It is estimated that approximately 300,000 people in the Netherlands suffer from psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, that comes and goes. Most people experience cycles of flare-ups when symptoms are very severe, followed by periods of remission when symptoms are completely absent. Psoriasis is not contagious.
It frequently shows up on the elbows and knees, but can appear on the scalp as well. In some cases, the joints may be affected too.
Psoriasis is a disorder of the immune system that causes an excessive build-up of skin tissue. It is characterized by red and swollen skin with silvery scales on top. This type of psoriasis is also called plaque psoriasis.
Flare-ups can be prevented by keeping the skin hydrated and supple. We recommend using Squalan Pure or the Squalan moisturizer for this purpose. The advantage of using these products is that they can be applied directly to psoriasis areas to sooth and hydrate these patches.