AD – This is a sponsored post made possible by the brand – Glow Natural. I received product from the brand and all opinions in this post are my own. Information about psoriasis came from Mayo Clinic site and Webmd.
Psoriasis is an immune mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.
It is most commonly found on the knees, elbows, and scalp. It is a long term chronic disease with no cure. Psoriasis usually goes in cycles, having flare ups for some time, and then subsiding for a while.
- red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery scales
- dry, cracked skin that may bleed or itch
- swollen and stiff joints
Most commonly affected areas are:
- lower back
- soles of the feet
- face and palms
Types of psoriasis:
- Plaque psoriasis
- Nail psoriasis
- Guttate psoriasis
- Inverse psoriasis
- Pystular psoriasis
- Erythrodermic psoriasis
- Psoriatic arthritis
Risk factors of developing psoriasis:
- family history
- There is no permanent cure for psoriasis and treatments aim at reducing symptoms such as pain, inflammation, and scaling. Combination of treatments including topical creams, oral medications and injections is given.
Enter : Glow Natural
Glow Natural is a small brand aimed at creating natural body care luxuries. It was created by Sarah, who has a family history surrounding psoriasis. When Sarah was younger her dads twin brother had psoriasis on both legs and arms. The struggle with psoriasis carried on for decades. A month after he passed, Sarah had her first flare up. Unfortunately, she was put in a cycle with steroid based creams and ointments, and chemotherapy agents and U.V. light treatments. Sarah lost so much hair from the chemo meds, and found her skin was getting worse. By the time she was 20 she had more psoriasis patches than normal skin.
Sarah decided to take things into her own hands when she started to see flare ups on her dads legs, and noticing how dry her moms skin was.
Not wanting her parents to go through the steroid based ointments because she had learned about topical steroid withdrawal, Sarah set out to discover a natural route. She started mixing around different butters and oils, lots of trial and error and eventually Sarah found a consistency that worked with everything she wanted in it. She started this in 2018 with just her family and it was working, eventually it went from family to friends, and then mutual friends and now here this!
Glow Natural publicly came out July 2020, and it started with just one body butter- Natural. Eventually Sarah started adding more scents. Because this body butter is natural, it’s made for everyone! Everyone can use it, everyone can reap its benefits, everyone is included! As of right now Glow Natural offers Body Butters, Bath Soaks, Lip Balms, and soon a few more items.
Ingredients: shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, apricot kernel oil, organic essential oil and fragrance oil. All these items are carefully sourced, and are all beneficial in making their whipped body butter what it is!
All amazing, clean, and beautiful ingredients for those WITH psoriasis and even those without.
Sarah sent me a jar of her whipped body butter and I am HOOKED! But, let me tell you this first, my youngest son is 3, turning 4 in early April, has terrible eczema. During the summer it flares up in behind his knees, elbows, behind his ears, and on his thumbs. It gets so irritated that it breaks open and bleeds. The sun makes it that much worse, along with things like sand from the beach, bug spray and body washes. When you have a skin condition, or skin sensitivities, life can be so challenging. You really feel discomforts, itchy spots, burning sensations, and it can be so uncomfortable to live with.
Even during the winter, the fierce cold nips at his skin and it all flares up again.
It’s challenging to find a good skin care routine to ensure healthy skin. Upon receiving this body butter I started using it on him, and I am so impressed! His skin is soft and we haven’t had any flare ups for a little while. I’m really looking forward to having this product to help him through our hot Manitoba summers, and I will definitely share with you here how he does during the hot, icky season.
Here are a few things I noticed about the brand right away that I wanted to share with you. The owner is amazing and sweet! The packaging is beautiful! Not overdone, but very elegant. You can tell that the product was made with love with every detail. The body butter is light and almost fluffy like. It rubs in nicely and smells DELICIOUS!
I highly recommend you visiting, shopping, and sharing this incredible brand!
Love Always, Enn
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