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Psoriasis Gloves: Can We Make Them Invisible?

Words By Martina

Martina is a wellness and skin-health writer, blogger, teacher, mother to twins and world traveler (not necessarily in that order). She believes that life is all about balance and has a special way of taking complicated topics and making them a pleasure to read. Her words are honest, informative and warm. Learn more about your skin health from Martina.

Psoriasis. It’s an unpleasant word for an unpleasant condition. With over 125 million people worldwide affected by it, and over 7.4 million in the U.S. alone, this makes it a real global problem.¹ Wearing psoriasis gloves is one possible way to treat a psoriasis flare up but are there other ways to help your skin heal?

What Causes Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where the body mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells. As a result, your body produces too many new skin cells which pile up on the surface of your skin and cause irritated patches of raised, red skin that becomes extremely dry, scaly and inflamed.² The skin usually becomes itchy and can be quite painful. There are different types of psoriasis but the most common type is plaque psoriasis. Because of its similar appearance, psoriasis is sometimes mistaken for eczema.

Unfortunately there is no definitive answer to what exactly causes psoriasis but it has been linked to genetics and environmental factors.² For example, sunlight, cold weather, stress and skin injuries can be possible triggers for psoriasis flare-ups.

While we can’t change our genetics, we can take control of how we protect our skin from the environment and possible irritants around us.

What Is the Best Treatment for Psoriasis on Hands?

When psoriasis affects our skin, we can be prescribed many different creams, lotions, ointments and medications. Another common way to help treat an outbreak on the hands is by wearing psoriasis gloves. Wearing psoriasis gloves means your hands have a soft barrier that not only protects your skin from the outside environment but also allows you to wear thicker ointments and creams on your hands for longer periods of time to help moisturize and treat your dry and inflamed skin.

As you might imagine, wearing lots of thick ointments and creams, or gloves for long periods of time isn’t all that convenient and it sure isn’t an ideal long-term solution. What if there was some way to protect your hands that didn’t involve lathering on layers of thick lotions or wearing physical gloves?

Invisible Psoriasis Gloves

In order to protect your hands from psoriasis, wearing a shielding lotion like Gloves in a Bottle with SPF can help give your skin an effective layer of protection even when the gloves come off. Because of how it’s formulated, the lotion bonds with the outermost layers of your skin, helping to trap the natural oils and moisture in your skin where it is needed to help heal your psoriasis symptoms while still letting your skin breathe naturally. Your skin will also be protected from external irritants like soap and water, as well as the sun with a built-in SPF. 

If wearing psoriasis gloves is getting in the way of your day-to-day life, not to mention your confidence, look at the results that Gloves in a Bottle has gotten from other psoriasis sufferers and you just might be convinced that there is an easier way to help heal and protect your skin. 

It’s time to take those psoriasis gloves off and put on your new invisible ones!

¹ https://www.healthline.com/health/psoriasis/facts-statistics-infographic#Prevalence

² https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/psoriasis#tab-types

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