The natural aging process, sun exposure and the everyday wear and tear of the elements can take a toll on the look and feel of your skin. Achieving and maintaining truly healthy skin requires more than just an occasional wash with soap and water. That's
why it's important to protect and nourish your skin with a thorough daily skin care regimen.
In our latest
infographic, we share some simple ways for men and women to protect their skin, from sun up to sun down. Click on the image below to view the full infographic of healthy skin care tips from the experts at NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Psoriasis, which can first show symptoms between the ages of 15 and 25, often has a severe impact on an individual’s
physical health as well as their confidence. A chronic condition, psoriasis occurs when new skin cells replace the old too quickly, creating areas of skin with thick, scaly red patches of various sizes. In some cases, the skin condition also creates swelling
and pain in the joints, called psoriatic arthritis. Approximately 7.5 million Americans or 2.2 percent of the population suffers from psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Fortunately, there are treatments available for psoriasis that can reduce the severity of the symptoms. For example, your dermatologist may prescribe medicated skin products, UV treatments, or other systemic medications to reduce symptom severity, although
it may take time to determine which course of treatment will yield the best results.
For most, symptoms often become worse following certain triggers. Therefore one of the best steps you can take in controlling your psoriasis is to identify and avoid those triggers that can cause flare-ups.
Stephanie Mehlis, MD, Dermatologist at NorthShore, highlights some common psoriasis symptom triggers:
How do you cope with symptoms of psoriasis? What triggers your symptoms?