A psoriasis sufferer who heard a woman in a shop commenting about her husband when she was suffering an acid attack when she saw psoriasis on her face has claimed that after five pounds a £ 8.50 shampoo Helped to cleanse her skin condition.
Nicola Jones, 33, of Buckinghamshire, who lives with 35-year-old partner Dan, an electrical engineer, first developed scalp psoriasis when she went to university at 19.
Despite trying several over-the-counter products, nothing worked for Nicola – until she found an unexpected solution in the form of an Oregon skincare shampoo and conditioner, priced from £ 8.50.
She claims that it helped dramatically improve skin condition within about three weeks.
Nicola Jones, 33, of Buckinghamshire, who lives with 35-year-old partner Dan, an electrical engineer, first had scalp psoriasis when she went to university at the age of 19.
The marketing consultant claimed that he found an unexpected solution in the form of Oregon skincare shampoo and conditioner, priced from £ 8.50. Picture, after applying the product
Nicola states that she felt her psoriasis was dandruff earlier and so she made several attempts at chemist over the counter anti-dandruff shampoos, which she says made it very bad.
“I finally went to a doctor after six months and was diagnosed with scalp psoriasis,” the marketing consultant explained. ‘I was prescribed a steroid-based scalp treatment but it was like putting acid on my scalp. It was so painful that I could not bear to use it. ‘
Nicola says that she was ‘very self-conscious’ of psoriasis of her skull when she was in university.
“I felt like there was always dead skin on my clothes and I knew that people could see it behind their ears, so I never wore my hair,” he said. ‘Being in a queue with the people behind me will fill me with fear.
Nicola claims she found an unexpected solution in the form of an Oregon skincare shampoo and conditioner, priced from £ 8.50 (pictured)
‘I was worried that they thought I was dirty because of all the flaky skin in my clothes and hair.
‘People believe that you have these things because you don’t wash because you have a skin condition.’
Nicola never wore dark colors and made a habit of going to the bathroom regularly, so that she could take off her clothes and remove all the dead skin.
“My psoriasis was on my scalp until four years ago, when my dad got stage four bowl cancer,” he said. ‘I was living in Switzerland at the time.’
‘The stress my father was being told was only bought for a few months, apparently a large amount of emotional stress.
‘As it turns out my father was one of the rare people who survived his terminal diagnosis and he is still with us today, four years later.’
‘But when I was told about my father’s cancer, psoriasis on my skull started spreading to my forehead and face and this was the first time I had seen a patch on my back.’
In the space of a few years, psoriasis started on various parts of Nicola’s body.
‘I was getting a new patch of psoriasis once a month. It started with a patch of weird dry skin on my back, the size of an insect bite and spread to the size of a grape, ‘she explained.
‘I was prescribed yet more steroid creams for my skin, but each one of them, even though they were called by different names, would soothe the skin and prevent dryness, but they never outbreak Did not reduce.
‘Psoriasis was still worse on my skull and from having a few patches to virtually my entire skull, the area behind my ears was covered in scales.’
Nicola told how she was worried that people thought she was dirty because of all the flaky skin in her clothes and hair. Image, first left, and right, later
Nicola said that he felt that psoriasis was Russian at first and so he made several attempts at chemist over the counter anti-dandruff shampoos which made it very bad. Picture, at its worst
‘It was really itchy and it would feel like it was burning most of the time. Every treatment I did would feel like setting fire to my skull. ‘
What is Oregon Grape Route?
A skin care range that contains other helpful ingredients, including Oregon Grape Root (OGR), plus caffeine, has been found in a UK trial that is highly effective in reducing symptoms associated with skin condition psoriasis.
OGR is a native plant in North America and has been extensively investigated as a treatment for psoriasis in several published studies.
Studies have found that compounds isolated from extracts of OGR have inhibitory activity against lipoxinase (an enzyme involved in psoriatic skin cell production).
At the cellular level, OGR has been shown to guard against accelerated activity during the process of keratinocytes (skin cell production).
Nicola says that even when she used ‘normal’ shampoos, they would burn her skull and thus fall.
“My skull got worse when I went to Newcastle a few years ago in cold weather and dark days,” he said.
‘In winter I had never seen the sun during the week for months because it was dark when I went to office and when I left. Lack of sunlight can make the symptoms of psoriasis much worse. ‘
Nicola added to the pain and discomfort of having psoriasis that way, destroying her confidence when people stared at her and made comments that really hurt.
‘Once at M&S I was looking at some tops in a clothes section and a woman commented on her husband that I looked like an acid attack victim,’ she recalled.
‘I locked myself in the changing room and wept.’
‘Another time when I was in B&Q and I asked a store assistant where something was and he made a mess and asked me what had happened on my face.’
‘As I hid from my comment in the rug section waiting for my feelings to calm my feelings, I tried to put this story on Instagram and to show people for real that it was with psoriasis Felt like living. ‘
She continued: ‘When I am going about my daily life, I am completely unaware of personal comments made by people completely unfamiliar about my skin. I am never ready for this. ‘
‘Another time I was in the gym pool which I was stressing before exercise and work before going to work every morning.’
‘A woman came to me and told me that I should not swim in the pool. At first I felt that there was something wrong with the pool and she was warning me and then I realized that she was talking about my skin. She said that there were children in the pool and I would contaminate them. ‘
About a year ago, Nicola started an Instagram account about her psoriasis (@betterskinbetterme) documenting her skin condition, in which she hoped it would spread awareness, reduce stigma and others with the condition Discussion about living and management will be encouraged.
Nicola explained that aside from the pain and discomfort of having psoriasis, this is the way that destroyed her confidence when people stared at her and made comments that really hurt. Picture, psoriasis behind his ear
Nicola reported that within 5-6 washes she actually noticed that her skull was starting to shrink in size to the psoriasis patch and that the redness had reduced drastically. Picture, worst case skin condition
“I got trolled when I started my Instagram, a troll told me I was disgusting and should be drowned at birth,” she explained.
‘But overall more positive things come from my Instagram and being more open about my psoriasis and talking about her psoriasis with other people and sharing advice and experiences has really helped my confidence. It was through this that I heard about Oregon skincare products. ‘
She continued: ‘On the first wash of using Oregon shampoo and conditioner I noticed a very clear calming effect on my scalp, which was a good sign.’
What is PSORIASIS?
Psoriasis is a recurrent skin condition that affects about 2% of the UK population.
It is caused by the acceleration of skin cell production.
A skin cell matures, usually in 21–28 days. Psoriatic cells, however, change in 2–3 days and in such confusion that living cells reach the surface and accumulate in still visible layers (hence plaques) with dead cells.
‘Within 5-6 washes I actually noticed that my scalp psoriasis patch had started to shrink in size and the redness had reduced drastically.’
Nicola says that after fifteen years of trying to find something that helped her scalp psoriasis, she hardly believed that she had finally found a solution – and kept thinking that it was just a coincidence.
“After a month of using Oregon hair products my scalp had improved about 80%,” she said. ‘There are still some light patches of psoriasis on my head and on my face, but if you don’t know I had psoriasis you won’t see them.
‘Zoom call on lock down friends kept asking me what had happened to my skin and all the face and emotions had gone to my face psoriasis.
He said: ‘I started using the Oregon Skin Serum on a really very harsh patch of psoriasis on my foreskin, which is over the years and of course, everyone used to stare at it.
‘The same thing happened and in a month the patch reduced in size and went from a red to a reddish brown. Before trying the Oregon serum nothing worked to reduce the size or the redness on it. ‘
Now, Nicola says that most people who don’t know her can’t really tell that she has psoriasis on her face.
“Today I do not use any other product for my psoriasis except for Oregon skincare and I have to say that I have made the most basic changes to my psoriasis of any product ever,” he explained. ‘It is better than any medicine, prescription or anything that I have tried with a chemist.’