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How can I protect my skin from psoriasis outbreaks?

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Skin damage is a known trigger for psoriasis flare-ups. Here are some tips for preventing skin damage and psoriasis outbreaks:

  • Keep your skin moist. Dry skin is more likely to be injured.
  • Wear protective clothing when doing yard work or household chores.
  • Treat itching with lotions and creams -- scratching feels good at first, but it damages skin.
  • Skip a day between shaves, change razors often, and consider using an electric razor if you have psoriasis on your face.

From: Tracking Your Psoriasis Outbreaks WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis Triggers" and "What Psoriasis Looks Like."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 28, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis Triggers" and "What Psoriasis Looks Like."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 28, 2019

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