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Psoriasis Treatment Gel and a University Reunion

Hi Katharine,

I saw that you are allowing contributions to your blog and thought you might like to hear about an old friend of mine who has suffered from psoriasis for many years.

We were at university together (far too many years ago to count now!) and she had the most awful psoriasis, mainly on her body but occasionally on her arms and face too.  I can still remember the smell of the horrible tar stuff she used to use to try to treat it, but it never really seemed to make a huge amount of difference.   And even in those days she was very environmentally aware and hated using anything chemical on her skin, but she didn’t have a great deal of choice.  You can only imagine how she felt.

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Why you should not forget about the Psoriasis conditioner!

Hi, I am pleased to be the first to help with the psoriasis blog. I have suffered from psoriasis on my scalp for a number of years and have tried a huge number of tips and tricks. Some worked and some didn’t. Some worked to begin with and then stopped working. Grrrr! But I am sure if you are reading this you will know what I am talking about.

Well my key tip is using the conditioner as well as the shampoo. I had used a treatment shampoo for quite a while and thought this was the key part of the treatment. Apparently not!

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"Dear Katharine,

Your face cream is amazing!!

Best wishes



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All Katharine Botanicals Psoriasis products are perfectly safe for use by pregnant women

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