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Jess Wright discusses her 13-year psoriasis battle as she reaches out to fans for help

Jess Wright candidly discussed her 13-year battle with psoriasis in a candid Instagram video on Tuesday.

The former TOWIE star, 35, reached out to her social media followers for help as there is currently no cure for the skin condition, which affects roughly two per cent of people in the UK.

Admitting she’s tried a range of creams and phototherapy, the influencer revealed she attempts to avoid flare-ups by following a healthy diet. 

‘It just sucks’: Jess Wright candidly discussed her 13-year battle with psoriasis in a candid Instagram video on Tuesday

The singer expressed her frustration about her skin journey as she explained: ‘I posted earlier about the psoriasis on my face. I’ve had psoriasis since I was about 22. 

‘It just came over me one day, and it just sucks. For anyone with skin problems like eczema or psoriasis, it’s just c**p! I’ve had so many responses.’

On how she temporarily treats the condition, the older sister of Mark Wright shared: ‘I’ve never taken tablets but I’ve done a lot of different things like creams and phototherapy which is extremely expensive. 

‘I’ve done two of three rounds of that and I feel like I’m being pushed by my body to do it again, but I’m just a bit over it… I do it, it clears it, then it just comes back. First world problems, of course!’

'For anyone with skin problems, it's just c**p!' The former TOWIE star, 35, reached out to her social media followers for help as there is currently no cure for the skin condition

‘For anyone with skin problems, it’s just c**p!’ The former TOWIE star, 35, reached out to her social media followers for help as there is currently no cure for the skin condition

'What you put in is what you get out': Admitting she's tried a range of creams and phototherapy, the influencer revealed she attempts to avoid flare-ups with a healthy diet

‘What you put in is what you get out’: Admitting she’s tried a range of creams and phototherapy, the influencer revealed she attempts to avoid flare-ups with a healthy diet

''A lot of people are saying [I should use] Tropic Skincare and black seed oil': The TV star also shared the suggestions she received from fans

”A lot of people are saying [I should use] Tropic Skincare and black seed oil’: The TV star also shared the suggestions she received from fans

The TV star also shared the suggestions she received from fans and her alternative methods to calming psoriasis down.

Podcast host Jess added: ‘A lot of people are saying [I should use] Tropic Skincare, Childs Farm and black seed oil. I’ve been putting vitamin E on the patches on my face. 

‘I don’t know if that’s working as you need to be persistent with these things. If I’m totally honest, it’s probably diet. What you put in is what you get out. Some people say diary, tomatoes, aubergine and peppers aren’t good for it. 

‘I’m not a doctor so I can’t say what you need to do, but I try to drink a lot of green juices with ginger, celery, spinach and cucumber. That’s a start as we don’t have a cure, but I’m hoping to help someone.’

WHAT IS PSORIASIS? 

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that affects the skin and sometimes the joints.

Around two per cent of people in the US and UK suffer from the condition.

Psoriasis occurs when a person’s skin replacement process takes place within days rather than the usual 21-to-28 days.

The accumulation of skin cells builds up to form raised plaques, which can be flaky, scaly and itchy. 

Psoriasis arthritis can occur in the joints near affected skin, causing them to become tender, swollen and stiff.

Anyone can suffer, but psoriasis is more common in people in their late teens-to-early 30s or those between the ages of 50 and 60.

Psoriasis’ cause is unclear. Flare-ups can be triggered by stress, skin injury, hormonal changes and certain medications.

It is not contagious and there is no cure.

Treatment focuses on managing symptoms via topical creams, gels and medication.

Source: Psoriasis Association  

 

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that affects the skin and sometimes the joints. It occurs when a person’s skin replacement process takes place within days rather than the usual 21-to-28 days.

In the romance department, Jess has kicked off wedding preparations for her nuptials to her fiancé William Lee-Kemp in June 2021. 

The businessman popped the question on the snow capped peaks of Courchevel, France, in February after 13 months of dating. 

Earlier this year, the pair confirmed that they would be getting hitched in a beach ceremony in Majorca and plan to have 15 bridesmaids. 

Jess told Hello! magazine that her sister-in-law Michelle Keegan, 33, the actress wife of her brother Mark, would be one of the members of her bridal party, as well as her younger sister Natalya, 20.

While the happy couple have holidayed in many exotic locations, the media personality explained that Majorca has been like a second home to her as her family have a house on the island.  

The brunette said: ‘I’ve been dreaming of a fairytale wedding since I was little, when I used to dress up in my mum’s net curtains.

‘Now I can’t wait for the moment I’ve been imagining for so long, walking up the aisle in a fabulous dress to marry Will.’

Busy bee: The brunette has kicked off wedding preparations for her nuptials to her businessman fiancé William Lee-Kemp in June 2021

Busy bee: The brunette has kicked off wedding preparations for her nuptials to her businessman fiancé William Lee-Kemp in June 2021


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