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Halloween, Pumpkins, and Celebrating Fall

Between the Pumpkin Spice Lattes, scary costumes, and all of the candy you could eat, what’s not to love about the fall season? This month we’re celebrating everything that fall has to offer in the community. Check out our latest tips on how to survive Halloween makeup and costumes and find out whether “pumpkin everything” is all it’s cracked up to be.

#PsoSpooky Instagram contest

halloween-psospooky_instagram_contestAre you dressing up for Halloween? Then we want you to share a pic of your costume with the community!

Beginning Friday, October 28th, Share your Halloween costume selfie with us on Instagram at psoriasis_hu for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

One winner will be randomly chosen on November 1, 2016. We will contact the winner via Instagram direct messaging so don’t forget to check your inbox!  Winner has 48 hour to claim their prize before alternative winner will be selected.

How to enter:

  • Just follow our Instagram account
  • Upload a pic of yourself in costume
  • Tag psoriasis_hu
  • Use #PsoSpooky.

As soon as the winner is confirmed, we will announce the winning pic on Instagram. For more information, please read the Official Rules.

Pumpkin everything

While #pumpkineverything may be a fall favorite among most people, it’s quite possible that there is more to this pumpkin craze than just flavored coffees and treats. Could pumpkin actually be beneficial for your skin? Find out here.

Halloween costumes and psoriasis

Looking for the perfect costume? Not sure which fabrics will be most comfortable against your skin? Community member and contributor VickiN has you covered in her article “Halloween and Psoriasis.” An avid Halloween-er, Vicki has mastered the art of costume picking while keeping potential flare-ups in mind.

Halloween makeup

One of the biggest problems with dressing up for Halloween is  knowing which ingredients are potential triggers for flare-ups. “Tackling Halloween Makeup with Psoriasis” not only gives you the basic steps for applying your makeup, but it also provides a list of the most common ingredients that can cause flare-ups.

Take the Halloween poll

If you’re like the majority of our community, you may not even dress up for Halloween at all! Perhaps you’ve outgrown the need to have the most candy on the block, or maybe you’d rather be the one handing out the candy instead of eating it. After all, candy . . . maybe not so good for psoriasis? Either way, weigh in and let us know?


#PsoSpooky Contest Official Rules, Terms and Conditions NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. #PsoSpooky Contest (the "Promotion") begins at 09:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 10/28/2016 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on October 31, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”). The computer clock of the Sponsor (defined below) is the official time-keeping device in the Promotion. ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 (except in Alabama and Nebraska must be at least 19 and in Mississippi at least 21) years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Health-Union, LLC. (“Sponsor”) and their affiliates, subsidiaries, (collectively, “Administrator”) and their immediate families (parent, child, sibling & spouse and their respective spouses (regardless of where they reside), and persons living in the same households as such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion you agree that: (1) you have read and understand the Official Rules; (2) you meet the Promotion eligibility requirements as explained in the Official Rules; (3) you are bound by the Official Rules and to Sponsor's Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy; (4) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor; (6) the Official Rules shall be legally binding on you and your legal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns; (7) that Instagram is not responsible for the administration of this Promotion; and 8) Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Void outside 50 U.S. and D.C. and where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. HOW TO ENTER: Beginning Friday, October 28, 2016 at 9:00 am ET, follow the instructions to enter the competition by following @Psoriasis_HU on Instagram. Entrants must snap a one (1) photo of themselves in a Halloween costume and/or Halloween Make-Up, tag @Psoriasis_HU and use the official contest hashtag #PsoSpooky in order to be eligible. One (1) entry per person. Entrants must enter before 11:59 pm ET on Monday, October 31st, 2016 in order to be eligible to win the prize. Entries received after this date and time will not be included in the selection process. Only followers of @Psoriasis_HU on Instagram will be eligible to win. The winner will be announced via the official @Psoriasis_HU Instagram and will be directed to in order to collect their prize. All entries will be entered into a prize drawing and one (1) winner will be randomly selected by Health-Union, LLC.The decisions of by Health-Union, LLC are final on all matters relating to this competition. 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