Psoriasis, stress, and self-care

Do you find there’s too little time to take care of your skin? Since psoriasis is triggered by stress, maybe it’s best to slow down a bit. You’ll thank yourself later. Here are examples of people who are dealing with psoriasis in the best ways possible.


The first is singer Cyndi Lauper. In 2010, she was diagnosed with severe psoriasis. It spread all over her body. Her busy family life and career left her little room to manage symptoms. But now she is an outspoken advocate for self-care and stress management to keep psoriasis under control.

The second is Cara Delevingne; model turned actress. Just imagine her dismay at psoriasis flare-ups when she was doing runway shows for Fashion Week. She said that people working with her would don gloves because her skin looked leprous.

Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, also have psoriasis. And the list of people with the condition continues with singer Art Garfunkel, former America’s Next Top Model CariDee English, and singer LeAnn Rimes.

The stars mentioned above said that they had to experiment to find what worked best to manage symptoms. For example, Cyndi Lauper found that meditation and lowering stress was key. LeAnn Rimes changed her diet. Moreover, Kim Kardashian found ways to disguise the scaly red skin and white patches.

As you try different approaches to eliminating your psoriasis flare-ups, two other steps can help your skin improve. The first is to use a moisturizing body wash that won’t irritate the skin. You’ll find that mild bath soap will prevent dryness that can trigger psoriasis.

Then, if your scalp is symptomatic, try a best psoriasis shampoo. The best shampoos for psoriasis contain salicylic acid or coal tar to stop the itching and flaking. And they protect against future flare-ups, too.