Featured Video: Psoriasis Awareness 2017

National Psoriasis Foundation · MoreToPsoriasis.com · Overview

Makeup Artist Elyse Reneau · Singer Cyndi Lauper · NJ Psoriasis Specialists

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.

It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear on any location. Some people report that psoriasis is itchy, burns and stings. Psoriasis is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.

If you develop a rash that doesn’t go away with an over-the-counter medication, you should consider contacting your doctor.

#FlauntYourFlares was designed to show that even when treating psoriasis with medications, flares are a reality and can strike at any time. Take your medication and slather on the sunscreen. Then head to the park, pool or BBQ with everyone else. Post a picture of yourself during a flare on Instagram and include an inspiring caption…

“For the longest time I never wore shorts or let anyone see my legs…Don’t let the perception of others stop you from being you. Wear those shorts, climb that mountain, and #FlauntYourFlares!

“I may be surrounded by rubbish, covered in psoriasis and dancing by myself but this is a picture of me not caring and having the best day ever.”

“So today marks a new beginning. Today I put myself first, don’t like it don’t look! Psoriasis…covers my hands, parts of my arms, and part of my legs…it is something that I have to live with. This post is to highlight and educate; this is not a pity party…Slowly as I get older, I am embracing my spots — I just ask people to do the same.”

“When someone isn’t feeling well the stares don’t help… Be mindful that people may already feel uncomfortable and that compassion could really make their day.”

“Don’t be scared to FLAUNT YOUR FLARES!”

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