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  1. Summer Tips for Psoriasis

    Warm weather often spells relief from psoriasis. Sunlight helps reduce skin patches, and higher humidity relieves dry skin.  Yet spring and summer can also make you anxious about showing more bare skin when you have psoriasis. Use these tips to make the most of balmy days. Sunlight is the top reason

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  2. Is Your Psoriasis Treatment Working?

    No matter what medicine you use, you want your skin to clear as much and as soon as possible. Psoriasis treatments aren't a quick fix. Some treatments start to show results faster than others, but they all take time. Each has its own way of relieving psoriasis. And no medicines will make it vanish f

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  3. Talking About Your Psoriasis With Others

    When you know how to explain your psoriasis to others, it can relieve some of the stress that goes along with your skin condition. "The more people around you that know about it, the more support you'll get," says Linda Cornish. She's a dermatology nurse who helps people with psoriasis at Kaiser-Per

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  4. How to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

    Anne Jeffres, 41, an acupuncturist in New York, was in the midst of a stressful time at work when she noticed her scalp flaking. Her fingers became sore. Her nails were brittle and pitted. The mild psoriasis she once had as a child had returned in full force. "The flare-up was bad enough that I lost

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  5. Diet and Psoriasis

    The jury’s still out on whether your diet can ease symptoms of psoriasis, but it’s certainly worth a second look. Food can’t cause or cure this common skin condition, but research shows it may calm inflammation and even clear up outbreaks. A growing number of studies show that losing weight may reli

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  6. How to Manage Emotional Effects of Acne

    If you're having an outbreak of acne, there's a lot you can do to keep it from putting a dent in your self-esteem. There's no need to let blemishes stop you from keeping up your social life. Take these steps to manage your emotions while you manage your skin problems: Get treatment. First, see a der

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  7. 10 Lifestyle Steps to Help Your Acne

    Beating breakouts isn't just about what lotions you put on your skin. You could see your acne improve if you make some simple changes to your daily routine. According to a study in Sleep, the risk of psychological stress increases by 14% for every hour of sleep you lose a night. So what does this ha

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  8. Guide to Treating Acne Scars and Skin Damage

    If you see signs that your acne is leaving a scar on your skin, you don't have to grin and bear it. There are lots of ways to heal your scars and keep new ones from forming. If your scar is red or swollen, use a cortisone cream to calm your skin, says Tina Alster, MD, a Georgetown University profess

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  9. When It's More Than Acne

    If you're breaking out long after your teen years are over, you may need to look beyond your skin for the source of the problem. Sometimes acne is a symptom of an underlying hormone condition that can cause far more than facial blemishes. PCOS is a hormone disorder that affects women. Although it's

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  10. A Guide to Severe Acne Treatment

    You don't have to put up with severe acne and run the risk of getting scars on your face. There are lots of treatments that can bring your breakouts under control. The key is to work with your dermatologist to tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs. Isotretinoin is a powerful drug that's use

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