A fitness coach revealed how she cleared up her chronic psoriasis with the help of five skin care products and nutritional and lifestyle adjustments.
Kath Chetner, 26, from Sydney, said she had always had clear skin – until one day she woke up to discover that she not only had one red dot on my body, but also a lot of & # 39 ;.
& # 39; At night, 26-year-old psoraisis – who would continue to tease Kath's health for months until she found a skin care assortment that came off.
A fitness coach revealed how she cleared up her chronic psoriasis using five skin care products and diet and lifestyle adjustments (Kath Chetner now pictured)
Kath Chetner, from Sydney, said she had always had clear skin – until one day she woke up to discover that she not only had one red dot on my body, but also a lot of & # 39; (photo: her psoriasis)
What are the most important symptoms of psoriasis?
* Lifted red spots on the skin covered with silver scales
* Dry, cracked skin
* Thickened nails
* Pitted nails
* Swollen joints
* Stiff joints
& # 39; (When it first happened), I thought I slept through a hive or something, & # 39; Kath said.
& # 39; I was so unsure about what & # 39; had happened at night, that I started to ask if it was my clothes, did I have a reaction to a bathroom or kitchen product, did I have chicken pox or was it something I had eaten?
& # 39; I can't admit that I was even worried, until a few days when more started to form, but worse. & # 39;
What the 26-year-old did not realize was that her torso actually broke out with the chronic autoimmune disease psoriasis.
& # 39; Psoriasis are essentially thick spots with dry and flaky skin, & # 39; said Kath.
& # 39; It wasn't long before the itch started to drive me crazy. & # 39;
At first, the 26-year-old (pictured with her psoriasis) said she did not know what was wrong with her – she thought she had walked through a hive or had chickenpox or something
What is psoriasis?
* Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the rapid build-up of skin cells. This accumulation of cells causes attack on the skin surface.
* Inflammation and redness around the scales are quite common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish silver and develop into thick, red spots. Sometimes these patches will burst and bleed.
* Psoriasis is the result of an accelerated production process of the skin. The typical life cycle of a skin cell is one month.
After examining her symptoms, Kath discovered that psoriasis could be the cause of her dry skin and itching.
It is not only caused by genetics, but can also be caused by things like & # 39; a poor immune system, poor gut health, chronic stress and infections and bacteria & # 39 ;, said Kath.
Kath discovered that her own psoriasis – Guttate psoriasis – causes small pink spots, often on the trunk, arms and legs.
& # 39; As it developed, I began to become extremely self-conscious & # 39 ;, the 26-year-old remembered.
& # 39; I love working out at the gym and always used to in shorts and a singlet.
& # 39; I finally wore a sweater to cover other people's arms and legs. & # 39;
After googling her symptoms, Kath (pictured after she lost the psoriasis) discovered that psoriasis could be the cause of her dry skin and itching
The psoriasis was also present on her face – meaning that Kath felt compelled to wear makeup most days.
& # 39; The spots were not red, but they were lumpy and dry so you could see that something was on my face, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Make-up was the worst, and no creams that I had softened the response. & # 39;
Eventually, the 26-year-old knew she couldn't go on as she was – and so, with the help of a doctor, she made some lifestyle changes.
Kath has since made a number of lifestyle changes, including cutting artificial ingredients from her diet, as well as gluten and dairy products (photo: in her fridge)
How did Kath help her psoriasis?
* She has adopted a healthy diet and cut gluten and dairy products from her diet.
* She has no antibiotics.
* She does not eat artificial ingredients.
* She makes sure she gets a little sun exposure every day.
* She makes sure she gets the vitamins she needs – B5, C, E, D and A.
* She also ensures that she gets the minerals she needs – zinc, magnesium, copper, antioxidants, and pre- and probiotics.
* She uses the natural skin care program, SkinB5 – and in particular five products.
& # 39; A healthy diet, a strong immune system, a healthy and functioning gut, little to no antibiotics or artificial ingredients and a little sun exposure every day have all helped me & # 39 ;, Kath said.
& # 39; Another thing I learned is that it helps to use products that have not been tested on animals, that do not contain sulphites and do not contain parabens. & # 39;
When the 26-year-old started using organic skin care, she said she noticed a huge difference in her skin within a week.
& # 39; The most important ingredients that I now always look at are the vitamins B5, C, E, D and A, as well as the minerals zinc, magnesium, copper, antioxidants and pre- or probiotics. & # 39;
Kath has also cut gluten and dairy products from her diet, which she said has helped with itching and red lumps.
In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, Kath (photo) said discovering the Australian skin care program Skin B5 has been enormously helpful – she now swears by five specific products
Which products does Kath use?
* SkinB5 Extra Strength Vitamins
* Cleaning mousse from Australian Botanicals
* Australian Botanicals Hydration Essence
* Skin cleansing mask
* Clear Skin Superfood Booster
In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, Kath said when he discovered the Australian range, Skin B5, has been enormously helpful.
She now swears by the Extra Strength Vitamins, the Australian Botanicals Cleansing Mousse, the Australian Botanicals Hydration Essence, the Skin Purifying Mask and the Clear Skin Superfood Booster.
Each of these things do different things, but they have made them feel more confident again without makeup.
& # 39; I think this range works wonders for my psoriasis, & # 39; said Kath.
& # 39; I finally feel happier and more confident again. & # 39;
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