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How to Make Your Beauty Routine More Manageable When You Have Psoriasis

A top doc weighs in on how to extinguish flare-up frustration.

4/30/2021 1:57:00 PM

How to Make Your Beauty Routine More Manageable When You Have Psoriasis

A top doc weighs in on how to extinguish flare-up frustration.

Apr 1, 2021Getty ImagesDry, scaly patches, rough splotches, red and inflamed welts—psoriasis can show up in a variety of ways and range in severity from mild and mostly manageable to severe and debilitating. But there’s at least one thing that most of the

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with the condition have in common: The elements of a beauty routine that most people take for granted areverycomplicated during a flare up.“Psoriasis is predominantly a skin condition where skin cells rapidly turn over, creating thick and scaly patches or red plaques with a silvery scale,” explains

Corey L. Hartman, M.D., founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Homewood, Alabama, and an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Alabama. Although it’s most common on elbows and knees, it can develop anywhere, including on the scalp and, in severe cases, all over the body. “No matter where psoriasis develops, skin is involved in our presentation to the world, so it takes a toll,” he says. headtopics.com

This content is imported from {embed-name}. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.Unfortunately, experts aren’t sure what causes the chronic autoimmune inflammatory condition. Nor is there a cure. The good news: “We’ve come a long way in being able to treat psoriasis with targeted medications now that we know more about what’s involved in the immune process that triggers it,” Dr. Hartman says. And, while Rx treatments do the heavy lifting when it comes to managing psoriasis, a good skincare routine certainly helps, he adds. Here, the best tweaks to make to your routine, whether you’re dealing with an active flare-up or trying to avoid one.

Use shaving cream, a single or double blade-razor, and a careful hand for hair removalIf you have a very irritated psoriasis patch,shave around the area, giving a wide berth, until the flare is more under control.Going over it with a razor will just make the lesion worse, Dr. Hartman says.

But for mild dry patches, you just want to avoid shaving over it multiple times with multiple blades, he says. Shaving cream is also a must; it helps prevent cuts and nicks and may head off what’s known as the—when even minor trauma to skin (like a shaving nick) triggers the development of psoriasis or a psoriasis-like scaly patch.

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