Super Cheap (Under £5) Psoriasis Treats
Life is expensive enough, but when psoriasis is part of your life, it can be even more pricey.Life is expensive enough, but when psoriasis is part of your life, it can be even more pricey. Click To Tweet On Friday, I came back from the chemist almost £20 lighter after picking up my latest psoriasis prescriptions.
So finding something that helps psoriasis, but still comes in under the £5 mark, is like finding the Holy Grail.
Here are five psoriasis-friendly treats that won’t break the bank
Good Things Manuka Honey: (Can’t remember exact price, but think it was about £3)
Settling down in a bath is one of life’s simple pleasures. If you’ve got psoriasis, it’s not just a pleasure, but a necessity! This luxiourios Manuka Honey bath soak smells far more expensive than it is, soothes your skin and transports you to a beach, far far away from the msierable weather the UK has been experiencing recently.
Annoyingly, I can’t find anywhere online that seems to sell it. I picked mine up in Superdrug, but I’ve seen it in Boots and TK Maxx too.
Boots Lavendar Roller Ball: £4.24 (but currently on 3 for 2!)
Do you find it difficult to fall asleep? Itching keeps me awake throughout the night. I can’t remember the last time I had a restful night. This little roller ball does help me to settle off to sleep though. It’s comforting and reminds me of staying over at my Grandma’s bungalow in the summer holidays when I was little. Her garden was filled with different scents throughout the year and lavender transports me back to spending those long summers with her.
Primark Cotton Tights: £3
It’s still winter (and doesn’t our skin know it). Primark has long been my hosiery retailer of choice. There’s lots of variations of the traditional opaque black tight. Many sizes and they’re as cheap as chips, so there’s something for everyone. They wash well and most importantly, do not irritate already dry and angry skin.
The pair pictured above are my current favourites.
Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair: £1 each
I have had scalp psoriasis in the past, and like the good little psoriasis patient I am, tried T-Gel and Head and Shoulders Cool Menthol. Neither of them worked to remove or soothe my poor head.
The former left my hair lank and greasy, the latter left my hair and scalp drier than ever before. Eurgh. I gave up.
Then one day, whilst in my local £1 shop, I picked up these at £1 each. Why not? I just needed a cheap shampoo and conditioner.
Incredibly, after about a week of using these (every three days or so), my scalp psoriasis cleared up. I have no idea why or how. Maybe it’s the kernel oil? Maybe it’s the keratin? I don’t know. All I know is that it works. And for £2 for both… well… you can’t go wrong.
Typo Frappe Mug: £3.99
Have you heard of Typo? It’s my new favourite shop. Basically, they sell all kinds of gifts, stationery and homeware products. Key themes appear to be glitter, unicorns, cats, rose gold, asymmetric lines, personalised bits and dreamy phrases, like ‘Wine over Whine’, ‘I Would Make a Great Billionaire’ and my personal fav – ‘Bad Decisions = Cool Stories’.
This frappe cup will hopefully encourage you to drink more. We should all be drinking more water. I know I need to. It’s too cute to store away, so hopefully having it on display will guilt trip you to gulping down more of the good stuff. And that doesn’t mean filling it with wine… although…
Ok, that’s it. What are your favourite cheap psoriasis treats?