Anyone living with psoriasis (hey, Kim Kardashian West and Cara Delevingne) will know how itchy and sore it can be. On top of the physical symptoms, it can also affect self esteem and confidence due to the patches of dry skin it causes, which can often be very red and cracked.
What causes psoriasis?
The condition is caused by an overproduction of skin cells, which creates these areas of skin build up. It's most common for people with psoriasis to get these patches on elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but they can occur anywhere on the body including fingernails.
How do you treat psoriasis?
While there's no complete cure, there are many things that help alleviate symptoms as well as offer a deeper understanding into the triggers, so it's important to check in with your doctor if you think you might be suffering.
Plus, the beauty industry has a plethora of nourishing and soothing skincare solutions, many of which have been dermatologically-approved to be suitable for even the most sensitive skins, as well as high-coverage, long-wearing body makeup should you wish to conceal any areas of concern.