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Psoriasis News Storm – Stassi Schroeder, Lasers,
Cannabis and Vitamin D
May 16, 2018

Cannabis Could Be the New Super Ingredient in Skin Care
CBD creams are coming out in many different industries. It’s not really a surprise that there’s
some correlation between CBD creams and a reduction in psoriasis symptoms.


The potential for topical CBD
treatments doesn’t end with acne. They
may also help people with psoriasis get
relief with minimal side effects.
Skin care is in, and the beauty industry
is on the lookout for the next natural,
plant-derived super serum.
Cannabinoids, or CBD, are a chemical
compound found in marijuana, and they
might be the ideal ingredient.

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Marijuana has gotten more sophisticated in recent years, as weed has become legal in more and
more states.
Currently, marijuana is legal recreationally in nine states and the District of Columbia, and
medicinally in 29 states and Washington, D.C.
Source: Cannabis Could Be the New Super Ingredient in Skin Care

Vitamin D Could Provide Psoriasis Relief for Patients
Sunlight has long been known to aid in reducing the effects of psoriasis in those of us that are
afflicted with the disease. This new study shows that it may go one step further and actually
help by increasing the vitamin D levels in the body.
It’s interesting to think that simply increasing your vitamin D levels would work to decrease
psoriasis symptoms.


New research suggests increasing vitamin
D intake could reduce the symptoms of
chronic inflammatory skin condition
Psoriasis is a relatively common
condition, affecting an estimated two to
four per cent of the population. It is
characterised by reddened, raised, scaly
patches of skin, which commonly occur
Photo courtesy of medicalxpress.com
on the elbows, knees and scalp but can
affect any part of the body. Psoriasis can
develop at any age and tends to be a lifelong condition. For many people, it fluctuates in extent
and severity, and can be challenging to manage despite the array of treatments on offer.
The Massey University study aimed to determine whether vitamin D supplementation improves
psoriasis when compared with those taking placebo capsules. Dr Michelle Ingram, who conducted
the research as part of her PhD in Nutritional Science says, “This study was partly motivated by
observations that some people with psoriasis report a reduction in symptoms during the summer
months, when vitamin D production in the skin is usually at its highest. Vitamin D incorporated
into a cream or ointment is also a relatively effective treatment for psoriasis, yet no one had
looked into whether vitamin D supplementation might be of similar benefit.”
Source: Vitamin D could provide psoriasis relief

‘Laser fabric’ Treats Skin Diseases – An Easier Phototherapy
This is one of the more interesting advances in technology to come along in a while. Socalled “Laser Fabric” could be worn to help with the difficulty of home phototherapy for some
psoriasis sufferers.
Being able to simply put a piece of clothing on and treat your psoriasis would be great…not I
just need them to make gloves.


Wearable photo dynamic therapy
system said to improve patient
experience in addressing acne, psoriasis
and AK. French scientists at Texinov
Medical Textiles have developed a
knitted laser fabric that can treat skin
diseases such as acne, psoriasis, and
actinic keratosis with light.
Knitted laser fabric can treat skin
diseases. Fluxmedicare has been
developed in collaboration with a panEuropean health consortium PHOSISTOS. Following successful clinical
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trials, the painless laser fabric will be
the quickest device to the market, says
the developer, which adds that the laser bandage “will be used to eradicate unwanted skin
conditions, with no side effects”.
Initially developed to improve the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) – rough, scaly patches on
the skin that develop from years of exposure to the sun – the light emitting textile is said to “be
able to treat and even cure a number of skin complaints such as acne, Paget’s disease, psoriasis,
and other diseases like baby jaundice”.
Source: ‘Laser fabric’ treats skin diseases
Be sure to check out our other phototherapy articles here.

Stassi Schroeder Goes Makeup Free – Wants Psoriasis
Sufferers to Know “You Ain’t Alone”
Stassi Schroeder is yet another celebrity to come out and speak about her battle with
psoriasis. Stating it simply “shit sucks” she gives younger psoriasis patients someone to look
up to when they feel down.
Psoriasis doesn’t have to keep you in the house, or hold you down!


The Vanderpump Rules beauty got
candid about her struggle: “Sh-t sucks.”
Whether she’s sharing an embarrassing
side effect of her chin implant, or giving
her fellow Vanderpump Rules pals style
advice, Stassi Schroeder has no
problem telling it like it is. Since hitting
our TV screens in 2013, the L.A.
fashionista has been an open book with
the public — especially when it comes
to her struggle with Psoriasis.

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Over the past few years, Stassi has
publicly shared her battle with the skin condition in hopes of empowering others also dealing with
it. Wednesday evening, the beauty gave fans a very raw look at the effects of psoriasis on
Source: Stassi Schroeder Goes Makeup Free to Let Psoriasis Sufferers Know “You Ain’t Alone”
For more psoriasis news, check out our psoriasis news page.
Be sure to read our reviews of the best shampoo for psoriasis and the best over the counter
psoriasis cream.


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