Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. 

WHAT IS PSORIASIS   

Psoriasis is a skin condition in which red scaly patches develop and show on the skin. These areas are most common on the scalp, elbows and knees, but they can occur on any area of the body. When the patches are on the scalp and in body fold areas, the skin is often itchy, but many people with psoriasis do not feel itchy at all. 

The main problems caused by these patches are by shedding scales and by showing on the skin where they can be seen. Fortunately, psoriasis is unlikely to affect the face, and usually occurs on areas covered by clothes. 

 

WHAT CAUSES PSORIASIS? 

It is known that the skin in psoriasis patches is growing much quicker than normal skin. In all of us, the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) grows continuously from its outer surface, and a new layer is reformed each month. In psoriasis, the skin reforms a complete layer each 3-4 days - so that extra skin must shed in scales. This process is similar to healing of the epidermis after an injury - except that normal skin ‘knows when to slow down and psoriasis skin does not’. However the actual chemical cause of psoriasis is not known. There have been many scientific experiments performed looking for the cause, but so far changes found seem to result from the rapid growth. Sometimes (but not certainly always) psoriasis can run in families, and so it is likely that there are inherited properties causing a “tendency” to the condition. If a person has this tendency, an accident or nervous shock, or some germ infections, can set off the condition and make it appear on the skin. 

Xerio Range

complete relief from the symptoms of Psoriasis 

 

The ingredients in XerioCream (Greentech EGX244 and EGX251) have a high ability to fix water and hold it at the surface of the skin by preserving the cutaneous lipidic balance and improving healing. The combination of the specially selected  ingredients stimulate micro-circulation while tightening the tiny blood vessels thus increasing the supply of water to the epidermis. XerioCream reduces inflammation and inhibit infective bacteria in certain skin conditions, thus making it invaluable for use in inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis.

 

XerioCaps.  The unique proprietary blend of selected herbs, including Turmeric and Oreganum Vulgare, increase detoxification in the liver, encouraging the growth of healthy cells. XerioCaps normalize skin cell replication by correcting the ratio between  cAMP and cGMP (the compounds that govern skin cell maturation and multiplication). This action, combined with its anti-inflammatory effect makes it clinically effective in the treatment of psoriasis and acne. 

 

XerioWash is ideal for dry skin associated with psoriasis, sunburn, stretch marks and burns. Contains Inca Inchi WO oil - an Amazonian plant used for centuries by the Incas. Rich in Omega 3 and 6 oils to nourish and repair all types of skin.  

 

 

Scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis appears as red, itchy areas with silvery-white scales. You may notice flakes of dead skin in your hair or on your shoulders, especially after scratching your scalp. The scaly patches, which may bleed when removed, may extend beyond your hairline.

 

Nail psoriasis. Psoriasis can affect fingernails and toenails, causing pitting, abnormal nail growth and discoloration. Psoriatic nails may become loose and separate from the nail bed (onycholysis). Severe cases may cause the nail to crumble. Nail psoriasis often accompanies plaque psoriasis. 

 

Pustular psoriasis. Pustular psoriasis can occur in widespread patches or in smaller areas on hands, fingertips or feet. It can develop quickly, with pus-filled blisters appearing just hours after the skin becomes red and tender. The blisters dry within a day or two but may reappear every few days or weeks. The reaction can result from medications, an infection, severe irritation or light sensitivity.

 

Erythrodermic psoriasis. Erythrodermic psoriasis, the least common type of psoriasis, can cover your entire body with a red, peeling rash that can itch or burn intensely. It may be triggered by corticosteroids or other medications, severe sunburn or sensitivity to light during phototherapy treatment, or by another type of psoriasis that's poorly controlled.

 

Inverse psoriasis. Inverse psoriasis causes smooth patches of red, inflamed skin primarily in the armpits, groin, under the breasts and around the genitals. Inverse psoriasis is more common in obese people and is worsened by friction and sweating. Treatment of inverse psoriasis may include topical or oral medications similar to those used for ordinary psoriasis, treatments aimed at removing yeast or bacterial infections in the area, and treatments to keep the skin drier.

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Though psoriasis signs and symptoms vary from person to person, psoriasis types are typically identified by their hallmark appearance. Here's a look at psoriasis images, showing classic signs and symptoms.

Plaque psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis, the most common form of psoriasis, causes dry, raised, red skin lesions (plaques) covered with silvery scales. The plaques itch or may be painful and can occur anywhere on your body. You may have just a few plaques or many, and in severe cases, the skin around your joints may crack and bleed.

Psoriasis occurs when the life cycle of skin cells speeds up, resulting in a rapid buildup of rough, dead skin cells. These skin cells accumulate, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. In some cases, pus-filled blisters appear. Psoriasis patches can range from a few spots of dandruff-like scaling to major eruptions that cover large areas. Though psoriasis signs and symptoms vary from person to person, psoriasis types are typically identified by their hallmark appearance.

We had many requests for a product that could be used during the day in the workplace. 

When treating psoriasis on the hands with Xerio-Cream, it tends to leave a greasy residue on electronic devices such as touch screens etc. Xerio-Mist is the ideal product in the workplace. It is non-greasy, absorbs quickly and keeps the skin hydrated. Xerio-Mist can be applied regularly or whenever the skin feels dry.

Xerio-mist contains our Xerio proprietary blend plus added extracts of thyme and berberine.

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Your skin reflects your liver health

 

The liver is the metabolic factory of the body producing energy to sustain the thousands of functions performed every minute by all of the body’s cells. The hair follicles need energy to grow strong shiny hair and the skin cells require energy to eliminate toxins and repair and regenerate themselves.The heart requires energy to pump blood efficiently to the skin to maintain collagen production and oxygenate the cells to protect them from aging.

When the liver is not doing its job of breaking down toxins efficiently they must be eliminated from the body by other means – in many cases they come out through the skin. When excessive toxins build up in the deeper layers of the skin this causes inflammation to occur and this can manifest as:

Dermatitis - Eczema - Premature aging and wrinkling of the skin - Brown liver spots which make you look older

Red itchy rashes anywhere in your body - Psoriasis

Worsening skin problems are a sign of liver dysfunction or of future liver problems on the horizon. Xeriocaps help the liver cope and to function optimally so that the skin can regenerate itself and keep psoriasis under control.

How does diabetes affect the skin?

If blood glucose is high, the body loses fluid, causing the skin to become dry. This occurs because the body is turning the water into urine to remove excess glucose from the blood. The skin also can get dry if the nerves, especially those in the legs and feet, do not get the message to sweat (because of diabetic neuropathy). Sweating helps keep the skin soft and moist.

Dry skin can become red and sore and can crack and peel. Germs can enter through the cracks in the skin and cause an infection. In addition, dry skin usually is itchy, and scratching can lead to breaks in the skin and infection.

Skin problems are common in people with diabetes. Blood glucose provides an excellent breeding ground for bacteria and fungi and can reduce the body’s ability to heal itself. These factors put people with diabetes at greater risk for skin problems. In fact, as many as a third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder related to their disease at some time in their lives. Fortunately, most skin conditions can be prevented and successfully treated if caught early. But if not cared for properly, a minor skin condition can turn into a serious problem with potentially severe consequences.

XerioCream keeps the skin hydrates and prevents the skin from opportunistic infections.

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The photo left, shows results using the XerioCream, capsules and shampoo for a period of six weeks. The patient reported immediate relief from the dryness and discomfort of the skin.