Look for thick, creamy moisturizers. People with psoriasis often apply moisturizers throughout the day. For some people, scents, and other additives can irritate the skin, so try to find out which ones they like best. A year’s supply of their favorite moisturizer might be just what they want.
The perfect gift for getting moisturizer on those hard to reach places like your back. Just fill the applicator with your favorite lotion and roll it on all the places you usually need someone to help you reach.
Some people with psoriasis like to accentuate areas of their body not affected with plaques. Wearing a statement necklace with earrings might help to deflect feelings of self-consciousness.
Look for soothing teas that promote relaxation. Teas with jasmine or lavender add an element of aromatherapy as well.
Warm, soft socks are usually a welcome gift. Some socks are lined with gel or infused with aloe, which can help relieve dry feet and may help maximize the benefit of lotions and moisturizers.
Look for soft, natural fabrics that won’t irritate the skin or cause itchiness. As with some of the other gifts, these encourage relaxation.
If you choose to give your loved one scented candles, choose one made with natural materials, such as soy or beeswax; these are usually less irritating than those made with paraffin.
Some soaps can dry and irritate the skin, causing psoriasis to worsen. Look for soaps that moisturize the skin and reduce itchiness. Tar soaps are good for reducing itching, redness, and inflammation. Oatmeal soaps help pain, itching, and redness. Soaps containing aloe and lanolin help moisturize and soothe skin. Avoid deodorant soaps and those containing detergents.