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Could the Forest Cream help psoriasis?

Ludmila uses the Forest Cream to help treat psoriasis & improve skin health

Psoriasis is a widespread skin condition affecting 125 million individuals globally. It’s often hereditary with 1 in 3 people having a close relative with the condition. Sudden emotional trauma often triggers it for the first time – and stress can be a recurring factor in subsequent flare-ups.

Psoriasis manifests as dry, scaly plaques due to heightened skin cell turnover. These plaques, often found on elbows, knees, and face, not only cause physical discomfort but also impact one's emotional well-being. The symptoms symptoms often go through cycles, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential to reduce flare-ups. Whilst there is no clear cause or cure for Psoriasis, there are ways to manage this condition short and long term. 

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the triggers, causes, and natural treatments for psoriasis, paving the way for healthier skin and enhanced quality of life.

Understanding Triggers and Solutions

1. Stress Management

Stress is a significant trigger for psoriasis flare-ups. Research indicates that individuals experiencing continuous high levels of stress are more prone to flare-ups. To manage stress effectively, incorporate relaxation techniques into your daily routine, such as meditation and outdoor activities. Prioritise adequate sleep to promote overall well-being and skin health.

Ed preparing himself to use Forest Cream to help treat psoriasis & improve skin health

When it comes to cleansing – face, body and clothes for that matter – stick to natural products that are free from alcohol, chemical preservatives, detergents and surfactants.

With your skincare choice, be extra careful to avoid chemical preservatives or alcohol. Majority of skincare products are water-based using harsh chemicals to sterilise their products. This means that all the good ingredients get neutralised, further aggravating your skin barrier and skin microbiome.

At Star Seed, we made the choice to go waterless across our whole range. This means our products are concentrated with highly effective botanicals designed to promote overall skin balance and resilience. For Psoriasis treatment, we recommend the Forest Daily Repair Cream with botanical ingredients that help nourish & balance your skin microbiome.

3. Weather Sensitivity

Weather conditions, particularly cold and dry climates, can exacerbate psoriasis symptoms. During winter months, when humidity levels drop, the skin tends to become drier, worsening psoriasis. Protect your skin by dressing warmly and moisturising regularly with a gentle repair cream. Forest Cream, enriched with botanical ingredients like Moringa and Baobab, offers relief from dryness and inflammation, providing much-needed hydration and protection.

A little sun exposure is also good for psoriasis too. UVA rays penetrate further into the dermis and help the skin’s natural production of Vitamin D. We suggest at least 20 minutes in the morning so you can benefit from Light Therapy. Be sure to wear natural sun scream to protect you from harmful rays.

3. Lifestyle Modifications

Certain lifestyle factors, such as alcohol consumption and smoking, can trigger psoriasis flare-ups. Alcohol may lead to inflammation and dehydration, worsening symptoms. Similarly, smoking can exacerbate psoriasis severity due to its impact on the immune system. Adopting a varied, nutritious diet while limiting alcohol and tobacco intake can alleviate symptoms and promote skin health.

Ludmila using the Forest Cream in a natural forest bath

4. Skin Injury Prevention

Skin injuries, such as cuts, burns, or piercings, can trigger psoriasis flare-ups in susceptible individuals. Proper wound care and avoiding scratching or picking at the affected area are essential to prevent exacerbation. Our Forest Repair Cream, formulated with a blend of botanicals like Jojoba and Turmeric Root Oil, facilitates skin rejuvenation and repair, promoting healing without causing irritation.

5. Hormonal Balance

Hormonal changes, especially in women, can influence psoriasis flare-ups. Fluctuations in hormone levels during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause may lead to increased skin cell turnover and dryness. Maintaining hormonal balance through regular exercise, a balanced diet, and adequate sleep can help mitigate symptoms. Choose skincare products wisely, opting for waterless formulations like Star Seed's products, free from hormone disruptors and alcohol.

The Forest Cream on a green moss sandy beach

The Forest Cream is a botanical repair cream specially formulated for ultra-sensitive skin. Its nourishing blend of ingredients, including Moringa Leaf and Sea Moss Extract, supports skin health and resilience, promoting a balanced and radiant complexion. Enriched with antioxidants and essential fatty acids, the Forest Cream shields the skin from environmental stressors and premature ageing, ensuring optimal protection and hydration.

Supporting a Healthy Skin Microbiome

Forest Cream's botanical ingredients work synergistically to support a healthy skin microbiome, preserving the balance of beneficial bacteria and promoting overall skin health. Prebiotic properties found in ingredients like Sea Moss Extract nourish beneficial microorganisms, while antimicrobial herbs like Neem Leaf Powder help control harmful bacteria. Anti-inflammatory botanicals such as Black Seed Oil soothe irritation and inflammation, contributing to a well-balanced skin microbiome.


Psoriasis poses challenges to daily life, but with the right approach, it can be managed effectively. By understanding triggers and adopting natural treatments, individuals can experience relief from symptoms and promote skin wellness.

For anyone struggling with Psoriasis please contact us today for a free sample of the Forest Cream. We really believe that our waterless, botanical formulations can help, or at best offer some relief.


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