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8 Ways to Manage Your Psoriasis in Style

Mirror, Mirror

When you look in the mirror, are your eyes drawn to every raised, red, scaly patch of skin? Psoriasis can alter how you see yourself, magnifying the negatives and minimizing all the positives. But pampering your skin and looking your best can give your self-image a much-needed boost. Bath soaks, moisturizers, shampoos, clothing, makeup—read on for tips on managing psoriasis in style.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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