Hi ElaineMcCarthy. Even though sunlight helps many with psoriasis, you are not alone in needing to avoid it. In fact, in this article one of our contributors writes about her need to stay in the shade: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living/i-need-shade/. Best, Richard (PlaquePsoriasis.com Team)
I have psoriasis on my scalp and face. I understand that sunlight is good for psoriasis, but I also have rosacea, which you need to keep out of the sun. It’s pretty frustrating. I now wear a baseball cap to shade at least part of my face, but I won’t use sunscreen due to the toxic chemicals therein.
Hi CedarSpirit. Sunlight can certainly be a catch-22. The sun helps many with psoriasis symptoms, but can present problems, including the risk of skin cancer. Phototherapy can help some and can have a more directed/targeted use. This article from our editorial team takes a closer look at this therapy: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/treatment/light-therapy-phototherapy-how-well-works/. Of course, any potential treatment should be discussed with a person’s medical team, in your case especially considering the rosacea. Best, Richard (PlaquePsoriasis.com Team)