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How can you hide psoriasis flare-ups?

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Psoriasis can show up on almost any area on your body, including your legs. In addition to being itchy and possibly sore, these patches can make you feel less confident in your skin. But that doesn’t mean you have to hide your skin in long pants. Exposing your psoriasis to natural sunlight for a moderate amount of time may help ease skin inflammation. And that can soothe flare-ups. Be sure not to spend more than 15 minutes without sunscreen or clothing over your skin; otherwise, you run the risk of burning and increasing your risk of skin cancer.

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Doris Day, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Centers.

Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant clinical director of dermatology, Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, New York,

National Psoriasis Foundation: "The Great Cover Up: Psoriasis Makeup," "Makeup Tips For Skin With Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Doris Day, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Centers.

Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant clinical director of dermatology, Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, New York,

National Psoriasis Foundation: "The Great Cover Up: Psoriasis Makeup," "Makeup Tips For Skin With Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 30, 2018

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