Psoriasis is a chronic immune system condition that affects the skin and results in itchy, red, and flaking skin. Though psoriasis has no cure, treatments do exist that can help effectively manage symptoms.
Unfortunately, psoriasis is not a consistent disorder and is subject to flares, periods of time where symptoms worsen. For some with psoriasis, flares can be triggered by the summer. Here’s how to prevent psoriasis flare ups during the summer according to the helpful team at Greater Miami Skin and Laser.
Prevent Sunburns With Sunscreen
While sunburns can bring painful symptoms to those without psoriasis, to those with the condition, sunburns can cause intense flare-ups. Make sure you utilize sunscreen by choosing a sunscreen that protects your skin with enough SPF. Experts recommend SPF 30 to be sufficient protection against the sun.
It’s also important to be cognizant of further flare-up triggers with sunscreen. Make sure you choose one that is made for sensitive skin and fragrance-free.
Familiarize Yourself With Your Triggers
Some with psoriasis may feel their symptoms lessen in the summer. In proper doses, sunlight can improve psoriasis symptoms. The humidity can also help. However, for some, the heat can worsen their condition.
Because of this, wearing loose clothing may help you, or it can cause your symptoms to worsen. Because of this variability to the same factors, knowing how you and your psoriasis respond to summer conditions is important.
How Psoriasis Treatments Can Help Even In The Summer
Though psoriasis has no cure, treatments do effectively manage symptoms. Some treatments can even prevent flare-ups for weeks or months at a time. Psoriasis can be difficult to deal with, but with the proper help and healthcare team, relief is possible.
At Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center, we offer a variety of treatments ranging from clinically proven safe and effective light therapies to topical treatments that can be administered as gels, ointments, sprays, or foams.
We are proud to serve our community and provide expertise and compassion to every treatment. Our team is here to consult you through your psoriasis treatment options, as well as address any questions you may have. Call 305-532-4478 to schedule a consultation today.