a good few days before needing to wash my hair again.

It’s no over-exaggeration to say that the impact of discovering Dermatology M on my everyday life, skin comfort and confidence has been huge. Now eight months down the line, my skin looks and feels in the best condition it’s been for decades. Yes, if I stop using the products, the flare-ups return, but keeping on top of treatment and tending to drier patches with Nourishing Cream has meant that, after over 20 years, I’m finally comfortable and confident in my own skin. There’s no going back.

Explore our complete collection of specialised psoriasis topicals here or reach out to our Customer Care team for advice on treating your skin condition.

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