Psoriasis Sufferer Praises £22 Cream That Cleared Up Her Skin In Four Weeks
Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects roughly 1.32million people in the UK. There are many different types of psoriasis, but most leave sufferers with dry, red lesions all over the skin which can often be sore and itchy.
Most will be prescribed topical creams and ointments, but depending on the skin and severity of the psoriasis, these can fail, leading sufferers to seek stronger treatments. Hardly ideal, is it?
Well one sufferer swears she's found a miracle treatment for the condition, and it's something you can find over your local beauty counter.
Shannon Lauren, from Barrhead, Glasgow, posted the hack to Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK - and it's all down to Liz Earle's Skin Replenishing Body Balm.
The body balm, which currently cost £22 online, promises to "replenishes skin with moisture for 48 hours, leaving it feeling instantly smooth, revitalised and nourished," but it turns out it might help the symptoms of psoriasis, too.
Posting on the group, Shannon shared two photos of her arm, one showing sore-looking red lesions spotted all down the arm, and another looking decidedly clearer.
The 22-year-old explained that she has been struggling with her psoriasis for three years, unable to find a treatment that would work for her, until she came across Liz Earle.
She said that the two photos depicted the difference in her skin after just four weeks of using the body balm.
"For about 3 years I've battled with very bad eczema/psoriasis," she wrote. "I've tried every cream there is to recommend and literally NOTHING would work. Just about 4 weeks ago my mum told me there was a new moisturiser out by Liz Earle and after smelling it I thought I'd give it a go. This is after using it for 4 weeks the difference in my skin all over is incredible."
Shannon added that in the past she had tried phototherapy, a treatment where your skin is exposed to ultraviolet lights, to no luck. She'd also tried products by Lush and Childs Farm in the hope that they would help, explaining "literally nothing worked besides this".
She added: "It's currently £22 in boots and I have to say it was more than worth every penny. Hope it helps someone else that's been in the same position as me."
Obviously, every skin is different and while this treatment might have worked for Shannon, it's not guaranteed to work for everyone. Still, it's worth giving a go if you're out of ideas.
One person wrote on the Facebook post: Thank you so much, I'll need to try this! Can hardly touch the skin on my hands/legs right now as they're so inflamed."
Cara Delevingne is a famous sufferer of psoriasis, as well as Kim Kardashian who frequently speaks out about living with the skin condition after being diagnosed seven years ago.
Featured Image Credit: Shannon Lauren