It's Swimsuit Season! Summer Tips for People with Psoriasis
Psoriasis often improves in summer, when you're getting more sun. But with so much skin on display, you may be more worried about your appearance than you were in winter.
Here's how to keep your skin looking its best in shorts and swimsuit weather.
Soak Up Some Rays—Safely
Many people notice that their psoriasis gets better when exposed to sunlight, but that's not true for everyone. If you've had a bad reaction to sunlight or phototherapy in the past, sunning may not be for you.
If you've had good results, it's still important not to overdo it. Even a mild sunburn can make psoriasis worse. Plus, getting too much sun increases your risk of skin cancer.
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