A fitness coach has revealed how she cleared up her chronic psoriasis with the help of five skincare products and dietary and lifestyle tweaks.
Kath Chetner, 26, from Sydney, said she had always had clear skin - until one day when she woke up to discover she had 'not only one red dot on my body, but many'.
Overnight, the 26-year-old developed psoraisis - which would go on to plague Kath's health for months until she found a skincare range that helped to get rid of it.
A fitness coach has revealed how she cleared up her chronic psoriasis with the help of five skincare products and dietary and lifestyle tweaks (Kath Chetner pictured now)
Kath Chetner, from Sydney, said she had always had clear skin - until one day when she woke up to discover she had 'not only one red dot on my body, but many' (pictured: her psoriasis)
* Raised red patches of skin covered in silver scales
* Dry, cracked skin
* Thickened nails
* Pitted nails
* Swollen joints
* Stiff joints
'[When it first happened], I thought I had slept walked through a beehive or something,' Kath said.
'I was so unsure as to what had happened overnight, that I started to question whether it was my clothes, had I had a reaction to a bathroom or kitchen product, did I have Chickenpox or was it something I had eaten?
'I can't admit I was even that concerned, until a few days when more started to form, but worse.'
What the 26-year-old didn't realise was that her torso was in fact breaking out in the chronic auto-immune disease psoriasis.
'Psoriasis is essentially thick patches of dry and scaly skin,' Kath said.
'It wasn't long before the itchiness started to drive me insane.'
At first, the 26-year-old (pictured with her psoriasis) said she didn't know what was wrong with her - she thought she'd walked through a beehive or had chicken pox or something
* Psoriasis is a chronic auto-immune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. This buildup of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface.
* Inflammation and redness around the scales is fairly common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed.
* Psoriasis is the result of a sped-up skin production process. The typical life cycle of a skin cell is one month.
After Googling her symptoms, Kath discovered that psoriasis could be the cause of her dry skin and itchiness.
As well as being brought on by genetics, it can also be prompted by things such as 'a poor immune system, bad gut health, chronic stress and infections and bacteria,' Kath said.
Kath discovered that her own